Anita Kontoh Scott
Janice Haywood has beena member of the Black History Awareness Club for 4 years. She and Kirk have been married for 12 years and her 2 lovely children, Landyn and Grayson are age 8 and 11. Janice is originally from Iowa and graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree on Occupational Therapy. She corrently works with pediatrics in the public school as well as a private school for children with Autism. Janice has a passion for suporting her community, her culture, and helping the youth in many areas. She has served as a volunteer soccer coach, she is a preschool teacher at her church, has coached track and field, and has served on various boards within different organizations. Janice lives by the advice the late Mahatma Ghandi:"Be the change that you wish to see in the world". "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" ~ Ghandi
Terri Ransom is a 15 year resident of Bolingbrook. Her involvement with the Community Wide Black History Month Celebration started when she was the President of Jack and Jill of America Incorporated., West Suburban Chicago Chapter. Terri has been involved since then and is currently serving as the Program Director for The Black History Month Awareness Club. Terri is one of the founders of the SOS Investment Club; She was Treasurer for the Panther Sports Club and a Girl Scout Troop Leader for Girls Scouts of Chicago and Northwest Indiana. Her volunteer efforts also include DuPage County NAACP, DuPage County ACT-SO,Bolingbrook Power Connection, Mutual Ground Inc., and Marie Wilkinson Child Development Center in Aurora, IL. she is a member of DuPage AME Church in Lisle, IL and currently works as an IT Project Manager Consultant at FIS here in Bolingbrook. She has been married to Michael Ransom for 20 years and they have a daughter Lauren Ransom a freshman at Howard University in Washington DC and a son Michael Jr., a freshman at Plainfield East High School. She believes in Family First and her favorite quote is,” A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Jackie Robinson
Anita Kontoh Scott is a long-time resident of Bolingbrook and a Managing Partner of Kontoh Scott &Associates, P.C., a small law firm in Bolingbrook concentrating in family law, real estate matters, personal injury, criminal law and other legal matters.
Ms. Kontoh Scott earned her Juris Doctorate from (Bloomington) Indiana University School of Law. Ms. Kontoh Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Business Administration from Adrian College located in Michigan. Ms. Kontoh Scott is an alumni of Bolingbrook High School. Ms. Kontoh Scott has been practicing law for over 15 years. Ms. Kontoh Scott was sworn into the United States Supreme Court Bar. Ms. Kontoh Scott was named Bolingbrook 2012 Female Citizen of the Year. Ms. Kontoh Scott is very involved in the community. Ms. Kontoh Scott is a current member of the Bolingbrook Rotary Club, as well as a past president. Ms. Kontoh Scott is a founding member of the Black Bar Association of Will County, member of the DuPage County Bar Association, and chair of the DuPage NAACP Legal Redress. Ms. Kontoh Scott is also a founding member of the Black History Month Awareness Club, Inc
Bernard is a Brooklyn, New York native and resident of Bolingbrook since 1979, IL. married to Monica Winston and they have two daughters Adair and Kendall Winston.With 15+ years of combined financial sales, employee benefits and provider relations experience at United Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Bernard currently is a licensed financial and life insurance advisor for Twin Benefits & Financial Solution Inc.. He provides retirement programs, savings, kid’s college fund programs and life insurance for the Government, State, Postal, CTA and Chicago Public School employees.
As a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity Inc.,(life member since 1991), Bernard held positions as Treasurer, Assistant Director of Education Activities, IL Pan-Hellenic Council Representative and Community Liaison. His local community involvement includes serving as President and Co-Founder of Bolingbrook Black History Month Awareness Club. Member of the Bolingbrook Exchange Club and Victory Cathedral Worship Center
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed Booker T.Washington
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