Board of Directors

Jermaine Lloyd  (President) - B2B Founder/Director/Coach 

Jermaine Lloyd co-founded Back 2 Basics in 2001 and is currently the Chairman of the Board and Executive Director. Jermaine has served in the education profession for over 20 years. He is currently an educator at Manhattan Country School in New York City where he teaches Physical Education, Science, Community Service and After-School activities for the past 16 years and was recently named:

  • 2018 Recipient of the Manhattan Country School Living The Dream Mentor Award
  • 2018 Recipient of Positive Coaching Alliance New York Regional Double-Goal Coaches Award
  • 2016 Recipient of the Santa Maria School and Parish Human Service Award

Jermaine’s passion for athletics as a vehicle for building confidence, community, sport skills and life skills is readily seen in all of his endeavors. In addition to his roles at B2B and MCS, Jermaine sits on the Board of Trustees and Education Committee at The Randolph School in Wappinger Falls, NY. Jermaine resided in the Bronx for over 35 years and currently lives with his wife and two children in Beacon, NY.

Matthew Lee (Vice President) - B2B Program Director/Coach 

Matt Lee joined Back 2 Basics in 2005 and sat on the Advisory Board from 2006-2008. He currently sits on the Board of Directors and became the Program Director for B2B Academy in 2013.  In 2015 he helped expand the vision to create components for B2B Academy; one such program is called Believe 2 Be that directly serves the development of high school boys. Prior to joining the Board, Matt has been a youth mentor for non-profit organizations like Mercy First and Junior Achievement.  In addition, he also volunteered his time at Rising Tide Capital in NJ to help aspiring young entrepreneurs develop stronger pitches for their businesses. Matt has worked in the financial industry for over 20 years and is currently employed at a fin-tech firm in Northern New Jersey. Matt has resided in the Bronx for over 35 years and currently lives in Teaneck, NJ

Frederick Davis (Treasurer)

Frederick Davis, Jr. is a Partner at Mitchell & Titus, LLP (“MT”) and leads MT’s tax and accounting, compliance and reporting practices. He has over 22 years of public accounting experience servicing high net worth individuals, public companies, tax exempt organizations and entrepreneurial businesses. He is a certified public accountant in New York and Maryland.
Fred primarily focuses on serving clients in the areas of individual tax, estate tax, corporate tax, employee benefits, payroll, accounting, and tax compliance.

He has a strong background in high-profile issues such as tax controversy, corporate reorganizations, estate planning techniques, state and local and international tax. With his experience in public companies, he provides clients with valuable insight into the rules with respect to employee/contractor, planning for and reporting of transactions, combinations and spin-offs as well as performing tax due
diligence. He represents his individual clients in front of the Internal Revenue Service and state and local jurisdictions. He has served as the tax partner on numerous engagements for major consumer product conglomerates, energy, insurance, banking, media/entertainment and utilities. Many of his clients are athletes and other high net worth individuals.

Prior to joining Mitchell & Titus, Fred served as a Tax Partner at former "Big Five" firm Arthur Anderson. He has a Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law, a Master of Science in Taxation from Long Island University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Hofstra University. He has also completed the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University Program entitled “Building a High-Performing Minority Business”. Fred has co-authored several articles for trade publications on various tax topics. His articles have been featured in The Journal of Bank Taxation, and Real Estate Weekly, among other publications. Furthermore, Fred was also admitted to the Bar in New York.  Fred is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA).

Fred serves on the AICPA’s Tax Practice and Procedures Committee, AICPA’s Joint Trial Board as well as on NABA’s Corporate Advisory Board. He is also a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association.

Katie Avebe (Secretary) - B2B Administrator

Katie Avebe has been working for NBCUniversal in News Digital since June of 2017 and is currently the Production & Operations Manager for Stay Tuned, the NBC News Digital show on Snapchat, Intstagram, and TikTok.  In that role,she ensures the daily production runs efficiently, overseeing staffing, logistics, and other aspects of deliverables. She also supports the brand’s long-term goals alongside the other senior members of the team as well as Sales and Integrations teams. 

She has worked in video and theater production for over 10 years and within that time co-founded a non-profit theatre company, Royal Family Productions, that is currently up and running in Times Square.

When she isn’t at work, she is spending time with her husband and two active children, often on the sidelines of a basketball game or ice-skating competition.

Jean Avebe - B2B Financial Manager/Middle School Coach

Jean was born and raised in West Africa, Cameroon. He moved to the United States during his High School senior year and attended a catholic high school up state New York where he earned an athletic scholarship to play Division I basketball at Boston University.

During his four years at Boston University, Jean was awarded Most Improved Player, Best Defensive Player, Team MVP, and the prestigious Boston University Reggie Stewart Award for Character and Leadership.

Jean graduated with a double major in Economics and International Relations and has spent his professional life in nonprofit finance.

Jean enjoys mentoring kids, reading management books and discussing current political events.  He is married with two children, both of whom participate in Back 2 Basics Academy.

Nelson E. Breen 

Nelson E. Breen has worked as a writer, director and producer in numerous genres, encompassing feature films, documentaries, commercials, film advertising, corporate, educational and site-specific video installations both in the United States and around the world. He is the only individual to receive Emmy awards in successive years as a writer and director of nationally broadcast
documentaries. Thirteen of his films have received CINE Golden Eagles and been official representatives of the United States in international film festivals, where they have won numerous Grand Prizes.

For five years, he was in charge of creative affairs and production for Third World Cinema
Productions, a minority-owned New York film production company whose credits included CLAUDINE, starring James Earl Jones, GREASED LIGHTNING, starring Richard Pryor, and the documentary, BEARDEN PLAYS BEARDEN.

He was commissioned to create several award-winning videotapes conceived as permanent video installations at major American museums, including DANIEL'S STORY, a video for the exhibition, "Remember The Children," at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.; FREEDOM TO GROW, for the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia; and, ELLIS ISLAND, with on-camera and voice-over narration by James Earl Jones, at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.

He has been the recipient of grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Independent Television Service, the National Endowment for the Arts, state arts and humanities commissions in New York, California, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota, and numerous private foundations.

On a personal level, he is especially proud of the role he has played in enhancing opportunities in youth sports in New York City: he was a founding member of both CYO Manhattan Youth Baseball, whose membership has grown from 72 players to over 1,000, and Metropolitan Youth Basketball; he was also both a longtime coach and division head in the Westside Soccer League.

Teresa Edwards - B2B Skills Trainer

Four-time USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year Teresa Edwards, one of the most respected players in international women’s basketball history, first put on a USA uniform at the age of 17 at the 1981 U.S. Olympic Festival was a fixture on USA Basketball teams for nearly two decades. 

Just 20 years old and the youngest member of the 1984 gold medal winning U.S. Olympic Team, Edwards could not have imagined what lay ahead for her in international basketball. The talented guard went on to become the most decorated Olympic basketball player of all-time, male or female, winning four gold medals and one bronze medal for her country. She has also etched her name in Olympic history books as the youngest recipient of a women's Olympic gold medal in 1984 and the oldest gold medalist in 2000. 

Through the years, Edwards has been a member of 22 different USA Basketball teams. Of a possible 18 medals, she has won 14 gold, one silver and three bronze medals, and USA teams with her on the roster have compiled an overall record of 205-14 for a 93.6 winning percentage. 

Having played in 216 games representing the United States, Edwards has compiled some incredible statistics -- 2,008 points, 890 assists, 576 rebounds and 372 steals and a career field goal percentage of 50.3. Numbers others can only dream of and a record of longevi- ty beyond comprehension. 

“Teresa is truly the most competitive athlete I've ever been around in my whole life. I call her the ‘Last of the Mohicans’ because there are not a lot of people out there like her anymore who work as hard, take as much pride in it and want to win as much as she does,” said USA head coach Nell Fortner. “T is the type of player who can take a team from 15 points down and win the ball game. That's a tough thing to do, but she has the athletic ability, the skills, and more importantly, the heart to do it as she's proven many times.”

Ronald Sullivan - B2B High School Coach

Ron Sullivan is a motivational speaker providing high school and college students across the United States with strategies to succeed in school and life. He got his start in speaking in 2004, as a guest lecturer for the Presidential Lecture series at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY.  He has worked for the past nine years as an independent contractor with’s “Making It Count”, a nationally-recognized company that delivers motivational lessons at schools throughout the United States.  During his tenure with Making It Count, Mr. Sullivan has spoken at over 1000 high schools and colleges, presenting to more than 400,000 students, parents, faculty and corporate executives.  Mr. Sullivan also served as a Speaker Trainer for the organization, preparing speakers to deliver successful workshops.

Ron Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Hampton University in Virginia and Master of Divinity degrees from both Union Theological and Auburn Seminaries in New York.  He is the Chairperson of “Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E.-Stop Another Violent End”, a 501c3 anti-gun violence prevention and advocacy organization founded by mothers who’ve lost children due to gun violence. Prior to this time, Mr. Sullivan spent 5 years as an executive for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York in client services in the Global Securities Services Division.  He has served on several boards within the Harlem community, including the American Red Cross, Renaissance Healthcare Board and Community Board #10-where he served on the Youth and Education Committees. For the past 8 years, he has served as a consultant to Gulfstream’s Student Leadership Program in Savannah, GA. This program provides leadership development, professional development and preparation for life after high school to eleven schools in the Chatham county school district.  He co-emcees all of the sessions for the program, leads workshops for upperclassmen and has co-authored the curriculum for the junior and senior classes. This program has been expanded to Brunswick, Ga. in the last 2 years serving students of Glynn County, and last year the program reached Appleton, WI. Ron Sullivan continues to work in all three sites impacting students with his speaking.

Ron Sullivan subscribes to the mantra that success is where opportunity meets preparation.  His presentation topics include life lessons and academic success, leadership, personal branding, developing money management skills and effective networking.  Mr. Sullivan’s seminars are designed to prepare students to take full advantage of opportunities as they arise, enabling them to maximize their success. He believes that success is not something that you wait to happen, but something you make happen.   Sullivan is the founder of S.U.C.C.E.S.S, “Students Utilizing College Career and Entrepreneurship Skills for Success, Inc.” a non-profit corporation designed to help young people reach their career goals by providing assistance with the college application process, career counseling, entrepreneurship training and professional development.  He has also created the Sullivan Consulting Group, LLC, a consulting firm that writes curriculum, designs and delivers programs to aid schools and communities in effectively engaging and educating their students, as well as providing solutions to issues of community and corporate success.