Caleb's Feet Foundation

"Bringing Cervical Cancer and HPV Awareness to Our Community"

Officers

President


Linda Halsey is the mother of Cheryl Janee’ Parris. She is the founder and President of Caleb’s Feet Foundation. The Vision to organize a foundation that would increase the awareness of cervical cancer was birthed in August 2013 after the passing of her daughter due to cervical cancer. Linda held the position of Executive Director for Caleb’s Feet Dance Company, a performing arts Dance Company owned and operated by her daughter, Cheryl. Ms. Halsey has a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Certification in Nonprofit Management and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, all from Long Island University-Brooklyn Center. 


Linda is an active member of the Cathedral of Greater Free Gift Baptist Church located in Brooklyn, New York. She has served as a member of the Missionary Board; Financial Secretary of the Women’s Ministry and received training on the fundamentals of a Sunday school teacher. As a member, Ms. Halsey’s passion is to be of assistance in whatever capacity that is needed to be filled when called upon.


With the passing of her daughter,  Ms. Halsey felt that there was a need to share the information about cervical cancer and HPV with the community and surrounding areas. Not until the disease touched her life and that of her family’s was she made aware of cervical cancer. There are other cancers with a lot of information shared in her community and she wants to increase the knowledge about cervical cancer as well. Linda has been in training for such a time as this, for she brings over 19 years of experience, in customer service and communication to Caleb’s Feet Foundation.


1st Vice President


Mareida Briggman was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y.  She graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from Lincoln University, in PA.  She started her career as a Child Welfare Specialist, working  within the NYC Administration for Children's Services.  As a Child Welfare Specialist, she worked with teenage boys residing in transitional group homes.  Mareida then moved on to explore her passion of working with children and families.  With that vision in mind, she was hired as a foster care case planner for HeartShare Human Services.  While with HeartShare, Mareida worked with children who were placed in foster care as well as foster parents and biological parents. 


Mareida then returned to regain employment within the NYC Administration for Children's Services to become a case manager.  As case manager, Mareida worked with contracted agencies to ensure they provided adequate services to children and families.


To futher enhance her education, Mareida enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration program at Long Island University Brooklyn Campus.  She obtained her Master of Public Administration degree with Honors in May 2013.  Currently, Mareida is working for New York City's Human Resources Administration within the Office of Child Support Enforcement.


2nd Vice President


Patricia Moorehead is employed at Hope Community Inc. as the Real Estate Property Manager in East Harlem.  Ms. Moorehead has over thirty years experience in property management.  Ms. Moorehead had managed  New York State Mitchell Lama Cooperatives locations in the Bronx, . of 5680 NYS Mitchell Lama Cooperatives in Jamaica, NY; Manager of 288 NYS Cooperatives in Brooklyn; Manager of a 40 unit HUD Handicapped building in New York; Manager of 32 Low Income Tax Credit buildings and currently Manager of a 102 unit HUD 202 PRAC Senior Citizen Residence.  About fifteen years ago, she took a break from Real Estate and worked for the Association for Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment where she was responsible for developing and implementing expanded services for active and recovering drug users and their sexual partners.  Patricia has received training from the American Red Cross to instruct African Americans in HIV/AID prevention and attended many instructional seminars and conferences pertaining to HIV and Substance Abuse in NYC, Atlanta, New Orleans, and California.


Patricia is an active member of St. Philips Episcopal Church in Brooklyn.  She currently sits on the Vestry board and 

previously held the position of Clerk.  Ms. Moorehead is a member of several church committees.     

Treasurer


Brittney Parkinson is an Engineer at Turner Construction Company. She attended Syracuse University and studied Civil Engineering. After graduating she pursued a career in construction management and has worked in the field since. 


As the younger sister of Cheryl, Brittney is dedicated to increasing cervical cancer awareness and sharing the importance of the HPV vaccine . Brittney currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. and

Administrative Assistant

Quineakwa Johnson is a Health Claims Examiner who has been employed at the United Federation of Teachers since 2001. While employed at UFT, Quineakwa attended New York City College of Technology where she was a part of the Registered Nurse Program. In 2010 she graduated with an Associates of Science degree. She furthered her education at Ashford University and in 2014 acquired a Bachelors of Arts degree in Health Care Administration. Quineakwa is currently a part of the Nurses Unit within The Cathedral at Greater Free Gift Baptist Church where she aides the Bishop and his clergy staff. She also takes great pride in raising her eight year old daughter and twelve year old son. Quineakwa is very passionate about medical matters and is enthusiastic about working with Caleb's Feet Foundation and the staff.