Chandra McClain Burgess
CEO & Founder
Graduating from Troy University with her BS and MS in Criminal Justice, Chandra McClain Burgess went on to attain her JD from Florida State University College of Law. While working in Juvenile Justice and Dependency Litigation, Chandra saw a deficit within her community regarding support for at-risk youth and their families creating an impetus to forgo practicing law and create CMB Visions Unlimited, Inc., officially incorporating the organization on March 15, 2001. She has over 30 years of experience in designing, implementing and managing programs targeting youth and under-served populations. Concurrently, Chandra is a published author, poet, organization development consultant, and motivational speaker.
Pierre Montalvo is an entrepreneur with nine years of experience in the small business sector. Specializing in business development, project management, and streamlining business functions leading to further cost reduction. Pierre touts an advanced background in information technology with 11 years of experience as an IT Manager in both profit and non-profit organizations, and five years’ as an IT consultant for small businesses in the Miami/ Fort Lauderdale area. He is currently the chief executive officer and founder of Solace Health, LLC , a pioneering company in Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) in South Florida.
Kimberly Kelly-Rideau is an Executive Administrative Assistant for the United States Postal Service. Additionally, she is a licensed caterer, and the owner and Manager of KKR Catering, LLC. Kimberly as a proud graduate of Florida A&M University and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In her capacity as Vice President for our Board of Directors, as a resident of Pensacola, Florida, Kimberly provides direct oversight of our programs and operations in the city of Pensacola and the surrounding areas. She is also a mentor, liaison and community engagement specialist.
Alicia Kirshner-Calderin is a high profile realtor and sales agent for CARR Realty. As a former employee and team member of CMB Visions, Alicia knows first hand the commitment and dedication that the organization strives to maintain. Upon relinquishing her employment with the organization to pursue her current real estate career, Alicia joined the Board of Directors to continue helping with our valiant mission of helping others.
Joey James is a seasoned educator currently working in the trenches for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Joey is also the Co-Founder of Next Level Education Prep, LLC. - a College-readiness and test prep company. His expertise in the Education field gives him firsthand information to share and assist CMB Visions with the constant improvement of our afterschool and educational programs. Joey is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and is a proud husband of father of 5 children.
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