Director of Development

N’Jameh Samuels Ford is a native New Yorker whose first introduction to life as a Philadelphian was as an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania.  Although she returned to New York to attend law school (at Fordham University School of Law), N’Jameh soon found herself back in the City of Brotherly Love – for good.
An attorney and member of the Pennsylvania Bar, she spent approximately fifteen years serving in leadership and management roles in the corporate sector before assuming the role of Director at Turning the TIDE in 2010.   N’Jameh is the wife of Reverend Jonathan E. Ford, senior pastor at Taylor Tabernacle and managing partner of Urban Harvest Partnership, LLC.  They are the proud parents of three boys, Jordan, Jackson and Jacob.

Operations Manager

Rochelle Scott is a native of West Philadelphia who graduated from GAMP (Girard Academic Music Program). Mrs. Scott has been employed at Turning The TIDE serving the community for 15 years. She previously worked as a postpartum doula for ten years. She serves on several community organizations, such as Health Partners’ Community Health Education Advisory Council (CHEAC) and her local Neighborhood Association. Mrs. Scott is a Certified HIV Prevention Counselor and Rapid Testing Specialist. She has been happily married to her wonderful husband, Reverend Darryl Scott, for 30 years, and has three beautiful adult children. Mrs. Scott is dedicated to uplifting and empowering the people she encounters.

Family Literacy Coordinator

Besides being the Family Literacy Coordinator for Turning the Tide, Dr. Charesse Ford is a partner in Preecise Community Development Enterprises and Co-Director in Navarro Intercultural Associates. A 21+ year public and private school educator, Dr. Ford served for 14 years at The Agnes Irwin School (AIS) in various roles—first as a parent and most recently as the Director of Equity and Inclusion. Prior to joining AIS as a Middle School English instructor, she taught in the Philadelphia and Delaware County public schools. She holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology (Rosemont College), a Master’s in Education (Drexel University), and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership (Eastern University). She is a Certified Diversity Professional, coach and trainer in leadership development. Dr. Ford’s chief dictum is: To act locally to promote and sustain a globally conscious, inclusive, and equitable social community.