Celebrating The Heart Of Devaughn 1982-2001​

The Board of Directors

Board D DarlingDevard Darling, President
Following his heart to achieve the foundation goals and honor the memory of Devaughn, he knows that, “This is the environment where I can make a difference.” Darling, the founder and current President of the As One Foundation. Darling continues to pursue his goals on the professional football field while bringing to life the dream envisioned between him and Devaughn:  to bring the game of American football to their native country of the Bahamas and open the Devaughn Darling Sports Complex.

Board C DarlingCicely Darling, Secretary and Devard and Devaughn Darling Football Camps Director
A vital part of the foundation’s success, she believes that this group can make a difference and uses her considerable skills and resources to achieve that. Cicely Darling is secretary to the foundation that works to make the dreams and aspirations of her husband and deceased brother-in-law a reality. Darling, a former kindergarten teacher, athletic administrator, and athlete, has always had a sincere love and appreciation for youth trying to excel in the world of athletics. She also understands the importance of a good education and leading a life grounded in spiritual ideology. These elements embody the mission and goals of the As One Foundation.

Board HightowerArthur Hightower, Board Member
His fresh perspective on developing the minds, bodies, and characters of tomorrow’s leaders will be invaluable as the foundation moves forward. Currently with the NFL San Diego Charger’s organization, Arthur Hightower assists players with off-the-field issues and helps prepare them for life after football. He oversees programs in continuing education, life skills, financial and career education/planning and career internships. Hightower serves on the NFL’s player development continuing education and financial education committees and received the NFL’s Winston-Shell Award in 2007. Hightower has a long a productive association with the NCAA in many positions. He earned an undergraduate degree from Florida A&M University and a graduate degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Sports Administration from Florida State University, and currently resides in San Diego, California.

Jammy-KiggunduJammy Kiggundu, Board Member
Jammy’s professional philosophy “Be quick to listen and slow to speak” has proven invaluable to the fast-paced and ever changing environment of the As One Foundation. Jammy is the Emeritus Chair of the Entertainment & Sports Law Section of the Houston Bar Association. He is also a partner of the Texas based law firm, Douglass & Kiggundu, PLLC. He is a graduate of the School of Law at the University of New Mexico and is licensed to practice in the state of Texas. He has held licenses as an NBA Agent and Texas Mortgage Broker. He represents various clients including the fashion editor of a nationally distributed magazine, professional singers, music producers, actresses, record labels, fashion shows, concern promoters, and current and former professional athletes in the NBA, NFL and MLB. Jammy believes and advises that you should make and keep strong personal and professional relationships.

Board MillerNaomi Miller, Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair
Her passion for the foundation began when her daughter, Alyssa, was awarded an As One scholarship. Naomi Miller’s dedication to the foundation grew as she learned more about the heart of the Darling family and their commitment to enriching the lives of others while honoring Devaughn’s memory. Miller has a Master’s degree in International Finance and a BA in Accounting, but it is her tireless energy and willingness to serve in any capacity needed that will make the greatest difference for the foundation. As a single parent, she understands intimately the impact that the As One scholarship can have on a family. Miller resides in the Houston area and works as a controller.

Board MillsRobert Mills, Scholarship Committee Chair
His professional and personal expertise help further enhance the strong Fundraising/Personal Development Programs of the foundation. Robert Mills, a native Bahamian, is a Marketing Executive for Marriott Vacation Club International with a BS in Communications and a Master of Science degree in Sports Management from Old Dominion University. Mills realizes the struggles that the youth of the Bahamas must face each day and knows that his involvement will help to provide more educational and development opportunities.

Foundation ED AustinTomia Austin, Executive Director
A fresh perspective and winning attitude and keeps the foundation’s day-to-day activities on track. Tomia Austin has taken the reigns and is poised to lead the charge of fulfilling the mission and vision of the As One Foundation. She considers it a divinely designed opportunity of a lifetime that matches her near twenty years experience in fundraising, event-planning, community and public relations with her personal passions for youth, education, sports and spiritual values. Austin earned an undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism, a graduate degree in Sport & Leisure Management and is currently in pursuit of a doctorate in Public Health degree, all from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. She makes her home in Metro Atlanta, Georgia with husband, Douglas.