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Dr. Auset Maryam (Mama Auset)
Founder & Executive Director

Mama Auset is a board certicifed holistic health practitioner, from ALOP. With an emphasis on holistic and indigenous methods of psychology, her approach to every aspect of life is to purge, learn, heal, grow, and trust the process. She received her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from High Tech High. She intends to receive a Juris Doctorate or another Doctorate from an HBCU.  

As a trusted community leader, Mama Auset is the Head Consultant of Healer Auset Maryam and has developed individual, couple, family, and whole community programs and curriculum that have graduated many successful leaders. She is also the CEO of Organizational Equity Solutions, a consulting firm committed to aiding education, businesses, organizations, and start-ups in being equitable to who they hire and who they serve.

VPAC SERVICE: Mama Auset is the visionary and leader of the VPAC vision, mission, principles, programming, and execution. As the leader of the Executive Team, she will assure as the VPAC network of independent schools expand, all executive expectations are met to implement. She answers directly to the Board of Directors.

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Mama Auset is a proud fellow/participant of:

Sacred Woman, 2005

Family Leadership Training Institute & Facilitator (FLTI) 2015-2016
Mental Health First Aid Adult 2016,

Mental Health First Aid Youth/Child 2016,
Moonshot 2017

4.0 Schools 2018

Camelback 2018

New School Venture 2018-2020

Emerge 2019

High Tech High New School Creation 2020

EEC African American Psychologist Association 2021
HTH GSE 2022

Course/Curriculum Designed:

Chakra Course/Instructor


VPAC Curriculum


Anti-Racist and Accomplice


Board Service:

Urban League of Metro Denver Board Chair

RISE 5280 Board President

Liberate Academy Charter School Board Chair

Aurora Cultural Affairs Commission 

  Women Foundation of Colorado- Women of Color Fund


Dr. Thomas Bouknight (Baba B),
Associate Director

Baba Bouknight holds Juris Doctorate, from Texas Southern; a Master of Arts in Education for Curriculum and Instruction Design and a Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration, both from Concordia University; A Master of Arts in Education Technology; and a Bachelor of Arts in political science 
Certifications: Mid Management Administrator PreK-12; Elementary Self Contained 1-8;

Elementary History 1-8

Certification Programs: Graduate Studies/ Mid-Management
Elementary Education Certification (Texas Southern University)


VPAC SERVICE: Baba Bouknight guides the alignment of VPAC operations. As an Executive Team Member, he will assure as the VPAC network of independent schools expand, all School Leaders are coached and lead in the VPAC Educational Model.

Mwalimu LeRoyna Edwards (Mama Kaiti),
Curriculum Coordinator

Mwalimu LeRoyna Edwards M.Ed, spiritually known as, Kaiti Sekhem en Ankh Madjar is a community mother, wholistic educator, youth activist, yoga instructor, entrepreneur, and master joyologist. Kaiti always had a love for learning and she began teaching children at the tender age of 14. In 2000, she  graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors of Science in Natural Resources. She continued her teaching career by joining Teach For America, where she worked as a young enthusiactic teachers to ensure that, one day, all children in this nation will receive an excellent education. She has worked in the past 30 years as a tutor, teacher, health coach, yoga instructor, and youth advocate to ensure that in her lifetime the achievement gap will be eliminated. With a passion for service and progress, as well as a love for learning, her life purpose is rooted in the healthy development and holistic education of children and young adults. She is strongly committed to the pursuit and dissemination of right knowledge and furthermore, the expansion of pedagogy so that it encourages the growth of the whole child- mind, body, and spirit.   Kaiti is involved in holistic education in many leading-edge ways. She now homeschools her daughters and other children in her community. She is the founder of The Children Shall Lead Them Production, which is an Ohio nonprofit corporation. This culturally responsive holistic youth development program cultivates excellence in youth by offering exciting performing arts education integrated with liberation education which incorporates health & wellness, life skills, culture,  self-empowerment, and academic achievement through artistic creative expression.  


VPAC SERVICE: Mama Kaiti guides the alignment of VPAC curriculum. As an Executive Team Member, she will assure as the VPAC network of independent schools expand, and are working in the fidelity of curriculum development and design. 

Mama Anita 
Cleveland Head of School
The Early Steam Academy Private Charter School

Learn More about Mama Anita's VPAC VILLAGE here

Big Brother
Diego Gonzales

Dance Program Coordinator

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Big Sister
Jyia Ridley

Education Program Coordinator

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Jalil Ridley
Healing Circle Coordinator

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Mama Aubree 
Denver Dance Coach

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Mama Dani 
Atlanta Dance Coach

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Jamela Hayward
Youth Ambassador

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Anaya Muhammad 
Youth Ambassador

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Quini White
Youth Ambassador

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Jaye Comier- Board President
Aaron Phillips- Board Vice-President
Janette Marie- Secretary
Maurice Terrell- Treasurer 
Vacancy- Selection made in September meeting
Vacancy- Selection made in September meeting
Vacancy- Selection made in September meeting
VPAC Board meetings are every second Saturday of even months at 12pm MST 



Time:12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Every other month on the Second Sat

 February 10th, 2024 12:00 PM

    April 13th, 2024 12:00 PM

    June 18th, 2024 12:00 PM 

August 10th, 2024 12:00 PM

October 12th, 2024 12:00 PM

December 14th, 2024 12:00 PM

Lyriq Wilkins
Youth Ambassador

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Josiah Thomas
Youth Ambassador

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