Iesha Young received her Associates of Arts degree in General Studies from Montgomery College in 1998 and later received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology in 2008. She is currently completing her Mater’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Bowie State University and will graduate in 2008.
She has been afforded the opportunity to fulfill her goals and dreams by working in the school system for the past eight years. Prior to working in the school system she utilized her background in psychology to counsel troubled youth. Dealing with children and helping them to accomplish their goals and overcome life hurdles is one of the ways she serves the Lord and feels a sense of fulfillment. During the journey as a teacher she was appointed Team leader for three consecutive years. The responsibilities entailed implementing the curriculum and developing programs to enhance teacher and student morale.
In the classroom she specialized in Language Arts instruction, Science, and Social Studies. Creating lessons to engage the children and motivate them by tapping into their different learning styles. She was recognized for her creativity and ability to engage the students from the Senate of Maryland by receiving the ACE Award (Outstanding Commitment to Excellence) in 2003. In 2003 also obtained an award from her principal for the most creative teacher. She is presently the Special Education Department Chair for Greenbelt Middle School. In 2008 she was recognized by the Special Education Department for Region II as an exceptional leader in Prince George’s County and given the opportunity to become A Rising Star. Most of all she is thankful to God for making her a vessel to make a positive difference in the lives of disabled/non-disabled children.
Frank Coombs a native of the District of Columbia, possesses a strong managerial background, as well as exemplary organizational entrepreneurial skills. Mr. Coombs is currently the Manager/Partner of IHOP Restaurant # 582. He has worked here since 1980, starting as a dish washer, and rising to his current position. His duties include overseeing all day-to-day operations of the restaurant, which has 110 employees and has $2.7 million in annual revenue.
Since 1987, Mr. Coombs has also been a member of the U.S. Air Force through the District of Columbia Air National Guard. He holds the rank of First Sergeant, and currently works as an information manager and fitness trainer. Since May 2005,
Mr. Coombs has owned Coombs Property Management, a rental property management company. He collects rent, perform repairs, and review lease agreements, among other responsibilities. He currently manages and own seven houses.
Mr. Coombs is a board member of the Arundel Habitat for Humanity (Where he served as Vice President in 2005) and a board member of Melwood, (Current Vice Chair) the third largest employer in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and The Hope Foundation (Current Vice President). Mr. Coombs awards include the Governor Award, “Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. in 2003, as well as Employers of the year for 2003. In 2005, he received an Employer of the Year Award for the Air National Guard. Mr. Coombs graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Mr. Coombs’ proven leadership skills, and business acumen will ensure the success of any IHOP venture.
Ron Briggs received his B.S. degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College in 1999 and later received his M.S. in Financial Management from the University of Maryland, University College in 2007.
Mr. Briggs has over 8 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate as a Senior Financial Analyst (Prudential Mortgage Capital Company/Cushman & Wakefield), Loan Officer (City First Bank of DC/OBA Bank), and Senior Account Executive (Capital Source).
Mr. Briggs is a proud father of two boys and a dedicated member of the Usher ministry and Men's Choir at Mt. Jezreel Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Alemnesh Wubishet Allen demonstrates her commitment to children through her classroom work as a Special Educator in Prince George’s County, MD. Graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude, from Bowie State University in 2004, she is equipped with skills in media management and production. She has used this training to communicate to children, while utilizing more effective ways in learning. She has been working with children throughout the D.C. Metropolitan area since 2000. As a core team member for “Camp Fit”, Alemnesh is striving to make a positive impact on people’s lives. She advocates for children and young adults whenever and wherever she gets a chance. She promotes healthy and active lifestyles while educating youth on how to become productive members of society. Alemnesh incorporates her communications background as well as her experience with children, in order to work with staff to create an environment that enables them to model and encourage healthy behaviors. Being a highly adaptable and versatile individual, she has enjoyed the opportunity to work with diverse groups of people. This knowledge has helped her blossom into a well-rounded and compassionate individual, who is able to use effective communication in order to reach a common goal.