Meet The Team


Mike Chery


Executive Director

Mike brings with him over 25 years of leadership expertise in human services and community engagement, specializing

in professional development, equity and diversity training. Mike has served as board chair since 2017 and has steered the creation of POSE's strategic plan. Mike now serves as POSE's Executive Director.


Edward Carson

Board Member

Dean of Multicultural Education, 15 years of experience as an educator, academic, published author and history professor, specializing in Black studies and Christian Studies.


Kat Everett, M.Ed.


Co-Founder / Clerk


Dennis Everett Jr.


Co-Founder / President 

Dennis is an advocate, a multi-talented artist and passionate agent of change. He draws from his personal experiences to transparently inspire those in his community and beyond. Dennis has 10 years of attuned experience working in community based initiatives and an uncanny leadership style that has elevated his professional career. He is a strategic problem solver and has helped hundreds of businesses to improve their outcomes. Dennis is also a gifted public and motivational speaker interacting with various local and state level platforms ranging from convocations, symposiums, citywide prayers, restorative circles, spiritual life and recovery groups. Dennis is well known for his gift of strategic analysis, and his work with men, youth and returning citizens.

Educator, social justice advocate, curator, activist, writer, spoken word artist. Senior level Executive with over 22 years of refined experience in the human/social services field working in a variety of professional settings and levels including grassroots organizations, city, state, and federal entities, pub-lic k-12 schools, public and private higher education institutions. 10 years of diversity, equity, inclusion education experience cultivating and working with cross-sector teams locally, nationally and globally. Extensive community engagement and relationship development experience. Skilled in innovative approaches and transformative interdisciplinary pedagogy. Areas of expertise include; child welfare, trauma, addictions, mental health, family and community engagement, youth work, training & development, and promoting inclusive excellence.


Yonnie Collins

Board Member

Yonnie Collins is a nurse by trade and she know a bit about exercise science, but she loves to get involved in the community! She also serves as the secretary of the NAACP's Merrimack Valley Branch, as well as Co-chair of the NAACP'S Burgeoning High School Youth-Council. Yonnie loves coaching and is currently a high school Assistant Track Coach.
For fun, she loves to work out, laugh on or at her phone, and learn new things! 


Marc Mannheimer

Board Member

Marc Mannheimer, a native of New York City, lives and maintains a studio in Bradford, Mass. He is a Professor of Art at Northern Essex Community College where he teaches courses in Studio Art and Creativity.  He has taught at every level from Kindergarten through Graduate school and greatly enjoys interacting with his students. He looks to be as involved as he can in the local community in numerous ways having been a House Captain with Rebuilding Together, formerly Christmas in April, since their inception over 25 years ago and has built and installed many handicap access ramps. He is very excited to be able to bring his experience and expertise to POSE and looks forward to being as involved as possible.


Kalila Foster


Logistics Specialist, 15 years of administrative experience, expertise in international import and exports.

Advisory Team


Jill Story

Jill Story, Ed.D., is the Social Studies Department Chair for Masconomet Regional School District. She has twenty years of teaching experience at the secondary level, where she has taught courses in United States and World History, Civics, and Government. She also teaches undergraduate history courses at Southern New Hampshire University. A member of the Haverhill Education Coalition, she is a resident of Haverhill and has three children enrolled in Haverhill Public Schools. She holds a Doctorate in Education from Northeastern University.


Bishop Leroy Bean

Bishop Leroy Bean is the Founder of C.A.R.T.E.L. (Challenging And Reclaiming the True Essence of Life) outreach, which promotes an anti-gang, anti-violence philosophy among the Bermudian population. Bishop Bean is also Founder of Transfiguration Ministries Safe House, a program for men struggling with substance abuse disorder. Bean's specialty areas include antisocial behavior, gang mentality, addictions, youth work, government law, and public policy. Bishop Bean holds a BA in Psychology, a Master's degree in Family and Addiction Counseling and a second Master's degree in Government Law and Public Policy.


Janice Williams

Jan is a Professional Museum Director with an extensive experience in institutional leadership, community engagement, and historic preservation. Jan is the Director of Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill, Ma. where she has led for the past 13 years. Jan hold a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois.