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Our Team

Board of Directors
Resource Council


DEREK JETER, Founder and Chairman
DR. S. CHARLES JETER, Vice Chairman


DAVID ADDAMS, Graustein Memorial Fund
RACHEL ASCHER, Goldman Sachs
JEFF BARKER, Bank of America
KIMBERLY BARR, Bronson Healthcare Group
PHIL CARRA, Apjohn Group
KIM DITOMASSO, Ditto Consulting
DAVID FEIN, Standard Chartered
GREGORY J. FLEMING, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Investment Management
LAUREN GOLDSTEIN, East Harlem Tutorial Program
SCOTT HOCEVAR, Scott's Sports Cards, Coins & Jewelry
MARTHA KORMAN-ZUMWALT, American Reprographics Company
TODD SMITH, Todd Smith Consulting, Inc.
TIM TERRENTINE, Southwest Michigan First
GEOFF WALKER, Brand2Gether Consulting Group, LLC
GREGG WALKER, Sony Corporation


FRANLI GUZMAN, Program Director
JENNIFER YOUNG HEYMOSS, Kalamazoo Jeter's Leaders Program Director
ALYSSA MOON, Kalamazoo Jeter's Leaders Program Coordinator
BETTY WILTSHIRE, New York Jeter's Leaders Program Director
SIMONA VAREIKAITE, New York Jeter's Leaders Program Coordinator
JUAN OZUNA, Development Assistant
TRINA PERRINEAU, Operations Manager
KARINA RIVERA, College Intern

Sharlee Jeter began her involvement with the Turn 2 Foundation in 1996 as a high school volunteer. At the age of 18, Sharlee was named to the Board of Directors, and during college, she interned with the Foundation on summer and winter breaks. In 2002, she joined the Foundation full-time as program director, developing a number of successful initiatives, including a partnership with The St. Joseph's School for the Deaf in the Bronx that led to the integration of the deaf into many Turn 2 programs and events in New York and Michigan.

Sharlee proved to be a tremendous asset to the organization and was promoted to director of development in 2004, managing fundraising initiatives and corporate partnerships. In 2007, Sharlee was named vice president of the Turn 2 Foundation, and in February 2010, took over the reins as president.

In her current role, Sharlee oversees the day-to-day operations of the Foundation, with a focus on fundraising and development. Additionally, Sharlee manages all corporate partnerships, oversees Foundation consultants and acts as a liaison with the Foundation's Board of Directors and Resource Council. To that end, one of her key responsibilities is to ensure Derek Jeter's new and current business partners and ventures align with his philanthropic efforts.

As president of Turn 2, Sharlee has identified innovative ways to build the organization, creating special fundraising and program events that further promote the Foundation's mission, and forging key branding opportunities and partnerships that have increased exposure and corporate support. Under her leadership, the Foundation saw its 18th Annual Dinner generate a 72 percent increase in revenue from its previous gala, and welcomed new corporate partners including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Haddad Brands, Movado, Highland Mint and PNC Bank. Most recently, after 11 years of hosting the Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic in Tampa, Florida, Sharlee forged a relationship with ICON International and JP Sports + Entertainment to create the Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational in Las Vegas, which guarantees $1 million for the Foundation.

The Foundation has successfully channeled that fundraising power into results as demonstrated by its signature initiative, the Jeter's Leaders, a leadership development program for high school students that has seen 100 percent of its participants go to college upon graduating the program since 2008, and has placed Leaders in 135 paid internships over the last five years. The organization's full-time staff has also included five Jeter's Leaders alumni.

Finally, Sharlee's efforts on behalf of the Turn 2 Foundation ensured Derek Jeter's final season in Major League Baseball was a banner year for the organization. Working with partners across the worlds of sports, business and media, Sharlee played a central role in elevating the profile of Turn 2, which is now among the most visible non-profit organizations in the United States.

Sharlee oversees the children's division of Jeter Publishing, an imprint of Simon & Schuster launched in 2014 that has released New York Times Bestsellers The Contract and its follow-up, Hit & Miss. Sharlee graduated in 1997 from Kalamazoo Central High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 2001 from Spelman College in Atlanta. Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Sharlee currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her son Jalen.

FRANLI GUZMAN, Program Director
Franli Guzman began his affiliation with the Turn 2 Foundation as a baseball coach at Camp Sussex in 2005. He continued as a baseball coach at the New York City Baseball Clinics from 2006-10 before joining the Foundation staff in July 2011. As Program Director, Franli today is responsible for overseeing and evaluating all program operations. He also works to compile and edit content for the Turn 2 website and magazine. Franli earned a degree in sociology from Stony Brook University in 2009. He was born in the Dominican Republic and currently resides in New York City.

JENNIFER YOUNG HEYMOSS, Kalamazoo Jeter's Leaders Program Director
Jennifer Heymoss joined the Turn 2 Foundation in December 2013 and currently is Program Director for the Kalamazoo Jeter's Leaders Program. In this role, Jennifer develops program activities and manages the implementation of the Jeter's Leaders program in Kalamazoo, ensuring participants achieve program objectives.

Jennifer has worked across Kalamazoo as a Humanities teacher for sixth- through eighth-grade students and as a high school English teacher, where she developed integrated curriculums in English, History and Social Justice. She also consulted with faculty to create a scope for K-8 Social Studies and Language Arts.

Originally from Saginaw, Michigan, Jennifer holds a Master's degree in Socio-Cultural Studies of Education and a Bachelor's degree in English Education from Western Michigan University. An active tri-athlete, she enjoys running, biking, swimming, reading, writing, concerts and animals. Jennifer lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with her husband and their two rescue dogs.

ALYSSA MOON, Kalamazoo Jeter's Leaders Program Coordinator
Alyssa Moon joined the Turn 2 Foundation in March 2015 as Program Coordinator for the Kalamazoo Jeter's Leaders program. In this capacity, Alyssa works with high school students to assess their needs while promoting academic achievement, healthy behaviors and creating social change. Additionally, she helps her students prepare for the next stage in their lives through career exploration, college readiness and working to develop their leadership skills.

Prior to Turn 2, Alyssa taught high school English for eight years. During that time, she also served as a class advisor, and co-wrote a social justice and diversity curriculum rooted in community culture. Her dedication to her students extended beyond the classroom, where she served as a coach and sports announcer, started a talent show, and planned a variety of after-school activities including fundraisers, pep rallies and an academic awards program.

Born and raised in Lowell, Michigan, Alyssa earned her Master's degree in Online Education and Athletic Leadership from Michigan State University, and her Bachelor's degree in English Education and Physical Education from Western Michigan University. Alyssa enjoys traveling, reading, cooking and cycling. She lives in Kalamazoo with her husband and step daughter.

BETTY WILTSHIRE, New York Jeter's Leaders Program Director
In 1997, high school sophomore Betty Wiltshire was selected as a member of the inaugural Jeter's Leaders class. After her four-year tenure as a Jeter's Leader, she continued to work for the Turn 2 Foundation as an intern while attending college. Upon graduation, Betty joined the organization full time as the New York Jeter's Leaders program coordinator. In her current role as director of the program, Betty's responsibilities include the implementation and supervision of the leadership development program, assessment of students' needs and program activities. Her intimate knowledge of the program from her years of participation enables her to continue to grow this highly successful initiative on behalf of the Foundation. Betty is a 2007 graduate of Medgar Evers College, where she received a bachelor's degree in business management. Betty was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y.. She now lives in Far Rockaway, N.Y.

SIMONA VAREIKAITE, New York Jeter's Leaders Program Coordinator
Simona Vareikaite is a 2012 graduate of Northeastern University where she obtained a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. As Program Coordinator, Simona is instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the Jeter's Leaders Program. Working in conjunction with the Program Director, she serves as the liaison to the parents and students, as well as facilitates workshops and activities that enhance the growth of program participants. Simona is from Panevezys, Lithuania, and currently resides in the Bronx, New York.

JUAN OZUNA, Development Assistant
Juan Ozuna joined the Turn 2 Foundation in November 2013 as Development Assistant. In his new role, Juan assists with coordinating all aspects of the Foundation's special events and planning meetings. He is also responsible for supporting the Director of Development with activities, fundraising efforts and administrative duties.

Prior to joining Turn 2, Juan served as a compensation analyst for AIG Advisor Group, where he worked with the accounting department to complete financial deposits and provided solutions to various issues to meet the needs of his client base. He also worked as an event intern for New York Urban League, helping to manage the Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities Football Classic.

A New York native who was raised in the Bronx and is fluent in Spanish, Juan received a Bachelor's degree in Business Management & Leadership and Business Marketing with a minor in Philosophy from Le Moyne College. He currently resides in Harlem, New York.

TRINA PERRINEAU, Operations Manager
Trina Perrineau joined the Turn 2 Foundation in May 2014. As operations manager, she is responsible for ensuring the business and administrative protocol of the Foundation's offices, programs and events are run efficiently. Trina will play a key role in assisting the Foundation with internal and external communications, strategic development and human resources.

Before joining the Turn 2 Foundation, Trina was responsible for administration and business development at The Marino Organization, a full-service public relations firm in New York City. She says she is most proud of her work with individuals and organizations that aim to affect positive change in the world.

A native New York, Trina was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Queens. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her dog, Chicote, and is a graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.

Since its launch in 1996, the Turn 2 Foundation has awarded more than $20 million to create and support signature programs that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol and "Turn 2" healthy lifestyles. Learn more »

Social Change Project
The Project is an event created to share one of the Foundation's principles with communities. Learn more »

Turn 2 Foundation Dinner
The 19th Annual Turn 2 Foundation Dinner will take place Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. Purchase sponsorship »

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