Charrisse Jackson-Jordan is a graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications. While in college, she worked as a disc jockey for a local jazz station. After moving back to New Jersey, she worked for the city of New Brunswick for several years as teacher and then as a Site Facilitator for after school programming.
Charrisse then relocated to Sacramento California, where she worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative for McNeil Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson and Johnson. In this capacity, she served as manager for the East Bay area and later the Sacramento Valley. She received numerous awards for being the top performer in exceeding sales initiatives for launching the nations leading anti-microbial agent.
As one of the founding members of the Sacramento Kings Wives Organization, she served as chair and helped raise thousands of dollars for several local charities. She also partnered with other team's wives to raise funds for several organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Northern California Sickle Cell Camp, The American Breast Cancer Society, The Sacramento Crisis Nursery, Saint Francis Terrace After School House and Francis House.
Charrisse is currently involved with various charitable organizations and serves on the Executive Board for Knock Out Abuse Against Women, the Herbert Hoover Foundation and Menz Fit. Most importantly, she is very supportive of her children Jackson and Skylar, who have inherited her philanthropic spirit and understand the importance of giving back to the community. She serves as principal for Jackson's Hoop Dreams and Skylar's From Me 2 You bottled water projects they created to help the homeless people living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In addition, the well being of a child is a primary focus for Charrisse who supports The Center for Child Advocates, Philadelphia, which provides a nurturing environment for abused children. She is also involved in Extra-Ordinary Life, a program that provides life-impacting experiences to foster teen girls, inspiring them to dream big and achieve their life long goals.
Charrisse served as president of Behind the Bench (BTB), The National Basketball Wives Association from 2005-2009. In this capacity, her passion for philanthropy and community service was taken to another level. In her previous position as vice president of corporate development, she contributed greatly to making a positive impact on the various communities BTB serves nationally. She has executed several charitable events across the country, generating millions of dollars for organizations that aid and/or educate women and children. While she served as president of this group of dynamic women, Charrisse expanded her philanthropic work to the city of Johannesburg, South Africa. In the fall of 2007, she worked on behalf of the NBA's Basketball without Borders global community outreach efforts. In South Africa, she took part in building homes for families in local villages. Inspired by the monumental efforts of the NBA, Mrs. Jackson-Jordan, along with her family, will continue their philanthropic efforts on the continent of Africa.
She remains active with her work in the community by chairing, hosting and/or supporting fundraising events that benefit local charities. In her spare time, she is a contributing writer for the Pro Sports Wives Magazine, a national publication and serves as one of the correspondents for the magazine's live, weekly online radio show.
Charrisse currently resides in Potomac, Maryland, with her husband Eddie and their two beautiful children Jackson (14) and Skylar (12) and two Maltese dogs Prada and Louie.
Trying to juggle a busy schedule, Charrisse takes pride in spending quality time with her children who she says are a special gift from God.
Michelle Schoenfeld is the co-founder of Renu Med Spa, located in the heart of Chevy Chase. Renu was one of the first true medical spas in the DC area and has earned a reputation as a prominent Washington hot spot for exceptional skincare and aesthetic services. Michelle oversees all of the marketing and public relations for the spa.
Michelle began her professional career in the pharmaceutical industry where she spent 10 years in sales representing Glaxo and Ortho-McNeil in Virginia, North Carolina and Washington, DC. Michelle is also a freelance public relations consultant and a contributing author to DC on Heels, a local blog that showcases the best in food, fashion and fun in the nation's capital.
A constant presence in her life has been her dedication to hands-on charitable organizations. As an only child raised by a single mom, she experienced firsthand the impact helping others can have on people in need.
Michelle previously served as a board member to the Service Guild of Washington and has been involved with numerous charities including: Fashion Fights Poverty, Best Buddies, Beads for Life, the Washington Humane Society and Knock Out Abuse Against Women. Through her business and her husband's medical practice, Michelle also supports the Face-to-Face program, offering free reconstructive surgery to victims of domestic violence.
Michelle attended The University of Wisconsin where she was a member of the crew team and chaired the student emergency assistance program, raising funds for students in crisis. She earned her BA in Urban Economics and Geography from the University of Texas.
Michelle resides in Maryland with her husband and 2 children.