WHO ARE WE
Destination Achievers Incorporated is made up of a team of professionals in the areas of Workforce Development, Youth Initiatives, and Logistics who saw a need to come together to provide necessary services to the community. With our combined experiences, we can provided our students with up-to-date and relevant information that will improve their education, job readiness skills and future endeavors.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Michael B. Alston, Chairman
Michael brings to the table 20 years of Transportation and Logistical experience. He understands the importance of using education to improve business processes and meet strategic goals. Through his dedication and commitment, Michael works to successfully to oversee and implement several key projects to ensure the success of DA’s workshops, events, and tasks that directly affected the bottom line. As a result, the organization is able to benefit from his efforts through new structures, policies and organizational balance.
Michael’s vision is to simplify any situation via his mantra “finding the problem, working the problem and resolving the problem”.
Anne Alston, President and Executive Director
Anne Alston is a person who is passionate about education. With more than 25 years of experience, Anne’s extensive background comes with the precision of providing Career Transition, Professional Development, Mentoring, and Empowerment Services. Her primary mission is to bring awareness to the importance of goal-driven preparation and works to educate our youth and adults in the areas of career, entrepreneurship, and job retention.
As an activist for adult/youth education, Anne actively participates as a workshop presenter Prince George’s County Public Schools, the Maryland Future Business Leaders Association, and the Maryland Roundtable for Education STEMnet program. She is also a Mentor with the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) for which she was awarded the UMUC Alumni Achiever Award for her dedicated service. Anne earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Technology and a dual Master’s of Science degree in Information Technology with a specialization in Information Assurance and CyberSecurity Policy from University of Maryland University College.
Paul Garwood, Vice President – Detroit, Michigan Region
“I work with individuals, clients, and employees who are miserable despite having success in life and are seeking to find or reignite their purpose.”
Paul Garwood is the Founder and Owner of Strive to Succeed Everyday and a Certified Master Trainer of “Empowering Parents of At-risk Males “Workshop and Adult Continuing Education Program. Paul is also the Founder of Team Legacy Detroit Basketball Club LLC working with Youth ages 9 to 18.
Paul is the Creator of The Push Through with Paul Garwood Radio Show which deals with the many issues of life.
With more than 30 combined years of Management Experience in the Criminal Justice, Airline, and Health Information fields and as a Certified Master Trainer, Paul seeks to Support, Mentor, Influence, Lead, and Empower Parents and Children.
Paul Garwood is a graduate of DeVry University with a Degree in Health Information Management and is a Registered Health Information Technologist. Paul is also a Life Empowerment and Life Transition expert.
Cheryl Seminara, Vice President – DC, MD and VA Region
Cheryl Ann Seminara serves as Campus Director for the renown University of Phoenix Arlington, Virginia campus. She is a nationally acknowledged subject matter expert in organizational and leadership development recognized in both the public and private sectors for achieving strong results through innovative practices. Among her many awards is the prestigious W. Edwards Deming Award for Excellence in Training.
As an industry-thought leader and business consultant specializing in strategic planning and organizational development, she helps C-level leadership come to consensus on their company’s desired culture and strategically guides them through the necessary actions to make that desired culture a reality. Cheryl has worked across diverse industries for organizations of all sizes, many of which are geographically dispersed and diverse in population.
Throughout her 30-year career, she has helped set the gold standard in such areas as identifying and implementing talent management strategies in support of sound hiring practices, innovative employee engagement, employee development strategies, retention programs that create stability and policy design and implementation.
Treasurer – Vacant
Secretary – Vacant
Community Outreach Coordinator (Detroit, MI and MD) – Vacant
If you are interested in joining our team, please review our Careers: Join Our Team site and submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.