The Treasured pearls foundation is managed by a 5-member Board of Directors. The Board of Directors are charged to utilize their authority as a Board in the interest of the Foundation and its stakeholders as lawful acts and means permitted by law, the Articles of Incorporation, or its adopted Bylaws.
Hailing from the windy city of Chicago, Dr. Pearl A. Pugh is a civilian Federal Government employee, serving the Department of Defense as The Chief of Organizational Health. Dr. Pugh holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from The University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (’12), Master of Science in Computer Science from Norfolk State University (’14), and a Doctor of Information Technology with a concentration in Project Management from Capella University (’19).
In addition to her government career, Dr. Pugh is the Owner and CEO of Treasures of Pearl, an online boutique providing synergy between crafting and fashion. Dr. Pugh is the wife of Terrence Pugh, a Software Engineer. Together they have two sons, Tahj and Tycen. Dr. Pugh is a woman grounded with high ethical standards, steeped in her faith to Christ. Dr. Pugh is a strong believer in meritorious academic achievement and a committed servant to the needs of her community. She takes pride in everything that she does.
“Trust God through the Process. Own YOUR process! ”
Raised by a single mother who was a United States Army Veteran, Brendina Rogers , developed a passion at an early age to give back and to value being a public servant to her country. Growing up Ms. Rogers traveled the world as a military child and experienced her mother deploy to different countries to ensure our nation was safe for its citizens.
Ms. Rogers received her Master of Science in Computer Science from Norfolk State University in 2011 and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Computer Networking from Norfolk State University in 2009. After graduation, she moved to Maryland where she has lived for the last 11 years and currently is a Lead System Engineer for the Federal Government.
Ms. Rogers currently resides in Glen Burnie, Maryland, with her amazing dogs Zoey and Georgia who keeps her entertained daily
Born abroad to military parents and raised in MD, Toinita Makle is currently a Lead Business Analyst (specializing in Salesforce). She has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a minor in Business Administration from Frostburg State University. Her support and involvement with VDAY, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, and World Vision are two causes close to her heart.
Toinita is a business owner, wife, and mother. Together Kelvin and Toinita have two sons, Kyrie and Taj. Her leadership, meticulousness, generosity, and care for others are a few traits she thrives in.
“You don’t wake up to be mediocre.”
Morgan Chavis is a proud native of Detroit, a wife, mother, and HBCU alumna of Hampton University. Post Morgan’s Business Management studies she budded in her corporate career
with a humble beginning at Target and climbed the corporate ladder at Amazon in Staffing Management and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Management. Though Morgan’s
formal studies landed her in a corporate arena, her passion from childhood has been hair artistry and cosmetology. She obtained her cosmetology license alongside her business studies
while at Hampton University and started a business, Lusso Salon, in 2019. After two years in business, Morgan exited Corporate America to embrace full-time entrepreneurship. This
transition incepted her second business, Lusso Extensions, an e-commerce organization selling hair extensions and custom wigs.
Morgan’s passion for service was instilled by her late mother, Sylvia Wilson, who made giving back and servitude leadership the forefront of Morgan’s upbringing. Throughout her youth,
Morgan learned service is a shared joy of all people and everyone has something to give. This concept has remained core as Morgan has matriculated through her career and adult life. She has served on the board of Rose Petals Youth Mentoring Program as well as dedicated service to Girl Scouts, INC from her youth to adulthood. Morgan has created Lusso Gives Corporation, a scholarship foundation for aspiring cosmetologists.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Yolanda relocated to Waldorf, Maryland in 2002 and currently resides in Brandywine, Maryland. In 1991, she graduated from Western Senior High School, the oldest all-female public high school in the United States. Attending Western instilled the foundation of sisterhood, higher education, dedication, and making boss moves, long before it became cliché. Students enter as girls and emerge as young women ready to take on the next phase of the journey. Yolanda went on to attend Bowie State University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and later a Master’s in Human Resources Development.
A newly appointed Senior Executive for the Federal Government. Her goal and passion is to “be the change” and an advocate for others who are often overlooked. Since joining the Federal Government in 2004, Yolanda has held several positions in Human Resources, including the Chief of Staff—responsible for operational processes, budget planning and execution, and talent management and Director of HR Compliance and Strategies—driving development and implementation of key human capital initiatives while ensuring alignment with laws, regulations, and policies. Yolanda’s work has been influential and recognized across the Human Resource within the Intelligence Community.