OUR STAFF

Our customer friendly staff is passionate about what we are doing.  They understand that it's not just about feeding a man but mentoring, helping someone who has fallen, and watching him stand back up and live life in a productive way. 

 

We promote a You Can Do It attitude!

Executive Director/Job Place Coordinator

SHARON JONES

22 years of management in the hospitality industry. Managed the daily operations of hotel. Hire and train new employees. Set up direct billing accounts for corporate companies. Accounts Receivable. Notary. Handle all unemployment cases. Respond to guest surveys and customer complaints. Rated 8.25 overall in breakfast department and 8.25 in satisfactory of guest surveys out of 10.

Fiscal Manager

ROBERT GREATHREE JR.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting at University of Southern Mississippi - May 2009. Staff Accountant and Controller of Columbus Housing Authority. 7 years experience in concentration in governmental accounting. Not-for-profit accounting. Bookkeeping and tax planning and active Board Member for the Last House on the Block (a sober living environment that provides support for men completing drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs).

Case Manager

TAMARA JONES

Master of Social Work Concentration: Healthcare. University of Alabama - May 2004; Bachelor of Social Work - Mississippi State University - May 2001. Qualified Mental Health Professional. Memphis, TN - Provision of individual psychotherapy/counseling to inmates with the goals of reducing maladaptive behavior and fostering effective psychological functioning. Provision of crisis intervention services to inmates as referred by institutional and medical staff or to self-referred inmates since July 2014.

Volunteer

MS. DAISY YOUNG

19 years experience as a supervisor, 3 years experience as a case worker, and 2 years volunteer service at Prairie Opportunity.

Alternate Board Member

PASTOR JESSIE HUTTON SR.

Retired military and Pastor of Reform Temple Church - Reform, Alabama.

Columbus, MS

MR. JAY PATEL

Graduate of MUW. BA Degree in Business. Owner of Best Western Executive Suites, Tutti Frutti, and an Independent Motel in Columbus, MS. Established business owner since 1988 in cities of Columbus, Jackson, Tupelo, MS.

Columbus, MS

MICHAEL HUGHES

Owner and operator of Lawns Etc., lawncare and landscape service established business of 23 years that employs 8 to 10 people. Lab technician at Westlake Chemicals for 20 years in Aberdeen, MS. Studied at Texas A&M Municipal Fire School, Project 50, and Mississippi State Fire Academy.

Columbus, MS

SHEOYKI JONES

University of  Mississippi Bachelor's in Paralegal Studies. Entrepreneurial; Owner of Establishment X Talent Manager New York Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, HBO Bessie, national and international campaigns, and International Milan Fashion Week. Film and Entertainment for Invest Atlanta, created a new program, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment as Program Manager of Creative Industries. Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the International Economic Development Council, Advisory Board Member of Revolt TV Summit, board member of the Atlanta International Night Market, honorary member of World Affairs Council of Atlanta and the Atlanta Business League. Mentor to non-profit organization Usher's New Look. Recognized by the Metro Atlanta Chamber, as an Influencer in the City of Atlanta, recognized by Rolling Out Magazine as a Sister with Superpower, and recognized by The20ATL as Influencer of the Year.

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