Think & Profit Consultants are Lifelong Learners and Educators
BIOGRAPHY of TREVOR G MCKENZIE, MBA, ADMINISTRATOR: Trevor McKenzie is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of diverse industry experience, excelling in entrepreneurship and executive roles across various sectors. His success stems from tailored client services, addressing unique challenges, and generating substantial profits. Notably skilled in tax and business growth consulting, he serves business owners, executives, and individuals. Trevor's dynamic consulting approach offers adaptable solutions for navigating complex business landscapes. He's also committed to education, demonstrated by his role as an Adjunct Professor at a local Community College. This involvement expanded his practice, offering upskilling and reskilling services that align with employer needs for enhanced workforce performance. With an MBA in Finance from Marylhurst University and academic accomplishments, Trevor's expertise bridges academia, consulting, and industry leadership, contributing significantly to professional growth and business success. His dedication to education and track record of delivering results make him a valuable asset to any organization.
ADVISOR: • Eric C Malahoo, MD, PhD. Molecular scientist at the Rockefeller University, NY, NY USA
BIOGRAPHY of YVONNE ANGELA MCKENZIE, DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC Dr. Yvonne Angela McKenzie is a dedicated healthcare professional with a distinguished career spanning over two decades. With a rich background in clinical and management aspects of patient care services, she has made significant contributions to the fields of mental health, hemodialysis, and acute care/emergency room settings. Her expertise extends to patient assessment and monitoring, counseling, patient teaching, therapeutic/group sessions, electronic charting, and adept computer literacy. Education: •Doctoral Nursing Program: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/DNP, University of Massachusetts, 2019 - 2022 •Masters of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner, Purdue University, 2016 - 2019 •Masters of Science in Nursing: Education, University of Phoenix, 2010 - 2012 •Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix, 2007 - 2009 CAREER: Veteran’s Administration, Washington, D.C. Psychiatric Registered Nurse Specialist (11/2009-Present) •Providing acute psychiatric care for adult patients with diverse mental health, medical surgical, and addictive disorders. •Supervising professional and non-professional staff as Charge Nurse. •Participating in multidisciplinary treatment planning, nursing care plan development, and long/short-term goal identification. •Serving as a preceptor for newly hired RN staff and nursing students. •Instructing CPR as part of the Veteran’s Administration Education Department and supporting mandatory training seminars. Triage Nurse/Emergency Room (04/2019-06/2020) •Administering nursing care in an acute care/emergency room environment for patients with varied medical surgical and mental health issues. •Prioritizing care based on injury/illness severity and stabilizing patients promptly. •Collaborating with the emergency team to facilitate patient transfers and ensuring priority-based patient care. Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Clinical Nurse Specialist (12/2000-11/2009) •Providing hemodialysis and apheresis support to critically ill and chronic patients. •Conducting preceptor support, assessments, and patient education. •Serving on the Patient Educational/Safety Committees and fulfilling roles as Dialysis Access Manager and Safety Educational Manager. Prince George’s Community Hospital, Cheverly, MD Registered Nurse II/Critical Care (07/1999-01/2000) •Delivering direct patient care to critically ill patients in a high acuity setting. •Monitoring patients with continuous hemodynamic invasive and non-invasive techniques. •LINAC Care Services, Washington, D.C. •Home Care Supervisor (03/2017-04/2018) •Supervising skilled nursing and nursing aide staff, coordinating patient care, and liaising with physicians. •Conducting physical assessments, admissions, and re-evaluations. University of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. Adjunct Professor (5/2013-6/2015) •Instructing Dialysis Technician Studies and Phlebotomy courses within the workforce development program. •Creating course syllabi, conducting classes, preparing and grading assignments, and administering/grading exams. With a commitment to excellence, Dr. McKenzie exemplifies the values of dedication, knowledge, and compassionate care in her versatile and impactful healthcare career.
BIOGRAPHY of DEVON JOHNSON, MBA, INSTRUCTOR: Devon Johnson is a seasoned professional with over thirty years of experience, making him an asset to Think& Profit Consulting and all its stakeholders. Throughout his extensive career, he has acquired expertise in various disciplines, including Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Mortgage Loans, and Insurance. His diverse background and experience with multiple CPA firms engaged with both Government and Private Industries provide a competitive advantage to the students at Think& Profit Consulting. Devon's educational journey began at Stockton University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, setting a strong foundation for his future career. However, he didn't stop there and went on to pursue higher education at the University of Phoenix, where he successfully completed his MBA. Notably, the University of Phoenix is renowned for its innovative approach to online distance learning, and as a graduate, Devon has become proficient in utilizing Learning Management Systems (LMS). This expertise is of great value to the team at Think & Profit Consulting, as it enables efficient and effective upskilling and reskilling of both employees and employers seeking quality education. As a teacher, Devon finds immense gratification in educating students and professionals alike. His passion for teaching shines through as he imparts his knowledge and experience to individuals at various stages of their learning and careers. This dedication to education and development enhances the learning experience for students and helps professionals thrive in their respective fields. Devon's broad range of skills and academic background makes him a valuable resource for participating employers and students at Think & Profit Consulting. With a wealth of experience in accounting, auditing, taxation, mortgage loans, and insurance, he can provide practical insights and real-world applications to ensure that students are well-prepared for the demands of their chosen careers. Furthermore, his ability to bridge the gap between academic theory and practical application is highly beneficial to employers seeking skilled and knowledgeable talent. Devon Johnson's remarkable journey through the fields of accounting and finance, coupled with his passion for teaching and his dedication to education, makes him an invaluable team member of Think & Profit Consulting. His contributions enhance the learning experiences of students and the professional growth of employees, creating a positive impact on both individuals and the organizations they serve.
BIOGRAPHY of ESTHER LEWARS, Ed.S. Advisor, Instructor, Coach. Esther Lewars is a lifelong learner and educator. She values being helpful, creative, and authentic. She is a Newark Board of Education (NBOE) Supervisor, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Adjunct Professor, City of Newark Caribbean Commissioner, and Google for Education Certified Trainer. She is also the founder of Vernov Technology Group, LLC, which provides technology training and digital services. As a 21-year NBOE employee, she spent 18 years training teachers how to integrate technology in the classroom and providing computer instruction to students. Esther studied Information Systems at Rutgers University and NJIT. She was the Secretary and President of the West Indian Students Association at Rutgers University. She later obtained her MA in Computing in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Most recently she graduated from Seton Hall University with an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Education, Leadership, Management, and Policy. Her greatest professional experience was presenting at the 2018 Google Faculty Institute in Sunnyvale, California. Her biggest impact involves leading the 2017-2018 exploratory revision of the New Jersey Department of Education Students Learning Technology Standards to include Computer Science for all K-12 students. Her college years made her the perfect candidate to advocate for computer science for all students, especially black females. Esther believes that all students should enter college with the skills needed to confidently enroll in a programming class or decide on a tech-related major. Her greatest reward is seeing the success of her former Newark students and promoting her Jamaican/Caribbean culture. As the Caribbean Commission Public Relations Officer, she has organized celebratory milestones such as the Jamaica 60th Independence Flag Raising at Newark City Hall. She also hosts a television program on Newark TV/Channel 78 where she discusses topics geared toward Caribbean residents. Esther is the author of My Ultimate Self, How Death Became My Motivator. She is the proud mother of two amazing school-aged children, a rising ninth-grade son and a 12th-grade daughter. To her younger self she says “remain grateful, love, and believe in yourself. Challenges fuel our energy and drive us to greater pursuit of our intended purpose. It will all be okay.”
BIOGRAPHY of SHEILA E. SMALL, ESQ., PLLC Sheila E. Small is a seasoned attorney who practices out of her law office in New Rochelle, New York in the areas of real estate, immigration, business-corporate law, adoptions, divorce, and estate matters; and recently served as an Administrative Law Judge for the City of New York. Ms. Small developed a specialty in cooperative law and is a pillar in the Housing Development Fund Cooperative (HDFC) legal community due to her experience, service, and dedication. The HDFC is a unique limited equity cooperative, created by the law for low to median income shareholders. Ms. Small has provided legal services to HDFC(s) for over 30 years and is proficient in interpreting HDFC laws, rules, regulations, and procedures. She is a passionate advocate of justice and equality for the disenfranchised, marginalized and the victimized. She has represented well over five hundred HDFC(s) since 1990. Since that time, Ms. Small has labored tirelessly addressing the needs of HDFC(s), which are different and unique from the non-HDFC cooperative. While managing her law office, Ms. Small has proven to be an accomplished businesswoman, as a licensed real estate broker and mortgage broker. She speaks fluent Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese. She has studied and lived in Spain, traveled to Cuba, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Uruguay, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Albania, Montenegro, Greece, and Croatia; and worked on projects to improve the lives of minority communities in the South American countries of Uruguay, Venezuela, and Peru. She founded a non-profit organization to highlight the contributions of communities of African descent in South and Central America. Ms. Small’s dedication to service began in her formative years as a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee in middle school. In college, she worked with projects to end South African apartheid and universal discrimination and injustice. Subsequently, she worked diligently for over ten years with the Sea Island Committee of City College in Harlem to raise funds and awareness of the issues affecting victims of hurricane Hugo, and worked with Sea Island residents in South Carolina who were threatened with property losses due to real estate development and discriminatory practices. A strong proponent of community empowerment, Ms. Small works diligently with her neighborhood association, having served as its Vice-President and current President. She served on the Board of Commissioners of the New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority and was appointed Chairperson, where she has served for the nineteen years to improve the living conditions for residents of public housing. She served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Credit Union of the Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church. She worked with District 3 Councilman James Stowe on various issues and projects including, the Sex Offender Notification Policy and Round Table Discussions with the New Rochelle Police Department on Gang related activities. In 2010, Ms. Small ran for City Council in District 3, and placed second. An impassioned advocate of education, Ms. Small has taught business math, typing and business English to adult students in federally funded business schools and programs; and voluntarily taught Spanish, to elementary through high school students while leading a debate club and double dutch team for the students, which led to her receiving numerous honors and awards in recognition of her devotion to exemplary educational community leadership. Ms. Small’s record demonstrates her strong commitment to service. She is experienced, accomplished, dedicated, ready, willing and able to serve under a standard of nothing short of excellence. She is led by her strong spiritual faith and gives God the glory for her strength, accomplishments and achievement excellence. She is led by her strong spiritual faith and gives God the glory for her strength, accomplishments, and achievements.