Board of Directors
Michael G. Horsey Chairman of The Board
Michael G. Horsey is the managing partner of the Philadelphia office of Mitchell & Titus, a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Limited. He is the market leader for the firm’s Private Client Services. Michael is a certified public accountant in Pennsylvania as well as other states.
Michael has over 30 years of experience in audit, taxation, and financial analysis. Prior to joining Mitchell & Titus, Michael spent several years at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and Johnson & Johnson Co. Michael received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.
James Sanders Vice Chairman / Secretary
James Sanders is currently Vice President of Commercial & Industrial Lending at Customers Bank; previously he was Vice President of Government Guaranteed Lending and Commercial Loan Officer at Cape Bank. Prior to Cape Bank, Mr. Sanders spent 7 years with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency Business Center in Philadelphia, Pa. which is operated by a public-private-partnership with The Enterprise Center.
Bobby L. James Basileus Ex-Officio
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Elmore C. Phillips Treasurer
Elmore was born in Philadelphia, PA., but raised in Morton, PA. just west of the City. His early education started in the Morton elementary school system and he attended the Ridley Township District High School for his secondary education. Upon graduation, he enrolled in Lincoln University and majored in General Business, with a concentration in Accounting. At the end of his freshman year, he became interested in fraternity life and pledged Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. In the fall of his sophomore year, he was initiated into the Fraternity. Upon graduation, he took a position in the Treasury Department of the Dupont de Nemours and Co. in Wilmington, DE.
Darwin R. Beauvais Legal Counsel
Darwin R. Beauvais concentrates his practice in zoning and land use as well as local government affairs. In his practice, he works closely with elected officials and municipal agencies for the benefit of his clients. Prior to joining Zarwin Baum, Darwin was legislative counsel to the Majority Leader of Philadelphia’s City Council. In addition, he is one of the few attorneys in the region who is certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED® AP). This designation qualifies him as having a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles.
Darryl Blackwell Scholarship Chair Ex-Officio
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Sidney A. Estes Chairman-Emeritus
Initiated Into Omega Psi Fraternity, Inc. at Gamma Epsilon Chapter (Hampton University) April, 1960
- BS- Hampton University
- MSW- Temple University
- Currently Retired
- Philadelphia Office of Mental Health -Mental Health Program Analyst
- Friends Neighborhood Guild -Director of Family Services
- Crime Prevention Association -Director, West Philadelphia Community Center
Dr. Stephen R. Cox, Ph.D. Director
Mr. Stephen R. Cox graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Atmospheric Sciences in 1974 and a Master of Science degree in Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering in 1976. He is the founder and developer of the Greater Philadelphia Region Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (Philadelphia AMP) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Philadelphia AMP that is a tri-state (Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware) alliance of nine higher education institutions whose mission is to substantially increase the quantity and quality of underrepresented minority students, in particular, African American, Hispanic and Native American students receiving baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and subsequently, entering graduate school to attain doctoral degrees.
Charles M. Brown, Jr. Director
Brother Charles Moorman Brown Jr. is retired after 37 years with the School District of Philadelphia. During his tenure he was Athletic Director, Department Chair of Health Education, Instructor of Health and Physical Education, Head Coach of Varsity Baseball, and Head Coach of Varsity Basketball.
Brother Brown was born and raised in Philadelphia and graduated from Central High School where he played Baseball, Basketball, and Football.
William A. Smith Director
William A. Smith has worked in the financial services industry for more than 40 years. At Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, his management responsibilities include the growth of community and economic development and CRA compliance initiatives for the Eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Southern New Jersey regions. He provides technical and financial assistance to the Philadelphia region’s communities and organizations in financial structuring with emphasis on housing and economic development projects for low- and moderate-income persons and business ventures. Mr. Smith’s previous responsibilities include management oversight for more than $750 million in community development programs and initiatives.
Harold T. Epps Director
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Darrell Giles Director
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Dr. William H. Harris, Ph.d. Emeritus
William H. Harris was born in Winston-Salem, N.C. He is the holder of an AB degree in Economics, two master degrees and the Ph.D.
Bill was wounded in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart.
He was formerly employed as a professor at Rutgers University.
David R. Benson Webmaster
David R. Benson was born in Darby Township, Pa. and graduated from Darby High School. He attended Howard University on a 4 year scholarship where he majored in Mathematics and Physics. He was commissioned through the ROTC program and served in the US Army Artillery as a First Lieutenant in the Guided Missile School at Ft. Sill Oklahoma where he was chief of the Propulsion Instructional Section for Ground to Ground missile systems.
Mr. Benson worked at Sun Oil Company as a software engineer before becoming an independent consultant.