Jasmine Cole

Design Team

Jasmine Cole, serving as the Creative Director at BH365, is a digital illustrator and graphic designer; an adjunct art professor at Mississippi College; and a freelance UX designer.  Her appreciation for traveling, new perspectives, and innovative thinking has led her to work in public relations, art direction, event planning, news reporting, radio production, photography, magazine editorial direction, and software development. 


She is also a published children’s book illustrator (Dancing with Naima), has traveled around Europe and Central America to study painting, and has exhibited in multiple galleries and museums.  

Jasmine holds a BA in both studio art and journalism from the University of Mississippi; and a MA and MFA in 2D visual arts from Mississippi College.    

Storytelling has always held a prominent place in her life. Building visual narratives and promoting an appreciation for the arts often envelop her endeavors, and she hopes to expand on narrative traditions in every aspect of her career. 

Joann Scaife


JoAnn Scaife graduated with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree from Belmont University in Religion and double minored in Psychology and Music. She is a candidate for a Master of Divinity at Central Baptist Theological Seminary. 


Jo Anne Scaife has been in the ministry for twenty-plus years studying, teaching, and leading others to understand the Word of God on a daily basis. Jo Anne’s heartbeat is to impact others with the truths of the Bible through her personal and spiritual experiences.  Jo Anne is the founder and CEO of Restorations Corner Ministry, a non-profit organization that focuses on collegiate ministry, training college students to become highly effective leaders on campus and in the community, and Living Single in Faith, a business that focuses on inspiring singles. She is a published author of a devotional book in a series of six volumes to be released.

Jocelyn Lege

IT Team

Jocelyn has served as the BH365 IT Facilitator since 2021. Her IT knowledge, communication skills and commitment to collaboration resulted in her recruitment by the BH365 team. In this role, she provides IT support ranging from password reset assistance to Institute Administrators while troubleshooting for districts across the country. Jocelyn is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Music.

Lisa Joy Petros

VP of Business & Finance

Ms. Petros attended Loyola University in New Orleans, LA where she majored in Marketing and Management. She received an MBA from Fontbonne University. Lisa was very active in community service, joined a business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, and became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in the Fall of 1989. Ms. Petros really loves DST! 

Lisa has worked at prestigious organizations including Darcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Southwestern Bell, Junior Achievement (JA), and St. Louis Partners AmeriCorps, a domestic version of the Peace Corps.   

Lisa served as the Director of Education at Mathews Dickey Boys and Girls Club. 

She is also the proud CEO of One-L Group, which is a new, innovative publishing firm that offers opportunities in the realm of consultation around organizational development, financial management, and professional editing.

Reginald Braxton

VP of Sales

Reginald Braxton was born and raised in Detroit,  MI. He graduated from the Detroit Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in marketing and a minor in business management. Reginald’s early professional career included key positions in sales and marketing.  At McGraw-Hill Reginald worked in collaboration with large Urban Markets to create solutions that helped to close the achievement gap for hundreds of thousands of students over the course of his more than two-decade career in educational publishing. 


After a few years of honing his expertise in the education arena, Reginald was promoted to Senior Account Manager and finally to National Strategic Accounts, VP at McGraw-Hill. Reginald has experience dealing in high-level account management, intervention and acceleration, and has addressed the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learner populations. His unique specialization in helping districts increase student outcomes has been integral in successful implementations

Rev. Olivia M. Cloud

Editor and Design Team

Olivia has been actively engaged in the Christian and inspirational publishing field since 1987. She has been a gender pioneer at all of her places of employment— the first African-American female hired in a professional denominational position at the Baptist Sunday School Board (now Lifeway Christian Resources); the first female senior editor at the historic R. H. Boyd Publishing Corporation; and the first woman to serve as director of publishing for the Sunday School Publishing Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. 


Olivia is currently associate editor of the curriculum at the R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation. She also owns Guardian Angel Communications Services (GACS), a company she formed in 1997 to provide writing, editing, publishing and design services to authors, publishers and organizations. 

Shirley L. Freeman


Shirley Freeman, a lifelong learnernwith decades of teaching experience, has an educational background in sociology. She has spent 20 years as a classroom teacher — focusing on high school English and journalism, as well as tutoring young college students toward improved writing skills. 


Shirley curated The Freeman Institute® Black History Collection of over 3,000 genuine documents and artifacts and serves as administrator of the collection. This comprehensive collection chronicles Black history from ancient Africa and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Emancipation, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights Movement – as well as, Black accomplishments in science, social reform, athletics, arts, and entertainment. 


Her experience as a classroom teacher has informed and enhanced her desire for accurate and honest dialogue regarding the history and the literature that shapes the conversation.

Tanisha Shorter Lott

BH365 Team

Tanisha Shorter-Lott brings with her over 20 years of experience and service in leadership, training, program & grant management, community development, fundraising, and higher education.  In higher education, she worked at various campuses of Dallas County Community College, now called Dallas Colleges at which, her last position was an Associate Dean of Student Support Services as well as an Adjunct Professor of Management.  Tanisha also brings with her passion, grit, and dedication to fulfill the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of this dynamic organization.  


Tanisha earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Grambling State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Management from the University of Phoenix. She gives back to her global community by participating in numerous professional organizations locally and nationally. 

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