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Cornerstone Collaborative

An Innovative

Socio-Economic Community Ecosystem

Eliminating Poverty & Violence

through Networked Community Development

Board of Directors

... love building community

Yves Erwin Salomon, JD

Board Chair

Yves Erwin Salomon is a healthcare marketing and sales executive with over 12 years of experience in the managed healthcare space. He is currently Director of National Distribution for Centene, a Fortune 25 company that insures one in fifteen Americans. Prior to venturing into managed healthcare, Salomon was a Creative who wrote and produced for BET, Yahoo! Music, Pulse Content, and Artisan News Service. He earned two Telly Awards for his work while at BET. In 2003, Salomon co-wrote, produced and directed the straight to DVD documentary, Hip Hop 101: Learn Tha Game.

In addition to his professional activities, Salomon served on the Board of Directors for the Juneteenth of Fairfield County from 2015-2020. He is currently the President of the Organization of the New England Chapters of Alpha (ONECA), which encompasses all of the chapters of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. from Connecticut to Vermont.

Salomon currently resides in Connecticut, with his wife of eighteen years, Deanna. The couple enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. Salomon is a graduate of Brown University where he majored in Ethics & Political Philosophy. He holds a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. 

Brockton, MA

Keenyn McFarlane

Founder & CEO

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West Palm Beach

Mr. McFarlane has held leadership roles with several nonprofit organizations and privately-held companies, as a senior executive in federal and state government, and as a cabinet-level administrator in higher education.

McFarlane is an agile thought-leader with more than two decades of professionally-developed strategic, financial, operations, and interpersonal skills. In several CFO roles, he has been responsible for the delivery of comprehensive finance, information technology, human resource management, and facilities management functions. The breadth of his experience goes beyond traditional CFO responsibilities of accounting and audit, budgeting and resource planning, grants management, risk management and insurance, tax and compliance, asset management, treasury services, and capital investment to also include program design and evaluation, facilities and construction management, security operations, business continuity, marketing, communications, philanthropy, resource development and enterprise strategic planning.

Mr. McFarlane has lectured in Economics and Management as Adjunct Faculty with Emmanuel College in Boston. He serves on the Board of the National Blood Foundation Research and Education Trust and is a Posse Foundation Career Coach. 

After graduating from Regis High School in Manhattan, he attended Brown University and later earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts and MBA from Bentley University.  He is a native New Yorker, raised in the East New York section of Brooklyn. 

Andrew G. March, Esq.

Immediate Past Board Chair, Board Member

Attorney and Counselor at Law


Cassandra Thomas

Board Member

Florida Department  of Corrections


Darlene Hill

Board Member

The Leyda Group, LLC


Nasseam McPherson James

Executive Director, Orlando

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Mrs. Nasseam M. James (She/Her/Hers) is passionate and knowledgeable about health, wellness, and the way early life impacts lifelong health for families and the communities in which they live. She has dedicated her professional work and personal mission in life to the service of vulnerable populations. Nasseam has professional experience in public health, chronic disease, maternal and child health, mental health therapy and counseling, and she is keenly involved in services that impact the lives of families in the perinatal and early childhood period through bringing light to the need for access to quality supportive wraparound services and the prevention of childhood trauma.

Nasseam has had a successful career working in government and not for profit organizations and has held executive leadership positions within the Florida Department of Health beginning in 2012 where she designed and supported programming that provided an array of services from chronic disease prevention to emergency and disaster preparedness. In gaining expertise in Public Health, Nasseam was able to build an infrastructure of wraparound services for LGBTQ+ youth and helped to expand access to care for individuals living with HIV and AIDS. She credits those for making her a true advocate for social justice and equity in all spaces and she continues to vehemently live by the values of integrity, collaboration, and empathy.

Nasseam earned her Bachelor of Social Work- Social Policy and Administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa and a Master of Social Work and graduate certificate in Leadership in Executive Administration and Development from Florida State University in Tallahassee. She also completed a Master of Business Administration at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Nasseam is a graduate of both Focus on Leadership Class VIII and Leadership Ocala Marion Class XIII and a current participant in Leadership Orlando Class 99. Nasseam was honored by the Marion Chamber as a recipient of the Jane Mansfield Award for Outstanding Dedication to Leadership and Community Services and was named on the list of Top Forty Under 40 Leaders. Nasseam serves as a Board Member and the Quality Chair for an Orlando-area Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). 

Nasseam knows that to heal communities she must start with individuals, so she offers a holistic approach to her therapy work with individuals encouraging each to use techniques such as meditation and/or prayer and mindfulness to reduce stress, bring balance to hectic lives, improve communication in relationships, and heal from trauma.

Francois R. Fils-Ai​me II

Executive Director, New England

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Brockton, MA

Carrie Azan-Moncrieffe

Executive Director, Jamaica

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Brockton, MA

Evynn McFalls

Executive Director, Nevada

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Brockton, MA

COL (Ret.) Lawrence X. Henry, Ph.D

Executive Director, Texas

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Brockton, MA

Mario Chape

Executive Director, New Jersey

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Brockton, MA