Advocacy Institute (Segar AI) is like the harvest in nature, we plant seeds to inspire innovation with the hope of yielding prosperity and increasing quality of life for all humanity. How we share our ideas and collaborate with you, is the true essence of self-empowerment. The strength of a society is engrained in our DNA, deeply embedded in working the land which bears the fruit of our labor.
Segar AI is committed to the revitalization and building of resilient communities. Segar AI is the next generation of agricultural and life sustainable goods. Our programs, products and services are uniquely designed to address the every changing economic landscape. Let’s take time to reflect and embrace our heritage, traditions and Ways of Working (WoW’s) that stimulates dialogue for real change.
Chief Executive Officer
Kenneth R White Sr. “Scout” While growing up in the state of Maryland he has always had a thirst for helping others being in outdoors. He achieve the rank of Eagle Scout and served as an assistant scoutmaster with troop 274 for 20+ years and growing up in a farm community. After graduating from Frederick High School he enlisted as a non-commissioned office in the United States Air Force supporting a variety of communication systems in support of both domestic and international security on a global scale. Kenneth continued to advance his career by attending the Community College of the Air Force, University of Maryland and Cerro College Community. He received certifications in information system, computer science & business management. His accomplishments include Scrum Master, CSI Project Management, Agile and Business Acumen certification. He also attended advance communication schools which included wireless, radio frequency spectrum and USAF advance electronics in micro-circuit operations and repair. Recently he achieve the rank of 2nd Lieutenant while serving as a commissioned officer with the Civil Air Patrol attached to the Hawaii wing 006 command squadron Hickman AFB.
Kenneth is God-fearing and believes that giving of one’s-self is the key ingredient to spirituality, enlightenment and universal connectivity as the return on investment so that others may be blessed.
Shirley I. Quiles “Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel” professional career covers 30+ years’ experience in government administration, military and public service. Among her significant administrative positions, she serves as a Health System Administrator for the WRNMMC, Directorate of Surgical Services (DSS) and Senior Administrator for the Department of Surgery (DOS) in DHA’s largest medical center.
Shirley’s awards and education include: Honor Graduate, J. Vizcarrondo Coronado HS, Carolina, PR, 1975. Cum Laude Graduate, BA Economics, Univ of Puerto Rico, 1979. ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate (DMG) – Cum Laude Graduate, Univ of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras, 1979. Meritorious Service Medal (MSM), HQ V Corps, Frankfurt, GE, 1985. Commander, D Battery, FA Training Center (USAFACT), Ft. Sill, OK, 1986. Honorable Order of St. Barbara Medal, Ft. Sill, OK, 1990. Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) (1OC), Ft. Sill, OK, 1992. Top 10%, Command General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, 1994. Suma Cum Laude/Honor Role, MPH Health Care Administration and Planning, Univ of Hawaii – Manoa, 1995. Defense Meritorious Service Medal/Joint Expeditionary Service Medal/NATO Medal/Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Bosnia 2001. Bronze Star Medal/Global War of Terrorism Service Medal and Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Afghanistan 2005. Walter Reed Health Care System Certificate of Outstanding Performance for JCA Survey Visit 2007. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and is working to meet fellowship requirements.
Bella Gisela Parrilla was accepted into an elite Engineering Program at the University of Puerto Rico were she obtained a master degree in math and sciences. She completed a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in secondary level education and teaching from the University of Puerto Rico. She has worked as a teacher for the Puerto Rico Department of Education for more than 23 years and still teaches today. She has managed and prepared lessons plans for nonprofit organizations performing community outreach.
She is now learning sign language too enhance the lives of the deaf community that has been neglected. In 1999 she was honored for teaching adults, both in the Immigrant Program to get their citizenship and in ARREVICA Community program teaching conversational english. She had the opportunity of teaching college students through the GEAR UP PROJECT as part of the Universidad Del Este, part of the Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez (SUAGM).
“The opportunity SEGAR AI has given me is a privilege and I cannot wait to put all my knowledge and abilities to work to service all of Puerto Rico’s farmers, their families and our country.”