Board of Trustees

A HUGE Mustard Seed Foundation welcome to our newest board members:

Tyree L. Fields

Chairman of the Board, The Mustard Seed Foundation

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Chair, Board of Directors
The Mustard Seed Foundation of Dayton

Tyree L. Fields is the founder and president at The S.T.A.R.S. Youth Enrichment Program as well as a doctoral candidate (Ed.D.) at Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH).

He brings over twenty years of experience to the business marketplace – specializing in executive management, operations, municipal administration, negotiation, and sales. He has been affiliated with highly recognized and respected brands such as RICOH USA, AmeriCorps, Frito-Lay, Incorporated; PepsiCo; FedEx Corporation (Express Division) and Five-Star Basketball.

The breadth of his professional work experience extends to community and youth engagement. His work in 2006 at the Brotherhood Crusade (a Los Angeles, CA based community action program) and the Five-Star Foundation from 2008 to 2009 (a Rockville, MD based youth basketball and education foundation) led him to create the Skills, Talents, Action, Results, and Success (S.T.A.R.S). Youth Enrichment Program (a Dayton, OH based youth sport and life skills program) in 2009. The purpose of S.T.A.R.S. is to encourage young people between the ages of 8 and 16 years of age to accomplish their physical and educational goals. The S.T.A.R.S. program has been supported over the years by The Muhammad Ali Center, Norton Health Care, Montgomery County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office, The Sacrament County Sheriff’s Office, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Sacramento County, The Boys and Girls Club of Sacrament County, The City of Trotwood/Trotwood Police Department, Chick-fil-A, and the Greater Metro Area Louisville YMCA.

His marketing work from 2005 to 2009 at Five-Star Basketball (the organization responsible for discovering such NBA talents as Michael Jordan and Chris Paul) has allowed him to work with many of the world’s finest coaches and players in today’s basketball culture.

He has worked with many athletes and sports organizations in the areas of marketing, player transition, and player development under his sports marketing brand, Ideaology Consulting, LLC. Some of his more notable clients include A.C. Green, Dee Brown, Jim Cleamons and Artis Gilmore (NBA Hall of Fame Class ‘11).

While at FedEx Corporation, the feedback received from satisfaction surveys in 2003 earned him the distinguished and rare honor of being placed in the upper 4 percentiles of the entire U.S. FedEx management team. These surveys are anonymously completed by FedEx employees and customers. These valuable company surveys place emphasis on leadership values, business results, overall operations expertise, and specific consumer feedback.

During his tenure at Frito Lay, Incorporated and PepsiCo from 1995 to 2002, Mr. Fields had the primary responsibility of overseeing numerous aspects of the company’s North American logistics. He worked on a team that assisted PepsiCo in the Productivity for Growth (PFG) program. This program streamlined the PepsiCo subsidiaries supply chain process. Additionally, the program placed focused on specific operational measures designed to ensure profitability and efficiency. Today, this program continues to save PepsiCo several millions of dollars on an annualbasis.

He is currently serving as chairman of the board at The Mustard Seed Foundation (Dayton, OH) as well as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) at the Common Pleas Court of Montgomery County, Ohio – Juvenile Division CASA Program. Further, he is an eight-year member of The Society of Professional Journalists and a thirty-year member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated (Zeta Eta chapter).

His former affiliations and memberships include: Rotary International, SCORE® (Dayton, OH), Business Volunteers for the Arts (Philadelphia, PA), the YMCA board of directors (Abington, PA and Louisville, KY), a two-term member as vice-chairman at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Communities (Lebanon, OH), and a three-term member of The Human Race Theatre Company’s board of trustees (Dayton, OH).

Additionally, he holds an M. Ed. (major Sport Administration) and a B.L.A. from Xavier, along with an A.L.A. from Sinclair Community College (Dayton, OH).

Mr. Fields resides in Dayton, Ohio. He has a daughter, Lauren (19) and a son, Connor (14).

Antoinette Adams, Vice Chair
Angela Matlock, Secretary
Ryan Ivory, Board Member
Shondale Atkinson Dorise, Board Member

We thank you for your willingness to serve as an advocate for the young people in our care!