Meet the HERO Team

Board of Directors 

Racquel M. Holman, MSTFP

               Development & Finance Chair 

                                 Board President 


Larry Lee Abney

Kimberly Early MSW, LSW

Founder & Board Advisor 

Virgil James Sr. HERO Scholarship Committee

           Governance & Policy Chair

                      Board Advisor

             Lee C. Grimes, MBA, Esq.                               

                                            Legal Advisor                                                              



Executive Team 

                                                                           Chiwishi Joy Abney                                            

                    Founder & Executive Director                           


Program Managers



Yoga Instructor

Virgil James Sr. HERO Scholarship  

Marina James

              Toni Horn                          Nadiya Jackson                     Anwar Curtis

    Artist & Activist Media Arts Project              Artist & Activist Media Arts Project

HERO Girls

Workshop Facilitator

Dance Instructor

Collective  Leadership Team

Elisha H. Abney

     Shanira Mitchell

M   Marina- Dawn Nicole AbneyM

       Black Youth 4 Justice, President 

               Widener University 

          Delaware Law School '21


 Young Entrepreneurs Club, President 

         Delaware State University               


        Communications Coordinator

              West Chester University


            Bahijah Hasan
      Monea Bailey                                  Carolyn Palermo


                HEROGirls Program Assistant  

                 Lincoln University '19


Photographer & Production Assistant                                          Program Assistant 

             Wilmington University                                                   Master of Social Work Candidate

                                                                                                                                 Widener University

Omaya Torres
   Zhane Johnson

     Program Assistant   

Master of Public Health Candidate

       University of Pennsylvania

    Young  Entrepreneurs Club

      Event Coordinator

Volunteer & Mentoring

Opportunities (Adults 25+)

HERO is actively seeking alignment with implementors of innovative ideas  and passionate professionals prepared to serve their communities through our mission and vision.


Please inquire by submitting your resume and letter of interest to .

Submit your Volunteer/Mentor application on our home page Today.

We look forward to connecting with you.

Please give us 48 hours to respond.

Talk soon!  


Open Positions: Apply Here

 Board of Directors are selected by Nomination and Invitation Only 

 For all other inquiries; Please email your resume and brief Letter of Interest 

 to the email listed above for consideration. 

Board of Directors

  • Vice President

  • Nominations Committee Chair

  • Governance & Policy Co- Chair

Executive Positions

  • CFO/COO 

  •  Chief Technology Officer

  • Staff Positions

  • Director of Human Resources

  • Director of Sales & Marketing

  • Street Outreach Volunteers & Security 

  • Workshop Facilitators:                                                     Money Management & Investing, Therapists,       Wellness Coach, Fitness Coach, HipHop Dance  Instructor, Chef,  Pastry Chef/ Baker