About Us

OUR MISSION

The Florencia M. Mack Educational Fund Inc. is a 501c(3) Non-Profit Organization which was established on August 1, 2016. The mission of TFMMEF Inc.is to preserve the legacy of Florencia M. Mack by promoting the study of music. One of the ways TFMMEF will accomplish this is by distributing annual music scholarships to High School Seniors and Sophmore, Junior and Senior college students who are dedicated to music as was Florencia.

Kenesta T. Mack, President & Founder

Kenesta is the daughter of Florencia M. Mack. Kenesta serves as a Special Education Adviser for the PA Department of Education. For fourteen and a half years, she was an educator with the School District of Philadelphia where she taught at West Philadelphia High School, The Young Women’s Leadership School at Rhodes High School and Strawberry Mansion High School. Kenesta is also an Adjunct Professor at Eastern University. Kenesta received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University, Master of Science Degree from Saint Joseph’s University and Special Education and Administrative Certifications from Eastern University. Kenesta is deeply committed to preserving the memory of her beloved mother by ensuring that students who have a passion for pursuing a career in music are given an opportunity to do so through scholarships. Kenesta resides in Philadelphia.

John J. Baulis, Secretary

John Baulis has had a varied legal and business career in the insurance and health industry. He has held officer positions at INA/CIGNA and XEROX Financial Services/RESOLUTION CREDIT SERVICES. John has worked in sales and marketing for an insurance software company and a health care software company, marketing to large hospital systems. Currently, he is a principal at East Brandywine Advisors, a firm providing business development services for health care companies seeking to market their capabilities and products to the California hospital market.

John received a bachelor degree from St. Joseph’s University and law degrees from the University of Virginia and New York University, and is a resident of Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

Bernice C. McIntyre, Treasurer

Bernice McIntyre is a licensed social worker who has been in the field for over thirty years. She holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Community College of Philadelphia, a Bachelor of Social work degree from Temple University, and a Master of Social Services degree from Bryn Mawr College and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Administration of the Social Services from Temple University.

Bernice has been an active member in the community. She served as a board member and co-secretary for the Delaware Valley Child Care Council, a member of the Department of Human Services Multi-Disciplinary Team, served as a member of the Community Advisory Board for Americhoice HMO, a field cabinet member University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work, and a volunteer for the Bell Atlantic Golf Classic. Bernice resides in Philadelphia, PA.

Vera DaVinci, Member

Vera Da Vinci has a long and varied career as a museum educator, curriculum consultant, frequent presenter of professional development workshops, and as an educator with the Philadelphia School District. Including managing an afterschool program through LEAP at the Northeast Regional Library and outreach to schools and students at the National Museum of American Jewish History, she has done professional development for principals and high school English and social studies teachers in the core curriculum, multicultural inclusion, and assessment, as well as produced and led community based education initiatives for grassroots civic organizations. At the Philadelphia School District, Ms. Da Vinci also managed the Philadelphia School District’s Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs. Vera resides in Philadelphia, PA.

OUR MISSION

The Florencia M. Mack Education Fund Inc. is a 501c(3) Non-Profit Organization which was established on August 1, 2016. The mission of TFMMEF Inc.is to preserve the legacy of Florencia M. Mack by promoting the study of music. One of the ways TFMMEF will accomplish this is by distributing annual music scholarships to High School Seniors and Sophmore, Junior and Senior college students who emulate the dedication to music like Florencia did.

Kenesta T. Mack, President

Kenesta is the daughter of Florencia M. Mack. Kenesta is a teacher with the School District of Philadelphia and Adjunct Faculty at Eastern University. Kenesta received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University, Master of Science Degree from Saint Joseph’s University and Special Education and Administrative Certifications from Eastern University. Kenesta is deeply committed to preserving the memory of her beloved mother by ensuring that students who have a passion for pursuing a career in music are given an opportunity to do so through scholarships. Kenesta resides in Philadelphia, PA.

John J. Baulis, Secretary

John Baulis has had a varied legal and business career in the insurance and health industry. He has held officer positions at INA/CIGNA and XEROX Financial Services/RESOLUTION CREDIT SERVICES. John has worked in sales and marketing for an insurance software company and a health care software company, marketing to large hospital systems. Currently, he is a principal at East Brandywine Advisors, a firm providing business development services for health care companies seeking to market their capabilities and products to the California hospital market.

John received a bachelor degree from St. Joseph’s University and law degrees from the University of Virginia and New York University, and is a resident of Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

Bernice C. McIntyre, Treasurer

Bernice McIntyre is a licensed social worker who has been in the field for over thirty years. She holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Community College of Philadelphia, a Bachelor of Social work degree from Temple University, and a Master of Social Services degree from Bryn Mawr College and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Administration of the Social Services from Temple University.

Bernice has been an active member in the community. She served as a board member and co-secretary for the Delaware Valley Child Care Council, a member of the Department of Human Services Multi-Disciplinary Team, served as a member of the Community Advisory Board for Americhoice HMO, a field cabinet member University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work, and a volunteer for the Bell Atlantic Golf Classic. Bernice resides in Philadelphia, PA.

Vera DaVinci, Member

Vera Da Vinci has a long and varied career as a museum educator, curriculum consultant, frequent presenter of professional development workshops, and as an educator with the Philadelphia School District. Including managing an afterschool program through LEAP at the Northeast Regional Library and outreach to schools and students at the National Museum of American Jewish History, she has done professional development for principals and high school English and social studies teachers in the core curriculum, multicultural inclusion, and assessment, as well as produced and led community based education initiatives for grassroots civic organizations. At the Philadelphia School District, Ms. Da Vinci also managed the Philadelphia School District’s Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs. Vera resides in Philadelphia, PA.