Meet the SoulPhamm Team

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Rev. Dr. Leisa A. Herrera (Mz. Doc)

Executive Director

Step Team Coach

Dr. Leisa Herrera (Mz. Doc) is the current Executive Director of SoulPhamm, Inc.  She is also the Head Coach of the Step Team.  An ordained minister for more than twenty years, Dr. Herrera has served in many leadership capacities, most notably as the Executive Director for the 1City Youth Project, a non-profit organization that provided free sports, arts and recreational programs for more than 3,000 young people in its twenty-year history.  She also leads Nu Sigma Theta, an international fraternal organization that encompasses youth and adult members in 26 states and six countries and is currently on sabbatical from serving as Pastor of Reset Church in New Jersey.

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Mz. Doc has a commanding presence and believes in the power of community to effect change.  Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she was schooled at Epiphany Lutheran Elementary School and Brooklyn Technical High School.  Her academic endeavors also include studies at Universal Theological Seminary, Mount Olive Bible Institute, John Jay College, Liberty University and Northcentral University.  Collectively, she has earned two Bachelor’s Degrees (one in Christian Education and one in Elementary Education); two Master’s Degrees (one in Christian Counseling and one in Management and Leadership) and two Doctorate Degrees (one in Theology and one in Educational Leadership).  A strong advocate for education, Dr. Herrera has always tried to be a good study and has performed with honors in her undergraduate and graduate studies, most recently earning a GPA of 3.95 in her final doctoral program.  She is a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, the National Association of Christian Ministers and the Sports Chaplain Network. In 2015, she received the Phyllis Hyman PHAT Friend humanitarian award from the All Stars Project of New York City for her work with young people in the community and has also received several awards and commendations from local leaders and from the White House (under the Clinton and Obama Administrations).  Although known as very firm, strict, old-fashioned, traditional and "no-nonsense", Dr. Herrera is also notorious for her humor.  Her hope is to challenge her peers to create and/or support  programs in their own communities that engage young people and effectively build our next generations of capable leaders.

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Dr. Craig Jackson

NJ Senior Basketball Team Coach

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Coach Camille Dorset

NY Junior Cheerleading Team

Coach Camille is an ambitious, passionate, and adventurous young woman from the Bronx and joined SoulPhamm as one of the Coaches of the NYC Junior Cheerleading Team in May, 2021.  In June 2019, she graduated from SUNY Buffalo State College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology.  Currently, she is pursuing her Master's degree in Biology with a concentration in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior at CUNY City College of New York.  After she graduates, Coach Camille intends to apply for medical school to pursue her dream of becoming a surgeon.  A self-described “foodie”, Coach Camille has developed a palate for the many flavors that New York City has to offer.  She enjoys both food and ambiance and also enjoys exploring her city and taking advantage of all the adventures New York City has to offer.

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Coach Jemie Fofanah

NY Junior Cheerleading Team

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Coach D'Ana Smith

NY Senior Cheerleading Team

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Ms. Emma Apicelli

Drum Line Instructor

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Ms. Hope De Jesus

Drum Line Instructor

Ms. Hope began learning music as a pianist when she was nine years old, but later transitioned to specializing in mallet percussion under the teaching of the PMWHS Music Department.  She loves music and is excited to share her joy with younger musicians, particularly female ones, who are often underrepresented in the field.  Aside from being an instructor, Ms. Hope is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from NJIT.

Mr. Todd Martin

Drum Line Program Coordinator

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Coach Lily Doxy

NJ Junior Majorette Team

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Coach Schanelle Ebanks

NJ Senior Majorette Team

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Coach Stephen Hill

NY Senior Majorette Team

Coach Stephen Hill is a performer, choreographer, and dance scholar from Harlem who specializes in Jazz technique. Coach Hill has worked with several reputable nonprofit organizations and performing arts companies, training children ages 4 to 17 in contemporary dance, Broadway and Majorette, and has also facilitated an array of private dance lessons in genres and technical styles including K-Pop, Hip-Hop, Housing/Footwork, Break Dance, and Ballet.  He has also worked with Talent Entertainment Arts Management LLC in dance, theater instruction, modeling, character development, monologue writing, voice and diction coaching, and acting for stage and theater.  Coach Hill has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Dance at Lehman College and is currently the Artistic Director of The Choreojoey Project in NYC.

Coach Genesis Marcell

NY Junior Majorette Team

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