Meet The Team

LaMar Sharpe, President

Officer LaMar Sharpe is a 23 year veteran with the Canton Police Department.  Officer Sharpe is a well-recognized community fixture because he mentors youth and recognizes their achievements.  Officer Sharpe is a recipient of the 2016 Mayor's Proclamation Award; 2016 Coming Together Stark County "Public Service Award"; selected by his supervisors and his peers as the 2016 Canton Police Officer of The Month for August; 2017 Knights of Columbus Blue Coat Officer of The Year; 2017 GEDATSUKAI "Outstanding Contribution to Community Service" Fitzgerald Law Enforcement Award; Sylvania "Be The Light" Top 50 in the country award winner; Canton City School District "Rising Star Award"; Stark County, The Victims' Rights Coalition "Dawn Marie Hendershot Award"; 2018 About Magazine "Person of The Year"; 2018 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Kappa Tau Chapter "Citizen of the Year Award";  Canton Chamber of Commerce "2018 Community Salute Award"; 2019 Repository's Moving Our Community Forward "People's Champion Award." Officer Sharpe is also an assistant football coach at McKinley Senior High School.



Susan Pocock, Vice President





Justina Gorman, Board Secretary




Bryan Herberghs, Board Treasurer




Jamar Williams, Board Member 






Mary Lou Brown Straight, Office Manager



Joe Albert, Foundation Photographer