PATRICIA PEERZADA (SEHAR)
from Washington, D.C., and an alumnus of both Howard University and The
Rhode Island School of Design, Patricia Peerzada maintains a private
studio in Glenn Dale, Maryland where she designs wardrobes and gowns for
private clients. She shows her line to wholesale buyers and designs
costumes for performers such as "Sweet Honey in the Rock" and theatrical
productions, most recently "Dreamgirls", and special projects for
Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and other organizations.
Patricia's love for creating one-of-a-kind wearable art clothing
led her to seek control of not only her clothing shapes but the prints
as well. Block printing using hand carved wooden blocks to apply the
pattern became her chosen medium. Patricia selects the designs for the
blocks from traditional sources around the world. She "paints" with the
blocks often using rigid repeat patterns or non-symmetrical random
The line has been carried in stores such as Nordstrom, Toast and
Strawberries and Kine Bis in the D.C. area and others throughout the
country. Her work has been featured in magazines and newspapers
internationally including The Washington Post, Ebony, Upscale, Dubai
Times, Pakistani Glamour, Essence and the bookThreads of Time the
Fabric of History by R.Reed-Miller.
SHANNA LIM aka "Shae"
Calisthenics Aerobic Montgomery College - Associates Degree: General Studies; University of Maryland B.A. – Dance: Fall 2014 is a talented Dancer, Choreographer, Body Paint Artist and Instructor.
She's a practitioner of many dance techniques such as house, freestyle, modern, Thai fusion and she prides in expressive theatrical performance. Founder of Inner Soul Projex Productions, a company started in 1996 geared to benefit and make society aware of many social world issues through entertainment.
Shae has performed at the Hip-Hop theater festival, Black Luv festival, toured with Tamara Wellons of Ocha Records, also the late night series with Mason Rhynes, "Don't Hit Mama" dance production out of the Netherlands, Museum Workshop Dance Teacher in San Ramon, Costa Rica and worked as a instructor & judge with a team of a dancers in India. Also, her colorful, creative and stunning body and face painting is loved by many. She feels blessed to know that she is gifted to perform her dance and paint skills for any type of event you can imagine.
B.A. Original Medicine - Fall 2014; Gilman Recipient - .UMD summer 2013; Honor Roll - UMD 2011/12/13
Health Certificate - Modern Manna 2002; Group Fitness Certificate - AFA; Personal Training Certificate - AFA
Master’s of Arts in Teaching in Special Education
Trinity Washington University
Bachelor of Science in Music from
Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music Philadelphia, PA Music Industry and Digital Media Major in
Drexel University’s College of Media Arts and Design
Special Education Teacher (Inclusion & PullOut)/Case Manager for the Latin American
Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School in Washington, DC
Teacher’s Assistant/Teacher in Training, Music Production & Appreciation TeacherHigh Road Academy of Edgewood, Northeast, DC
Substitute Teacher for Prince George’s County Public Schools
Program Director for Teens Express (Trade name of Songs With Meaning, Inc.)
Program Director for the “My Way” Summer School Program at Anacostia High School
in Washington, DC
Group Leader/Afterschool Counselor for The Boys and Girls club of Philadelphia, PA
Wilson Park Unit
Music Teacher/Camp Counselor for the Summer Academic Enrichment Program at the
Fishing School, Northeast Washington, D.C.
After School and Summer Camp Counselor, Full Circle Martial Arts Academy
♦Obtained Provisional Teacher’s License for Special Education in the District of Columbia from
Office of the State Superintendant of Education in March of 2011.
♦ Certified in TACT2 Professional Crisis Intervention Training. (March 2010 and August 2010)
♦ Teens Express was featured in a Washington Post article in its first year of direct youth services,
and received the National Harbor Grant.
♦ Awarded Kiamsha Youth Empo
CHARMIONE THOMAS is owner of the CHARMIONE’S SCHOOL OF PROTOCOL. Ms. Thomas a proud mother of two successful young women is a committed educator who has been teaching Life skills and Etiquette in one form or another for over a decade. She was the Supervisor and Lead Trainer for employability skills, work readiness and leadership skills training for YITA’s 2013 SYEP program held at Spingarn High School.
Charmione has served as a Career Specialist with the Welfare to Work initiative and the Youth program of Friendship House
Association for more than five years instructing on Life Skills and Business Etiquette and most recently in Northeast Washington, DC for girls ages 14 to 25 enrolled in the “Too Good for Drugs” summer school program. There is no statistical information to show what percentage good manners, charm, and etiquette play in daily living. However, there is much anecdotal evidence showing how significantly those factors improve our daily outlook and expectations in life.
Charmione also taught Charm & Etiquette to the 5 - 8 years at YITA's After Summer School Camp and continues to share her life tools with our "Club Imagine" for the Show Up, Stand Out Program with middle school students in DC schools.
TIMOTHY THOMPSON, Ph. D aka DR. TIM has four decades of solid experience as a specialist in organizational, human, and media communication processes, including 19 years of college-level teaching and 25 years of organizational development leadership experience focused on group dynamics, media management, public relations, organizational training and development, interpersonal communication, and presentation skills. Special areas of strength include the psychology of organizational behavior and small group dynamics, the maintenance and management of organizational cultures (perception management), the relationship between organizational structures and communication processes, strategic planning, and leadership development.
FOUNDER, TAI CHI MASTER (Inner Smile Tai Chi), AND KUNDALINI REIKI MASTER, The Institute of Applied Human Relations, LLC (6/10 – present). Design and administer a wide array of training activities designed to help individuals and groups achieve true self-actualization in the spirit of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. This goal is achieved through the study and application of Interaction Science (Isci), traditional deep structure Tai Chi Chuan, and Kundalini Reiki healing work.
Ph.D., ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION, Howard University, Washington, DC; M.A., RADIO-TV-FILM/TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT, University of Maryland, College Pk; B.Sc., PUBLIC RELATIONS, Boston University, Boston, MA
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ELECTRONIC MEDIA AND HUMAN COMMUNICATION STUDIES -INSTRUCTOR, HUMAN COMMUNICATION STUDIES Community College of Baltimore County – Catonsville Campus, Catonsville, MD; VICE PRESIDENT, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, Access Athletes LLC ; ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR, TAI CHI CHUAN, CCBC Catonsville (MD) - Teach beginning and intermediate Yang-style forms for credit course. Designed and implement total curriculum for the course.; ADVERTISING/ PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITER & PUBLICATIONS EDITOR, CIGNA Corp., Bloomfield, CT
Thompson, Shifu Dr. Tim (2016). Learn ISCI: Introducing Interaction Science to Awaken Your Genius. Ebook; ISBN 978-1-5144-1680-8; Thompson, Shifu Dr. Tim (2016). The Power of You: Transform Your Life Through Soul Review Ebook; ISBN 978-1-5144-1442-2; Thompson, T.D. (2006). Interpersonal Communication and Our Relationships. In Metcalfe et al, Building Foundations for Communication/Building a Speech, 7 Edition (pp. 55 – 76). Mason, OH: Thomson Custom Solutions.
Thompson, T. The Grand Purpose of Taijiquan In Our Time. Journal of Martial Arts & Healing. Winter 2006, V. 2, pp. 28 – 34.; Thompson, T. (1996). Uji-Ba Maat, The Afrikan Redemption: Lengthening Our Line. In E.K. Addae (Ed.), To Heal a People: Afrikan Scholars Defining a New Reality (pp. 9 – 36). Columbia, MD: Kujichagulia Press.
E. ANN WRIGHT has the ability to provide valuable contributions to team efforts as well as work independently utilizing resourcefulness and creativity to accomplish goals, meet deadlines and resolve issues; along with extensive experience in providing leadership, management, logistical support and direction to government, private industry and non-profit clients which gives me the depth and breadth to enhance any company.
Litigation, Legal Administration Tasks: Assisted with trial preparation, developed trial exhibits to motions and reviewed/organized documents for trial discovery. (asbestos abatement, bank closures)
Business Development: Successfully oversaw the opening of two prosperous mega event venues
Financial Management: Negotiated contracts, reviewed loan packages for sale to secondary markets
Orian Group - Consultant Provided: marketing, public relations; analytical and technical assistance; and event and conference development for; organizations, government agencies, and companies including: SAIC, Owens Consulting, LLC, the American Red Cross, Dr. Dorothy Height (NCNW), National Association of Health Services Executives, Federal Aviation Administration, Congressional Black Caucus, The Community of Hope, and Lawyers for Children America.
Owens Group – Director of Operations Launched and developed a 16,000 s.f. event facility, nightclub and catering company. Managed daily operations, staff, events, and supporting activities, budgets, vendor contracts, regulatory agencies relations, and logistical coordination.
PEARL aka "LINA PASTEL" is an accomplished Actress, Singer & Model
University of Maryland University College, Psychology Major - Student Government Association (SGA)
Bowie State University 2015-2016 Class Vice-President
The Sentinel Newspaper - Photo Journalist / Editor/Columnist
Youth In The Arts-Imagine, YITA - Jr. Staff Manager at Whitter Elementary School 2014
Personal Assistant, Art and Photography Instructor 2017
TELEVISION: Huntington Learning Center Student, Actor, Commercial; Department Homeland Security Stop, Think, Connect Commercial, Actor; Bridesmaid Movie Scene, Actor
HBO VEEP Actor; Q&A Mathematics Children’s Mathematics CD, Actor; Children’s Hospital Commercial Actor; Cell Phone Commercial Commercial, Actor; Texting Awareness Student Texting
JCPENNY Runway Fashion Show/Model
PLAYS:: Ebony Scrooge Ghost of the Xmas Future Ernest Everett Just; The Royal Bachelor Director (singing part) Samuel Olge; Talent Showcase Dancer Samuel Olge; The Trouble with Ants Supporting Actress (PAT) Crest Hill Baptist Church; Black History Month Play Actress Whitehall Elementary
SINGING: National Anthem Bowie, Baysox; National Anthem Bowie State University; National Anthem Charles Herbert Flowers; Talent Hunt Omega Lamba Gamba; National Anthem Bowie Community Center; XFactor Audition Television
PRINT: Huntington Learning Center Model Website; Girls Life Magazine Model Magazine, Website; Warriors Fighting for HIS Cure, Inc Model Website; JaTawny Vision Model Brochure; DOD Smoking Cessation Campaign Model United States Military Print Aid
Collegiate Activities: STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION; LADIES OF RADIANCE; GREEN AMBASSADORS; BSU SENATE
Past Awards: 2014-2015 Peer Leader; 2014-2015 ROTC Inspector General; 2014-2015 Charlie Flight Cadet Captain
Bowie State University’s 2015 Up Next; Bowie State University’s Rising Bulldog of the Year 2016; ACSMA Model of the Year 2016
GLORIA SHIVERS attended Anne Arundel Community College where she studied business administration and the ITT Business Institute where she earned a certificate in business administration. She is a program and administrative manager with over 25 years of executive, organizational and leadership expertise. She is the current program director for a non-profit technology, training center for youth and past administrator for Providence Hospital, Baltimore and PG County Schools.
Community Research Coordinator-- Focus Group for the African American Childhood Obesity Research Network
Community Research Liaison--University of Maryland Prevention Research Center
Director of Catering and Special Events Consultant, Zanzibar on the Water, Washington, DC
Developed and implemented catering program to accommodate events that generated a multi-million dollar surplus; served as primary point of contact for all events; maintained catering contracts; developed sales and promotion program; negotiated pricing and services from various vendors such as hotels, florists, audio visual providers, photographers, equipment rental companies; coordinated daily schedules, work assignments and training of wait staff; administered pre-and post-event evaluation.
President, Party, Frills & Gifts, Washington, DC
Owned and operated retail gift store. Managed daily operations to include recruitment and training, maintaining point-of-sale inventory, ordering and re-ordering statistics, accounting and payroll, merchandise design and display, and sales program.