Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Cassandra Conover

Cassandra Conover

National Consultant for Association of Midnight Basketball

Bio - Read More About Cassandra Conover

Conover’s rise in Petersburg started as the ’80s were ending; she arrived in August 1989 and shortly after became the city’s first black public defender.

In September of 1990, the Commonwealth’s Attorney Position opened up, and then she was appointed on May 15, 1991.

“I’m the senior female Commonwealth’s Attorney for Petersburg, Virginia and I’m the senior black district attorney, the female district attorney in the United States,” she said.

She retired from the Commonwealth Attorney in 2018

She also received her second Doctorate degree in 2019

Reverend Victor A. Travis

Reverend Victor A. Travis

National Chaplin for Association of Midnight Basketball

Bio - Read More About Reverend Victor A. Travis

The Reverend Victor A. Travis is currently the proud Pastor and CEO of First C.M.E Church of Modesto, California. Reverend Travis and his wife, Jasiman, were married on August 16, 2008, at Amos Temple C.M.E. Church, in Oakland. They have three children; two sons, Victor, Jr., Zacharias, and a daughter, Zariah.

Reverend Travis was a probation counselor at Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall, in Martinez, and at Byron’s Boys Ranch in Byron, California. There he performed correctional officer duties to approximately 200 troubled, incarcerated youth. He later became a mental health worker for Haight Ashbury Free Clinic’s Jail Psychiatric Services, in San Francisco, California. Currently, and over the past 14 years, he serves as a health educator for San Francisco County’s Community Health Programs for Youth.

Reverend Travis is a musician and he still plays the keyboards and organ at his church, while still pastoring. Most important, he is a gospel preacher. In November 1998, he accepted his call to the ministry at the Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church, in Oakland. In November 2000, he was ordained and continued to serve in the ministry at Grace Temple Missionary Baptist Church.

During the summer of 2001, God led Reverend Travis to join Bell Chapel C.M.E. Church, in San Francisco. In August 2005, he was ordained Traveling Deacon, and in August 2008, he has ordained Traveling Elder, both ordinations under Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr., at the Northern California Region’s Annual Conferences. In July of 2014, he was ordained “Full Connection” in the C.M.E. Church by Presiding Prelate Bishop Bobby R. Best. Prior to being appointed as pastor of First C.M.E. Church in the summer of 2012, Reverend Travis served as Assistant Pastor of Riley Chapel C.M.E. Church in Oakland, California from 2006-2012. Reverend Travis also served at Bell Chapel C.M.E. Church, in San Francisco, California, and Lewis Memorial C.M.E Church, in San Jose, California as both minister and musician.

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