About US

At Do Good, Be Good, we help you make a positive impact on your community with engaging and relatable training and facilitation specifically designed for AmeriCorps programs and State Service Commissions.

 

Meet Sharon, Our Founder & CEO

Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom is a professional facilitator with extensive experience working with AmeriCorps as a former service member and as an AmeriCorps Project Director. Sharon is passionate about service and about supporting the development of mission-focused leaders. Sharon received her master’s degree in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University’s School of Public Policy, and she is the host of the Do Good, Be Good Podcast where she interviews people doing meaningful work. Sharon lives in Flagstaff, Arizona and spends her free time volunteering at the community theater, local history museum, and hiking the Arizona Trail. After finishing grad school, Sharon and her husband spent a year road-tripping across the United States and Canada, volunteering for a week in each community they passed through.

 

Meet Dayna, Customer Support

Dayna Brown portraitDayna is a two-term AmeriCorps alum, having served as a VISTA in Tucson, AZ and as a State member in Flagstaff, AZ. After her second term, she stepped into an administrative role for the AmeriCorps program based out of Northern Arizona University. After a bit of a hiatus to travel across the western US, she landed back in Flagstaff and has been providing childcare for the last couple of years. Now, Dayna is excited to be back in the world of AmeriCorps, utilizing her experience both as a former member and program staff, providing customer service as the Client Onboarding Specialist for Do Good, Be Good. She received her Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Kansas.

Dayna lives with her partner and two dogs in Flagstaff, and loves to spend her time rock climbing, learning to garden, and teaching herself how to crochet.

 

 

Meet Betsy, Instructor

In addition to being an instructor with Do Good Be Good, Betsy Prueter is the Chief of Staff and Director of Prospective Policymaker Education for the Postsecondary National Policy Institute (PNPI) in Washington, D.C. PNPI provides professional development and continuing education to current and prospective higher education policy professionals. Prior to PNPI, she directed federal grants to facilitate academic service-learning and family-school-community partnerships in low-income schools and managed several AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps*VISTA programs. Throughout her career, Betsy has enjoyed teaching and mentoring college students- including through Massachusetts Campus Compact as an AmeriCorps*VISTA herself. 

She has consulted with non-profits in Washington, D.C., and across the country – with a focus on facilitation, staff development, continuing education, and asset-based community development and organizing. Betsy holds a master’s degree in Education Policy Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an executive certificate in Facilitation from Georgetown University.

Betsy resides in Atlanta, GA, and is a proud public school parent and advocate.

Meet Jose, Instructor

Jose AlvarezJose Alvarez is a first-generation and two-time college graduate from the University of Florida. Jose received his B.S. in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences with a minor in Nonprofit Organizational Leadership AND he also received his M.S. in Leadership Development. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he joined the AmeriCorps family. Throughout his AmeriCorps journey, Jose had the privilege of serving youth who would one day be in his shoes.

He worked with the University to assist first-generation low-income students pursue a higher education. His work as a mentor, advocate, and program coordinator helped him find his passion for education equity and juvenile justice reform. Jose has served on numerous state and local boards to continue being a voice for the next generation of leaders. Today, he is the co-founder and Vice President of Noble Sheep, a Leadership development agency that works with young leaders to help them do their best work, with the best people, for the best outcomes.

Do Good, Be Good also works with a great team of guest presenters and partners.

Meet Corina, Guest Instructor

Creating Your Professional BrandCorina Sadler leads the Creating a Professional Brand workshop as part of our Life After AmeriCorps series.

Corina Sadler, CVA is a Texas based Volunteer Engagement Professional specializing in local government programs. She has spent the last 17 years as a Hispanic leader in government and contributes committee work for several professional volunteer management associations. She enjoys providing volunteer management guidance to nonprofits and municipalities to unite communities through volunteerism. Corina has trained volunteer managers from across the country in-person and virtually. Ms. Sadler has a Bachelor of Science Degree in applied gerontology and nonprofit management from the University of North Texas. She has been a Certified Volunteer Administrator (CVA) since 2012.

Meet Jemia, Guest Instructor

Fit Your Goals into your lifeJemia is owner of Fit Your Life Into Your Life a business to empower young people as they take steps to set and achieve personal goals  She provides 1:1 coaching, events and speaking engagements to empower young people to take the next steps into adulthood. Jemia is a self published author of “How To Fit Your Life Into Your Life: A Small Guide To Your Big Life”. 

Jemia graduated from Lake Forest College in Illinois, earning a Bachelor’s in Communications before spending the next two years as an AmeriCorps volunteer as a Public Ally in Arizona and then as a tutor outside of Boston. She earned a Master’s degree from Boston College focusing on Executive Leadership and Organizational Development from Boston College.

When she is not running her business, Jemia is a External Affairs professional at a school in Chicago. Jemia also enjoys spending time with her 3 daughters, husband John and their pit bull named Baldwin. Jemia enjoys mimicking baking recipes she’s seen on television and sharing them with her family.

 

Meet Tanya, Guest Instructor

Tanya Burgess defines herself as being a social justice advocate, a social change warrior, and a bunny mom. She is currently working on a PhD in Social Work from Arizona State University while developing her own social enterprise at Healed & Refreshed. Tanya began studying personal finance while serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA, trying to help people escape generational poverty while also living on less than minimum wage with student loans. The system she developed for herself takes into account the reality of student loan debt, a choice to enter service rather than take a high earning job, and the stress that comes with poverty. She was able to establish a budget, begin paying off debt and saving while serving as a VISTA leader, and take on big goals like pursuing higher education. You can learn more about her and her budgeting system on her blog: Healed & Refreshed.

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