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Kimberlyn Clarkson

Kimberlyn Clarkson serves as the Vice President of the Denver Smith Foundation and a strategist currently serving the nonprofit sector. Her passion is centered in missions striving to achieve equity for the undeserved. She is a native of San Antonio, Texas and proud alumna of Clark Atlanta University.

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Denver Terrance

Denver Terrance is the Founder and President of the Denver Smith Foundation. A native son of New Roads, Louisiana. Denver is a registered architect and founding principal at CURE Architects. He served the United States Navy in the Civil Engineer Corps from 2001 to 2008 and currently works for the federal government. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Southern University and a Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design from Boston Architectural College. Denver is the nephew of Mr. Denver Smith.

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Dr. Alison Brown

Dr. Alison Brown is the Denver Smith Foundation Secretary and Advisor. She is a Program Director at the NIH’s National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and Adjunct Faculty at Prince George’s Community College .  She is a public health professional committed to health equity research, advocacy, community empowerment, and systems change. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Spelman College, a Master of Science degree from Columbia University and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Tufts University.  She is a Washington, DC area native and passionate about providing educational opportunities for minority students.

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Vincent Palrose

Vincent Palrose serves as the Finance Committee Chair for the Denver Smith Foundation.  He is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada and graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  LCDR Vincent Palrose served on active duty in the U. S. Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps from 2001 to 2012.  Vincent also attended the Georgia Institute of Technology where he received a Master’s in Urban Planning and currently, he is CEO and Owner of Thrity6 Consulting, LLC — a construction engineering services consultancy.


Dr. Georgeann Sturgis

Dr. Georgeann Sturgis is the Nominating Committee Chairperson for the Denver Smith Foundation. She is a Higher Education Administrator with over 10 years of progressive experience exceeding expectations for university programs and initiatives. Her interest in Historically Black Colleges and Universities has led Dr. Sturgis to focus her attention on building a leadership model that will ultimately assist governing boards to create atmospheres conducive to effective decision making. In her spare time, Dr. Sturgis is an active member of her community, volunteering for several organizations in the State of Delaware.

R.Denise Everson

R. Denise Everson is Scholarship Chairperson of the Denver Smith Foundation. She is a partner at CURE Architects and leads community engagement efforts as President and CEO of E³ Connections. She works with under-resourced communities to encourage entrepreneurship, further education, create jobs, and promote wellness. R. Denise is a staunch advocate for community service and social activism targeted at protecting affordable housing. A native of Decatur, Georgia, she earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Hampton University and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University.


Brock Facione

Brock A. M. Facione is a native of New Roads, Louisiana and resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He currently serves as the Strategic Committee Chair for the Denver Smith Foundation and also operates a solo practice in both Estate Planning and Commercial Litigation.  Brock earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from Southern University of Baton Rouge. He also attended the Southern University Law Center when he earned his Juris Doctorate degree and served as Evening Division President, Environmental Law President, SULC Running Club Founder and President and charter member of the American Constitution Society for the law center.

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