Valeriea holds a dual Bachelor of Science Degrees in Human Resource Management and Business Administration from Columbia Southern University (Cum Laude) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Amora Theological Institution. She is married to Douglas and has two children and five grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family,
going to church and giving back to help others in need.
While in service, Valeriea supported over 200 military Personnel records for
the Brigade. She was also responsible for the supervision, welfare, training,
and moral support of 10 to 25 soldiers. Additionally, she provided computer
support to include software upgrades, running computer jobs, and played a very important role with the Y2K fix in the 1990 time-frame.
Valeriea is a Florida native. Her career began in the U.S. Army, where she served 20 years, and received numerous awards and decorations, including the Meritorious Service Medal.
Julie believes every company has a compelling story to tell and has earned a reputation for quickly grasping complex topics and turning them into engaging print, online and mobile content. Of course, some companies need a little help uncovering and developing those stories, so she puts on her interviewer’s hat to help them find their unique positioning. She has certifications in SEO, Content Marketing and Google Analytics Individual Qualification (GAIQ).
Julie spearheads Hazel Tree Group, a marketing and communications company that specializes in the financial, high tech, legal, and nonprofit industries. She is passionate about helping her clients develop communications strategies and tactics that effectively resonate with their publics. With over twenty years of experience in public relations and communications under her belt, Julie is also an experienced writer who has written more press releases, marketing content, grant proposals, and thought leadership pieces than she can count.
Active in communities across the country, Cassondra’s volunteer work is extensive as a youth mentor, case worker for the elderly, literacy teacher, women’s safety advocate, homeless services champion and housing advisor to the City of Austin. She has served on more than six nonprofit boards.
Cassondra is a career Naval Intelligence Officer with 20 years of service. She served as the Pentagon’s in-country liaison to the U.S. Air Force in the Middle East, headed the Navy’s intelligence office in Seoul, Korea and led the operations of several units. She has amassed corporate experience in
Fortune 500 juggernauts such as General Electric, American Express and JP Morgan Chase, as well as tech companies such as billion-dollar software firm Atlassian, defense systems giant Textron and Amazon.
Cassondra is a native of Georgia. She grew up around the world as an Army brat. Her family lives in Columbus, Georgia. She co-parents three young men and five grandchildren.
Jessica grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and is the oldest of two children. She lives a life of service and is passionate about giving back to local communities. Jessica and her family live in the Middle Georgia area, where she extends herself into the community through education as a Houston County substitute school teacher, an advocate for STEM education and a motivational speaker.
Jessica is a retired combat veteran. She held many executive positions while serving our nation, to include the Regional Team Director, United States Combined Forces-Afghanistan, Regional Command South, Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. Prior to her Regional Team Director position, she was the Chief of Tactical Aircraft, Global Reach Programs Directorate, Assistant Secretary
of the Air Force for Acquisition at the U.S. Pentagon. In this capacity she was responsible for a $2.3 billion-dollar portfolio in research, development and procurement in collaboration with U.S. Congress and Department of Defense.
Genesis is making history by offering the first transitional housing facility in Houston County (Middle Georgia) to house our homeless female veterans. To date, Margaret’s efforts through the Genesis has brought in over $170,000 in grant funds and over $300,000 in in-kind donations, including food, professional work clothing, toiletries, hygiene products, furniture, building supplies, donated labor, and toys.
She quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work, as well as giving a hand up, and not a hand out, to our homeless female veterans. She was instrumental in obtaining a property donation valued at $283,000.
Margaret is a native of Washington, D.C. and is walking in the purpose that God placed her on this earth to fulfill. Inspired by knowing that our freedom isn’t free, and the sacrifices that our veterans make for us every day, she was led in 2011 to create Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. (Genesis).
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