Board of Advisors
Dr. Tameika Minor
Dr. Tameika Minor is originally from LaCrosse, VA and came to Cherry Hill, NJ in 2016. She has a strong passion for advocacy and research in multiculturism and diversity issues in her career as an Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator in Clinical Mental Health Counseling-Rehabilitation Counseling at Rutgers University. She has researched diversity issues in substance abuse and mental health treatment and also best practices for recruitment, mentoring, and retention among faculty of color in counselor education programs. Dr. Minor has a PhD in Rehabilitation Counseling from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and a masters in Rehabilitation Counseling and certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling and Behavioral Addictions from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University. She is also a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC). She is excited and passionate about bringing her expertise in diversity and inclusion outside of academia and into action in the community. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, cooking, and spending time with her favorite little guy, her 8 year old son Travis II.
As an immigrant from South Korea, Jung is passionate for fighting racist attacks against the Asian community and embracing who we are, no more or any less. Jung have experience serving at the U.S. House of Representatives and is currently employed at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Jung am confident that his skills will be able to execute and implement many positive changes that will impact the Asian American and other marginalized community as we work towards racial justice for all.
Tamar Oded has 20 years of nonprofit experience, including work in arts, education, and international organizations. Most recently, Tamar was the director of Friends of Ofanim, an organization that supports education work with Arab and Israeli children in Israel's disadvantaged periphery. Tamar is the co-founder of LiveConnections, an organization whose mission is to inspire learning and build community through collaborative music-making. Tamar lives in Cherry Hill with her husband, Adam, and their three small children. They are committed to living in and raising their children in a diverse and inclusive community.
Evana Cooper is a certified Labor and Postpartum doula, Childbirth Educator, experienced youth educator, and committed advocate for empowering families within her community. A Mother of four, Evana is also a strong positive force in her local community of Cherry Hill. She is a member of PALS - Philadelphia Alliance for Labor Support, an organization of doulas committed to improving birth experiences and outcomes in the Philadelphia area. She spends much of her own time as a community leader, organizing youth groups, community events and helping with incoming refugee families. Her commitment to empowering and educating families has even seen her featured in regional press like the ‘Philadelphia Inquirer’ and she has been booked to speak at institutions such as Rutgers University on topics such as doula work, motherhood, teenage development and community outreach.