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 place - New York City

What I am passionate about - My relationship with Jesus

Hobbies - Spending time with my family

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Becky Collie - 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

What I am passionate about - I enjoy outdoor activities; especially western horse-back riding.

Hobbies - my zodiac is Pisces; and vacations exclusively near large bodies of water.

Favorite place I’ve traveled - St. Croix, US Virgin Islands; of which I have vacationed three times in past six years; the rain forests, tourism, and beaches are exquisite and relaxing.

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Sylvester Mayes - 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 - Assistant 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 - Lead Empowerment Coach

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 - Empowerment Coach

Favorite quote - “Becoming a champion is not an easy process…It is done by focusing on what it takes to get there and not on getting there.” – Nick Saban

Hobbies - Working Out and Watching College Football (Alabama - ROLL TIDE ROLL)

What I am passionate about - That our purpose is to help others. I am blessed that I have achieved much in my life and I want to help others find the same success.

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Devery Bell - Empowerment Coach

Favorite quote - "The greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow."

Items found on my desk - picture of my cats, Chapstick, stress ball

Favorite place I’ve traveled - Broken Bow, Oklahoma

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Marissa "Rena" Mendez - 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