Officers and Board of Directors
The Cloud Foundation Incorporated is governed by volunteer, unpaid officers and board directors who serve to define and protect the Foundation’s mission. They also help guide the adoption of new policy and ensure that all corporate activities are in sync with its strategic objectives, as well as review and approve, among other things, its annual budget proposals, new opportunities, and projects.
William Cloud, Board Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer William E. Cloud has an extensive academic and professional background in International Relations and U.S. foreign policy. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. His undergraduate studies included a one-year fellowship at Dag Hammarskjold College in Columbia, Maryland. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C., before he received an LL.M degree in International and Comparative Law from the George Washington University School of Law in 1980.
During his thirty years as a practicing attorney in the Washington, D.C., he was a staff attorney in the International Section of the U.S. Department of Labor and served as Special Assistant to the International Tax Counsel in the U.S. Department of Treasury. After entering private practice, Mr. Cloud initially maintained a law office in Harare, Zimbabwe for several years in the 1980’s where he advised the governments of Zimbabwe and Lesotho. He thereafter conducted a civil practice in Washington, D.C., before he retired in 2006.
Mr. Cloud has a passion for education. From 1991 to 1995, he was a volunteer Adjunct Professor of International Relations at Morris Brown College. He traveled from his home in Largo, Maryland to Atlanta once a week to teach the classes at his own expense. In recognition for his unselfish service to the Morris Brown community, in 1995 he was voted Alumni of the year. Mr. Cloud resumed teaching at his alma mater in August, 2015.
Mr. Cloud published his first book Deconstructing the News – Don’t Believe the Hype, in November, 2014. His new book on U.S. foreign policy toward Haiti is due to be published in the Summer of 2016.
Mr. Cloud is a licensed pilot and an avid boater.
He and his wife, Carole Cloud, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January, 2016. They have two biological children, one beloved foster child and five grandchildren.
Aldo T. Iacono, M.D., Board Vice-Chairman
Dr. Iacono is distinguished lung transplant surgeon and Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at the Universitiy School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He Iacono has 20-years of experience of in transplant and immunosuppression management and has performed more than 100 lung transplant operations since 2005. He has done an average of 1,000 inpatient initial consults and over 1,000 out-patient consults per annum since 1992. He has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles that have been published medical journals.
He received his M.D. degree from the University of Bologna in Bologna, Bologna, Italy in 1985. He is certified Diplomate by the American Board of Internal Medicine in pulmonary, internal medicine and critical care.
Dr. Iacono holds the Hamish Osborne Professorship and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Shock Trauma Hero Award in April, 2013; the Article of the Year awarded by the International Society of Aerosol Medicine in Holland, Netherlands in June, 2011; SuperDoctors awards in Pulmonary Critical Care in the Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginian areas for the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; the Patient’s Choice Award 2012; Marquis’ Who’s Who in America; and the Leading Physicians of the World Publication 2013.
Dr. Iacono is married and has three children.
Carole A. Cloud, Vice President, Board Member
In 1986, Pastor Cloud established a children’s ministry in the Church of the Great Commission in Camp Springs, Maryland. She was the sole teacher, counselor and activity coordinator for the first five years. Under her leadership, the ministry grew over the next twenty years from about 20 children between the ages 2 to 12-years-old to approximately 100-200 on any given Sunday service, supervised by several teachers and volunteers.
In 1995, she was ordained as Elder/Pastor to Children. Over the next three decades she has been blessed with an amazing outpouring of love from children and parents she ministered to regarding the love of God, behavior and family issues.
In addition to her love for children, Pastor Cloud has a passion for the incarcerated that began in 1972 when she was a social worker to families of inmates in the State of Georgia Department of Corrections. She has maintained a volunteer prison ministry for men and women in Maryland for more than 30-years. Since 1996, she has faithfully conducted a weekly bible study, and sometimes conducts Sunday services at the Maryland Correctional Institute for Women in Jessup, Maryland. As certified by the Evangelical Training Association to teach church ministry courses she has taught courses at the MCIW Bible Institute since 2013. Pastor Cloud recently testified how she “thanks God for the opportunities this mission has given me to see lives being changed from the inside out and women going forth in baptism with a commitment to follow Christ.”
Pastor Cloud received a paralegal certificate from the Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C., before graduating from Antioch College with a Bachelors degree in Social Science in 1977. In 1981, she received a Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C. In 2005, she received an Honorary Doctorate from the Breakthrough Bible College.
She worked with her husband in their law firm as an associate, law clerk and office manager before retiring in 2006.
She and her husband, William E. Cloud, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in January, 2016. They have two biological children, one beloved foster child and five grandchildren.
Sharrief McGee, Treasurer, Board Member
Ms. McGee, R.N., is a compassionate registered nurse with a wide range of experience in providing quality care to a diverse population of patients in the ambulatory and critical care settings.
She started her nursing career as a volunteer surgical technician on a Mercy Ship that traveled to sub-Saharan Africa to deliver healthcare. She spent 11 months aboard a ship in Togo and Benin assisting in operations in sweltering surgical suites 6-days-a-week.
Ms. McGee is now certified as a critical care and cardiac surgery nurse who is considered by her peers to have excellent assessment, monitoring, and leadership skills with the ability to remain calm and think critically in emergent and high stress situations. She specializes in thoracic transplant and cardiovascular surgery with expert emphasis on comprehensive management of acute post lung-transplant patients and the postoperative recovery of cardiac surgery patients. Nurse McGee has earned a reputation as a respected leader in clinical and administrative settings by enhancing nursing staff clinical competence and knowledge through developing ongoing education. She collaborates with an interdisciplinary team to formulate the best plan of care that encompasses the mental, physical, and emotional needs of patients and their families.
As Thoracic Transplant Nurse Coordinator at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland since 2012, she provides a variety of follow-up and care for patients after lung transplantation along the continuum of inpatient to outpatient. Prior to this assignment, she was a Senior Clinical Nurse I, in the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit at the Medical Center.
Nurse McGee graduated from the Prince George’s Community College in May, 2004 and is presently attending the University of Maryland University College in Baltimore, Maryland. Expected Graduation Date: Fall 2016. She has professional certifications in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association. She is a member of the American Associated of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).
Nurse McGee is married to Laurence McGee. They have two boys. She is also the Cloud’s daughter.
Tony Regusters, Board of Directors
Mr. Regusters is a veteran broadcast news producer and award-winning documentary filmmaker with international credits. He began his media career on the business side, as an advertising salesman and copywriter for WHAT-AM/WWDB-FM, and WMMR-FM in Philadelphia. These experiences led to positions in New York City, first as advertising director at Encore Magazine, then as a senior advertising account executive at Essence Magazine, until he transitioned to television news as a show writer, then full-fledged broadcast news producer in Washington, DC, for WTTG-TV5 (Fox), and WUSA-TV9 (CBS). He became senior producer of The Panorama Show with Maury Povich on Fox Television, and senior producer for Pacifica Radio’s new Democracy Now with Amy Goodman and The Julianne Malveaux Show. In addition, Tony produced morning news at WBAL-TV11 (NBC), and produced feature story programming at WMAR-TV2 (ABC), in Baltimore, MD. He went on to become executive producer for national, weekly broadcasts of PowerPoint Radio, focusing on African American, African and African Diaspora news and cultural affairs from National Public Radio (NPR), in Washington, DC. Mr. Regusters was a field producer in Africa for CNN International, and is the originating producer of Teen Summit on Black Entertainment Television (BET).
After several years of producing independently and consulting on program development, communications policy and infrastructure in Africa, the United Kingdom and Brazil for his firm MediaWorks @ The Watergate, Mr. Regusters served with distinction as a speechwriter and press secretary for Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). This work was followed by a position as general manager for WPFW 89.3 FM, where he shifted the programming grid to accentuate Jazz and World Music, introduced several new and exciting programs, raised record-breaking levels of capital in membership drives, and hosted Sounds of Brazil with Brazilian co-host, Zezeh Periera LuSane.
A graduate of the Johnson School of Communications and Journalism at Howard University, where he majored in film and television production and international affairs, Tony wrote, produced and directed the award-winning documentary film “Obama in Ghana: The Untold Story.” He is presently working with renowned international motion picture director Ms. Euzhan Palcy of Paris, France – and production partner, Clayton LeBouef, on VECTOR, a science fiction screenplay he authored that’s set to be filmed in the Republic of Haiti. Tony Regusters lectures publicly on Media Issues, Afrofuturism and STEM education, and is a published Syfy author. His most recent science fiction short story “The Emissary” appears in Genesis II: The Anthology of Black Science Fiction.
Mr. Regusters lives in Annapolis, Maryland, where he’s completing FARSTRIDER, an Afrofuturist novel of science fiction, ancient memory and time travel.
Dr. Jean R. Piard, Board of Directors
Jean R. Piard, MD, is a physician who graduated from University Notre Dame in Haiti. He also earned a Masters degree in public health from the Université de Montréal (UdeM) in Montreal, Canada. He spent three years as the head of the adolescent unit of GHESKIO, a Haitian non-governmental organisation (NGO), where he provided comprehensive healthcare to teens infected with HIV/AIDS. He also participated in several vaccine trials as a research clinician under the HIV Vaccine Trial Network (HVTN) and National Institute of Health (NIH) initiatives to find a cure for AIDS.
Dr. Piard is widely recognized for his remarkable success in enforcing therapeutic adherence of his patients and his significant contribution to the improved performance of his unit in terms of providing high quality healthcare and beneficial social services.
Aware of the populational approach and the strategy of prevention and health promotion, he acted as the coordinator of the Health Promotion Hospital (HPH) program by the World Health Organization (WHO) at the Hospital Sainte Justine in Montreal, Canada for five years where he promoted healthy lifestyles among the employees and the patients.
In 2015, Dr. Piard left a promising career in Montreal to answer a higher calling in Port au Prince, Haiti, to provide the most vulnerable and poorest mothers and children of the society with quality, standardized and comprehensive health services as CEO of the Centre Medical de Delmas (CMD) medical center located in Port au Prince, Haiti.
After Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti in October, 2016, he and Lavarice Gaudin, Director of the Institution Mixte de Jeri, organized and conducted several mobile clinics in the south and southwest parts of the country, specifically in the cities of Les Cayes and Camp-Perrin, to provide healthcare and distribute free medicines to the affected populations.
He presently hosts Canal santé, a show on Tele Caraibes 11 (RTVC) in Port au Prince that focuses on preventive health and health education.
Our Haitian Partner
Lavarice Gaudin, educator, agriculture and human rights advocate is our partner on the ground in Haiti. Our association with him embodies the wise Haitian proverb: “Men anpil, chay pa lou” (“Many hands [make] the load lighter”).
Lavarice is a partner of the Haiti Justice Alliance based in Northfield, Minnesota, that recognizes the political and economic rights of all Haitians. The Foundation adheres to the Alliance’s principle that supports established organizations’ efforts to create just solutions to Haitian problems by seeking out grassroot groups such as Lavarice’s that are successfully working on the issues the Foundation is involved in.
Mr. Mahoney has more than 25-years’ experience in intelligence, and political and business risk consulting to the Fortune 1000 group of companies. Mr. Mahoney’s distinguished career began when he joined the U.S. Navy in 1979. In 1985, he served in the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in Italy. He subsequently became a civilian member of the United States Law Enforcement and Intelligence community responsible for the creation and management of counterintelligence operations conducted in the Mediterranean region.
After a stint with the Blackwater security services training company, Mr. Mahoney founded Jellyfish Intelligence/Total Intelligence Solutions that performed political and business risk consulting and regulatory compliance guidance pertinent to the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in offices located in Washington, D.C. He subsequently founded the Human Factor, LLC/Mahoney Brewer Associates, Inc., and Human Capital Consulting, Executive Search and Talent Acquisition, a world-class human resources outsourcing firm concentrating on talent and executive searches across multiple borders with offices in Atlanta, San Francisco and Mons, Belgium. The companies are noted for their unique nontraditional approaches to human capital management that has made them leading innovators in the field.
As CEO Human Factor, Mr. Mahoney is responsible for the direct recruitment, training and counseling of all employees, compliance with international, federal and states employment laws, worker’s compensation laws and employment practice liability issues. Additionally, he is the senior executive accountable for managing the P&L, operations, communications, and maintenance of privacy policies, standards, and programs across all business units of the company.
In 1994, Mr. Mahoney was the Republican Party Nominee for Secretary of State of Georgia. He is an active member of Rotary International and is a member of the Morris Brown College Board of Trustees, a historically Black college.
Mr. Mahoney earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in History from the University of the State of New York, Albany, NY.
Ms.Stephanie O'Donnell-Galiber is the founder of Remodel Ease, a well respected Maryland company that offers comprehensive design services for residential and commercial spaces, including several medical facilities, as well as project management services, after completion of final design and materrial selections. She manages a team that handles space planning, design, the selection process, schedules, budgets, and deadlines.
Before entering the field of interior design, Ms. O'Donnell-Galiber worked as a paramedic for more than a decade. This experience gives her an even more unique perspective into the design requirements of the medical center.
Ms. O'donnell-Galiber holds a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design.