BOARD OF TRUSTEES

HEART OF NAMARI INC
Oteia K. Morris - President of Heart of Namari Inc.

OTEIA K. MORRIS

President
Oteia K. Morris, President of Heart of Namari Incorporated is a Family Nurse Practitioner that currently resides in the city of Alpharetta, Georgia with her husband and their three children. She works at The Longstreet Clinic Center for Weight Management in Gainesville, Georgia. She often credits the Chicago Park District for nurturing her early interest in Performing Arts. It was through those experiences as a child that she went on to study local music in high school and was awarded "The Chance to Dance Scholarship" at Joseph Holmes School of Dance. Although Oteia did not pursue Performing Arts as a profession, it was during her tenure as Program Director of Jack and Jill of America's Greater North Chapter that she found great enjoyment in providing culturally rich experiences for children. As President of Heart of Namari, my greatest hope is that I and the Executive Board help to decrease the financial barrier that some students are faced with when deciding to pursue or advance their studies at Namari Dance Center. 
Shervoski Moreland - Vice President of Heart of Namari Inc.

SHERVOSKI MORELAND

Vice President
Hailing from Athens, Georgia - Shervoski Moreland is a lifetime creative, as well as Producer of two years. His initial foray into the entertainment industry came by way of being a professional dancer. His dance interests began at a very impressionable age and remained consistent throughout his school aged years. Upon graduating from high school, Shervoski embarked on his professional entertainment journey and has services several notable entertainment journey and has services several notable entertainment brands in a plethora of capacities including VH1, Tyler Perry Studios, Swirl Film Studios, TVONE, among others. In 2017, Shervoski began serving as an intern & assistant and subsequently as Associate Producer for Derek Blanks Productions. Accredited work attributed to hm in his tenure includes work with artist such as Keke Palmer, Missy Elliot, Cynthia Ervio, Fantasia, Vanesa Bell Calloway, and so many more. Presently, Shervoski serves as the Executive Producer for IBC Productions and Co-Owner of Namari Dance Center
Melissa Basta - Treasurer of Heart of Namari Inc.

MELISSA BASTA

Treasurer
Graduate of University of Alabama with a BS in International Marketing. Mrs. Basta spent 13 years in sales and management before purchasing property and starting a busy equine boarding and training facility. After 12 years of students and horses competing in the Hunter Jumper shows, Mrs. Basta horses were ready for retirement and her youngest daughter discovered a passion and love for dance. Since then, Basta have learned so much and is extremely excited to have the opportunity to serve as the Treasurer for the Heart of Namari Incorporated. 
Tiffany Drayton - Secretary of Heart of Namari Inc.

TIFFANY DRAYTON

Secretary
Tiffany Drayton is native of Athens, Georgia. She's a proud alumna of Tennessee State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She also attended Liberty University where she received a Masters of Arts in Human Services; concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Ms. Drayton is a Budget Specialist at the Graduate School of the University of Georgia, assisting graduates students with funding opportunities and resources for their individual research needs. She serves as the Secretary for the Heart of Namari Incorporation. 

She lives by the motto of Work, Life JENGA, not work, life balance. A motto she learned from Stacy Abrams... You must figure out the pieces of you that you can pull out of your tower one by one without destroying you. This is our responsibility to prioritize the things that bring us joy and maker us stronger; that can be things in your personal, professional and spiritual life. The bigger picture is to live the best life possible; that means giving space for all those things to thrive.