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!

SHARON JONES

Executive Director/Job Place Coordinator

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.

MS. JASMYN WEBB

Volunteer: Tutor and Mentor

Graduate of New Hope High School 3.7 GPA Journalist New Hope ECHO Biology Major with a 3.5 GPA Deans List and Orientation Leader for current college. Member of the Young Black Leader's Association and currently employed in the Hospitality Industry

ROBERT GREATHREE JR.

Fiscal Manager

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).

MS. KAYLA PATEL

Volunteer

Graduate of The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science. Public Health Major with concentrations in Health Education & Promotion and Health Professions.

TAMARA JONES

Case Manager

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.

MS. DAISY YOUNG

Volunteer

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

PASTOR JESSIE HUTTON SR.

Alternate Board Member

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

JAMELLA JOHNSON

Advisory Board Member

US Army Veteran with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Human Development & Family Services. Jamella brings a wealth of knowledge to our team and participants with her Master’s Degree in School Counseling. She is a graduate of American Military University & Mercy College and an asset to our advisory board.

MR. JAY PATEL

Columbus, MS

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.

MICHAEL HUGHES

Columbus, MS

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.

SHEOYKI JONES

Columbus, MS

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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