Marvel Gentry Davis, President

Marvel Gentry Davis is President, Board of Directors and Founder of Helen Lee Gentry Scholarship Fund. A graduate of Northwestern University, Marvel is an expert in high tech solution sales and management, and has been successful in various roles at a number of well respected companies in Chicago and Cincinnati. She is very involved in the community as President of ballet tech ohio performing arts association, Vice President of Cincinnati Underwater Explorers Dive Club, Girl Scout Troop Leader and Southern Baptist Church Childrens' Church Ministry. She is listed in Who's Who of Business and Professional Women, and Who's Who International.



Marvin E. Gentry, Jr., Vice President



James E. Crook, Jr., Chief Financial Officer

James Crook, Jr.
B.S. Kentucky State University
Ohio Federation of Teachers/American Federation of Teachers Union Representative



Carolyn Mitchell, Secretary



Victoria Gentry Crook, Chair Scholarship Selection Committee

Victoria Gentry Crook
Cincinnati Public Schools Assistant Director of Special Education
B.S., M.Ed. University of Cincinnati



Jennifer Gentry, Fund Raising Committee




Monica Gentry



Rev. Michael Johnson

Michael Eric Johnson is one of the board members of the Helen Lee Gentry Scholarship Fund. Michael is a life long resident of Cincinnati. He attended Cornell University in New York where he received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon returning to Cincinnati after college, he joined the Procter & Gamble Company, where he has had a wide variety of assignments in Manufacturing, Project, Construction & Initiative Management, HR and Purchasing. He will celebrate his 24th year with P&G this summer. Michael is an ordained Baptist minister and attends Southern Missionary Baptist Church, where he has been the Children's Church Pastor for the past 9 years. He has also been active in the community through volunteer work which has included chairing several United Way Campaigns at P&G's Ivorydale complex, Junior Achievement Advisor at Hughes High School, Speaker for the Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates Program and coaching youth sports.



Ernest McAdams, Jr.

Ernest McAdams, Jr. is a graduate of Hampton Institute and Northern Kentucky Law School. Currently the Chief Counsel and City Prosecutor for the City of Cincinnati, he is a past president of the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, past Polemarch of the Cincinnati Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity and past Chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Cincinnati Bar Association. Mr. McAdams is an avid scuba diver, writer, racquetball player and music lover and has attended Brown Chapel AME church since 1957.



Debbye Williams

Debbye Williams is a board member of the Helen Lee Gentry Scholarship Fund. Born in Albany, GA, Debbye holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Albany State University (GA) and a master's degree in mathematics from Virginia State University. She joined the Hewlett-Packard Company in August 2003 as a result of the outsourcing deal with the Procter and Gamble Company. Prior to Hewlett-Packard, she spent 26 years with Procter and Gamble and held a variety of management positions in the Information Technology function. Because of her belief in giving back to the community, she is actively involved in numerous community organizations. In 2000, Debbye received the volunteer of the year award for Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association of Cincinnati. She lives in Fairfield, OH.


Honorary Board Members

Perrine Richardson
Martha Spell
Virgil Thompson

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Helen Lee Gentry Scholarship Fund
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Cincinnati, Ohio 45246-0105



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