MSK is comprised of a volunteer-based Board of Directors, Advisory Board and Administrative Leadership team. Together we strategize, plan and facilitate the vision and mission of our organization programs to accomplish its mantra in moving women from average to excellence.


Dr. Toni Alvarado – CEO

Dr. Toni launched My Sister’s Keeper Foundation out of a deep desire to coach and develop women in their educational, personal, and professional lives. As a young woman discovering her own passion and calling, she learned the importance of mentors and peer support in identifying and reaching your dreams. She presently serves as Executive Director.

Dr. Toni is a Certified Leadership Coach and Consultant through Lifeforming Leadership Coaching, Inc. She has written articles and participated in many interviews and documentaries on the topics of Coaching and Mentoring Relationships, Leadership, Marriage and Family and Women in Ministry. She has written two books, Run and Not be Weary – The Pursuit of Purpose and Destiny, and A Woman’s Heart Devotional Journal. She holds a Master of Divinity from the Church of God Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Regent University. Presently she is co-pastor of Total Grace Christian Center with her husband, Bishop Johnathan E. Alvarado

Shermanetta Carter-CPA, CFO

Shermanetta provides financial management services to MSK, including developing and and maintaining timely and accurate financial statements and reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Shermanetta is also the owner of Integrity Accounting Services, LLC, where she serves small businesses and individuals. She is also Controller for the Atlanta Metropolitan Cathedral. Other positions held include Senior Auditor for Asset & Profit Management Group, LLC, and Tax Accountant for Ronald Blue & Co., LLC. Shermanetta holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Morris Brown College. She also served in the U.S. Military and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.

Auma N. Reggy, Esq. – Executive Board Member

Auma Reggy is Chief Counsel with McKesson Corporation’s Intellectual Property Group.  McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 11th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better.  At McKesson, Auma oversees the Trademark Group, responsible for global trademarks, copyrights, domain names, licensing, marketing and advertising review, and domain name and mobile application enforcement legal matters.  In addition, Auma heads up a cross-functional Domain Name Strategy and Management Task Force, a corporate-wide team composed of representatives from across the enterprise.  Prior to joining McKesson, Auma was a Partner with the law firm of Arnall Golden Gregory in Atlanta, Georgia.  Outside work, Auma works with several charitable organizations, including serving on the Board of Directors of The Kenya Project, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides resources and facilities for the health, education, and spiritual development of children at Mountain Park Academy in Nakuru, Kenya.  Auma received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and French from Eastern College and her Juris Doctorate with honors from Howard University School of Law in 1996.  Auma has traveled extensively, including to Antigua, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Curaçao, France, Germany, Grenada, Hong Kong, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, and the United Kingdom.


Kathy Grant

Heather Verstrate

Heather Verstraete resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota and works with Bloomington Public Schools, where she has served as a Coach with Community Education, Partnership Coordinator with Minnesota State University, Mankato, and a classroom teacher. She received her M.Ed. from Concordia University and is currently enrolled in a Doctoral program in Leadership at St. Thomas University. Heather is the founder of Pivotal Pathways, a professional development coaching business. She coaches people from various professional fields and specializes in education. In addition to her involvement in coaching and education, Heather serves as President of Board of Directors for her condominium association and on the Executive Board for My Sister’s Keeper Foundation. She participates in international mission trips, supports local charity events, and provides training and speaking. Heather’s Personal Life Statement is through authentic relationships and with integrity, to motivate others to take initiative in achieving their potential… to impact, influence, and inspire.

Petrina Martin

Allison Hornbuckle