Shalaun Newton is a member of the board of directors for Emerald Gems Foundation, Inc.. Shalaun received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas. Shalaun is currently serving as National Director of Corporate Sponsorships and Partnerships for Mocha Moms, Inc., the premier voice of mothers of color on issues that impact mothers, children and families. Shalaun served on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of River Valley. Her professional background includes 12 years of management experience in the financial services, health care and transportation industries. The nine years she has spent in non-profit leadership roles will also allow her to share expertise in business development, fundraising, strategic planning and project coordination. She’s excited about working with her husband Milt Newton in using the game of basketball on and off the court to instill hope and develop well-rounded youths of the U.S. Virgin Islands.