Our Wonderful Board of Directors

Dr. Debbie Oliver/ President, Founder PHD,CCMT

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Harvest Tyme Food Ministries is a 501 (C)3 organization that was incorporated and founded in 1996 by Dr. Debbie Oliver a disadvantaged female farmer. Harvest Tyme is also a Veteran run organization.  Dr. Oliver grew up with parents who were farmers in the State of Alabama. She has been farming for 54yrs has a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Advocacy. She has worked with ACLU and The Southern Poverty Law Center assisting farmers in the State of Alabama.  Dr. Debbie Oliver Received the Presidents Volunteer Service Award in 2017.

Dr. Debbie Oliver has a Phd in Ministry and is a Certified Community Master Trainer, and holds 14 certifications in training for staff and leaders from Pearson Learning.  Dr. Oliver is also an accomplished Senior Manager that holds a safety certification to certify other farmers through the Cornell University safety training program. She is well experienced to lead the current and future growth of Harvest Tyme Food Ministries and help create new jobs in the Modular Self Sustaining ADA Compliant Live-Work-Play Communities  in Alabama and in other Communities around the Country.

Roger Bryant/ Vice President Vietnam Veteran

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Bishop Bryant is a Vietnam Veteran. Received The Presidents Volunteer Service Award in 2017. He grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Bishop Bryant comes from a long line of family of farmers from Georgia and Florida. He has been farming for 57yrs.  

Bishop Bryant has a DD in Ministry. Bishop Bryant also holds a safety certification to certify other farmers from Cornell University training progam. Bishop Bryant is a well-respected farmer and teacher of the youth in the area. Bishop Bryant  will be leading the effort to manage the technical aspects  for the Harvest Tyme Food Ministries Self Sustaining ADA Compliant Live-Work-Play Communities.

Kingsley Iyobebe/Treasurer

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Kingsley Iyobebe is a member of National Society of Accountants, National Association of tax Practitioners. Mr. Kingsley Iyobebe is also a veteran of the USA Air Force. Mr. Iyobebe is currently Owner and President of K&S Financial Group, Inc, an Alabama Accounting firm. Mr. Iyobebe also holds a Master’s & Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.  

Mr. Kingsley Iyobebe also served as a senior auditor for the Department of Defense in Washington DC. He also served as State Auditor for the Alabama Medicaid Agency. Mr. Iyobebe he is well experienced to lead the current and future growth of Harvest Tyme Food Ministries Accounting needs and issues as is grows.

Lucretia Thomas/ Secretary

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Lucretia Thomas is a license Insurance agent, she currently working as a secretary for her job and church. Mrs. Thomas has over 25 yrs.

 of secretary experience. She is well experienced to lead the current and future growth of Harvest Tyme Food Ministries

Dr. Barrett Vaughan/Live-Work-Play Community Liaison

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Dr. Barrett Vaughan is currently an assistant Professor at Tuskegee University and has a Phd in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and Michigan State University. Dr. Vaughan is  presently training and assisting farmers and veterans in farming.  

Dr. Vaughan also holds a safety certification to certify other farmers from the Cornell University training program. Dr Vaughan is a well-respected professor, trainer, teacher and facilitator. He is well experienced to lead the current and future growth of Harvest Tyme Food Ministries as the Lead Liason person.

Gwendolyn Harris Community/Outreach Coordinator

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 Gwendolyn Harris is currently a Financial/Farm Management Specialist. She has a Master of Science in Management from Faulkner University, and a BA in Finance from Auburn. She assists in promoting the USDA Programs by conducting loan clinics to identify potential farmers and ranchers in low income brackets for home and farm ownership, and repairs.

Lori Cummings/Media Supervisor

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Media Supervisor/Training for Veteran and farmers

  Lori Cummings is a very effective Project Coordinator Organized, self-motivated, trainer, communications professional with over 10 years in management, business development, social media, marketing, fundraising and public relations. Business Development, Recruiting, Sales, Marketing, Weekly Profit Reports & Projections, Manage Offices & Employees. ARIEL MEDIA GROUP, LLC, COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST, TV Producer & Host, Research, Documentary Writer, Interviewer, Organize events: Developed Membership program with10k + members, Presentations & Training. Lori Cummings was nominated for an Emmy: 2009. EDUCATION Eastern Oregon university: Double Major: communications: Political Science, 2002 BS. Lori Cummings is well experienced to lead the current and future growth of Harvest Tyme Food Ministries 

Shannon Grant/ Office Manager

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QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS • Interpersonal/Communication Skills/Quick Learner • Organizational/Time Management Skills • Customer Service/Sales/Marketing • Banking/General Ledger • Mortgage Banking/Compliance • Computer Skills: Windows, Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel (Accounting), Lotus Notes, Quark, Adobe PhotoShop, and all basic functions of office computer equipment. Shannon has 22 plus year in office management well-respected in her area of, trainer, teacher and facilitator. she is well experienced to lead the current and future growth of Harvest Tyme Food Ministries 

Susan Crawford Assistance to President

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• 10 Years of Experience in Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Customer Service and Debt Collections

• 10 Years of Experience in Call Center

• Management and Debt Collections 10 years

• Strong Personnel

• Strong Customer Service

• Public Speaking

• 10 years Customer Service

• 11 year Assisting Harvest Tyme President

Susan Crawford have six years in customer service call center, debt collection, team leading/managing, and coaching, training and developing. I have also managed over several employees at one time. Susan Crawford has well-developed communication and customer service skills through her prior experience. Susan Crawford have efficiently plan and manage multiple assignments to meet tight deadlines for pass jobs and Harvest Tyme President for 11yrs. also a proactive problem-solver, punctual and I believe in team work.

11 Years of Experience in Debt Collections and Customer Service, Clerical and Supervising. I have received in-house training in coaching and training employees as well as staff. My experiences have offered me the opportunity to advance in varies areas. Also, my experiences have made me privy to critical thinking by following company procedures always and thinking outside of the box. Susan Crawford is well-respected in her area of, trainer, teacher and facilitator. she is well experienced to lead the current and future growth of Harvest Tyme Food Ministries

Shedarren Fanning/Security Supervisor

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 • First responder certification, (2004) • EMT basic certification (2008) • Active shooter response course • Mobile Field Force Training/unit • Extended law enforcement Cert • Mobile Field Force Certified/Riot team • Police cyclist course • Field Investigation Training* • APLI Atlanta Police Leadership Institute courses • Proactive Federal and State Investigations • Confidential sources and funds • Mexican Cartel Investigations* • Commercial Sexual exploitation of children • Integrated Drug and Contraband interdiction • Narcotics Enforcement • Gang Intelligence Course • Emergency Narcotics Operation* • Vice and Narcotics investigations • Understanding Islamist terrorism 1-4 • Drug Undercover Operations • School Resource Officer training  

 Shedarren Fanning is currently post certified by (GA. POST) and employed full-time with the City of Atlanta Police Dept. Completed all the A.P.L.I Tier#2 Leadership Courses through Target Solutions. 14 years of law enforcement experience combined as a Private Executive Protection officer for " Presidential Security" catered to Alabama Government officials and property, and as a Sworn Peace officer. Shedarren assigned to CID School Detective Unit/ and loaned out to the Atlanta police Gang Unit where He conducted Safety curriculum for the Atlanta public schools, updated APS and Atlanta police Gang database, criminal investigations, Gang Intel, Gang Investigations, Undercover Narcotics, Rico cases, state and federal Prosecutions, and Youth Camps. Currently, He is assigned to Zone4 CSU/undercover/Plainclothes unit. Shedarren also have worked with other agency and units such as (Homeland Security, IRS, ATF, US Marshals, DEA, Narcotics, APEX, and Fugitive Tasks force unit. I am very proficient in Microsoft word, excel, and report writing. Accomplishments: I am an active Member of the (Georgia Gang Investigator Association). Also, I'm the CEO, and founder of a new non-profit org, called (The Badge to Family outreach) that caters to families, and children with various needs of support throughout the states, and the Security supervisor over non-profit (Harvest Tyme food Ministries Inc.). I am a member of the Mobile Field Force Team to prevent, and calm riots; I was also a former advisor for the Atlanta police explores with the Boys Scout of Atlanta and received a Certificate of Recognition. He is well experienced to lead the current and future growth of Harvest Tyme Food Ministries.

Ronnie Fork/Farm Operation Supervisor

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  Ronnie Fork has 41yrs of experience managing in the area of farming. Mr. Fork hold a CDL License, endorsement in double tanker, hazardous chemicals, certified heavy equipment operator, Hazardous material handling, HACH Lab operator, construction crew manager, YSI monitor, safety meeting, welding equipment and Laser operator, He will be leading the effort to manage the technical management the Oroponics Farm Systems for the Harvest Tyme Food Ministries