Garry Jedkins

Board President

Garry Jedkins, Board President and Co-founder of Broken Chains Awareness Development Group, is is a graduate of Texas Southern University and a Business owner in the Third Ward area of Houston, TX.   Garry's mantra is that "if you embrace the knowledge of your past, the direction toward the future can be seen more clearly". Broken Chains Awareness Development Group (BCADG) is a non-profit organization that provides cultural awareness programs and college scholarships to help local young men and women of the Greater Houston area recognize their true value, abilities and potential.

Georgia Provost


Georgia Provost, historian, public speaker, photojournalist and a consummate community volunteer/activist, holding a B.S. Degree from Texas Southern University - School of Technology. Georgia is president of Provost Studios, Texas' leading professional photographers.   She is an adviser and board member of organizations too numerous to list.  She is also a former college professor - Texas Southern University.  Georgia Provost is a lifetime member of TSU National Alumni Association and lifetime member of the NAACP.

Cederick Johnson


Cederick Johnson, co-owner/trainer of The Next Level Fitness health and fitness club, holds a B.A. degree from Rice University. He is a former special agent with H.P.D. and former Rice University star running back.   Cedrick Johnson is a member of the National Strength Coaches Association and is certified by The National Academy of Sports Medicine, Sam Houston Institute of Preventive Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.   

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Theresa Jedkins

Dr. Avonda C. Johnson

Dr. Elwyn Lee

Bishop Don Nelson

Lorenzo Butler