The PK FOUNDATION, Inc. HISTORY
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PK Foundation, Inc. was the brainchild of the late, Dr. Kim Carmichael who passed away from a rare form of uterine cancer in January 2018. Dr. Kim was diagnosed with Uterine Leiomyosarcoma in 2017 and despite the report, she remained active at the church Kingdom Love Center Ministries that she co-pastored and founded in 1989 alongside her husband, Bishop Frankie L. Carmichael.
Prior to her own illness, Dr. Kim had a vision of providing resources and services to those battling cancer. The vision came to her while witnessing loved ones, church members and friends struggle spiritually, mentally, financially as well as physically during treatment. Dr. Kim would often use her own finances to pay for transportation to and from doctor appointments and to purchase groceries and clothing.
In addition, she would provide positive and encouraging words along with passages of scripture when people needed it most. Her compassion and desire to help others during what may be the most difficult time in their lives is the foundation on which the organization was built.
Her daughter, Me’Shea Carmichael-Marks has taken up the reigns of PK Foundation, Inc. to continue and further the legacy her mother began.
The PK FOUNDATION, Inc. Team
Meet Our Team Members
Me’Shea Carmichael-Marks is the President of PK Foundation, Inc. She took over the helm of the organization in 2018.
Me’Shea is a Professor of Marketing at Southern Connecticut State University in addition to being a business owner and pastor of Kingdom Love Center Ministries, founded by her parents Bishop Frankie and the late Dr. Kim Carmichael. Her educational background in physiology, business, and leadership, as well as her entrepreneurial spirit, and compassion for others are just a few of the skills she brings to the organization. In addition, her many years in ministry have prepared and equipped her to lead PK Foundation, Inc. to greater heights and deeper depths.
The focal point of PK Foundation, Inc. remains the same, to help provide resources and services to people battling cancer. Our funding is through quarterly fundraisers and donations received throughout the year.
Me’Shea Carmichael-Marks is married to the love of her life and high school sweetheart, Elder Maurice Marks., affectionately known as “Shawn” who works alongside her in ministry. They are the proud parents of two sons, Maurice Lashawn Marks, Jr. and Prince Brycen Frank Marks.
My name is Jackie McCurdy and I am the director of the PK Foundation Inc. I am dedicated to assisting cancer survivors and patients with resources while going through treatment.
I have 30 plus years as an Administrative assistant and as a Human Resource director which I will use to push the vision of the PK Foundation and provide my expertise to achieve success within our goals of aiding and educating cancer survivors and patients.
I am Kaliuha Spears-Burgess the Vice President of the PK Foundation, Inc. I currently work as a Youth Program Manager for the American Job Center in-house youth program called Project CEO for Equus Workforce Solutions. My love for the youth helped enrolled over 300 plus youth assisting them with employment and training.
With over 15 years of experience working with the youth, My passion continues as the Vice President of the PK Foundation. After losing several family members to cancer I knew I needed to be part of the cure. My goal as the Vice President is to assist the President and engage businesses, community organizations, and citizens to support the cause and mission of the foundation.
I also work as a youth leader at my community church Kingdom Love Center Ministries in Hamden, CT, and am an active member of the D.I.V.A Inc Nonprofit Organization.
My name is Latasha T. Ransome, I am the Treasurer of The PK Foundation Inc. I am dedicated to assisting Cancer Survivors and Patients with resources to help them as they navigate through diagnosis and treatment. I will utilize my 20-plus years in finance to help them with other areas such as budgeting, and creating a financial plan that will aid them in being able to afford any necessities and daily essentials to maintain stable health through it all.
Cynthia S. Harrison is the Secretary for the PK Foundation, Inc. She currently works as the Senior Administrator for Kingdom Love Center Ministries. Cynthia has over 30 years of experience working in the Administration and Banking field. Cynthia holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Management. Her education coupled with her years of experience in these areas has equipped her to assist the PK Foundation, Inc. in the overall management of the organization.
Additionally, Cynthia is also a two-time cancer survivor. In 2008 she was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer and in 2010 Ovarian Cancer. Cynthia’s previous bouts with cancer have given her the ability to identify with the many challenges cancer patients face. She can empathize with them because she has been there and done that.