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Every distressed woman and man need the same chances we are all lucky to have. For their sake and our communities' future, we need them to succeed. REAL SECOND CHANCE will create leaders/contributors 

OUR TEAM IS HERE TO WORK WITH ANYONE WHO WANTS TO SUPPORT OUR BELIEFS. WE NEED ALL AVAILABLE TALENT FOCUSED ON THE                                                     GOALS OF REAL SECOND CHANCE 

                                                       

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Claude Smith

Has significant experience both in the Corporate world and private entrepreneurship. His corporate experience includes major successes in IBM, and Citibank in a variety of jobs ranging from programmer analyst to Senior Vice President of London Operations. His entrepreneurial activities stretch from technology innovation to marketing for key entrepreneurial businesses. Entrepreneurial successes include building the largest graphics company in the Casino Gaming Industry, leading a major water treatment company in the Northwest U.S., and creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs using crowdfunding and creative funding methods. He is currently working on two Block Chain projects, which he believes have tremendous potential for future opportunities worldwide.    

He is married, with a B.S. in Math, and a Masters in Business Administration, majoring in Financial Management. 

Donna Smith

Donna Smith has a history of success in sales and customer service positions in various industries. From her degree in engineering, with a Computer Science major, she began as a systems analyst for a large defense contractor computer company in California. From there, she found an interest in sales and marketing and became a leader in providing bundled health and administrative services to companies throughout Las Vegas, Nevada. In that role, she was nominated to the Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and served in that position for a two year term.

In her subsequent family move to Florida, she decided to fulfill one of her childhood dreams, and went to work for Walt Disney World in Orlando.  In her 10 years at Disneyworld, she held a variety of positions on the sales and client entertainment side, and on a daily basis, made the experiences of visitors better for her participation.

Through her many years of experience, Donna has seen many different and varied sides of life. When asked if she would volunteer to help Real Second Chance help women, who have not been as lucky as she, to get a second chance at life by becoming an entrepreneur, she readily agreed to join. She now works with both men and women entrepreneurs as her responsibilites have grown  

David W. Campbell

Dave Campbell brings a similar background to the Real Second Chance. Mr. Campbell's background includes work in the electronic computing portion of the banking industry. He worked with VISA and two large national California Banks. In those positions he created innovative ways to handle electronic payments and become one of the top experts in electronic communications regarding debit cards, and variations of that capability.

On the entrepreneurial side, founded his own electronic finds transfer business in California, and later became CFO of an entrepreneurial effort in the Water Services industry. 

Mike Smith

Mike Smith is a proven Operations Manager, managing the largest graphics company in the Casino Gaming Industry. Responsibilities included serving the entire Las Vegas Hotel Community, along with over 400 other hotel/casino endpoints worldwide. The attention to customers, their quality requirements and tight deadlines is a necessary requirement to manage the detail and sensitivity of the Real Second Chance organization. Entrepreneurs have to be satisfied, businesses have to be created, and deserving candidates will need someone with successful experience to help them through the rough spots.

Mike currently manages an entrepreneurial Internet company helping large and small businesses with social media, marketing and branding new products and services. That experience will be extremely helpful to our candidates.

Mike has a B.A. in Social Science form the University of California Irvine, is married with two children.     

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith's background is in sales and sales management in large commercial markets. After graduating form College, Jeff joined a top market research company in California and used that experience to help build the largest graphics company in the Gaming Industry. In that company, he managed sales worldwide. His customer base included some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, clients that owned casinos, cruise lines, and hotels. His geographic area was the world, with special customer relationships in Japan, China, South Africa, Australia and Europe. 

Jeff adds a wealth of experience in how to brand and sell products and services. His contribution to Real Second Chance will be to help direct the sales efforts of our new entrepreneurs, and he will have a special responsibility on helping to make them successful.

Jeff has a B.A. in Economics from University of California Irvine, is married with two children.

Tom Itin 

Tom Itin has earned the respect as a who's who of entrepreneurs. From the time he graduated from two of the leading business universities in the U.S., Mr. Itin has been a leader in the business world, creating his own companies, partnering in some, and helping others finance and create their own businesses. Tom's career includes successes such as creating a $100 Million company in the auto industry, among others. Meantime, he consulted and led entrepreneurial groups helping both New York University and Cornell University. Another career highlight was developing and leading the largest golf retailer in the U.S. Tom was CEO of that franchise organization with over 300 stores. Tom is a major asset to Real Second Chance, and will be invaluable resource in making our future men and women entrepreneurs successful.

OFFICERS

Donna Smith (See Above) 

Claude Smith (See Above)

CONSULTANTS

Dr. Gary Walby, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., M.S.

Gary’s career has spanned clinical practice, research, evaluation, community network improvement, and resource and sustainability development.  He has focused on the enhancement and application of systems-based intervention and evaluation for much of his career.  As a clinician he specialized in working with families at risk and adults with severe mental illness, using systemic family therapy and other systems based models.  As an evaluator, Gary ensures that all evaluations, simple to intricate, are contextually relevant and applies systems and complexity models to enhance findings and to develop sustainability for the client.  

As a successful grant writer, principal investigator, and project manager, he has helped to develop and integrate numerous programs related to mental health, maternal and child health, developmental disabilities, and children at risk.  His efforts in conjunction with a capital development group have enhanced his capacity for supporting organizational and community sustainability.  He has lead large strategic planning efforts for state and local government organizations as well as community-based organizations, and works closely with rural development and sustainability.  Gary strongly believes in community, strong local businesses, and effective services as critical for local health, education and safety.  His emphasis is on what is effective and efficient and he helps clients to select and implement evidence-based programs, is ‘data-driven’ in decision-making, and has helped start multiple coalitions and collaborations to increase community stability and capability.  As a director on numerous boards for organizations, associations and coalitions, he has helped to promote sustainable growth and needed infrastructure.

Gary Walby received his Bachelor Degree from Michigan State University with a dual major in Psychology and Criminal Justice.  He completed a Master’s of Science in Psychology from Nova University and a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of South Florida.  Gary earned a Doctorate in Public Health with concentrations in evaluation of programs and policy, research methodology, participatory sustainability planning, development of evidence-based and best practices, and social-behavioral and community factors in mental illness and mental health from the College of Public Health, Department of Community and Family Health, University of South Florida.

Tom Itin 

Tom Itin has earned the respect as a who's who of entrepreneurs. From the time he graduated from two of the leading business universities in the U.S., Mr. Itin has been a leader in the business world, creating his own companies, partnering in some, and helping others finance and create their own businesses. Tom's career includes successes such as creating a $100 Million company in the auto industry, among others. Meantime, he consulted and led entrepreneurial groups helping both New York University and Cornell University. Another career highlight was developing and leading the largest golf retailer in the U.S. Tom was CEO of that franchise organization with over 300 stores. Tom is a major asset to the Real Second Chance, and will be invaluable resource in making our future women entrepreneurs successful.

Desmond Bourne

Desmond Bourne, located in EU Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium, will operate the Europe/Africa segment of Real Second Chance. There is much activity in Europe regarding women’s entrepreneurship through the World Bank, and Africa is busy trying to develop programs for women, many of whom are disadvantaged. Desmond provides vast international experience and worldwide presence to Real Second Chance.

Desmond possesses a wealth of entrepreneurial experience, participating in businesses in financial services, Central Bank strategy, aquaponics and multi country trade negotiations, among others. He studied at the N. More Health Center in Barbados and the British Institute of Engineering and Technology in the UK.  

Previous to private business experience, Desmond served with the Irish Rangers and subsequently became part of the British Army of the Rhine  logistics team.

Desmond is currently the Honorary Vice Chairman of the Royal Brussels Cricket Club, and Protector of Wellington International Trust, overseeing the work of six International Trustees.

We expect a serious sharing of information from the U.S. with Europe and Africa and expect to hold joint events and conferences with them. We can learn from the programs they are implementing, while they should learn much from our unique vision here in the U.S. Although Florida is a well-deserved center and headquarters for Real Second Chance, we fully expect complimentary relationships from around the world.

   

                                                                        

 

 

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