SHORE UP! Inc.’s Board of Directors are a diverse group of individuals who are selected based on their various roles in the communities that we serve. Each member goes through training and orientation after being selected to serve on the agency’s board.  Typically, a board member will serve for a two-year term.  The board meets on a bi-monthly basis to commune and discuss the successes and strategies to promote our agency and its mission and values throughout the communities we serve. Some of the responsibilities associated with serving on our board include, but are not limited to:

  1. Analysis and approval of the agency’s annual budget
  2. Analysis and approval of grants
  3. Research and presentation of new funding/service opportunities
  4. Participation and solicitation for the agency’s community needs survey and assessment
  5. Provide and be prepared to receive complaints and allegations of wrongdoing that affect the senior staff of the agency – its omission or commission, including conflict of interest
  6. Discharge and replace its members for reasons authorized by the bylaws
Mr. Elroy Brittingham – Chair
Norma Lee Barkley – Secretary
Tyrone Chase, Ph.D. – Vice Chair
Marlette Dixon – Treasurer


Laura Allen
Michael Beauchamp
Arnishia Bowen
Lisa Bowen
Michele Canopii, Ph.D.
Jimy Reid
Aaron Dale, Ph.D.
Kirkland Hall, Ph.D.
Richard Hankerson
Garland Hayward
Joe Holloway
Jacqueline Lisjuan
Craig Mathies, Sr.
Chiquita Jackson
Diana Purnell
Vivian Todman