GapCafé Leadership

Charles Harewood

Founder and Servant Leader

Charles Harewood along with his wife Carlene is the visionary and founder of GapCafé and has been working on the sustainable business model for 5 years. Charles has a BS. In Chemical Engineering, a MA in Economics and currently serves as a Sustainability Engineer at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Charles also worked for General Electric in several capacities including process design, corporate sourcing, and new business development.

Carlene Harewood


Carlene Harewood along with her husband Charles is the visionary and founder of GapCafé and has been working on the sustainable business model for 5 years. Carlene is a medical doctor specializing in woman's health and wellness OB-GYN. Carlene, practices at Joseph P. Addabbo Health Center where the mission is to help the underserve population. Charles' and Carlene's entrepreneurial spirit have help to sustain the non-profit venture over the years. They are people savvy, and their ability to turn vision into strategy, and strategy into tactics, which are key elements the future success of GapCafé.

Sedgwick Jeanite

Senior Fellow

Sedgwick Jeanite is an Associate at White and Williams LLP in Corporate Lawyer, Practice areas include corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial and securities litigation. Experience includes advising startups, entrepreneurs, and growth companies on business formation and planning, and all aspects of corporate governance matters, including representation in negotiating all forms of agreements (consulting, employment, license, supply and confidentiality contracts).

Mack Fuller III

Senior Fellow

Mack Fuller III is Vice President at The Blackstone Group/GSO Capital Partners, Founder of RE! Music Group. Mack Fuller has a Columbia Business School MBA, Finance, and Management and has been a research analyst for more than 15 years.

Joseph Jenkins

Senior Fellow

Joseph Jenkins is a Bronx community consultant with the belief that strong, healthy and safe families are the foundation for strong communities of civically engaged adults, youth and children. Joseph Jenkins served as the Executive Director of the Bridge Builders Community Partnership, Inc. (BBCP) from 2008 to 2013. BBCP is a collaborative service model dedicated to improving child welfare outcomes in the Highbridge neighborhood and the larger Bronx Community District 4 by demonstrating and sustaining service coordination of a network of service providers, targeted social supports and legal services. He is a Master's of Urban Planning candidate, has dedicated 18 years of his career to family preservation in the context of community development.