O’Seanese B. Byrd (Bryce)
Bryce, a 2013 graduate of the University of South Carolina Upstate with a Bachelors of Arts in Information Management Systems, minor in Business Administration. Before Bryce graduated from high school, he obtained his license in real estate. In addition to real estate, Bryce is a Telecommunications Sales Representative in the Spartanburg/Greenville area of South Carolina. Bryce continues to be awarded Top Sales Producer providing excellent customer service in both positions.
When asked why he serves…“My passion as an African American male is to help other males of my heritage to succeed and to thrive in the gifts God has given them. Education is how they are taught to sharpen those gifts and execute them to make the world a better place for their families and communities. I feel we can make one of the biggest impacts through the Ryan Odelle Mance Scholarship Foundation.”
Victoria Rae Daniels
A 2014 graduate of Howard University with a BS in Administration of Justice, minor in Community Development. Victoria knew early on that she had a heart to serve. While attending Howard, she volunteered with Circle K, a community service organization. This experience afforded her the opportunity to coordinate student volunteers with the needs of community events. In addition, she provided SAT tutoring service in the DC area high schools.
When asked why she serves…“I am a firm believer that no person’s purpose is to live for themselves alone. We are all here to uplift, educate and protect our communities. I serve out of respect to my upbringing and my ancestors who came before me. They played a pivotal role in the development of all major societies across the world today and to that I must pay homage. Continually, I serve to leave an active legacy of advocacy and leadership for future generations of our people to reflect on and continue long after I have left the physical plane.”
John Haynes III
John brings 19 years of Human Capital expertise spanning across many practice areas: Organizational Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development and Talent Acquisition to name a few. John made a commitment earlier this year when he accepted the role of Leadership Mentoring Program Manager for our organization. John is a graduate of Old Dominion University with a BS in Psychology, Emphasis: Industrial/Organizational. John is the author of ME In 4 Seasons: A Journal For Your Journey of Change.
When asked why he serves…“with all things rising and falling upon the quality and courage of leadership, I have the opportunity to impact the lives of young African American emerging leaders to ensure their success. I serve because there is a need to focus on, care for, and to protect and preserve our young African American males, and I believe that, through the Ryan Odelle Mance Memorial Scholarship Foundation, I can help meet the need.”
Wilfred J. Haynes, Sr.
Wil brings over 20 years of Law Enforcement experience in addition to over 20 years of dedication to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area in varies positions.in support of their mission of supporting youth in the Capital Area. Wil is a graduate of American University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice/Minor in Education.
When asked why he serves…“As a former police officer I realize the importance of young African American males getting a good education that will prevent them from becoming a part of the criminal justice system. I am thankful for this opportunity to help change the lives of the young males in our community. This organization can truly make a true impact in their lives.”
Sandra is a retired teacher of 30 years having taught in the District of Columbia and Virginia school systems. She enjoyed teaching Social Studies, math and science. Her passion for children continues as she substitutes when needed. Before teaching, Sandra worked for the Department of Defense. She continues to volunteer for varies community efforts related to supporting our youth. Sandra has a BA from Federal City College and a MA from the University of the District of Columbia.
When asked why she serves…“Life is a blessing and easiest as I focus on the positive. I have learned that the key to success is belief in self, mastery of basic skills, encouragement from others, and then access to opportunities. It takes a village to raise a child, and I’m blessed to be a part of the village providing an opportunity to share that light with deserving young African American males. The Ryan Odelle Mance Foundation provides the opportunity for me to watch the recipients complete their educational objectives with the love scholarship in memory of Ryan. It’s a blessing to have this opportunity to see the legacy continue for the talented, deserving group of leaders of tomorrow.”