Imam Abdurrahman Sykes
Abdurrahman Sykes retired as a chaplain after 18 years in corrections and currently works as an individual and Marriage and Family therapist. He is the president and Imam of I.S.L.A.M. Inc’s Peace Center and delivers approximately 200 presentations annually at synagogues, churches, colleges, civic organizations, hospitals, government and corporate America building bridges of peace, dialogue and understanding regarding the true and peaceful message of Islam.
He was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa for six years where he met his wife, Nuran. They are happily married for thirty years, have four children and two grandchildren.
He earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with honors; a Master of Religious Practice from the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences, Leesburg Virginia; a Master of Social Work and Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Central Florida. Abdurrahman has been advocating against domestic violence for over twenty years.
Samantha Curry is a Senior Community Corrections Officer for Orange County Corrections and is a member of the High Risk Probation Team where she supervises misdemeanor cases, to include Domestic Violence offenses. She has worked with Domestic Violence offenders and victims since 2012 and is currently the assigned Court Liaison Officer for the misdemeanor Domestic Violence division in Orange County.
She has served on the Florida State Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team for since 2014 and has been a member of the Orange County Domestic Violence Task Force since 2014 as well.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University.
Roland Clee is a Community Service Officer with the Orlando Police Department and is assigned to the Office of Violent Crime Initiatives. He has served in patrol, investigations and training. During his career, he has been recognized for successfully organizing large scale police operations contacting hundreds of dangerous felons per day with numerous local, state and federal agencies.
He has been a member of the task force since 2009 and has served as secretary since 2011. Clee works closely with all of the victim service providers in Orange County and also has served on the Central Florida Victim Services Network (formally the Victim Services Coalition of Central Florida) and the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force.
Clee is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with Bachelor of Arts in English.