The Board of Directors is an actively working board striving to honor the commitments we have made to our communities in reaching our goal of improving our nation. All members are expected to fully participate in making pesonal and professional contributions to ensure the success of the components and services under the banner of n-ACTION Family Network, Inc.
2018 Board of Directors Jessie Harris, Treasurer; Beverly Sapp, Vice Chair; Kay Coulson, CEO & President; Willie Burton, Parliamentarian; Shugella Weaver-Thomas, Chairperson
Chairperson Shugella Weaver-Thomas
A native of California, she has a wealth of experience in various social, professional, and political arenas. Her primary skill set is offering executive coaching to non-profit organizations. She uses a method dedicated to each organization for specifically directing, instructing, and training group home and residential care owners, executive directors, and administrators, with the aim to achieve some goal or develop specific skills sets. She is an excellent teacher, life coach, and program facilitator.
Vice Chair Beverly Sapp
Beverly graduated from Compton College with an AA Degree in General Education. She has been married to Carl Sapp for over 30 years. She has two adult children (Jovon and Terrica), a daughter-in-law, and grandmother of twins. She is one of the founding members of n-ACTION, serves on the Board of Directors and has served in the offices of President and Vice President for l6 years. Beverly has served with great compassion for the needs of the organization.
Treasurer Jessie L. Harris
Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 11:25-31 GNT (Be generous, and you will be prosperous. Help others, and you will be helped.) Born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts Jessie is the youngest of five siblings. Setting the trend, Jessie was the first in her family to attend college where she graduated from Wilberforce University with a B.S. Degree in Accounting. She is the mother of two beautiful girls (Diamond and Christal).
Jessie’s passion is working with children. In doing so, Jessie has worked in the church nursery at Friendship Baptist Church in Yorba Linda, CA, and has been a Sunday School teacher, a scholarship mentor, and a Girl Scout leader over 10 years. While in Alabama, Jessie grew her Girl Scout Troop to 75 girls and sold a high of 22,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies. Yes, she knows how to motivate and could account for every box; putting those accounting skills to work. With over 40 years of accounting experience, Jessie is a wise choice as our Treasurer.
ParliAmentarian Willie Burton
Upon the completion of her college studies in 1972, Willie began her almost 38-year work career with Los Angeles County. She began with the Department of Public Social Services, where she worked for eight years, and ended in December 2009 when she retired from the Superior Court as a Court Administrator.
Willie has led a full post-retirement life that has included national and international traveling. Because of her undeniable love for Christ, she has continued her church ministry work at her beloved church, Friendship Baptist Church in Yorba Linda, CA, where she has been a member since July 2003. Additionally, Willie’s service extends beyond the work and church arenas. For three years, she served as the Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the non-profit organization, Spiritual Truth Foundation. In December 2016, she joined n-ACTION Family Network and continues to lead a life of service.