Fontashia Johnson has over twenty years’ experience in business, finance, education, and professional development. Fontashia is a personable professional with expertise in helping individuals develop business related talent and persevere through educational and professional challenges. Fontashia has worked and volunteered for a variety of companies and organizations holding positions such as: business education teacher, operations manager, financial instructor/coach, and assistant branch manager-just to name a few. She has provided instruction in the areas of financial literacy, workplace readiness skills, professional development, and mindfulness techniques. She currently holds a Master’s in Education received from Regent University and a B.S. in Business Management from Norfolk State University. Fontashia is currently a 2019 Fellow in the AFCPE program on track to be an Accredited Financial Counselor. She also works for Mindful Schools where she serves as a Program Facilitator.
Fontashia’s journey of mindfulness began many years ago when she was listening to an interview Oprah gave about energy and how-to bring awareness to difficult feelings, situations, and even people. She decided in that moment that she wanted to study more about the practice and while researching she also began practicing various techniques. While serving as a business education teacher at an alternative high school in Virginia Beach, she encountered a professional development course on mindfulness that heightened her interest even more.
Fontashia enrolled and successfully passed the Mindful Educators Essentials course offered by mindful schools. Since then she has taught secular mindfulness techniques to staff and students within schools and community-based programs and has attended a variety of mindfulness retreats to enhance and build skill. She is currently enrolled in the Mindful Teacher Certification Program and set to be fully certified in the summer of 2020.
Fontashia is an enthusiastic lifelong learner, mother of four handsome young men, teacher, and loves to travel. Fontashia brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom and a keen sense of the mindset needed to introduce and nurture something as big as a community-wide initiative.
Demetrius Johnson is a retired military veteran and brings his military background and expertise to FACTS. He has managed, trained, and mentored servicemen and women of the military community. While serving in the United States Navy he served as an Equal Opportunity Representative, Surface Warfare Specialist, Gun Control Officer, Command Training Specialist, and Career Counselor.
Demetrius is also a member of the Masonic Order and the Alpha Lambda Psi Military Fraternity, Inc. He takes pride volunteering in his community and mentoring youth in various aspects of real life experiences. In his spare time, Demetrius spends as much time as he can enjoying his family. He strives to show his four boys how to be great men and citizens. Demetrius also enjoys grilling and is in the process of starting a business to leave for his children.
Tyneesha Owens is a military veteran. She has an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Software Engineering. With over 11 years in graphic design and 8 years in website development; she brings a wealth of knowledge, skills, and technique when it comes to software development. Tyneesha enjoys spending time with her family and learning new things within the technology field.
Kimberly Corbin is a military veteran. She has an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. Kimberly has worked for VBCPS over 11 years, with the majority of her time serving as an Office Associate. She has participated in an array of fundraising efforts, record keeping, and has an eye for detail. Kimberly has been married over 25 years and is the mother of two adult sons and a daughter. In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys spending time with family, friends, and traveling.
Ingrid has spent a number of years as a secretary in a variety of capacities from health care to insurance. Ingrid has the skill set necessary to handle a wide variety of administrative responsibilities. She prides herself on being a good partner, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and grandmother. In her free time, she enjoys creating natural hair products.