Markeda Newby / Executive Director / Founder

Executive Director and Founder of Moving Beyond Hope, Markeda Newby, is a passionate, driven leader.  Her vision is for families and individuals to succeed in life by developing a mindset for success.  Her personal experience of being raised in Cabrini Green, one of the worst project in the US, gives her a down to earth relatability with those she serves.  At the same time, her experience as a Regional Vice President with one of CitiGroup’s subsidiaries allows her to bring a ‘Wall Street education’ to those living on a Main Street budget.


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Sharon Ealy/Executive Assistant

Sharon Ealy is our amazing Executive Assistant.  She attends community events with Markeda and assists her with networking opportunities.  Sharon also helps train and coordinate our volunteer staff and helps drive the success of our programs.  Her focus on developing a winning mindset is what puts her in an entirely new category of leadership.  Our organization is larger and stronger with her leading the charge for our team.


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Joyce Fox/Program Director

Joyce is our incredible Program Director.  With over twenty years of teaching experience in public and private schools, Joyce really knows her way around creating and developing dynamic programs for adults and kids.  Her expertise running an elementary school fundraising program over the last decade also makes her great at helping our entrepreneur clients take their businesses to the next step.