BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CAPRI M. TRUVILLION, MBA, CFEI
CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD
Capri M. Truvillion, MBA, is the Founder of Financial Educators of America (FLEA) which is devoted to improving financial literacy for underserved youth. Capri M. Truvillion is a Professor of Real Estate and a Texas Certified Educator for high school business courses that encounter our youth on a daily basis. Capri is a member of the NFEC’s Personal Finance Speakers Association and holds a FINRA Designation. Capri is a Register Investment Representative that possesses a life insurance license, Series 6, and Series 63 license and a Real Estate Broker license.
Capri’s strong business acumen gained her recognition in local publications such as Eclipse Magazine, Rolling Out Dallas, Elite News, Dallas Business Journal, and Uplift Education “Rewarding Excellence Spotlight”. Her dedication to scholars and the community has allowed her to impact people's lives. Her mission is to encourage underserved youth to set life and financial goals and provide scholars with the basics of money management to increase their financial literacy and success. She believes the more scholars and adults know about financial management, the more likely they are to increase savings, buy homes, and improve their overall financial situation for the long term.
Capri is devoted to creating awareness about the need for financial education, make it engaging, and differentiate instruction while doing so because she feels investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Quanisha Miller studied at University of Pittsburgh were she obtained a Masters of Arts, Social Work then began her career working as a Special Education Educator at a College Preparatory High School in the Dallas area. Her affiliation and involvement with National Association for Social Workers, Leadership Educational Equity, African American Political Leadership Leadership Program, and Alpha Lambda Delta has helped cultivate her experience in the academic and social development of students with special needs. Her ability to facilitate educational instruction, develop individualized learning objectives, collaborate with parents, and promote self-advocacy will assist FLEA with reaching their goals and objectives.
Martez Lewis studied at Arizona State University where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice. He is currently serving in the United States Air Force. While active duty, he has been able to obtain an Associate Degree in Aircraft Maintenance Technology. He has previously owned a Tax Office and acquired his Real Estate License all by the age of 23. His experience with “Uncle Sam”, Real Estate, and Sales help propel FLEA to the next level.
Tonia Fairbanks is a Dallas area Spanish Educator with over 10 years of experience working with high school scholars. She studied Spanish at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and elevated her knowledge by obtaining a Masters of Education in Bilingual Education. She has effected the development of many scholars within the Dallas area through mentoring, chaperoning, coaching, tutoring, and education. Tonia is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Mark received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Dallas Baptist University. His extensive accounting acumen has been demonstrated as an Advisor with ETM Group, the Founding Member of GOIM Investment Group and being an active member with Hyperion Financial Management Community. As a father of 3, financial education is vital in my household and being a Dallas native, he understand the limitations that has been placed on the urban community.
Carin Hart received a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education from Georgia Southern University, a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University, and an Education Specialist Degree in Administrative Leadership from Walden University. She has twelve years of teaching experience ranging from elementary, middle, and high school. Throughout her tenure she has successfully facilitated parent education classes, was a recipient for a mini-grant twice, won the Aspiring Principal Award, won the Perfect Attendance Award twice, won Spotlight of the Month a plethora of times, recipient for Collaborative Teacher of the Month Award, and created innovative resources and tools to help improve student academic achievement. Her astounding project-based learning strategies have contributed to hundreds of scholars’ success in mathematics, english, science, and history.
Henry Wilson serves currently as the Behavior Interventionist at Uplift Hampton Preparatory, a college preparatory school in Dallas, Texas.. Prior to his tenure at Uplift Hampton, he worked in law enforcement in the Texas Department of Corrections including the Dallas County Juvenile justice system. His great works in the latter have been his true calling and prompted his new motto “I want to assist our youth before the justice system is involved.” With more men like him in all scholars’ lives, we may reach a nationwide goal of less than 10% incarcerated. Henry’s experience in both the education and law enforcement sectors led him to believe that financial literacy will disrupt the number of those who are impacted by the industrial prison complex. He feels that financial literacy is a key tool in empowering our youth to lift the mask of economic racism and see themselves as successful citizens that contribute to society. He is a graduate of both Sam Houston State University and Walden University. Henry is a proud, life-long member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.