Bridging Together Hope
Coming together from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals in the for-profit and nonprofit sector is the backbone of The Neighborhood. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible board members.
Cameron Fontaine - Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Fontaine Concierge
Cameron G. Fontaine’s commitment to service was instilled as a student at MIlton Hershey School. MIlton and Catherine Hershey’s school created an opportunity for Cameron and other youth to receive a world class educational experience at no cost. This profound example of philanthropy inspired him to serve others within his own capacity.
After high school Cameron pursued an education in architecture which fed his creative and design appetites while introducing him to the business of real estate development. Along the journey, Cameron developed a passion for entrepreneurship and began forging his own path of discovery. After exploring many diverse endeavors he now finds himself as an owner of 3 growing businesses. Fontaine Concierge: a unique wedding service curating unique tailored experiences for grooms parties, Tessuto Gervais: a bespoke suiting and menswear lifestyle brand, and Tactical Development Group: a real estate development and construction firm.
Cameron connects with his community through his career experience, education, and fashion enthusiasm. The Newark, NJ native volunteers his time with Eagle Academy Newark students teaching entrepreneurship as a Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship certified instructor. He also is an active member of the Urban League of Essex County Young Professionals and My Brothers Keeper Newark.
Raised in Newark, NJ, Cameron is the eldest of nine children, and enjoys spending time with family and friends. The self professed sartorial sneakerhead, Cameron also enjoys traveling, ramen noodles, dancing like no one is watching, and folkstyle and freestyle wrestling. He loves listening to podcasts and has even started his own called More Than Smoak. Cameron is also a foster parent and currently has a placement of young twins.
Angela King - Founder of Aging 100
With experience working for local nonprofits and with the biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical industry, Angela has an extensive background in community outreach, member engagement, planning & executing numerous events and marketing & social campaigns, donor stewardship, volunteer management and previously serving as the administrator for a biotechnology angel investor network. Angela also has experience working with local tech & health tech startups, investors, entrepreneurs and the largest digital publication for startup news in the Southeast.
As a first-generation college graduate, Angela received a Master of Public Administration in Healthcare Administration and Policy and Nonprofit Management from Auburn University Montgomery. Prior, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also successfully completed her certification in nonprofit management, through the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, and is nationally recognized as a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP). After years of proudly volunteering with senior citizens, Angela launched her nonprofit, Aging 100, as an effort to help senior citizens reach the age of 100 and beyond. Angela volunteers extensively through local nonprofit groups and although she is not a big football fan, she enjoys cheering "Roll Tide" when Alabama plays.
Anthony Gary - Founder and Creative Director of Truth the Creative
Anthony "Truth" Gary has successfully utilized his education and natural gifts to be a stunning photographer in both analog (film) and digital platforms. This has resulted in various opportunities to work alongside a plethora of nationally renowned organizations, festivals, corporations, and his most passionate field—non-profit entities; Sol Fusion LLC (OneMusic Fest), Complex Media, The National Urban League, AfroPunk, LitCulture, and Center for Civic Innovation are just a few.
Proudly born and raised in Atlanta, Ga, Truth makes it a priority to visually address pertinent issues throughout the city to better its existence. His most recent project is his stunning book, I am Human: Forgotten in Atlanta, which documents the underrepresented realities behind Georgia capital’s homeless. Truth says, “I Am Human is a project that seeks to uncover the memoirs of humans in the shadows, and to fill in single words used to describe these sons, daughters, mothers, fathers and veterans with the stories that surround them.” He adds, “It’s a project that captures the narrative of our collective community and an opportunity to bring awareness to the tragedies that have befallen our forgotten humans of Atlanta.”
Look for Truth’s signature fedora and trail of stunning photos by following him on Instagram (@truththecreative), Twitter (@truththecreated), and his website (TruththeCreative.com). For inquiries, supporting his projects, and learning more about him, Truth can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Mfon Edet - Founder of The Neighborhood
Originally from the Atlanta metropolitan area, Mfon moved to the DC area in 2015 after receiving her Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Kennesaw State University; she received her B.S. in International Studies from Southern Polytechnic State University. She has worked and volunteered with various organizations in the DC and Atlanta area including the Latin America Working Group, the Siegel Institute of Leadership, Ethics, and Character, and the Alliance for International Reforestation. While currently working for a social justice nonprofit she is also a full-time graduate student at West Chester University, working on her doctorate in Public Administration.