Four new members join the Voorhees Board of Trustees

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Four new members join the Voorhees Board of Trustees

January 09, 2021

Under the leadership of its new chairman, David Miller, the Voorhees College Board of Trustees recently appointed four new members who include two entrepreneurs, an educator, and a dentist. 

Jerome Geathers; president, CEO, and chairman of Geathers Enterprises, Inc.; operates a variety of concessions in the Charlotte Douglas International Airport which include Queen City News & Gift, MAC Cosmetics, and 360 Duty Free & More. He also owns and manages commercial and residential rental properties in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Geathers earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Voorhees College. 

Dr. LaTonya Gillespie-Johnson, a practicing dentist in Metro Atlanta, is CEO and owner of Southern Pearl Dentistry. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Voorhees College and a doctorate in dental surgery from Marquette University. 

Mary Hunter Maxwell is the director of the Preschool at Second-Ponce in Atlanta. Maxwell manages the teachers, marketing, admissions, and communications, and sets the curriculum to achieve strategic goals. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of the South and a master’s degree in Christian Formation from the Virginia Theological Seminary. 

Sumiyyah Rasheed is the co-owner of SWH Apparel, an Atlanta-based family-owned company that produces high-quality private-label apparel. She is also the owner of the Ann-Nahari and Alexis Simone collections. Additionally, Rasheed owns the Crescent Consulting Group, Inc., which creates and implements complex software for her roster of Fortune 500 clients in the apparel and footwear manufacturing and distribution industries. 

She earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from California State University and has completed graduate work in religion at the University of Georgia. 

For more information, please contact the Office of Communications, at 803-780-1191 or at communications@voorhees.edu. 

Jerome Geathers 
 Dr. Latonya Gillespie-Johnson 
Mary Hunter Maxwell 
Sumiyyah Rasheed