Board Members

Dr. Iris P. Frye Secretary

Iris is the minority woman founder of CNI Solutions, a non-profit 501 (c)3. She is guiding its mission and vision through providing the underserved community, minority women, and formally incarcerated populations tools and resources to change their lives. Iris is a champion and advocate for the underserved, at-risk, and vulnerable populations. Her goal of further helping the community has been realized through the practices of CNI Solutions. Frye has been instrumental in several initiatives to advance the financial stability and community unity of the underserved population. Iris Frye is a member of the National Small Business Associations Leadership Council, a HIMSS Global Health Equity Network African-American Task Force Member, and a HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Recipient.

Charles Frye Executive Director

Charles is a military veteran with over 30 years of leadership and development skills, and a Bi-Lingual Program Manager with over 25 years of success in logistical operations, financial management, new business development, contract administration, and maintenance operations. He is well versed in business start-ups and implementation both nationally, and internationally to include countries such as Iraq, Kuwait, Honduras, and El Salvador. Charles is an expert in developing multi-service procedures, managing multimillion-dollar budgets and revenues, and forming strategic alliances with key partners to champion the implementation of government services initiatives. Mr. Frye is a member of several community outreach programs, both nationally and internationally.

Tradene Thompson Vice President

Tradene has over twenty years in business management and customer services. She is an advocate for the community on mental health, fighting against stigmas, microaggressions, and discriminatory practices for the mentally challenged. Tradene is well versed in Human Resources and has played a key part in equality when it comes to diversity and inclusion. Tradene adapts to change and does not see problems ahead of her but only challenges that need to have resolve.

Valeria King Treasurer

Valeria has over twenty-years as a military spouse, policy and procedure writer, and overseeing the implementation of project activities. Her passion for the community, lead her to integrate herself into the community at each of her husband’s stateside duty stations. She volunteered with various cancer awareness programs, communal gardens, and other local grassroot organizations. Internationally she provided the same volunteering services with cancer programs, sewing blankets for newborn babies and young children and feeding those in the underserved, community. Valeria is deeply passionate and committed to equality for the underserved and community empowerment.

Brewster Fomby Board Member

Brewster Fomby is a Quality Manager that has worked for various contractor companies providing ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100 Quality Management support. Brewster also performed Human Resources responsibilities, to include training, company relationships, onboarding, health and safety, and the company culture.Brewster has worked in Quality Management for a decade and has participated in several third-party audits as well as company audits. Brewster is a 30-hour general industry safety and health professional. He has also attended the AQS Solutions course for lead auditor