Ms. Gary has a diverse background in education, business, community advocacy and information technology, and is President of DHEx Enterprises, LLC. She retired with 28 years of federal government service in information technology management: 14 years active as an Air Force officer, Major and 14 years as a federal civilian senior engineering manager, retiring as a GS-15 from the Department of Defense, Defense Information Systems Agency. Her desire to educate has been a strong basis for all of her endeavors. She developed numerous worldwide technology solutions for military use and trained hundreds of staff over the years. Ms. Gary started one of the oldest multicultural children’s bookstores in the nation, Color Book Gallery in 1992 in Virginia then relocated it to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a division of DHEx Enterprises from 2008 until 2016. After relocating, Ms. Gary developed the Pyramid STEM Challenge - an effort to get more youth prepared for engineering and technology careers, which conducts an annual Pyramid STEM Showcase, evaluates and gives an annual Young Techie Award at the city-wide George Washington Carver Science Fair and donates and distributes STEM-related activities and books throughout the community.
As a history advocate, she has been giving African American history exhibits since 1995 and was Vice President of Black Women United For Action (BWUFA) based in Alexandria, VA. The organization conducts and hosts the Annual Slave Memorial at Mt. Vernon Estate in Alexandria, where over 360 were enslaved on the grounds of George Washington’s numerous plantations. She has published the Philadelphia African American History Tour One and received approval of two Pennsylvania Historic Marker applications.
A former licensed realtor, over 16 years and real estate investor, in 4 states, owner and landlord on over 10 properties, over 40 years., Ms. Gary considers herself as a real estate ownership advocate. Ms. Gary conceived and is Co-Founder of the Society to Preserve Philadelphia African American Assets (SPPAAA), with a mission to curtail the erasure of our history by preserving the physical representation of our history. DHEx Enterprises combines provides retail products and services (operating Tip Tap Copy & Business Center), educational programs and historic preservation initiatives. She received an Undergraduate from Hampton University and Graduate degree from George Washington University. She is also on the board of the Mt Airy Business Improvement District, ACES Veterans Museum Advisory Board and Leon H. Sullivan Charitable Trust.
Helping others is her God given talent and purpose. Literacy, knowledge and technology is vital.