Meet The C.O.R.E

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Desmand Washington

Chief Operations Officer

Desmand Washington is ALL BLACK’s Chief Operations Officer and ensures that internal structures and processes support All Black’s mission and strengthen the work. His extensive background in entrepreneurship and law enforcement provides him the skill set required to successfully oversee human resources, contracts, client relations, travel, research and development.

 

Currently, he serves and protects as a Deputy Sheriff in Florida, where he has been recognized with the “Life Saving Award” for saving a life while on duty, along with earning numerous promotions. He also spearheads the management of several community events and cultivates community relationships with partners/vendors.

Desmand  is a graduate of Bethune-Cookman University and obtained his Masters' Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. 

“Be the change you want to see in the world and do unto others as you want done to you.” - Desmand

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Tara "Coach T" Gibson

Chief Executive Officer

As the brainchild of ALL BLACK, Tara oversees the strategic positioning and growth of the organization and shares ALL BLACK’s commitment to service and inclusion. Holding two decades of experience, she is a skilled executive with strong collaborative and administrative skills. She has a long-proven track record of working with individuals and organizations to advance their mission, and has worked throughout her career to coach others and help them achieve their goals.  

Tara’s passionate experience and skill has evolved into a servant leader with a corporate mindset to help others in a greater way.

Tara is a graduate of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.

“I have such an unquenchable desire to impact our youth and the communities in which they live. Leading ALL BLACK will be an accumulation of my life’s work and my desire to leave a legacy.” - Coach T

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Jasmine Smith

Student Operations Intern

As ALL BLACK's Operations Intern, Jasmine Smith shares the same values of inclusion, service, and having a positive impact on local communities. She will not only enhance the effectiveness of ALL BLACK's operations team, but bring more creative ideas that will help with the progression of disenfranchised communities. Prior to working with the ALL BLACK team,  Jasmine was a mentor at a local elementary school. She remains active as a Nike Community Ambassador, a basketball coach and trainer, and a reoccurring volunteer for the Daytona Beach Boys and Girls Club. Her ongoing involvement with the younger generation serves the purpose of being a role model that is an example that they are more than a stereotype and can make a difference in themselves and in their community.

 

Jasmine is a senior at Florida International University in Miami, FL. Her expected graduation date is Summer 2022.

"Everything negative- pressure, challenges- is all an opportunity for me to rise."- Kobe Bryant