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Dedicated to Helping Those in Need

If you are interested in supporting our foundation or if you have questions regarding our outreach programs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.


A Heart for

Serving Others

If you are interested in supporting our foundation or if you have questions regarding our outreach programs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.


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Meet Our Team

Floyd and Gwendolyn Bryant Foundation, Inc. is comprised of dedicated and hardworking people who share the same goal: to promote healthy marital relationships and raise cultural awareness among individuals in Georgia.

Browse this page to read more about them:

Floyd Bryant


Floyd, who is the co-founder and chairman of the Floyd & Gwendolyn Bryant Foundation, is also an author and minister of the Gospel. As a certified Business Life Coach and successful business owner, with an extensive background in finance, Floyd gives financial seminars quarterly. He generally partners with Thrivent Financial. He aims to focus on the growth and development of children as well as the sustainability of Christian marriages.


Floyd’s goal is to raise $1,000,000 annually to truly impact Floyd & Gwendolyn Bryant Foundation initiatives and make a mark that can’t be erased as it relates to youth cultural awareness & successful Christian marriages. 

Gwendolyn Bryant

Executive Director

Rev. Bryant is currently the Executive Director of the Floyd and Gwendolyn Bryant Foundation. She has over 20 years’ experience as an educator of exceptional children and has served as Special Education Department Chair and new teacher mentor. Rev. Bryant holds multiple certifications in special education and general curriculum and was honored as a Georgia Master Teacher in 2013. She is an active member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Metropolitan Atlanta Chapter.


Emma J. Robinson Charley

Assistant Director to the Executive Director

Emma J. Robinson Charley is a retired mental health nurse. She provided over 49 years of service to the mental health field. She helped 1,000’s of patients overcome substance abuse. Over the years she realized that mental health started in many of her patient’s youth but was not identified. This is when her passion for working with youth developed. She has spent over 40 years working with varies church programs. She focused her efforts on youth and leadership development. Her heart is to use her wisdom to give back to all communities in need.

Mrs. Charley was married to the late Deacon Benjamen Charley for 39 years. Together they had four amazing children and six grandchildren. Mrs. Charley attended Benedict College and Graduated from Columbia Vocation School of Nursing.

Ann Tuemler

Senior Advisory Board Member

Dr. Tuemler is an occupational therapist with a long-standing passion for helping students with neurological and/or developmental differences thrive. During her 20+ year career, she has worked with students, teachers and families to maximize strengths and address challenges in the educational environment. Based on repeated success fine-tuning an individualized, client-centered, collaborative approach, she joined forces with a fellow teacher to found Next Right Steps, LLC in 2015. Their concierge style consulting, life planning and coaching services are making a difference for families across the metro-Atlanta area. 

Michelle Norton

Senior Advisory Board Member

Michelle Norton is a native of Atlanta who has been an educator for 26 years. She received her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in Psychology and English. In order to teach special education, she earned her master’s degree in Specific Learning Disabilities from Georgia State University. Lastly, she pursued her Specialist degree in Special Education Leadership from West Georgia. Ms. Norton has worked in public and private schools from East Point to Alpharetta. She currently works for Atlanta Public Schools in Grant Park as a Student Support Team Specialist. In this capacity she works with students who struggle academically and behaviorally. Because so many students at her school struggled with reading, she encouraged her principal to fully fund a Reading Lab at her current school. She has been trained in the Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory approach to reading and has her reading endorsement. She is a crusader for literacy.

Lynn Flen

Advisory Board Member Alumni

Lynn A. Flen is the Chief Executive Officer of Flen Consultant, a service-oriented business that teaches seminars in Grant Writing and Leadership skills. In addition to teaching seminars, her business specializes in offering Clinic Management, Public Speaking, Civil Rights Training, Consultation, Facilitation and Customer Service Trainings to businesses, organizations, churches and schools. Lynn is a Certified Facilitator and Customer Service Trainer.

Teri B. Sumpter

Advisory Board Member Alumni

Terri earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business

Administration and Master of Arts Degree in Agribusiness from

South Carolina State University. Terri is a County Extension

Senior 4-H Agent and County Coordinator with South Carolina

4-H Youth Development Program at Clemson University.

Terri is a very dedicated and compassionate educator with over

28 years of experience in youth development. Strengthening

the traditional 4-H program and incorporating a strong

leadership and citizenship program has been Terri’s mission.

Under Terri’s leadership, Sumter has participated in state-sponsored events on a regular basis, produced state winners, has had representation on the State and National 4-H Youth


During her Extension career, Terri has served as President of

the South Carolina Association of Extension 4-H Agents and the Clemson Extension Epsilon Sigma Phi-Alpha Phi Chapter Honorary Fraternity. Terri is also a graduate of the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Sumter Program. For her work in the youth development field, Terri has received numerous awards including the 4-H State and National Achievement in Service Awards, the 4-H State and National Distinguished Service Awards, the 4-H State and National Meritorious Service Awards and the 25 Years of Service Award. Terri has also been recognized with the Epsilon Sigma Phi Early Career Award, the Epsilon Sigma Phi Mid-Career Award, and the Clemson University Board of Trustees Award for Staff Excellence Award. In addition, Terri also serves on the State Science Team and the State 4-H Strategic Committee. She was also a part of the National 4-H STEM Challenge and Design Summit Team that developed the National Science STEM Curriculum for 4-H.

Terri has continued to serve the community as a member of the Sumter County School District Advisory Board, a member of the HYPE Youth Program Advisory Board and a member of the

Sumter County E-STEAM Festival Committee. Terri is also a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. currently serving as the secretary of the Senior Citizens Committee.

A native of Sumter, South Carolina, Terri is married to BarbarnasSumpter, and they have two lovely children, Alexus and Barbarnas Jr.

Dr. Pamela C. Pitts

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Pamela C. Pitts has been in the field of education for over 27 years. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Saint Augustine's University, her Master’s Degree from East Carolina University, and her Doctorate Degree from Nova South Eastern University. She currently serves as a high school principal at Morrow High School in Clayton County Georgia, is the lead high school principal, has been awarded principal of the year, and has been recognized and awarded by the State of Georgia House of Representatives for Outstanding Leadership.

Prior to being the principal of Morrow High School, she was an elementary teacher for five years, an assistant principal in the middle school for two years, assistant principal in the high school for 11 years and an adjunct professor at Doane University in Nebraska. She is a passionate advocate for the education of all children and adults and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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