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Katrina Sinclair
Co-founder 

Katrina Sinclair was born September 29, 1981. She spent her childhood in the Deas Hill
Community in North Charleston, SC. She was the only girl with three brothers. Growing
up, she saw her own mother always willing to help anyone in need. Her passion for
helping people lead her to become a certified nursing assistant. She has a natural sense
of style and is always fashionable from head to toe. She has 5 children, Gvonne, Gnyia,
Gzire, Ronald, Ronjanae and 2 grandchildren. Ms. Trina embodies the true spirit of a
mother. It is impossible to not feel love and kindness in Ms. Trina’s presence. She is
selfless and strong.

 

Ms. Trina lost her oldest son, Gvonne in 2018 and her youngest daughter in 2021. Her extraordinary strength in the wake of these tragedies is admirable. She is co-founder of the Positive Vibes Ronjanae Smith Foundation. Positive Vibes was founded in 2021 after the passing of her youngest daughter. The foundation works tirelessly to provide support for the North Charleston community. The foundation offers mentor groups, feedings for the homeless, community giveaways, and is a safe haven for all in need of love and guidance. Ms. Trina is a pillar of her community and her generosity continues to change the lives of everyone who has the privilege to meet her.

Greg Perry
Chair 

Greg Perry, a native of North Charleston, has dedicated his life to serving others and making a positive impact on his community. Recognizing the importance of support and assistance, Greg founded a nonprofit in 2009 aimed at helping single moms with their everyday needs. Greg has spent his life seeking to be for others what he wishes someone would be for him if he found himself in that same circumstance. 

Greg has been actively involved in various roles within his community. He has served as a mentor, youth basketball coach, and even an adopted father figure at schools for young boys. Furthermore, Greg selflessly served as a volunteer Chaplain at the detention center in North Charleston, offering guidance and support to those in need. 

 

In terms of education, Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, a Master of Science degree in Higher Education, and has pursued graduate studies towards an MBA from The Citadel. His educational background has equipped him with the necessary skills to navigate the complexities of community development and engagement. Greg’s professional experience includes working as an educator in a middle school. Currently, he serves as a program manager for an entrepreneurial program and holds the position of adjunct professor, teaching a marketing course. Through these roles, he has empowered individuals with knowledge and skills to thrive in the business world.

Jesse Williams
Vice Chair 

Claire Johnson
Director

Claire Johnson serves on the Board of Positive Vibes Ronjanae Smith, Inc.  She graduated from DePauw University with a degree in Sociology and has her Master’s in Education from National Louis University.  Ms. Johnson grew up in the suburbs of Chicago but moved to Charleston in 2017.  She currently teaches 2nd grade at North Charleston Elementary where she also coaches cheerleading.

 

She helps run the Positive Vibes Basketball League and is an active member in the community.  Ronjanae was Ms. Johnson’s 5th grade student during her first year teaching at North Charleston Elementary.

Erica Sampson
Secretary 

Born and raised in North Carolina, but now proudly calling the low country my home sweet home, I am a full-time student pursuing a Doctorate in Human Resource Leadership and Organizational Management. Beyond academia, I am deeply rooted in my community, where my passion lies in being an advocate and servant to its members.

 

Currently serving on the Board for the nonprofit Positive Vibes Ronjanae Smith as their Secretary, I am dedicated to positively impacting and fostering a sense of unity and positivity within our community.

Iroasha Washington
Treasurer

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