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Dr. Guessippina Bonner, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Sarah's Hope Educational and Charitable Foundation

Dr. Guessippina Bonner was elected as Council member for Ward No. 1 in May 2016.   She was born and raised in Fairfield, Texas.  After High School she attended Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biological Science.  After teaching in both Los Angeles, California and Portland, Oregon she obtained her Masters of Science in Counseling and Psychology.   After returning to Texas, she earned her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Cultural Studies from the University of Houston-College, Park  followed by her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Massachusetts.  She is currently admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, the Eastern District Federal Court in Texas and the Supreme Court of the United States.


Dr. Bonner has recently served as the President of the the local NAACP Chapter and is very active in the community.  She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Sarah's Hope Educational and Charitable Foundation.  She is service oriented and enjoys helping children achieve their goals through community activities.  She remains the Council member for  Ward No. 1 in the City of Lufkin, Texas and is a member of the City of Lufkin Finance Committee, City of Lufkin Insurance Committee, and the DETCOG Board of Directors. 

Nerissa Williams Scott, Creative Producer & Director

Board President & Creative Director of Sarah's Hope Educational and Charitable Foundation

Nerissa Williams-Scott, CEO of That Child Got Talent Entertainment, inc., Boston, MA, ( is a dedicated professor in the Film/Video Department at Massachusetts College of Art and the Night Manager for the Emerson College Paramount Center Film Sound Stage in Boston, MA.  Nerissa is a graduate of Hampton University where she received a Bachelor of Art Degree in Fine and Performing Arts.  She has received her Masters of Fine Art degree in Film Production (emphasis in Producing) from Emerson College.  Her career experience includes over thirty years of working and learning in performing and media art.  She began on stage and worked her way up to the position of Creative Producer for Film, TV, Live Events, Theatre and Music Videos. 


Nerissa's travels have set her apart in the Creative Producer role as she strives to balance and maneuver the job of Line Producing, Production Management as well as Creative Producer.  She looks forward to the ongoing forward momentum of TCGT Entertainment, inc.  Her favorite quote:

"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten."

---B.F. Skinner, Psy.  

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