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Carmens

Carmen (Inaweyu1) Pagano

Carmen Pagano hosted a radio talk show in the Dallas/Ft. Worth market. This on-air personality enjoyed addressing a variety of issues, from the community to relationship affairs. She did celebrity interviews and discussed relationships and current affairs that impact society.

Recently, speaking at the No more Tears Program at San Quentin. Carmen is explosive when touching on the issues of domestic violence, parenting issues, child and indigenous protection against kidnapping, sex trafficking, and the epidemic number of missing and murdered indigenous women, she also discusses colonization and community Genocide.

Carmen spent over 25 years working with our youth. She found that many of our youth suffer from a lack of parenting. She is a motivational speaker around the country. Her motivational speaking empowers our youth and their families within our community. She hits everyone square in the face with the facts and the results that we are all aware of. Losing our youth as uneducated victims of society, or we lose our child to the Prison System or even worse death.

 

 

 




Women Empowering Women

Carmen (Inaweyu1) Pagano

She has written several articles that have appeared in Today’s Black Woman, Black News Magazine, and the Forum. Specializing in relationships, Carmen is a well-respected entertainment therapist and counselor. She firmly believes that one should know themselves before they can genuinely take care of someone else’s needs.  Her first book, Recipes for a Sensual Bath, put women in touch with their bodies and minds.

Carmen believes we need to help inspire youth to become active leaders in their communities as they continue their education and begin to enter the workforce.

The need for more young Natives/Hispanics in leadership, community, and civic action is increasingly apparent every day” initiatives like the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarship contest help empower and support young leaders while providing a financial and networking resource that contributes to their future goals.

Resulting in our youth become better-prepared students for the global workforce. An opportunity such as this provides the link between the academic content of the classroom and the real work world. This connection helps link teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and students together. Thereby providing the young leadership needed for our future.

Carmen is an advocate of aiding families who may be experiencing violence. Due to her strong belief and advocacy, Carmen has written a motivational new book called “Unbroken.” A book that teaches women to seek out the power within. She considers this book a plan of action workbook. The energy they already possess within will empower women and men to deal with the issues that affect millions who are victims of abuse in our society.

1 Inaweyu means “Sun Woman” and is my native American name from the Taino Tribe.

BOARD MEMBER

Ron Leveritt

Ron Leveritt

CEO of the Raylin Group, Prairie View, Texas

My Consulting firm was founded in 1990. The Raylin Group was developed to serve as a liaison between the public and private sector acquiring and managing local, private and state contracts; prepare applications for procurement, identify qualified HUB participants, review bid solicitors, attend bidders conferences, maintain data base for contract opportunities, and potential partners for collaborative initiatives.

Successful contract awards include:

  • The Texas Conference of Black Mayors, Inc. Houston, Texas
  • The National Conference of Black Mayors, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
  • The World Conference of Black Mayors, Inc., Tuskegee, Ala.
  • Water Engineering Services, LLC, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Grant Memorial Church of God in Christ, Brookshire, Texas
  • Texas Contractors, LLC, Houston, Texas
  • Sid’s Recycling & Demolition
  • The E.W. Moon, Inc., Infrastructure Group, Los angles, California
  • City of Hempstead, Texas
  • City of Brookshire, Brookshire, Texas
  • ROCA Construction, LLC, Houston, Texas
  • O2Diesel, LLC, Newark, Delaware
  • NPP Holdings, LLC, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Texas Association of Minority Business Enterprise, Austin, Texas

Helena Public School District, Helena, Arkansas, Instructor  1971 through 1972

Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Technical Media and Marketing - 1972 through 1973

Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas, Instructor

College of Education, Instructional Media and Technology

Coordinator, Learning Resource Center Laboratory (PVAMU Audio/Video

Production Radio/Television) 1973 through 1986.

 

 

Waller County, Texas, Certified Juvenile Probation Officer: Directed alcohol and drug prevention program for schools within Waller County, 1992- 1994

City of Prairie View, Texas, served as Mayor for ten years, managed day to day operations, with oversight for all city entities. Acquired funding for water/sewer, and other municipal infrastructures, negotiated contracts for public works and the police departments, wrote bid specs, coordinated vendor forum, and handled classified documents related to vendors.

AFFILIATIONS:

5/2007- Present         Texas Conference of Black Mayors – Executive Director

1/2006 – Present        World Conference of Mayors Advisory Board  Member

1/2002 -2005              Rebuild America / Texas Conference of Black Mayors/       Texas A&M ESL –Project Executive Director

1/2002 – Present        Texas Pool Advisory Board Member

1/1986 – 1995            Texas Conference of Black Mayors - President

1/1987 - 1/1990          National Conference of Black Mayors - Treasurer

4/1985- 4/1987          Texas Business Council - Charter Member

1/1988 - 1/1990           Personnel Advisory Committee for President George Bush - Member

1/1989-1/ 1993          Houston Galveston Area Council Regional Review Committee Chairman

1/1988 - 1/1988          State of Texas President Elector - Member at Large

11/1987 - 1/1988       100 Black American for George H.W. Bush Committee Member