M.A.P.S® Global Events offers you support in uncovering the best version of yourself! M.A.P.S® Global Events is dedicated to helping children and adults worldwide develop & maintain holistic wellness and a positive mindset. As part of our commitment, we host events and provide resources that enable our members to live a vibrant life. Inherently, our work creates international exposure and presentation opportunities for wellness practitioners. Since forming this non-profit organization and building a large community of experts, we have leveraged those connections to establish a sister company called the International Wellness Alliance.
Elaine Sugar President
I am someone who is driven by matters that move my heart. I have long believed in the immense power of synergy. I know the despair that mental struggles can have on the lives of those suffering from them, as well as on the loved ones around those struggling. My grandmother lived with schizophrenia for decades and died in a state psychiatric ward. My mother battled dementia during the last few years of her life. I watched her slow, often frustrating, mental decline. She forgot my name and eventually didn’t recognize me at all.
The disease took its toll on her and our family who did our best to care for her. My mom passed away from COVID-19 complications in August 2021. Due to travel and nursing home visitation restrictions, I wasn’t able to be by her side. However, all is well with me concerning the circumstances of her passing because she taught me that the most important thing is to treat people well while they are alive.
I am a children's book author and an award-winning children's program facilitator, as evidenced by the Philadelphia 76ers Hometown Hero award and multiple Police Athletic League awards. My passion is empowering children with self-esteem building tools. I teach the value of positive thinking and speaking via affirmation education. This is the foundation for my company, Kids, More S.U.G.A.R. (Saying Unforgettable Good Affirmations Regularly).
In the corporate world, I am a top achiever in managing treasury services portfolios of Commercial and Corporate banking clients with revenues of $20M to $1B, and I have over 25 years of financial industry experience and 15 years of direct leadership experience. I received my B.A. in Communication from the University of North Florida.
I am the youngest of nine children! I spent most of my childhood in Jacksonville, Florida, actively campaigning for the position of mom and dad's favorite child, as well as to be my siblings' favorite little sister. My nurturing parents, Willie and Lillie Sugar, instilled the value of speaking things into existence in early childhood. This was the foundation for me adopting the practice of affirmations. As a memorial, the main characters in the books are named Will and Lil, after my honorable and loving parents.
I enjoy museums, shopping, talking way too much, and corny jokes. My favorite corny jokes are usually the ones I write myself. I like to share jokes with others, but if no one else finds them funny, I am usually comfortable laughing all by myself.
"Every person born has a gift they could give to the world. Not many acknowledge that and decide to honor their contribution and provide it to the world to make a difference. Elaine is an exceptional individual who has decided to celebrate her gift and take up the mantle of helping the world evolve through her work. She is an inspiration for us all." ~ Roger Burnley ~
SaRoya Morrison Vice President & Treasurer
A born leader, teacher, and mentor, SaRoya Morrison is currently a hiring manager with the State of Delaware and a Realtor with Penn Realty Professionals, LLC in both Delaware and Pennsylvania, supporting those in need of work and a place they can call home. SaRoya earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a minor in Business Health Services from Pennsylvania State Abington. She got her start in real estate in 2017 by assisting her family with market analysis and listing and purchasing properties, and by working as the website manager.
Before entering the real estate world, SaRoya worked as an Administrator for the State of Delaware Children’s Center, helping youth suffering from various forms of trauma such as physical, mental and verbal abuse. As the director overseeing the nutrition & wellness programs, SaRoya ensured that the children at the Center were properly fed nutritious meals; she also created a Wellness Committee to ensure that effective support systems were in place for every child. SaRoya believes in giving back, making a difference by both giving knowledge and volunteering her time for those in need. In her spare time, SaRoya loves to cook, travel, read, meditate, and spend time with her loved ones.
Brandon Sugar Secretary
Brandon Sugar, is a disabled veteran who served in the US Army for 6+ years including tours in Afghanistan & Iraq. He holds a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from Jacksonville University as well as an Associates Degree in Arts from Hopkinsville Community College.
Having the passion and leadership skills Brandon worked directly with the Editor-In-Chief to create a solid newspaper design called “The Navigator at Jacksonville University. In addition to that, he also was Staff Designer for “The Navigator” where he ensured proper and intelligent layout for spreads. Currently, he owns Sugar Unlimited Inc., a graphic design company and live streams on Twitch.
Becca Weber Board Member
Becca is the Development and Communications Associate at HIAS Pennsylvania, an immigration organization in Philadelphia which provides legal and social services to immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers. She has been working in this position since November 2019. Before then, Becca worked in various roles at Ramah Day Camp in Elkins Park, and as an Elementary and Middle school English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher around the world.
Becca is a freelance editor and writer under the name "Edits by Becca". She has edited multiple books, including coloring books promoting mental wellness in children by Kids, More Sugar, a book on using hip hop to relate to youths engaging in psychotherapy, and blog posts for multiple wellness companies.
As someone who has worked with children in various settings and stages of life, Becca deeply understands the importance of solidifying positive mental health and wellness practices from a young age. It is vital for children and teens to be able to clear their minds in the midst of all of the stressors the world throws at them.
Devin Reed Board Member
Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from the University of Florida. Received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Florida.
Chief Legal Officer, responsible for Legal, Human Resources and Procurement with the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA). Previously functioned as JAA’s Director of Procurement, responsible for ensuring all purchases and contracts were awarded decently and in order; also responsible for JAA’s inventory functions.
Appointed by Mayor John Peyton and confirmed by City Council in 2007 to serve as the Director of the City of Jacksonville’s Department of Central Operations, responsible for managing the city’s Administrative Services, Equal Business Opportunity & Contract Compliance, Fleet Management, Human Resources, Procurement, Public Information, CARE (630-CITY), Ombudsman, Grants and related functions, which functions had a total operating budget of approximately $170 million and a total staff of approximately 400 employees. Appointed by Mayor John Peyton and confirmed by City Council in 2003 to serve as the Director of the City of Jacksonville’s Department of Procurement.
Served as an Assistant General Counsel in the City of Jacksonville’s Office of the General Counsel from 2002 to 2003, specializing in government operations and contract transactions for various departments and agencies of the City of Jacksonville.
Practiced law with the Jacksonville office of McGuireWoods from 1995 to 2002, specializing in commercial litigation with an emphasis in construction and related matters.