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MEADOWLARK LEMON LEGACY FOUNDATION EXECUTIVES

Dr. Cynthia Lemon

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Board Member CEO and Co-Founder

DrLemon@MeadowlarkLLF.org

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GinaMarie Scarpa

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Co-Chairman of the Board and Founding Member

gmscarpa@nabifoundation.org

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Crystal Joy Lemon Brix

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Board Member Chariman of the Board and Co-Founder

CrystalJoy@meadowlarkLLF.org

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Sheree Andersen

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Board Member

Sheree@MeadowlarkLLF.org

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Willie Briscoe

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Board Member

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Dr. Jerry Savelle

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Board Member

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Sean Warren

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Board Member

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Megan Camaisa

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Board Member

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Jean Sarandos-Robb

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Board Member

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Barkley, Charles

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Brix, Karl

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Chambers, Tom

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Colangelo, Jerry

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Crawford, Jamal

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Drysdale, Ann Meyers

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Gilmore, Artis

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Grant, Brian

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Haywood, Spencer

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Kersee, Jackie Joyner

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King, Bernard

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Richmond, Branscombe

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Smith, Howard

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Walker, Jimmy

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Wilkes, Jamaal

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Dr. Cynthia Lemon

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Board Member
CEO and Co-Founder
DrLemon@MeadowlarkLLF.org

In 1994, Dr. Cynthia Lemon married Basketball Hall of Famer, Harlem Globetrotters’ “Clown Prince of Basketball”, Meadowlark Lemon. Together they founded Meadowlark Lemon’s Harlem All Stars Comedy Basketball Team and Meadowlark Lemon Ministries, a non-profit organization dedicated to “changing lives, to change the world.”   They worked together as a team with a heart for people and a mission for the world; a team with a life-changing message of hope, joy, grace and unmerited favor.

Dr. Lemon is a Naturopathic Doctor. Since 1987, she has worked with all types and ages of people alongside other Medical and Homeopathic Doctors dealing with everything from chronic diseases to specializing in sports nutrition. She has been employed as an instructor by John Robert Powers Modeling School. She’s taught many health and fitness private seminars including teaching at several Colleges.a She is an inspirational guest speaker at conferences and has been interviewed on numerous television and radio programs regarding health issues and what she teaches about Basic, Scriptural and Sports Nutrition along with how stress affects health and stress management.

Dr. Lemon lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with their son, Caleb Lark Lemon as they continue to honor her late husband by carrying forward and building upon Meadowlark’s vision and legacy.

GinaMarie Scarpa

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Co-Chairman of the Board and Founding Member
Co-Founder of NABI Foundation    
gmscarpa@nabifoundation.org

GinaMarie has dedicated her life to working with non-profit youth organizations; remembering the positive influences these organizations had in her life while growing up in the inner city of Boston. For nearly 9 years she was Executive Director of the A.C. Green Youth Foundation, founded by NBA “Iron Man” A.C. Green. In 2002, she co-founded the NABI Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization (Native American Basketball Invitational), with Mark West, Vice President of Player Programs, and Phoenix Suns.

NABI’s mission is to use basketball as a tool to create college scholarship opportunities for Native American High School athletes and implementing programs that serve Native American youth. In her role as CEO of NABI Foundation, she’s directly responsible for fundraising, sponsorship development, HR, program development, tournament organization & operations, public and community relations.

In 2007, GinaMarie was directly responsible for encouraging the NCAA to change the NCAA legislation and governing rules to allow Native American athletes the opportunity to compete in NCAA certified tournaments as sovereign nations. Which in turn, lead to the exemption of tribal tournaments from abiding by the NCAA same state rule; opening up the door for our many talented Native athletes to be scouted by Division 1 & 2 colleges as well as, the Native American Basketball Invitational making history by becoming the first all Native American tournament certified by the NCAA.

In addition to her work with NABI, she served as a board member on the Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs for 5 years.

GinaMarie has been a cherished friend of Meadowlark Lemon and Dr. Cynthia Lemon for more than 2 decades, working together on many initiatives to bring funding to outreaches that promote programs to assist Native American and at-risk youth through events including basketball games and basketball camps. Like GinaMarie, the Lemon’s heart has always been to bring love and hope to the nation’s first people, the Indian Nations, on our forgotten lands.  Meadowlark and GinaMarie shared a common goal and desire to motivate Native American athletes to reach professional status…this dream is now a reality.

Crystal Joy Lemon Brix

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Board Member
Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder
CrystalJoy@MeadowlarkLLF.org

“You are only as strong as your foundation.” As the youngest daughter of Meadowlark and Dr. Cynthia Lemon, these were the words her parents had instilled in her since she was a child. The importance of giving back to the community and helping those in need is a constant and vibrant thread that bonded the Lemon household together.  Her Father’s Legacy of Joy and his message of Hope and Love continue to inspire and motivate her throughout her life. Crystal grew up serving alongside her parents as a volunteer for Meadowlark Lemon Ministriescommitted to “Changing Lives to Change the World” and supporting other organizations that serve communities and families in every state in America in addition to communities abroad. The outreach included organizations serving Military Families overseas.

In 2014, Crystal traveled with her Father on a two-week trip to Austria and Germany to do a Camp Meadowlark Basketball Camp for kids of Military Families stationed there along with personal appearances to the Leaders and Troops stationed there…bringing them Meadowlark’s message of gratitude from all Americans who appreciate the sacrifice and service of all Military Troops and their families.

Crystal graduated from Arizona State University in 2011. She holds her FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses and has worked within the financial industry for over 5 years.

Sheree Andersen

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Board Member
Director of Events and Charitable Relationships
Sheree@MeadowlarkLLF.org

Sheree Andersen spent 25 years as a Vice President of Finance and Commercial Real Estate with GE Capital, AT & T Capital, CIT, First Franchise Capital and AEI originating, evaluating, negotiating, underwriting and closing multi-million dollar debt and sale leaseback finance and development transactions, with CEO’s & CFO’s of Restaurant Franchisor’s and Franchisee’s nationwide. Sheree built strong relationships with Franchisors, Franchisees, Institutional Lenders, REITS, Private Real Estate Investment Groups, Equity Sponsors, Advisors, Developers, Contractors, Brokers, Appraisers and Law Firms nationwide.

In 2014 she joined Celebrity Fight Night Foundation & Celebrity Fight Night Italy working for Founder & CEO Jimmy Walker.  MUHAMMAD ALI was the honored guest of CFN for 20 years. CFN and Celebrity Fight Night Italy with ANDREA BOCELLII are recognized as two of the nation’s elite charity events raising over $142MM in 24 years. The events have brought in high profile celebrities including Kevin Costner, Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Robert DeNiro, Harrison Ford, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, David Foster, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Joe Torre, Joe Montana, Kurt Warner, Magic Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, and many more.

Sheree lead initiatives for the Celebration of Life Event Honoring Meadowlark Lemon on April 25th, 2016.  The Event was sponsored by Celebrity Fight Night Foundation and St. Vincent de Paul who donated the first Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Court. Joining in the Celebration were members of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Harlem Globetrotters, Baseball Hall of Fame, Sports and Entertainment world.

Sheree felt blessed to meet and visit with Meadowlark, one of her childhood idols, on numerous occasions since 2008, and loved hearing him share his inspiring story and messages of Hope to the Homeless while volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul.  Meeting Dr. Lemon and Crystal Joy Lemon Brix while putting on The Celebration of Life for Meadowlark sparked not only a friendship, but the passion and desire to assist them in making his dream a reality. Sheree has led many initiatives in launching the Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation.

Willie Briscoe

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Board Member
CEO of HOPE Leadership Academy
www.hla.org

Willie Briscoe is the Founder and CEO of Hope Leadership Academy, a non-profit, comprehensive year round youth ministry founded in 2010 in San Diego, that seeks to ensure that youth from fatherless homes in underserved communities receive support, guidance and a plan to break the cycles of divorce, poverty and hopelessness.

Willie is a proven leader with integrity of character and a strong record of achievement combining skills in diverse areas of organizational development, group/staff leadership, program development, and project management, including working with companies like Nike, Adidas, and PowerAde. He is experienced in the operation and development of highly successful non-profit outreach programs; Specialized in reaching high at-risk youth target group, building partnerships, community relations, and working with high profile professional athletes. Willie is also an experienced Athlete, Coach, Motivator and Personal Trainer with the ability to create implement and supervise wellness/fitness programs.

As close friends, Meadowlark and Willie worked together on many events and youth outreach initiatives including Charity Basketball Games featuring Meadowlark and Meadowlark Lemon’s Harlem All Stars TM basketball team.

Dr. Jerry Savelle

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Board Member
Jerry Savelle Ministries International
www.jerrysavelle.org

Dr. Jerry Savelle was an average, blue-collar man who was struggling and needed God’s help. While he considered himself a “nobody,” when he became a believer God told him not to worry about it because He was a master at making champions out of nobodies. God has since taken Dr. Savelle from being a constant quitter to a man who knows how to stand on the Word of God until victory is experienced.

Since 1969, Dr. Savelle has been traveling the world teaching people how to win in life. Dr. Savelle has ministered in more than three thousand churches in twenty-six nations, and has overseas offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and Tanzania, Africa.

God has used Dr. Savelle to impact people who are burned out on religion and who have backslidden in their walk with God, as well as Christians who have a need to hear the Word of God presented in terms applicable to their lives, dreams, and destinies. He is the host of the Jerry Savelle Ministries television broadcast which airs in two hundred countries worldwide.

Dr. Savelle is the author of more than forty books, including his bestsellers, If Satan Can’t Steal Your Joy, He Can’t Keep Your Goods and Called to Battle, Destined to Win. He and his wife, Carolyn, also serve as founding Pastors of Heritage of Faith Christian Center in Crowley, Texas.

Dr. Savelle was a life-long friend of Meadowlark Lemon and his family for nearly four-decades.  Meadowlark lovingly referred to Dr. Savelle as his spiritual father. Dr. Savelle and Meadowlark often traveled together to Minister.

“I am thankful for Dr. Jerry Savelle, He is a spiritual father to me.  When I first became a Christian, he taught me more in an hour than most men learn in a lifetime.  He had been praying for my salvation for many years. He taught me love. I’m thankful for his guidance and mentoring and his friendship.”  ~Meadowlark Lemon

Sean Warren

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Board Member
Pixify Creative
www.seanjwarren.com/

Sean Warren is a documentary photographer and filmmaker. He has traveled to over 46 countries of the world, discovering incredible people, and advocating for them through visual storytelling. Sean also works with Pixify Creative in business development. Sean owns the Sojourner’s Group, a company focused on real estate investment and is co-founder of Sun Valley Inspections. Sean had the exceptional experience of being able to film and interview Meadowlark over the last two years of his life, capturing never before seen footage of one of the worlds most beloved and admired sports figures.

Megan Camaisa

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Board Member
Risen Media/Risen/Magazine
www.risenmagazine.com/

Megan Camaisa is a Publisher, Executive Film Producer, Writer, Equestrian and Co-Founder, COO and Executive Director of Risen Media/Risen Magazine and Risen Project in Rancho Santa Fe, California.  Megan’s husband, Allan Camaisa is an Entrepreneur and CEO of Risen Media and Publisher of Risen Magazine. Together they are involved with and generously support many nonprofit and charitable organizations across the United States.

Risen Media produces feature films and publishes Risen Magazine with a focus to profoundly impact how people live in a positive way.

Risen Magazine is faith-based with a mission to make the world believe in something greater, to improve community, and to influence culture with faith, hope, and love.

Megan and her husband, Allan became friends with Meadowlark Lemon and his family. In late October 2015, Risen Magazine did what would be Meadowlark’s last official photo shoot and interview that honored him with a feature story of his life and career in their fall 2015 Issue, titled, “Harlem Globetrotters Meadowlark Lemon, The Clown Prince of Basketball Spreading Spiritual Joy…” The article and photographs are cherished by Meadowlark’s family and can still be viewed on Risen Magazine’s Website and Facebook page. www.risenmagazine.com/

Megan lives in the greater San Diego area with her husband Allan Camaisa and their 3 sons.

Jean Sarandos-Robb

Meadowlark Lemon Legacy Foundation Founding Board Member
Better Homes & Garden Real Estate Winans
www.betterdfw.com/agents/jean-robb/
www.jeanrobb.com/

Jean Sarandos Robb has been a dear friend of Meadowlark and Dr. Cynthia Lemon for many years. Jean’s brother, Ted Sarandos is the CCO of NetFlix and her sister-in-law, Nicole Avant is the Former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas. They are all actively involved in personally supporting many nonprofit organizations.

Jean worked with Meadowlark Lemon Ministries in fundraising and sponsorship development efforts for Meadowlark’s 2014-2015 trip to Austria and Germany where he visited active duty Military Troops, the USO Wounded Warrior Hospital and conducted a “Camp Meadowlark” for the teenage children of active duty military troops stationed throughout Europe. She’s worked alongside Meadowlark and Dr. Cynthia Lemon in many organizational, public and community relations’ and media initiatives.

Jean is an Agent for Better Homes & Garden Real Estate Winans, a Dallas/Ft. Worth’s Premier Lifestyle Real Estate Company.  As Cartus Network Affinity Specialist and a Navy Federal, USAA and American Airlines Credit Union preferred agent she is able to assist and provide the benefits offered to their members. Jean specializes in corporate and military relocation. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Winans is an independent, family-owned company with 30 years of successful real estate service, thanks to strong focuses on innovation, unsurpassed expertise, education, experience in meeting the unique challenges of every transaction and elite customer service.

Barkley, Charles

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, TNT Analyst
www.charlesbarkley.com/
www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/charles-barkley/

Bavetta, Dick

Naismith Hall of Fame Referee
www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/dick-bavetta/

Brix, Karl

Karl Brix has lived, worked and volunteered in the Valley of the Sun for over 17 years. Over the last 5 years he had the honor to become close with Meadowlark and his family. He wedded Meadowlark’s youngest daughter, Crystal, in April of 2017. He is passionate about continuing Meadowlark’s legacy of spreading joy and goodwill to all.

Ceballos, Cedric

NBA
cedceballos.com/

Chambers Tom

NBA, Phoenix Suns Television Studio Host
www.nba.com/suns/directory/staff

Colangelo, Jerry

NBA
Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame; Chairman, Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Chairman Team USA Basketball –
3 Gold Medals; Previous Owner of Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks;  Partner, JDM Partners
www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/jerry-colangelo/
www.jdmpartnersllc.com/portfolio/jerry-colangelo/

Drysdale, Ann Meyers

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Phoenix Suns Color Analyst
www.womenssportsfoundation.org
www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/ann-meyers

Gilmore, Artis

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/artis-gilmore

Grant, Brian

NBA
www.briangrant.org/

Green, AC

NBA 3x NBA Champion
www.acgreen.com/

Grier, Rosey

NFL
www.roseygrier.com/

Grunberg, Greg

Actor, Producer, Writer
www.imdb.com/name/nm0342399/

Haywood, Spencer

The youngest member of the 1968 gold-medal winning United States Olympic team, and its leading scorer, Spencer Haywood's journey in basketball was brilliant, though hardly conventional.

www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/spencer-haywood/

Hersh, Stuart

Entertainment Promoter, life-long friend of Meadowlark Lemon.

Hipp, Jr., Van

Chairman, American Defense International, Inc.; Former Secretary of the US Army
www.americandefense.com

Jackson, Mannie

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame; Former Chairman of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Chairman Of the Board and Owner of the Harlem Globetrotters. Author “Boxcar to Boardrooms” and Founder of Mannie Jackson Center for Humanities Foundation
www.mjchf.org
www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/mannie-jackson

Kersee, Jackie Joyner

Olympian
www./jjkfoundation.org/

Kimmel, Jill

Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Entertainer
www.jillkimmel.com/

King, Bernard

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/bernard-king

Lanier, Bob

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/bob-lanier

LaRussa, Tony

National Baseball Hall of Fame, 3X World Series Champion
www.arflife.org/
www.baseballhall.org/hall-of-famers/larussa-tony

Lieberman, Nancy

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Former Asst. Coach Sacramento Kings
www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/nancy-lieberman
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Marchetta, Ralph

Sr. VP Ticket Operations & General Manager Sports & Entertainment Services Phoenix Suns
www.nba.com/suns/ralph-marchetta-bio#gref

Pagovich, Gil

Maxx Sports Entertainment
www.maxxtalent.com/gilpagovich

Pujols, Albert

MLB 2x World Series Champion
www.pujolsfamilyfoundation.org/

Richmond, Branscombe

Actor
www.imdb.com/name/nm0725079/

Sizemore, Gunnar

Actor
www.imdb.com/name/nm4146013/

Sizemore, Kevin

Actor, Producer
www.imdb.com/name/nm1146857/

Smith, Howard

President, Harlem Globetrotters and leader in the media and television industry. Smith has 30 years’ experience building global entertainment brands.
www.harlemglobetrotters.com/

Stevens, Jr., Ernest L.

Chairman, National Indian Gaming Association
www.indiangaming.org

Walker, Jimmy

Founder/President of Celebrity Fight Night and Jimmy Walker, Ltd.
www.celebrityfightnight.org/

West, Mark

NBA, Vice President, Player Programs for Phoenix Suns & Co-Founder NABI Foundation
www.nba.com/suns/directory/staff
www.nabifoundation.org/

Wilkens, Lenny

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as Player & Coach, NBA Champion
www.lennywilkensfoundation.org/
www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/lenny-wilkens

Wilkes, Jamaal

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, 4x NBA Champion
www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/jamaal-wilkes

Winder, Allen

Former Team Player on Meadowlark Lemon Buckateers Basketball Team
www.Adubstudios.net

Worthy, James

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, 3x NBA Champion
www.jamesworthy42.com/foundation/