Board of Directors

Meet Our Board of Directors 

V Sheree Williams, Executive Director

V. Sheree Williams

Sheree oversees the board by driving the mission through strategic planning and execution.

As a 16-year media veteran, she is a passionate journalist and storyteller, she’ll work with the board to drive revenue, increase donor contributions and global readership/listenership.

Leslie Brown

Leslie Brown

Leslie is a seasoned professional with a strong background in public health, with a focus on Black and Brown communities.

A wine enthusiast, she is a strong advocate for supporting spaces that amplify Black voices and will join GFDI’s board to support fundraising campaigns and lead donor engagement strategies.

Cary Wheelous, founder of Hayti

Cary Wheelous

Cary is a veteran business professional experienced in product, marketing and technology with a track-record of execution and innovation in building and driving digital business.

He is the founder of Hayti, an all-in-one mobile app delivering daily world Black news, business, health, sports, HBCU & more from Black publishers around the world and joins GFDI’s board to help drive global growth within its media platforms.