Founder and CEO, Sade Shofidiya
Sade Shofidiya is a recent MBA graduate of Savanah State University with a concentration in accounting from Chicago, IL. Sade’s educational background includes Information Technology and Psychology degrees. Sade is a fellow for the U.S. Department of Transportation and a White House Initiative on HBCUs Competitiveness Scholar.
“Foster Beelief has been a long time coming. Growing up in Foster Care, I realized at an early age how much impact one caring person can have on someone’s life. As I took advantage of the opportunities afforded to me by many people along the way, it dawned on me that I, too, could be a part of the chain of caring people. It has become clear to me that one person can connect with another; and then those two can reach out to two more; until, suddenly, a network of caring people is changing our world for the better. I hope that Foster Beelief will become a mechanism to bring together people from across the nation to improve not only the health and viability of the honeybees but also the lives of those who might need a helping hand as they travel along their paths”.
Executive Director & Development Manager, Michelle Flood
Michelle Flood is a recent MBA graduate at Savannah State University. Michelle is also a Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board Certified Art Therapist. Her educational background is in Psychology, Art, and Counseling. Michelle is very
passionate about intersecting art and nature to bring awareness about the honeybees and expanding Foster Beelief to other universities.
Programs Manager, Kelvin Ausby
Kelvin Ausby is a recent MBA graduate at Savannah State University from Savannah, GA. Kelvin
majored in mathematics and minored in accounting as an undergraduate student. Kelvin is very
passionate about spreading awareness about the honeybee population. It is Kelvin’s pleasure to
introduce people to the wonderful world of the honeybee.
"Honeybees provide the world with many benefits beyond agriculture, so we must do everything we can to protect them for the sake of our food supply and economy".
Finance Manager, Rashmil Singh
Rashmil Singh is a recent MBA graduate at Savannah State University from India. Rashmil majored in business as an undergraduate student and have a Masters in Global Finance. Rashmil is passionate about demonstrating the adverse economic impact of the plight of the honeybees and other environmental justice issues.
Technology Manager, Rickey Oglesby
Rickey Oglesby is a junior at Savannah State University from Atlanta, GA. Rickey majors in Computer Science Technology. Rickey is passionate about developing technologies to support a sustainable world.
Meteorologist & Outreach Coordinator, Julian Gordon
Julian Gordon is a graduate of North Carolina A&T University from Atlanta, GA. Julian majored in Physics and Atmospheric Sciences as both an undergraduate and graduate student. Julian is passionate about environmental justice and organizing action to protect the planet.
Sustainability Steward, Karen Perez
Karen Perez is a recent MBA graduate Savannah State University from Dallas, TX. Karen majors in Global Logistics and International Business. Karen is passionate about creating sustainable communities.