Team

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Bernie Wilkins, Founder

It is my passion to see the Observance of Juneteenth become a national event. It is important that we can identify and celebrate specific occasions of freedom for our people. Juneteenth is not or should not be limited to certain geographic areas. “All African-Americans were affected by this proclamation. This is another opportunity to celebrate freedom.

Sylvia Lewis-Harris, President 

Sylvia has been a member of the Delaware Sylvia Lewis-Harris was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee.  She attended and graduated from the Davidson County School District.  She holds an AA Degree in Biology from Cumberland University of Tennessee and earned a BS Degree in Biology with a double minor in Psychology/Child Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University.  

 She has two sons, D’Angelo and Michael and four grandchildren D’Angelo, Akara, Zala and Zuri.  Not unlike most parents, her family has been a major source of joy and strength.  Her experience as Executive Director of local Youth Development agencies has fueled her passion, love and appreciation for youth and families.  She spent over 16 years along with years of corporate Project/Implementations Management experience. 

She has been a member of the Delaware Juneteenth Board of Directors for over twenty-five years and strives to continue its legacy of cultural/family enrichment and focusing on eliminating racism and racial injustice. Through years of service she received honors as a member of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation Board of Directors, Outstanding Member Service – Delaware HIV Consortium along with the City of Wilmington Awards Recipient for Heroism 2006.  Professional affiliations include State of Delaware Community Planning Group (Health & Social Services), Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).

Sandy Clark, Pageant Director

Sandy’s affiliation with the Delaware Juneteenth Association (DEJA) has proven to be one of her most rewarding accomplishments.  As part of the Annual Juneteenth Celebration, she has directed the Juneteenth Youth Pageant,  which will be celebrating 23 years.

By her years of service to the organization, Sandy has shown her dedication and commitment to empowering the next generation of leaders. Her most recent recognition came from her colleagues of the Delaware Juneteenth Association, being honored with the “SANDRA M. CLARK SERVICE AWARD”. This award is to be presented annually to a deserving youth, ages

8-18 for their Exemplary Community Service.


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