MEET OUR BOARD
Verkeya Holman-Davis, LMSW
Founder and President
Verkeya L. Holman - Davis is a Licensed Master Social Worker currently working for the City of New York. She has been in the profession since 2008 after graduating from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. Since that time, she has worked with youth, young adults, families, and individuals from a strengths-based perspective, while incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. The work she has done was the inspiration to create the organization to address a wide variety of issues facing communities of color with an acute focus on women of color.
Carlyne Sainphor, LMSW
Carlyne Sainphor LMSW is a licensed Master of Social Work from Adelphi University. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY she obtained her BS in Bio-Behavioral Health from The Pennsylvania State University. Carlyne currently runs a satellite Mental Health Clinic in an NYC high school to assist students, teachers, and parents.
Joshua Hinkson Jr., MS
VP, Governance & Development Chair
Joshua E. Hinkson, Jr. is a Bronx born and raised New Yorker with over twenty years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. Joshua works to develop strategies to further scale Verkeya Speaks across New York City and the nation. His work has focused on decreasing health disparities and increasing the health competency of New York’s most underserved communities. Joshua received a Bachelor's degree in Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and a Masters of Nonprofit Management from
Columbia University. Joshua is committed to promoting the visibility of nonprofit organizations founded by people of color and women.
Marsheila J. Hayes, MPS
Media Relations Chair
Marsheila J. Hayes currently serves as the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for Fox Corporation. Outside of FOX, Marsheila serves on the Morgan State University School of Global Journalism and Communication Board of Visitors, and the Florida International University Kopenhaver Center Leadership Council Board. She is an alum of both Georgetown University and Tennessee State University and an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Keyanna Doctor, MPA
Keyanna Doctor is a Bronx-bred New York native. She knows firsthand that community and mentorship are vital to education and career development. Keyanna graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Management and received her Masters of Public Administration degree from Pace University. Keyanna hopes to embody her alma mater’s principles of truth & service in her role as Regulatory Chair by bridging the gap in access and assisting in the elimination of health and economic disparities.
A lifelong aspiring New Yorker, for more than a decade, Allison has dedicated much of her professional career in the service industry to giving back to the boroughs she loves. And now she is very excited to contribute her fundraising abilities to this incredibly talented board to make an even bigger impact!