Sharon A. Gill
Chairman & Founder
Sharon A. Gill, is the founder and former CEO of the Oasis Compassion Agency. She recently ascended to the position of Chairman of the Board after 8 years of serving as the day to day chief. Prior to that she served as the Chief Executive Officer of the law firm of Gill & Associates from 1997-2003. During her tenure, Mrs. Gill steered the firm to record growth and recognition in the local business community. Among the many awards captured by the firm under Mrs. Gill’s leadership, was the 2003 Minority Business Enterprise Supplier of the Year which was won on the local and regional level. Mrs. Gill was also featured in a National Advertising Campaign by Office Depot, Inc. during 2003. Her passion for leadership and education is evidenced by her commitment to her staff, volunteers, her community and her own personal development. In July of 2002, Mrs. Gill was one of the recipients chosen to attend a week long Minority Business Executive Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
She is the recipient of numerous community awards including the Giraffe Awards, Local Heroes Award sponsored by Bank of America and the Martin Luther King Leadership Award sponsored by Palm Beach State College. She is also a member of Leadership Palm Beach County, class of 2011. In 20123 she was recognized by the Palm Beach Post as one of the most prominent and influential black women in leadership and business and in 2014 by the Palm Beacher Magazine as one of 21 Most Inspiring Women of Power.
Mrs. Gill is married to her husband Wayne of 27 years and works with him as Chief Operating Officer of the Gill Law Firm, P.A. She has two children and her life scripture is Ephesians 3:20.
Dr. Darlene Silvernail – Board Member
Dr. Silvernail is a highly energetic, goal-oriented leader in the Behavioral Health Sector. She can be described as an individual who has the propensity to build trusting relationships and connections with just about anyone she meets, creating partnerships and alliances while motivating them to move forward to achieve personal and professional success.
Through her interactions, affiliation and relationships with state agencies, professional associations and programs; Darlene has built a reputation for being one of the best professional consultants in the field. Dr. Silvernail has been a past nominee for the Robert woods Foundation Award (1997), The Best Practice Award (2000) and nominated three times for the Sun Sentinel Community Leadership Award (1999 – 2004). Dr. Silvernail also received the PWN International Literary Award (2012), as well as the AMHCA Public and Community Service Award (2012). With such a high standing reputation, she has been named the FMHCA President (2013).
A Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a PhD in Psychology and Addictionology Counseling, Darlene’s goal is to use her experience, education, and certifications to complement her compassion for those in need of help and duty to enhance the skills of those who strive for improvement.
In her journey of growth, Darlene has held post in the United States Army, was a Police Officer for the Harford Police Department before finding her calling as a counselor of human services. In the last 15 years Darlene has held numerous leadership positions in outpatient programs, residential treatment programs and counseling centers. She has over 26 years of experience developing and implementing quality educational programs in the field of addictions treatment and psychology.
Dr. Silvernail’s work is not limited to the mental health sector of healthcare. She is and has worked in academia for the last eight years. As a content expert and writer for several major universities and past Director of the Psychology program at South University which she grew to impressive enrollment numbers in a year’s time. Her years of experience and connection in the field have brought a wealth of success to her students and the institution. Outside the traditional educational system, Darlene has also served as an instructor of Criminal Justice at several local Police Academies.
To share her many experiences and enhance the personal and professional growth of women at various stages of life, Dr. Silvernail teamed up with the women of PWN Books to write a series on empowerment. In all Darlene has authored and co-authored ten books. This series has not only found a steady following, but woman across the nation have experienced the Empowerment Series first hand through the seasonal conferences and workshops.