MISSION: Encourage the balancing of mind, body, and soul in girls and women.
VISION: Honey Shine, Inc. is a girls mentoring program designed to provide young girls an opportunity to excel in life. Honey Shine engages professional women of all ethnicities to create experiences to expose, intrigue and stimulate growth and positive character development for girls. Honey Shine mentors are dedicated to bridging academic, social and emotional gaps though interactive sessions in non- traditional program settings.
Marla Wilson, is the National Executive Vice President of Honey Shine, Inc., a mentoring and educational program for girls in Elementary through High School based, in Miami, FL and founded by Tracy Wilson Mourning, wife of NBA Legend Alonzo Mourning.
Wilson oversees the day-‐to-‐day planning and execution of the organization’s marketing and vision to provide character development, educational opportunities, exposure and advocacy, to young girls and women worldwide. Under her leadership Honey Shine, Inc., has a garnered national support and created strategic partnerships with professional women’s organizations, local businesses, and national corporations that support the work that Honey Shine, Inc. is doing with young girls from under‐resourced communities.
Since Wilson joined the organization in 2014, Honey Shine, Inc., has expanded its educational and mentoring footprints in Los Angeles, CA, and Dallas, TX, with plans for growth in Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas, NV. Wilson, a seasoned not-‐for-‐profit and philanthropy executive, was formerly a Senior Director with the American Heart Association’s, Go Red for Women Campaign, Executive Director for the Miami-‐Dade and Monroe Counties March of Dimes, and founder of the 1 Percent Circle, an exclusive consulting group that matches high-‐profile clients with mission related initiatives.
Prior to spreading her wings to help those in need, she was an Account Executive with IBM. Wilson holds a bachelor’s of arts in Communications from the University of Central Oklahoma, and is the mother of twins, son Malik and daughter Mijani.
MISSION: Our MISSION is to inspire and empower youth and families by fostering hope through enrichment services.
VISION: Our VISION is to expose youth to numerous resources and opportunities that will aid in their educational and social development so they will ultimately become positive contributing citizens (PCCs). OYC defines PCCs as students who have entered into a post-secondary educational institution, vocational school, and/or obtained gainful employment, and are making a worthwhile impact in their local community.
Tina Brown is a fifteen-year veteran in the field of accounting and business management for both corporate and nonprofit organizations. She has a diverse work history portfolio that includes the fields of cost accounting, auditing, general ledger maintenance, taxation, budgeting, systems implementation, and management experience. Tina began her career working as a Staff Accountant for Terranova Corporation in 1996. Since then, she has held several positions within various corporations (including Whitman Education Group, Sharpton, Brunson, CPA, and Royal Caribbean) which afforded her the opportunity to gain invaluable experience that resulted in her progression to senior level positions within many of those organizations.
Tina has a lifelong passion for empowering young people through different tutoring initiatives, as well as volunteer projects with a focus on having a positive impact on the lives of youth. In 2005, Tina was fortunate to land a position with the Overtown Youth Center as the Finance Director. In this position, she was responsible for a $1.8 million budget and provided oversight for other administrative positions within the agency. After serving in the capacity of Interim Director for over a year, Tina was appointed as Executive Director by Alonzo Mourning in August 2011. She is now responsible for the effective implementation and service delivery of program components and supervision of Development, Finance, Facilities, and Human Resources.
Securing a position with the youth center has been an all-encompassing opportunity because it allows Tina to work within her field of expertise, while also having a positive impact on her hometown. Tina now serves as a professional, a role model and a mentor for many youth and families. Most importantly she is a shining example of the success that the Overtown Youth Center works diligently to foster in the young people it serves.
Tina earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the Savannah State University and a Master’s degree in Accounting from University of Phoenix.