C.O.R.E. recognizes the concerns of disabled individuals and their families. We empower families with disabilities by stabilizing their support system. The mission of Collaborative Organization Representing Empowerment, Inc. (CORE) is to enhance the wellness and overall wellbeing of the families we serve.
Our Vision is to foster public awareness to the obstacles our families face and have overcome. Overall this will increase self-esteem, independence, and inclusiveness in the community. With the development of these characteristics our families can live a successful life as productive citizens. Ultimately removing financial barriers and limiting family poverty.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jeneice Goodwin, President, CEO, Founder, BSW
Is a single mother who lost her vision during her pregnancy due to a rare disease called uveitis. Due to insurance limitations Ms. Goodwin was unable to locate a uveitis specialist that accepted her insurance. As a result of lack of medical treatment, her vision worsened. While experiencing rapid vision lost she became a mother to a handsome little boy. After his birth and several unsuccessful surgeries, she became completely blind in the left eye and legally blind in the right eye. Through these challenging times, she quickly realized the lack of services available for disabled parents. While juggling motherhood, adjusting to vision lost, and being a fulltime student, she completed her bachelor’s degree in social work at Saint Leo University, Dade City Florida. In 2014 Jeneice dreamed of forming her own non-profit to help other disabled families. Jeneice’s challenges and success form CORE, Inc. However, Jeneice strongly believes that with Grace, faith and God she has been blessed to establish this innovative non-profit organization.
Beiro, Vice President
Mark Beiro is a fourth-generation native of Tampa, born in Ybor City and raised in West Tampa, whose voice has been heard on virtually every Tampa Bay area radio station over the past 40 years.
Beiro began his career in announcing at the age of nine and as a teenager moved into broadcasting by doing the play-by-play of various sports including everything from youth baseball "World Series" games to blow-by-blow championship boxing events.
Announcing professionally since the age of 13, Beiro has voiced hundreds of commercials (usually impersonating familiar celebrity voices). Beiro's broadcasting work includes minor league and spring training baseball work, professional wrestling and, for 15 years, was the "voice of jai-alai" throughout Florida frontons.
In 1988, Mark began working the talk show circuit in sports and became an invited guest on several Bay area talk shows as an informed source about topics ranging from the JFK assassination to TV trivia on such television classics like "The Twilight Zone."
Mark Beiro appeared regularly as a ring announcer on HBO, Showtime and on the "USA Tuesday Night Fights" and the very popular BattleBots on Comedy Central.
In July, 2002 all those activities slowly came to a halt when diabetes robbed him of his eyesight. He continued to announce from "memory" for two years until he could no longer continue.
During his blindness, he was elected to the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in the charter 2009 class.
On August 9th, 2012 Mark regained his eyesight threw surgical procedure thanks to Medicare and the skill of surgeon Dr. Ivan Suner.
Mark Beiro returned to the air in February, 2015 where he hosts Mid-Point Talk on community radio station WMNF-FM 88.5 every Tuesday Noon-1 PM.
George Ellis, Secretary, CRPS
A Veteran of USMC and USN Reserve, George has a compassion for people and helping people. Honest, trustworthy individual that continues to give his life in service. Attended National University, San Diego in general studies and University of Phoenix seeking BS in Healthcare Management. Over 25 years of Federal Service working with disable veterans, a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist by The Florida Certification Board and Certified in One to One WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan). Diverse in facilitating groups and one-to-one counseling in addition to over 20 years of customer service experience which include technical support in telecommunications. George was born in Albany, Georgia. Has lived in San Diego Ca, Oceanside, Ca, during military service station in Quantico, Va., London England, Naples Italy, Sicily, Camp Pendleton, Ca. and Okinawa Japan.
Tierce Lee, Treasurer, Event Coordinator and Fundraising Chair
Mr. Lee was born in the rural south during the civil rights movement and migrated north in hope of a better life. Mr. Lee ‘s parents moved him and his five siblings to Detroit, MI. where he was raised. He being the elder of the children was soon put to work in two of the family’s businesses, a café and tire shop. It is where he became develop as a young businessman. He was schooled in the Detroit public school system where he landed a spot in “Whos Who in American High School Students,” and became president of H.O.S.A. (Health Occupational Students of American). Upon graduation, Mr. Lee was offered a full scholarship into a medical program at Wayne State University; it was turned down, but later study medicine at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Having knowledge of the city’s poverty and crime challenges, he changed career path to community service where he helped others develop grassroots organizations within his community that assisted and alleviate some of problems that presented in the community. Mr. Lee leadership skills became apparent and was offer a temporary position as assistant Chaplain at a boy’s correctional center. Upon completion of assignment, Mr. Lee opened a church, called “Amazing Grace Christian Center,” and assisted with opening additional churches, including Agape Church of Detroit. During his tenor as an associate pastor at Evangel Ministries, which was one of the 4 churches he served at, he had opportunities to learn radio broadcasting and host an afternoon radio show at WLQV called “Evangel Echo’s.” Mr. Lee sat on the Board of Directors for three years, one of the first charter schools in Detroit known as “Dove Academy of Detroit.” Being well verse in the community because of church and radio broadcasting he quickly became an outstanding fundraiser and Chaplain for children’s programs, and needs. He continued his community work by aligning his efforts with such groups as “Angel Tree,” “Convoy of Hope,” “Festival of Trees,” “E.Y.E,” and “Single 4 Now.” In 2006, Mr. Lee began developing and distributing organic health and beauty products, in a company called “B.H.S. Mr. Lee owns trademarks for seven products available on market today.
Cathy Etheridge, Parliamentarian
Cathy has a psychology degree and is a certified chef through Cordon Bleu in Orlando Florida. As the mother of a disabled daughter, president and founder Jeneice Goodwin, she understands and acknowledges the obstacles individuals with disabilities and their families face. She utilizes her God given gifts and talents to nourish the mind body and soul of the individuals CORE serves in the community.
Keta Pickett, Hospitality Chair
Adrian Fountain- Board Member
Latoya Nesmith-Board Member