Executive Team
Lea Carawan, M.A.
CPCF Executive Director

Lea Carawan is a diverse, results-oriented entrepreneur, consultant and leader with 22 years of professional experience in organizational development, human capital management, leadership development and executive coaching. Areas of expertise include transformational leadership development, talent acquisition, management and training, employee performance and collaboration, organizational re-engineering, and executive coaching.

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Shirley Forbes
Senior Director of Advancement

Shirley Forbes is a highly effective leader and consultant with over 40 years experience in the workplace. Her areas of expertise include business development, strategic planning, client and government relations and public speaking. Shirley’s leadership has won her several awards in the Hampton Roads, Virginia community. Shirley most recently worked as the Government and Community Relations Administrator at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Eric Scalise, LPC, LMFT
National Director of Legislative Relations and Senior Editor

Eric Scalise, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, has 35 years of outstanding experience in administration, management, organizational development, teaching and mental health service. Along with his position as the Senior Editor for the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation, he serves as Chief Executive Officer for the National House of Hope, a comprehensive program for at-risk teens and families.

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Summer Ingram
National Director of Prayer and Mobilization

Ms. Ingram a competent and motivated self-starter that has held prayer and mobilization positions for high-profile ministries such as Miles

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Lt. Col. Allen West
Honorary Chairman, Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation

Allen West is CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), a free-market/free-enterprise policy think tank headquartered in Dallas,

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Board of Directors
Tom Speight
CMFC, Insurance Agent, New York Life

Mr. Speight is a New York Life insurance agent, and a Registered Representative of NYLIFE Securities LLC.

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Jerry Rex
President, Cornerstone Financial Services

Mr. Rex’s many credentials include an undergraduate engineering degree, a Master of Science in Business Management, as well as the designations of Certified Financial Planner.

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Officers
Dr. Myra Dingman
Secretary

Dr. Dingman is a Specialist Master at Deloitte Consulting, LLC. She is experienced in leader development and change management solutions.

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