Fellowship for the Common Good


At Allegany Franciscan Ministries, we believe in the power of individuals to make a difference in the places where they live – to drive change and foster good in ways that create healthier, safer and more connected communities. For this reason, we are launched the Fellowship for the Common Good, a 12-month resident leadership development program designed to build community capacity and sustainability through enhanced community-based leadership in all three Common Good Initiative Communities: Overtown, Wimauma, and Lincoln Park. The Fellowship for the Common Good is one part of an overall plan designed to mobilize communities towards better health and wellness through community engagement, a long-term commitment to resources and increased collaboration among residents and stakeholders.


We are pleased to announce the selection of fifteen passionate individuals for the inaugural class of the Fellowship for the Common Good. Each cohort includes residents leaders from each Common Good community. The 2017 Fellows are:

Questions? Please contact the relevant staff member below.

Lincoln Park
Upendo Shabazz, ushabazz@afmfl.org, 561-802-9013

Daniel Gibson, dgibson@afmfl.org, 305-860-1441

Cheri Wright-Jones, cwrightjones@afmfl.org, 813-685-3232

Preguntas en Español?
Lucas Diaz, ldiaz@cipl.us, 504-475-8183

Lincoln Park

Elise Rollins
LaShonda Henderson
Vennis Gilmore
Annette Brown
Travon Simmons


Andre Williams
Adrian Madriz
Rashanda Campbell
Myesha Pugh
Deion Mendez


Tonya Burney
Rosa Noriega
Mattie Davis
Enrique Lopez
Tony Watkins