To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to main content

DerekJeter.com: The Official Site of Derek Jeter and the Turn 2 Foundation

Turn 2 Foundation Inc.
The Official Site of Derek Jeter and the Turn 2 Foundation

About Us

Board of Directors
Resource Council
Staff

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DEREK JETER, Founder and Chairman
DR. S. CHARLES JETER, Vice Chairman
DOROTHY C. JETER, Treasurer
SHARLEE JETER, Secretary
NNEKA A. FRYE, Member
GERALD F. WILLIAMS, Member

RESOURCE COUNCIL

DAVID ADDAMS, Oliver Scholars Program
JEFF BARKER, Bank of America
KIMBERLY BARR, Bronson Healthcare Group
PHIL CARRA, Apjohn Group
JULIE CONNORS, Bloomberg
KIM DITOMASSO, Ditto Consulting
DAVID FEIN
LAUREN GOLDSTEIN, East Harlem Tutorial Program
SCOTT HOCEVAR, Scott's Sports Cards, Coins & Jewelry
JONATHAN KOCH, Bush Ross, PA
MARTHA KORMAN-ZUMWALT, American Reprographics Company
TIMOTHY LEMANSKI, FirstMerit Bank
MARIE MARTINEZ
DENISE MASELLA, AIG
GREGORY SAUTER, AECOM
TODD SMITH, Todd Smith Consulting, Inc.
JANE TAMRAZ, Biggs|Gilmore
TIM TERRENTINE, Southwest Michigan First
GEOFF WALKER, Brand2Gether Consulting Group, LLC
GREGG A. WALKER, Sony Corporation
MOSES L. WALKER
CHERYL WASHINGTON
BRYAN ZOCHER, Kalamazoo RESA

STAFF

SHARLEE JETER, President
JOSEPH GORMAN, Executive Assistant to the President
FRANLI GUZMAN, Program Coordinator
BETH WASHINGTON, Kalamazoo Jeter's Leaders Program Director
JENNIFER YOUNG HEYMOSS, Kalamazoo Jeter's Leaders Program Coordinator
BETTY WILTSHIRE, New York Jeter's Leaders Program Director
SIMONA VAREIKAITE, New York Jeter's Leaders Program Coordinator
JUAN OZUNA, Development Assistant
KAYLIN MARRERO, College Intern

SHARLEE JETER, President
Sharlee Jeter began her involvement with the Turn 2 Foundation in 1996 as a high school volunteer. At the age of 18, Sharlee was named to the Board of Directors, and during college, she interned with the Foundation on summer and winter breaks. In 2002, she joined the Foundation full time as proogram director, focusing mainly on the New York area. She developed many successful initiatives, including a partnership with The St. Joseph's School for the Deaf in the Bronx, which led to the integration of the deaf into many Turn 2 programs and events. Most notably, the Foundation inducted its first deaf high school student into the Jeter's Leaders Program in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Sharlee proved to be a tremendous asset to the organization and was promoted to director of development in 2004, managing fundraising initiatives and corporate partnerships. In 2007, Sharlee was named vice president of the Turn 2 Foundation. She continued to identify innovative ways to build the organization, through special fundraising and program events that further promote the Foundation's mission, and by creating key branding opportunities and partnerships that increased exposure and corporate support.

Under her direction, both the Annual Dinner in New York City and the Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic in Tampa, Fla., have grown exponentially. Both events have continued to sell out, and increase in revenue to support the youth served in Turn 2 Signature Programs. The Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic has become the premier celebrity golf event in Florida.

In February 2010, Sharlee took over the reins as president and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Foundation. Sharlee's main focus is on fundraising and development, managing corporate partnerships, overseeing all Foundation consultants and acting as a liaison with the Foundation's Board of Directors and Resource Council.

Sharlee graduated in 1997 from Kalamazoo Central High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 2001 from Spelman College in Atlanta. Born and raised in Kalamazoo, Mich., Sharlee currently resides in New York City with her son Jalen.

JOSEPH GORMAN, Executive Assistant
Joseph Gorman was first introduced to the Turn 2 Foundation by a Resource Council member and joined the staff in March 2011. As executive assistant, Joe works closely with the president, Sharlee Jeter, to execute the logistics of day-to-day operations and Foundation events. Prior to working with the Foundation, Joe worked on a Congressional campaign and studied political science at Boston University. He hails from Eastchester, N.Y., and currently lives in New York City.

FRANLI GUZMAN, Program Coordinator
Franli Guzman began his affiliation with the Turn 2 Foundation as a baseball coach at Camp Sussex in 2005. He continued as a baseball coach at the New York City Baseball Clinics from 2006-2010. He joined the Foundation staff in July 2011 as program coordinator. He works closely with the Director of Programs Amanda Mellen to administer, oversee and evaluate the program operations. He also works to compile and edit content for the Turn 2 website and magazine. Franli earned a degree in sociology from Stony Brook University in 2009. He was born in the Dominican Republic and currently resides in New York City.

BETH WASHINGTON, Kalamazoo Jeter's Leaders Program Director
Beth Washington joined the Turn 2 Foundation in July of 2013 as Program Coordinator for the Kalamazoo Jeter's Leaders Program. In September 2013, Beth quickly transitioned to Program Director of the Kalamazoo Jeter's Leaders Program where her responsibilities include implementing and supervising the leadership development program, assessing students' needs and overseeing the program activities, which are designed to promote healthy lifestyles, academic achievement and social change activism.

Beth has worked across Michigan as a secondary school Social Studies and English teacher. A proud native of Kalamazoo, she is a graduate of both Kalamazoo Central High School and Kalamazoo College. An active tri-athlete, Beth enjoys reading, and spending time with her husband and two children.

BETTY WILTSHIRE, New York Jeter's Leaders Program Director
In 1997, high school sophomore Betty Wiltshire was selected as a member of the inaugural Jeter's Leaders class. After her four-year tenure as a Jeter's Leader, she continued to work for the Turn 2 Foundation as an intern while attending college. Upon graduation, Betty joined the organization full time as the New York Jeter's Leaders program coordinator. In her current role as director of the program, Betty's responsibilities include the implementation and supervision of the leadership development program, assessment of students' needs and program activities. Her intimate knowledge of the program from her years of participation enables her to continue to grow this highly successful initiative on behalf of the Foundation. Betty is a 2007 graduate of Medgar Evers College, where she received a bachelor's degree in business management. Betty was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y.. She now lives in Far Rockaway, N.Y.

SIMONA VAREIKAITE, New York Jeter's Leaders Program Coordinator
Simona Vareikaite is a 2012 graduate of Northeastern University where she obtained a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. As Program Coordinator, Simona is instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the Jeter's Leaders Program. Working in conjunction with the Program Director, she serves as the liaison to the parents and students, as well as facilitates workshops and activities that enhance the growth of program participants. Simona is from Panevezys, Lithuania, and currently resides in the Bronx, New York.