ELVA E. CHASE - PRESIDENT / FOUNDER
Elva "Precious Love" Chase, a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native holds a BBM, Bachelor's in Business Management and a BBA, Bachelor's of Business Administration. She is the Owner / Publisher of Esquire Publications, LLC, Co-Owner of employment agency, The EAC Agency, and Founder of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Precious Hearts Foundation, Inc. that aid victims of domestic abuse and homelessness. Elva was a victim of domestic violence that later led to homelessness by her ex-husband of 15 years duration, 19 years out, but she was determined to not allow the effects of her abusive marriage affect her children. She knew that self-sufficiency was the key to regaining her power as a woman and mother and began her journey of healing and transformed from victim to victor.
Elva is a newly sworn in Board of Directors member of Harrisburg Police Athletic League (PAL), Program Advisory Committee (PAC) at Everest University Criminal Justice Department, National Association of Professional Women, and National Association of Women on the Rise. Mrs. Chase is a past member and served on the Board of Directors of the Palm Coast Kiwanis Club, the Rotary Club of Flagler County, the Palm Coast Lions Club, as well as the Flagler Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Chase was awarded the "Pass It On" Award from the Flagler County Commissioner's Office for being an active advocate serving the community, as well as received 30 hours of Comp Core Domestic Violence Training Certification and 30 hours of Sexual Assault Training Certification. This selfless woman of God is committed to breaking the cycle of abuse, bullying and homelessness.
Elva Chase is also an author of a slew of nonfiction novels. Her current bestseller is "A Mother's Cry" an inspirational story about her life as a survivor that talks about her struggle and ordeal of homelessness, living with domestic abuse and how she was able to set herself free physically, mentally, and emotionally. She wants abuse survivors to know they are not alone and if she survived it, they WILL too! Her latest works are "Battered Secrets: MEN of Domestic Violence" a tell all nonfiction novel regarding men who are victims of domestic abuse.
Elva aspires to offer solidarity and hope to others through Christianity.
JAMES JONES - BOARD MEMBER
James Jones was born in Wilmington, Delaware June 23rd 1950. He moved to Harrisburg, Pa. with his family when he was in the 1st grade. James is a product of the Harrisburg School District. He was an All-American quarterback and graduated with honors from John Harris High School in 1968. James attended the University of Southern California and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a minor in communications in 1972.
He enjoyed a celebrated and successful college and professional football career before retiring in 1980. During that same year, James answered his call to ministry. James has spent the past 39 years serving the Will of God. He serves under the ministry name Church of Truth. He has earned the reputation of having a special gift in working with young people and has focused a large part of his ministry serving youth. James retired from the Susquehanna Township School District in 2013. He continues to consult, counsel, and carrying out his obligations as a Minister and Servant of God.
PATRICIA L. GADSDEN - BOARD MEMBER
Patricia L. Gadsden is the founder and President of Life Esteem, a personal and professional enrichment training/consulting firm and Women-CONNECT, a quarterly magazine which focuses on connecting women of all cultures, backgrounds, ages and experiences. She is an entrepreneur and respected workshop and seminar leader who works with businesses, state agencies, colleges and schools, educational and human service organizations.
Mrs. Gadsden has made numerous presentations and speeches at conferences and conventions. She co-hosts (with husband Nathaniel Gadsden) a weekly television program called Life Esteem focusing on community issues, airing Sunday mornings at 6:00 am on the CBS affiliate WHP-TV 21.
AMBER C. CHASE - BOARD MEMBER
Amber Cachét Chase is our Victim's Advocate and holds (4) Bachelor Degrees, one in Graphic / Web Design, a second in Business Administration and Management, a third in Marketing, a fourth in Digital Cinematography and a Certificate in Media Communications. Amber is the founder of Cachét Co., A My Size Modeling Company. She is the President and Founder of U Shine, Inc., a nonprofit organization that empowers, uplift and encourages young girls and women between the ages of 7-19, utilizing several programs to help them grow in their daily living and in Christ. She is the owner of Designs Unparallel, LLC. , a design & marketing firm, as well as Co-Owner of employment agency, The EAC Agency, and is the VP of Marketing and Media for Esquire Publications, LLC.
Amber believes that hard work and determination is the key to success. She has a passion for giving back to the community by offering her marketing, graphic/web design and printing expertise to local organizations. Amber Chase is the oldest of 5 siblings and currently resides in Harrisburg, PA.
BISHOP SIMS E. JONES - BOARD MEMBER
Bishop Sims E. Jones, The Pastor of God’s Love Ministry Soul Saving Station. The Board Of Elders Chairman of the Soul Saving Station Organization, Chaplin for The Medical Reserve Corps Flagler County, The Vulcan Men’s Club Palm Coast Chaplin, and the Treasurer of the Flagler Area Ministerial Association ( FAMA ). On the Board of Team Flagler CDC. Runs the People Helping People Center Bunnell. Chairman of the Religious Affairs Flagler County NAACP. On the 7th District DJJ Disproportionate Minority Contact Committee. On the Board of Focus On Flagler Youth Coalition. A Member of Palm Coast Kiwanis Club. A Foster Parent in Flagler County.
He is a devoted husband and a loving father. He is an ordained minister of the gospel. Pastor Jones has been in the ministry of God for over 20 years. He Teaches, Preaches, and Ministers to God’s people in many ways. He has worked with others faith based organization in the homeless and food ministries. Pastor Jones has ministered in churches, homes and abroad. Pastor Jones is devoted to God and His people. His goal is to show the love of God to all he comes in contact with.
DAKOTAH MARIE THOMPSON-GRIFFIN - BOARD MEMBER
Dakotah Marie Thompson-Griffin is our Victim's Advocate and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services and Associates Degree in Culinary Arts and is a Licensed Nutrition Specialist. This Fall, she will be pursuing her Masters and her Bachelors in Accounting and Business Management.
Dakotah is adamant about victim advocacy, as she has experienced first hand domestic violence. In her past experience and education, she has assisted survivors with the proper legalities and steps in courtroom settings.
Dakotah is a single mother of an 8-year-old son who is her motivation and inspiration that keeps her focused. Her only goal is to serve God to the fullest and assist those in need.