Gilbert Sabater, MBA

President &  CEO

Gilbert is President of Becket Inc., a consulting firm specializing in New Products.  Gilbert has 60 years' experience in advertising, marketing, new product development and research.  His experience extends from Fortune 500 companies to local and regional marketers. 

Jeffery Reid, ​MBA

Chartered Financial Analyst

​Has twenty-two years 
experience in the field of accounting and finance.

Barbara Smith Kari-Kari, JD

Employment & Labor Lawyer

Barbara has fifteen years experience working  as a Employment and Labor Attorney and is currently and Human Resources Director in a Law Firm.

Clarence Jay, MA

Executive Director

​offers over 12 years of non-profit leadership experience. Clarence’s past accomplishments include securing thousands in funding through grant writing and in turn building a seamless youth services continuum that spanned from middle school to college. ​


David Pickens MS. ED

Executive Director

David is currently the Executive Director of DC Reform Now. Before his position in DC he was the Chief of Staff for Chicago Board of Education and  the former Deputy Chief of Staff to Arne Duncan.