Board of Directors
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
In 2012, West African immigrant and refugee mothers living in Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center saw the challenges facing families within their communities. Using their knowledge about the communities and having a personal understanding of the challenges faced by newly-immigrant families, the mothers came together to create change, and Legacy Family Center was created.
If you are ready to make a difference as a board member, contact us to learn about our exciting and collaborative opportunities.
Volunteer Executive Director
Victoria has worked in social and educational services for her entire professional career. Her passion has focused on helping families facilitate a connection between themselves and their communities.
As an immigrant, she knows how challenging it can be for families to navigate new cultures. She believes "a family can only reach its full potential when the whole unit is understood as an asset in the community."
Veronique Chasenet De Gergy
An immigrant from Sierra Leone with French immigrant parents, Veronique came to the United States at an early age.
Her experience spans continents and ages, newborns to senior citizens, and at every stage of family development. Specifically, Veronique enjoys helping people worldwide develop themselves and in turn their communities. This is best achieved through education, people teaching people, and an ability to recognize and understand people’s problems.
Tonia's whole focus has centered on helping families help themselves. She believes that families are the backbone of society, but to be successful and fruitful, they need to be supported to help themselves and society.
She owned a licensed childcare home for 11 years, Nite Care, which provided 24-hour care seven days a week for children six weeks to 14 years old.
Robin brings a wealth of experience mentoring and advising in higher education. She has worked with diverse student populations ranging from middle school to doctoral programs, teaching, conducting workshops, and serving as a mentor. Her career focus and passion are working with people to identify, expand, and actualize their inner talent, passion, and gifts.
Robin's work has explored many facets of the academic gamut - from creating and facilitating workshops and undergraduate classes to mentoring and conducting outreach initiatives and advising students and staff. She has also traveled abroad for the University of Minnesota with outreach programs.