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Meet The Team 

Okimma McLendon Program Director / President

Okimma McLendon

Program Director / President

Okimma McLendon is a multifaceted individual with a diverse range of expertise and a deep passion for holistic well-being. With an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in sound and frequency healing, she has delved into the transformative power of sound vibrations on the mind, body, and spirit.

When she is not immersed in her studies or working towards her Bachelor's degree, Okimma finds solace and inspiration in the great outdoors. She has a profound love for hiking and embraces the beauty and serenity of nature. The mountains, forests, and rivers serve as her sanctuary, allowing her to connect with the earth's energy and find inner peace.

In addition to her studies in sound and frequency healing, Okimma is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree, further expanding her knowledge and skills in the field. Her dedication to continuous learning and personal growth is a testament to her commitment to helping others on their healing journeys.

Furthermore, Okimma is a certified spiritual life coach, guiding individuals towards their highest potential and helping them navigate their spiritual paths. She understands the importance of aligning one's thoughts, beliefs, and actions with their desires and goals. With her expertise in the law of attraction, she empowers others to manifest their dreams and create a life of abundance and fulfillment.

Moreover, Okimma is a master herbalist, harnessing the healing properties of plants and herbs to support holistic well-being. She has extensively studied the medicinal qualities of various herbs and their potential to restore balance and vitality to the body. Her knowledge and expertise in herbal medicine allow her to create personalized remedies and recommendations for her clients, promoting optimal health and wellness.

With a genuine passion for helping others and a diverse skill set encompassing sound and frequency healing, spiritual life coaching, herbalism, and the law of attraction, Okimma McLendon is a beacon of light in the realm of holistic well-being. Her dedication to personal growth, love for the outdoors, and commitment to empowering others make her a valuable resource for those seeking transformation, balance, and a deeper connection to themselves and the universe.

Jayson Woodward Program Communications Director

Jayson Woodward

Program Communications

Jayson Woodward is a dynamic and results-driven professional serving as the Program Communications Director at our nonprofit organization. With a passion for effective communication and a commitment to amplifying the impact of our programs, Jayson plays a pivotal role in ensuring our organization's mission reaches a wide audience.

With a strong background in communications and marketing, Jayson brings a wealth of expertise to his role. He is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive communication strategies that effectively promote our programs and engage stakeholders. Jayson's strategic mindset and creative approach enable him to craft compelling messages and narratives that resonate with our target audience.

Jayson's exceptional writing and storytelling skills allow him to create engaging content across various platforms, including social media, website, newsletters, and press releases. He leverages his expertise in digital marketing to optimize our online presence and drive engagement. Jayson's ability to adapt his communication style to different mediums ensures that our messages are effectively conveyed and understood by diverse audiences.

In addition to content creation, Jayson oversees media relations and public relations efforts. He establishes and nurtures relationships with media outlets, journalists, and influencers to secure coverage and increase visibility for our programs. Jayson's strong interpersonal skills and media savvy enable him to effectively pitch stories, coordinate interviews, and manage media inquiries.

Jayson's role also encompasses internal communication, ensuring that program staff, volunteers, and stakeholders are well-informed and engaged. He develops and implements internal communication strategies, utilizing various channels to disseminate important updates, program information, and success stories. Jayson's ability to foster a sense of community and collaboration among program participants and stakeholders contributes to a positive and inclusive program environment.

With a keen eye for data and analytics, Jayson continuously monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of our communication efforts. He utilizes key performance indicators and feedback mechanisms to measure impact and make data-driven decisions to optimize our communication strategies.

Jayson brings a wealth of experience in program communications and marketing. His passion for storytelling, strategic thinking, and commitment to our organization's mission make him an invaluable asset to our team. Jayson's ability to effectively communicate the impact of our programs and engage stakeholders contributes to the success and growth of our organization.

Mekali Brooks Program Coordinator

Mekali Brooks

Program Coordinator

Mekali Brooks is a highly motivated and dedicated professional serving as a Program Coordinator at our nonprofit organization. With a passion for making a positive impact in the community, Mekali plays a crucial role in supporting the implementation and success of our programs.

With a strong background in program coordination, Mekali brings exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail to his role. He is responsible for assisting in the planning, coordination, and execution of program activities. Mekali's ability to effectively manage schedules, prepare materials, and maintain program documentation ensures that program operations run smoothly and efficiently.

Mekali's excellent communication abilities and interpersonal skills enable him to establish and maintain positive relationships with program participants, volunteers, and partners. He is adept at responding to inquiries, providing updates, and ensuring effective communication channels are established and maintained. Mekali's dedication to exceptional customer service ensures that all stakeholders feel supported and valued throughout their engagement with our organization.

In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Mekali plays a vital role in data management. He collects, organizes, and analyzes program data, ensuring accuracy and confidentiality. Mekali's proficiency in data management tools allows him to prepare reports and presentations that summarize program outcomes and impact, providing valuable insights for program evaluation and improvement.

Mekali's passion for community engagement and volunteerism shines through his work in volunteer management. He recruits, trains, and supports volunteers for program activities, ensuring they are equipped with the necessary resources to fulfill their roles effectively. Mekali coordinates volunteer schedules, provides guidance, and fosters a positive and inclusive environment that recognizes and appreciates the contributions of volunteers.

With a collaborative mindset, Mekali actively seeks out and nurtures partnerships with community organizations, educational institutions, and other stakeholders. He identifies and explores potential partnership opportunities to enhance program effectiveness and reach, leveraging collective resources and expertise to maximize impact.

Mekali brings a wealth of experience in program coordination. His strong work ethic, attention to detail, and commitment to our organization's mission make her an invaluable asset to our team. Mekali's dedication to supporting program success and his passion for making a difference in the lives of others contribute to the positive impact we strive to achieve.

Erika Agard Program Secrtary/ Education Director

Erika Agard

Program Secrtary/
Education Director

Erika Agard is a dedicated professional with a passion for education and a strong commitment to empowering at-risk youth. With extensive experience in program administration and educational leadership, Erika serves as the Program Secretary and Education Director at our nonprofit organization.

As the Program Secretary, Erika brings exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail to ensure the smooth operation of our programs. She provides invaluable administrative support to program staff, managing calendars, scheduling meetings, and maintaining program-related documentation. Erika's excellent communication abilities and responsiveness enable her to effectively handle program-related correspondence and inquiries, ensuring timely and accurate communication with program stakeholders.

In her role as the Education Director, Erika demonstrates her expertise in educational program development and implementation. She leads the design and evaluation of curriculum materials, ensuring alignment with educational standards and best practices. Erika's visionary leadership inspires program staff and volunteers, as she provides guidance, supervision, and ongoing training to enhance their knowledge and skills in delivering effective educational programs. She also fosters collaborative partnerships with educational institutions, community organizations, and other stakeholders to leverage resources and expertise, ultimately enhancing the impact of our educational initiatives.

Erika's commitment to program evaluation and assessment drives continuous improvement. She develops and implements evaluation strategies, collecting and analyzing data to inform program enhancements and adjustments. With a keen eye for budget management, Erika collaborates with organizational leadership to ensure resources are allocated effectively to support program goals.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Erika is a passionate advocate for the importance of education for at-risk youth. She actively engages in community outreach efforts, raising awareness and garnering support for our educational initiatives. Erika stays abreast of current trends, research, and best practices in education, incorporating innovative approaches and evidence-based strategies into program design and implementation.

Erika holds a AA degree in Liberal studies and a AA degree in behavioral health and social sciences fun fact she is also electrical and hvac certified and brings a wealth of experience in program administration and educational leadership. Her dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to empowering at-risk youth through education make her an invaluable asset to our organisation. Erika's leadership and passion drive our educational programs forward, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.

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