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   CarolAnn Jeffries

Dr. Jeffries is an Internal Medicine/Psychiatric PA, practicing for over 20 years.  She is licensed in CA and IL.   

While performing research at a state-run center for individuals with intellectual disabilities,

she experienced a connection with the women at the facility.

This connection was one of the reasons Spirit of the Sol was born. 

"I believe ALL women become stronger when supported by other women."

Dr. Jeffries serves as Board President of Spirit of the Sol. 


   Sheila Burgess

Sheila's hometown is Pembroke Township, IL but she currently resides in California. 

In 2020 she worked to implement a reading program, mailing new books to K-12 grade students, to support students while at home 

after school campuses were closed because of the pandemic. To date over 400+ books have been mailed directly to students. 

Spirit of the Sol means so much to her because of its mission, one of which promotes reading literacy which is close to her heart.

One of her favorite quotes is "Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. " - Malcolm X 

Sheila serves as Board Secretary and Program Director of Spirit of the Sol. 



   Shamor Edwards

Shamor is a Registered Nurse and lives in Sugar Land, TX .

"Why does Spirit of the Sol mean so much to me is simple... it's the Sisterhood!

The one thing I believe is that you and only you determine your destiny."

Shamor serves as Board Treasurer of Spirit of the Sol. 

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         Ieshia Gray

Ieshia lives in the Chicago suburb of Homewood, IL with her husband and children.

Ieshia has been a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois for over 15 years.

She began her career as a criminal defense attorney working in the Cook County Public Defender’s Office.

Since 2018 she has served as a judge for the 2nd Subcircuit of the Cook County Judicial Circuit Court in Illinois.  

She has compassion for the poor, the voiceless, and those left behind.

Ieshia serves as a Board Member of Spirit of the Sol. 

Spirit of the Sol, Inc. NFP

Kankakee County, Illinois


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