Board of Directors



Wykesha C. Hayes, M.Ed
Houston, TX

Wykesha is the founder of The Keey Group (formally known as Keey 2 Kids, inc.) a multi-service educational firm dedicated to creating educationally enriched youth. In 2009, she expanded the Keey Brand by establishing Keey 4 Kommunities, inc a philanthropic approach to serving underserved communities.  Wykesha is a graduate of University of Houston with a BS in Psychology and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.  She is currently completing her doctoral studies at Texas A&M University where her dissertation is focused on evaluating urban health and educational disparities for students with chronic illnesses. Visit her at


Dr. Claudine Simpson
Houston, TX

Dr. Simpson holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction (2005), Texas A & M University, a masters in administration and supervision (1999) and a bachelors in education (1993), from Sam Houston State University. Dr. Simpson has over 16 years of experience as an educator working in various capacities. Most recently serves as Dr. Simpson as a special education liaison for Humble Independent School District and as an adjunct professor at Kingwood College.


Kimberly Hardison
Fundraising Chair
Houston, TX

Kimberly Hardison holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Houston and has been a registered pharmacist for 20 years.  Having worked in various settings, Kimberly is currently a pharmacist consultant for Omnicare, a national corporation that provides pharmaceutical and clinical services to the elderly who reside in long term care facilities. She is an active member of Community of Faith Church in Houston, TX.  Kimberly serves on the fundraising committee and coordinates our health initiatives.

Deanitra Walker
Houston, TX

Deanitra Walker holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Southern University A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1999) and a Master’s of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Finance from the University of Houston (2008). Additionally, Deanitra has been employed by PricewaterHouseCoopers (Big 4 Accounting Firm) and various Fortune 500 companies, such as, Waste Management and Hess Corporation.  Deanitra is an active member at the Fort Bend Church and currently preparing for the Certified Treasury Professional exam.

Advisory Members

Jessica Shandy, Fox Sports West