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The Florencia M. Mack Educational Fund Inc. is a 501c(3) Non-Profit Organization which was established on August 1, 2016. The mission

of TFMMEF to preserve the legacy of Florencia M. Mack

by promoting the study of music.


One of the ways TFMMEF will accomplish this is by

distributing annual music scholarships to High School Seniors

and Sophomore, Junior and Senior college students who are as

dedicated to music as Florencia was.




Kenesta is the daughter of the late Florencia M. Mack. Kenesta serves as a Regional Director of Special Education for the Commonwealth Charter Academy. Prior to that, she served three years as a Special Education Adviser for the PA Department of Education and fourteen and a half years, as an educator with the School District of Philadelphia where she taught at West Philadelphia High School, The Young Women’s Leadership School at Rhodes High School, and Strawberry Mansion High School. Kenesta is also an Adjunct Professor at Eastern University. As a 1984 graduate of Overbrook High School, Kenesta received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University, Master of Science Degree from Saint Joseph’s University, Special Education and Administrative Certifications from Eastern University and Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Millersville University.


Kenesta is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter and the National Association of University Women, Suburban Philadelphia Branch. Kenesta is a member of the Tasker Street Missionary Baptist Church. Kenesta is deeply committed to preserving the memory of her beloved mother by ensuring that students who have a passion for pursuing a career in music are given an opportunity to do so through scholarships. Kenesta resides in Philadelphia.



Vera Da Vinci has a long and varied career as a museum educator, curriculum consultant, frequent presenter of professional development workshops, and as an educator with the Philadelphia School District. Including managing an afterschool program through LEAP at the Parkway Central Library and outreach to schools and students at the National Museum of American Jewish History, she has done professional development for principals and high school English and social studies teachers in the core curriculum, multicultural inclusion, and assessment, as well as produced and led community-based education initiatives for grassroots civic organizations. At the Philadelphia School District, Ms. Da Vinci also managed the Philadelphia School District’s Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs. Vera resides in Philadelphia, PA.



Bernice McIntyre is a licensed social worker who has been in the field for over thirty years. She holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Community College of Philadelphia, a Bachelor of Social work degree from Temple University, and a Master of Social Services degree from Bryn Mawr College and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Administration of the Social Services from Temple University. Bernice McIntyre retired from St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children after 38 years of serving as a licensed Medical Social Worker.  


Bernice is active member ofPierians Inc. Philadelphia Chapter, National Epicureans Inc. Philadelphia Chapter and National Association of Black Social Workers, Philadelphia Chapter. She formally served as a Board Member and Co-Secretary for the Delaware Valley Childcare Council, a member of the Department of Human Services Multi-Disciplinary Team, a member of the Community Advisory Board for AmeriChoice HMO, a field cabinet member for the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work, and a volunteer for the Bell Atlantic Golf Classic. Bernice resides in Philadelphia, PA.



Rev. Robert L. Johnson is a native of Philadelphia, PA. He is a graduate of Bok Technical High School in South Philadelphia. He earned an Associate of Arts degree from Morristown College and a Bachelors of Arts from Albright College. God led him to the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio where he received his Master of Divinity degree. While in Dayton, he also served as pastor to Residence Park United Methodist Church (1992-1995). After Seminary, Rev. Johnson served Simpson - Fletcher for 14 years (1995-2009). He then served as the senior pastor at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church from 2009 – 2014. Under his leadership Mt. Zion had the highest Sunday morning attendance (147) and had weekly streaming audience of30 persons watching online, a feeding ministry as well as strong partnership with Temple University.

In July 1, 2014 Rev. Johnson was appointed the Pastor of Tindley Temple UMC. He is a member of Historic Tindley Temple UMC. Robert Johnson is currently serving Messiah United Methodist Church in Lafayette Hill Pennsylvania. Rev. Johnson service on the following boards and foundations, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, The Lupus Foundation, The Black Empowerment Group, the NAACP, The Interdenominational Pastors Alliance and a host of other civic organizations.

Rev. Johnson is married to Dr. Charnita M. Zeigler-Johnson who is a vital part of his ministry. They have two wonderful children, Chareina Carrie and Robert James. Rev. Johnson's favorite scripture is "I can do all things through Christ Who Strengthens Me. - Phil 4: 13

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