Mrs. Shirlene Baker
Mrs. Baker spent 30 years in the field of education and community work in the Evanston/Skokie and Evanston Township High School. As President of the Governing Board of Directors, she brings her experience as a Bible Teacher, hospital volunteer, community liaison, mentor, motivational speaker, musician, soloist, and songwriter.
“The mission and vision the Lord has laid on Trisha’s heart to see the of lives young ladies restored by the power of God is why FOCUSED Ministries, Inc. exists. Through prayer and wise council and my experience in education and as a Bible teacher, my insight and direction will help to fulfill the mission and vision of FOCUSED Ministries, Inc. I am so looking forward to seeing what God is going to do through this ministry.”
Mrs. Marie Chang-Pisano
Mrs. Chang-Pisano’s span of influence spreads over many years in education and has touched the lives of children, her colleagues, and future educators. Her heart for children and the well being of her colleagues is evident in her strong work ethic and support.
“What attracted me to serve as a Vice-President of Governing Board of Directors for FOCUSED Ministries, Inc. was the goal and mission, as well as my desire to help others and share the good that God has given me. I hope to be an active part of a family of devoted servants of God in our work to help young women find and maintain a better path in their lives. I’m so excited about FOCUSED Ministries, Inc. and I know it will help many lives!”
Dr. Derrick F. Thomas
Dr. Thomas currently serves as Pastor of the Faith Worship Center, a growing and anointed ministry in San Antonio, Texas. He is a retired Air Forceman in recruiting and instructing and has served as college President at Hallmark College in San Antonio, Texas.
“I saw an opportunity to impact people through the work of FOCUSED Ministries, Inc. An opportunity to change lives for the better and a desire to be a part of something great.”
Mrs. Kwajalein D. Thomas
Pastor K currently serves as Co-Pastor of the Faith Worship Center, a growing and anointed ministry in San Antonio, Texas. Her experiences include data entry, training, and helping build Praise and Worship teams, Christian and secular counseling, and administrative and leadership training.
“What attracted me to serve as a Governing Board member for FOCUSED Ministries, Inc. is my long-standing sisterhood and friendship with Trisha Baker. From the time that I met her, she has maintained a passion for youth. Knowing of her desire and being able to participate in helping her fulfill this area of ministry, is a pleasure.
Mrs. Margo S. McCoy
Mrs. McCoy retired from Evanston/Skokie School District 65 after 32-years as a teacher. She taught many subjects including Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies. She not only provided high quality instruction to her students, but also mentored them planting into their lives love and support. She is also involved in the Music Ministry at Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, Evanston, Illinois. She is also active in a family music ministry that spans three generations.
“What attracted me to serve as the Secretary to the Governing Board of Directors is that as a retiree, I would like to be a part of a ministry that has a measureable impact on the lives of young people. Besides helping to keep records, I would like to assist the board in planning specific strategies to accomplish the ministry’s mission and vision.”