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Our Team

Board of Directors
Resource Council
Staff

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DEREK JETER, Founder and Chairman
DR. S. CHARLES JETER, Vice Chairman
DOROTHY C. JETER, Treasurer
SHARLEE JETER, Secretary
NNEKA A. FRYE, Member
GERALD F. WILLIAMS, Member

RESOURCE COUNCIL

DAVID ADDAMS, Graustein Memorial Fund
DANNIE ALEXANDER, PNC Financial Services Group
RACHEL ASCHER, Goldman Sachs
JEFF BARKER, Bank of America
KIMBERLY BARR, Bronson Healthcare Group
PHIL CARRA, Apjohn Group
JULIE CONNORS, Bloomberg
KIM DITOMASSO, Ditto Consulting
DAVID FEIN, Standard Chartered
GREGORY J. FLEMING, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Investment Management
LAUREN GOLDSTEIN, East Harlem Tutorial Program
SCOTT HOCEVAR, Scott's Sports Cards, Coins & Jewelry
JONATHAN KOCH, Bush Ross, PA
MARTHA KORMAN-ZUMWALT, American Reprographics Company
TIMOTHY LEMANSKI, First Merit Bank
MARIE MARTINEZ
DENISE MASELLA, AIG
GREGORY SAUTER, AECOM
TODD SMITH, Todd Smith Consulting, Inc.
TIM TERRENTINE, Southwest Michigan First
GEOFF WALKER, Brand2Gether Consulting Group, LLC
GREGG WALKER, Sony Corporation
MOSES L. WALKER
CHERYL WASHINGTON
BRYAN ZOCHER, Kalamazoo RESA

STAFF

SHARLEE JETER, President
FRANLI GUZMAN, Vice President
JOHANNA DESROSIERS, Executive Assistant
JONELLE STAUFFER, Development Coordinator
JENNIFER YOUNG HEYMOSS, Kalamazoo Jeter's Leaders Program Coordinator
ALYSSA MOON, Kalamazoo Jeter's Leaders Program Director
SIMONA VAREIKAITE, New York Jeter's Leaders Program Coordinator
TRINA PERRINEAU, Operations Manager


SHARLEE JETER, President
Sharlee Jeter began her involvement with the Turn 2 Foundation in 1996 as a high school volunteer. At the age of 18, Sharlee was named to the Board of Directors, and during college, she interned with the Foundation on summer and winter breaks. In 2002, she joined the Foundation full-time as program director, developing a number of successful initiatives, including a partnership with The St. Joseph's School for the Deaf in the Bronx that led to the integration of the deaf into many Turn 2 programs and events in New York and Michigan.

Sharlee proved to be a tremendous asset to the organization and was promoted to director of development in 2004, managing fundraising initiatives and corporate partnerships. In 2007, Sharlee was named vice president of the Turn 2 Foundation, and in February 2010, took over the reins as president.

In her current role, Sharlee oversees the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, with a focus on fundraising and development. Additionally, Sharlee manages all corporate partnerships, oversees Foundation consultants and acts as a liaison with the Foundation's Board of Directors and Resource Council. To that end, one of her key responsibilities is to ensure Derek Jeter's new and current business partners and ventures align with his philanthropic efforts.

As president of Turn 2, Sharlee has identified innovative ways to build the organization, creating special fundraising and program events that further promote the Foundation's mission, and forging key branding opportunities and partnerships that have increased exposure and corporate support. Under her leadership, the Foundation saw its 18th Annual Dinner generate a 72 percent increase in revenue from its previous gala, and welcomed new corporate partners including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Haddad Brands, Movado, Highland Mint and PNC Bank. Most recently, after 11 years of hosting the Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic in Tampa, Florida, Sharlee forged a relationship with ICON International and JP Sports + Entertainment to create the Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational in Las Vegas, which guarantees $1 million for the Foundation.

The Foundation has successfully channeled that fundraising power into results as demonstrated by its signature initiative, the Jeter's Leaders, a leadership development program for high school students that has seen 100 percent of its participants go to college upon graduating the program since 2008, and has placed Leaders in 135 paid internships over the last five years. The organization's full-time staff has also included five Jeter's Leaders alumni.

Finally, Sharlee's efforts on behalf of the Turn 2 Foundation ensured Derek Jeter's final season in Major League Baseball was a banner year for the organization. Working with partners across the worlds of sports, business and media, Sharlee played a central role in elevating the profile of Turn 2, which is now among the most visible non-profit organizations in the United States.

Sharlee oversees the children's division of Jeter Publishing, an imprint of Simon & Schuster launched in 2014 that has released New York Times Bestsellers The Contract and its follow-up, Hit & Miss. Sharlee graduated in 1997 from Kalamazoo Central High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 2001 from Spelman College in Atlanta. Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Sharlee currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her son Jalen.

FRANLI GUZMAN, Vice President
The Turn 2 Foundation promoted Franli Guzman to Vice President in May 2016. In his new role, Franli will work closely with Sharlee to lead the foundation, while overseeing all programming efforts.

Franli joined the Turn 2 Foundation in July 2011 as Program Coordinator, and in 2015 was promoted to Program Director. Since joining Turn 2, Franli has played a key role in overseeing and evaluating all program operations, while also serving as a liaison between Turn 2 and its partners and sponsors. Franli also is integral to the planning and implementation of the annual Turn 2 Holiday Express and the bi-annual Jeter’s Leaders Social Change Projects and Leadership Conferences.

Franli began his involvement with Turn 2 as a baseball coach at Camp Sussex in 2005 and continued to serve as a coach at the New York City Baseball Clinics from 2006 through 2010, before joining the Foundation staff the following year. Prior to Turn 2, he was a Project Coordinator in information technology services, where he managed the full recruitment cycle of information technology professionals and field resources on numerous large-scale projects nationwide.

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Franli currently resides in New York City and holds a degree in Sociology from Stony Brook University. During his free time, Franli enjoys reading, watching sports and spending time with family and friends.

JOHANNA DESROSIERS, Executive Assistant
Johanna Desrosiers joined the Turn 2 Foundation in October 2015 as the Assistant to the President and was promoted in September 2016 to Executive Assistant to the President. In this capacity, Johanna works closely withSharlee Jeter to manage Turn 2’s day-to-day operations and special events.

Previously, Johanna worked with a wedding photojournalist to support photoshoots. Born in New York and raised in West Orange, New Jersey, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Services from Montclair State University. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, scrapbooking, outdoor activities and traveling.

JONELLE STAUFFER, Development Coordinator
Jonelle Stauffer joined the Turn 2 Foundation in September 2016 as Development Coordinator. In this role, she serves as the primary contact in managing key relationships with consultants, sponsors, vendors and partners.

Prior to Turn 2, Jonelle worked at the United States Tennis Association for seven years. She began as an entertainment assistant, where she played a key role in managing annual events, celebrity appearances and administrative functions. During her time at the organization, Jonelle also served as a business operations assistant, responsible for graphic allocation, commercial trafficking and production summaries in the broadcast department.

Born and raised in Midland, Michigan, Jonelle currently resides in Ossining, New York, and earned her bachelor’s degree in Entertainment Sports Promotion Management and Business Management from Northwood University. She enjoys cooking, hiking and other outdoor activities, and she particularly loves the fall and winter seasons. Jonelle values family, and takes pride in coming from a big family of five siblings and seven nieces and nephews.

JENNIFER YOUNG HEYMOSS, Kalamazoo Jeter's Leaders Program Director
Jennifer Heymoss joined the Turn 2 Foundation in December 2013 and currently is Program Director for the Kalamazoo Jeter's Leaders Program. In this role, Jennifer develops program activities and manages the implementation of the Jeter's Leaders program in Kalamazoo, ensuring participants achieve program objectives.

Jennifer has worked across Kalamazoo as a Humanities teacher for sixth- through eighth-grade students and as a high school English teacher, where she developed integrated curriculums in English, History and Social Justice. She also consulted with faculty to create a scope for K-8 Social Studies and Language Arts.

Originally from Saginaw, Michigan, Jennifer holds a Master's degree in Socio-Cultural Studies of Education and a Bachelor's degree in English Education from Western Michigan University. An active tri-athlete, she enjoys running, biking, swimming, reading, writing, concerts and animals. Jennifer lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with her husband and their two rescue dogs.

ALYSSA MOON, Kalamazoo Jeter's Leaders Program Coordinator
Alyssa Moon joined the Turn 2 Foundation in March 2015 as Program Coordinator for the Kalamazoo Jeter's Leaders program. In this capacity, Alyssa works with high school students to assess their needs while promoting academic achievement, healthy behaviors and creating social change. Additionally, she helps her students prepare for the next stage in their lives through career exploration, college readiness and working to develop their leadership skills.

Prior to Turn 2, Alyssa taught high school English for eight years. During that time, she also served as a class advisor, and co-wrote a social justice and diversity curriculum rooted in community culture. Her dedication to her students extended beyond the classroom, where she served as a coach and sports announcer, started a talent show, and planned a variety of after-school activities including fundraisers, pep rallies and an academic awards program.

Born and raised in Lowell, Michigan, Alyssa earned her Master's degree in Online Education and Athletic Leadership from Michigan State University, and her Bachelor's degree in English Education and Physical Education from Western Michigan University. Alyssa enjoys traveling, reading, cooking and cycling. She lives in Kalamazoo with her husband and step daughter.

SIMONA VAREIKAITE, Program Coordinator
Simona Vareikaite is a 2012 graduate of Northeastern University where she obtained a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. As Program Coordinator, Simona is instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the Jeter's Leaders Program. Working in conjunction with the Program Director, she serves as the liaison to the parents and students, as well as facilitates workshops and activities that enhance the growth of program participants. Simona is from Panevezys, Lithuania, and currently resides in the Bronx, New York.

TRINA PERRINEAU, Operations Manager
Trina Perrineau joined the Turn 2 Foundation in May 2014. As operations manager, she is responsible for ensuring the business and administrative protocol of the Foundation's offices, programs and events are run efficiently. Trina will play a key role in assisting the Foundation with internal and external communications, strategic development and human resources.

Before joining the Turn 2 Foundation, Trina was responsible for administration and business development at The Marino Organization, a full-service public relations firm in New York City. She says she is most proud of her work with individuals and organizations that aim to affect positive change in the world.

A native New Yorker, Trina was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Queens. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her dog, Chicote, and is a graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.

Since its launch in 1996, the Turn 2 Foundation has awarded more than $23 million to create and support signature programs that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and "Turn 2" healthy lifestyles. Learn more »


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