Our Team

Favorite quote - “The world makes way for a man who knows where he’s going.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

On my bucket list - traveling to Africa and skydiving

Hobbies - playing basketball, cooking and traveling with family

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Kelvin Brown - Chief Executive Officer

On my bookshelf- Purpose Driven Life, Good to Great, DSM-V and Switch

Hobbies- Listening to Gospel Music

What I am passionate about- Helping others improve their quality of living, Sharing my faith

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Anthony Collins - Chief Programs Officer

What I am passionate about - Helping Others

On my bookshelf - “Whisper” – by Mark Batterson

Favorite place I’ve traveled - Costa Rica, Nigeria

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Alva Baker - Chief Financial Officer

Favorite quote - “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” ~ Jennifer Dukes Lee

Items found on my desk – a jar of pens and breath mints

Hobbies - I love cooking, camping, and spending time with family

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Gwen Martin - Office Administrator

Favorite vacation spot - Spain & Greece

Favorite book - The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Hobbies - traveling, reading and volunteering

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Lilia DeBoesch - Accounting Specialist

What I am passionate about - Caring for dogs; especially my newest one, Evan!

On my bucket list - to travel to Africa

Favorite quote - “Somewhere along the way, we must learn that there is nothing greater than to do something for others.” - ML King, Jr

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Rodney Jarvis - Administrative Services Coordinator

Favorite quote - “Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.” Marian Wright Edelman

Favorite place - Disneyland

Hobbies - Taking photos of sunsets

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Gina Norman - Program Director

Items on my desk – a Dwight Schrute Bobblehead doll, an LSU Tiger (Geaux Tigers) and a lot of paperwork.

Favorite quote - “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”

My hobbies - Stamp collecting (have been an avid collector since my childhood), reading, travelling, sports and history.

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Jeff Brandt - Program Director

Favorite quote - “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

What I am passionate about - spending time with my daughter and grandson

On my bucket list - would love to travel to Ghana

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Janet Peery - Director of Career Services

What I am passionate about - Spending time with my grandchildren

Books I like - Puzzle Books

Hobbies - Cooking

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Lisa Stephenson - Program Manager

On my bucket list - Travel the world, build a house and a car.

Hobbies - Writing Songs, Watching Documentaries

On my bookshelf - Bible, 48 Laws of Power

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Christopher Harris - Program Manager

On my bookshelf - Bible, The Journey, Purpose Driven Life

What I am passionate about - teaching the word of God and living for Christ.

Favorite places I have traveled - France, Belgium and Japan

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Pierre Kabeya - Empowerment Coach

Favorite Quote - “You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble. They will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time you will help them accomplish wonders.” - Jor El

What I am Passionate About – I am very passionate about doing the “right” thing, and standing up against injustice. I am also obsessive about providing high quality and comprehensive participant care; because I believe everyone deserves a plentiful life

Hobbies - the outdoors, spending time with my two daughters, wood or metal work, graphic design

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Michael Widenhouse - Empowerment Coach

What I am passionate about - continuing to grow in my love for the Lord and people, and serving the most vulnerable of us!

Hobbies - eating great food at great restaurants, hosting meals at my home (I’m an average cook but LOVE the fellowship), traveling anywhere with my husband and singing along to “oldies”. Additionally, since our son started playing football 15 years ago, I cannot get enough of the sport! During the season, you can find my husband and I either watching a game or at a game - from high school to the pros.

Favorite place I’ve traveled - Costa Rica; zip-lining over the jungle was a trip!!!

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Nina Wall - Empowerment Coach

Favorite quote: “It is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank

Hobbies: I love cooking, candle-making, hiking, and exploring new places.

Listening to: I am usually listening to podcasts about social justice or true crime.

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Caitlin Garrett - Empowerment Coach

Favorite quote: “It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you always.” – Oprah Winfrey

Hobbies: People, fellowship and love for cooking. This seems to bring individuals together in a positive way. Allowing me the ability to try and ensure they are in a better place than they were. This is important to me as I want to be a part of the change I so desire to see in the world.

On my bucket list: Alaskan Cruise

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Patsy Driggers - Employment Coach

Favorite Quote: “Anything that cost’s you your peace, is TOO expensive” – Paulo Coelho

Hobbies: Cooking, Traveling, Thrifting, Doing Hair.

On my bucket list: Become bilingual. I would love to learn Spanish as a secondary language.

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Robia Sims - Empowerment Coach