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Leadership Team

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Vittoria Jimerson
Executive Director of 

Vittoria Jimerson has worked in Logistics, Operations and Contracting for more than 20 years. Vittoria obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Capital University in Public Administration, her Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Franklin University. 

 

She has pursued her Ph.D. in Organizational Development and is currently completing her Doctorate in Education.

Vittoria also owns Five Gems Consulting LLC, and Gems of Jackson Childcare and Education Center, the first 24-Hour Childcare Center in Jackson County, Michigan.

 

Vittoria has previously taught Adjunct at Baker College (Auburn Hills, MI), Northwood University (Troy, MI), and Lansing Community College (Lansing, MI).

 

Vittoria’s passion and purpose is focused on working with youth and women on personal development, mentoring, as well as childcare advocacy.

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Jason Overmyer
Director of Outreach & Advocacy

Jason is currently focusing his efforts on philanthropy in the Albion and Jackson, Michigan communities. 

 

Mr. Overmyer is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Turfgrass Management and is currently working the MSU Organic Farmer Certification.

 

Jason is very passionate about teaching life lessons through bowling and golf.  He strongly believes that these two games go hand in hand when making decisions in life. 

 

He goes on to say “If someone can call a penalty on themselves while on the golf course, they’re going to be able to hold themselves accountable in life.”  Not to mention, while bowling, “Every day is a new frame and every frame is a new day!”  “An opportunity to make a better effort, an opportunity to learn from mistakes.” 

 

Bowling and golf are two games that most definitely mirror life.  

Board of  Directors

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Candace Graham
*Education*

Ms. Candace Graham has been an educator for over 15 years working in an urban public school district.

 

Candace earned her Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts and a minor in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Michigan University.

 

Candace furthered her education by obtaining a Masters Degree in Reading from Grand Canyon University.

 

She currently holds a Professional Teaching Certification for grades K-5th grade as well as a ZA Endorsement.

 

Candace has a passion for educating children and believes that our children are capable of reaching their fullest potential.

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Aaron O. Taylor
*STEM & STEAM*

Mr. Aaron Taylor has been working in Defense & Aerospace for 17 years, and the last 12 as a
Department of Army civilian.

 

As an Engineer within the Army’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center, Aaron
has supported; major DoD acquisition programs; Army Science and Technology initiatives; and the
Army’s modernization initiative.


Aaron earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology from Central Michigan University, a
Master’s in Manufacturing Engineering from Western Michigan University, and is a certified Project
Management Professional (PMP).


Aaron is a staunch supporter of Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education for
children, and enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience.

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Cressie Vargo
*Community Health*

Information coming soon!

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Parker DeKubber
(Prime Edge Media)

*Media*

Mr. DeKubber is a young, driven entrepreneur with a current focus on growing his video marketing agency, as well as his video marketing education community, which is designed to help growing business owners in his community scale with the best practices they’ve learned over the years.

 

Mr. DeKubber’s ultimate focus for his agency, and for himself in general is in passing on the knowledge he has gained in his field, both for other entrepreneurs like himself in the video marketing industry, as well as other business builders, to help them grow their brand online and stand out utilizing what he believes is the best medium to reach and influence the audience a business wants to reach.

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Yolanda "Yogi" Thomas
*Project Management*

Ms. Thomas is a MBA Professional with 18 years of federal service to the Department of Defense (Army).  As Logistics Manager, she supports the warfighter in leading Acquisition, Technology & Logistics services and projects.  

 

Affectionately called Yogi, she has real heart for humanity and is a standout writer, speaker, and supporter for girls and teens with low self esteem needs.

 

The focus to live on purpose is also a humbled desire to embrace endless opportunities to H.U.G. (help, understand, give) "everyday" people in need which she believes requires sacrifice, commitment, and partnership with others.

 

Her inspiration for serving in the WHO is on par with the greater vision for embracing people in underserved areas to live, build, and thrive as empowered individuals in their communities.

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Chris Butler
*Veteran Outreach/STEM/STEAM*

Mr. Butler manages a local manufacturing company in Jackson, Michigan and is a graduate of Jackson Lumen Christi, Veteran, and was a member of the Bronson City Police Department as well as the Branch County Sheriff’s Department. Chris has a lovely wife and two daughters who attend Queen of the Miraculous Medal Elementary School.

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Daniel Phipps
(Nile Construction)

*Construction*

Mr. Phipps is a small business owner and works primarily with creating ADA Compliant Homes for the elderly and disabled to be able to stay in their homes. Nile Construction's goal is working to create a better quality of life for those struggling with proper access to maintain and sustain in their own homes without having to be placed in assisted living facilities. Daniel also has a passion for providing positive pathways for young people entering the Trades Industry. Daniel's philanthropic goals are not only as a board member of WHO, but the Daniel Moore Foundation in the pursuit of working and supporting young people within Metro Detroit to pursue better career opportunities and personal fulfillment.

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Dr. Kimberly Mitchell
*Veteran Outreach*

Dr. Kimberly J. Mitchell works for Department of Defense in Logistics, she is a Retired Army Veteran and President of a Non-Profit Organization that currently operates in Michigan and Louisiana; which provides food and clothing to Veterans, Seniors, Homeless, and undeserved communities.

 

Dr. Mitchell has her degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management, Associates Degree in Theology, and holds a Certified Certificate for Supply Chain Management, Leadership, and Demonstrated Master Logistician (DML).

 

Dr. Mitchell thrives on improving the lives of those in need and doing it with a pure heart.

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Krishaun Harris-Johnson
*Youth & Veteran Outreach* 

Mrs. Harris-Johnson has more than10 years with the State of Michigan with the Department of Health and Human Services. Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix and Station Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Wayne State University. Krishaun is dedicated in servicing the community in areas of mental health, geriatric, child welfare and veterans. 

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Savage Roots Construction (Carlie Richardson & Josh Elkins)
*Construction*

Information coming soon!

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Heather Holleque
*Veteran Outreach*

Ms. Holleque is a hometown girl having been born and raised in Jackson, MI. She graduated from Northwest Highschool in 1992, attended Jackson College, Western Michigan and Empire Cosmetology school (Elizabethtown, KY). She returned in 2014 buying her childhood home in Mountie Nation! She has worked with Military Families for over 25 years in both volunteer and professional multiple capacities for the Army and Michigan National Guard. Heather raised 4 children, has supported multiple combat and peace- keeping deployments, an active – duty spouse, mother and sister. Heather has one son who is currently serving with the Michigan Army National Guard and a son who served proudly with the US Coast Guard.

Advisors for Community Outreach, Education, Agricultural Techniques & Civic Engagement 

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Brandalyn Byler

Brandalyn was born and raised in Michigan and for the past 18 years has fulfilled many different roles. From Project Manager to Small Business Owner, Brandalyn has a passion for serving others.

Brandalyn has been married to Joseph Byler for 19 years and currently assists Joseph with all work pertaining to their business as well as managing the home and various activities of their 3 children.

Brandalyn has a heart for local missions and believes strongly that the family is the backbone of society.

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Joseph Byler

Born and raised in Michigan, Joseph is a small business owner and entrepreneur. Introduced to carpentry at the age of 10 through the family business, he is a Master Carpenter by trade. 

Over the past 20 years, Joseph has pursued education in the areas of Fitness Consulting and Financial Coaching and holds a variety of special certifications. Joseph is also a Best-Selling Author of Zombie Deer and the Brow Tine Buck: A True Story (Amazon).

Joseph is a visionary with a passion for helping people. His enthusiasm and unique expertise, combined with his creativity, leadership, and problem-solving skills, make him a valuable asset to any team (especially at WHO).

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Houston White
(Nashville TN)

Father of 2, Career Bowler and Sports Enthusiast with a Bowling Hall of Fame Father began bowling at the age of 2. Bowling has taught Houston how to be a man, discipline, punctuality, preparation, and dedication.

 

Competition is the best teacher, it doesn't care about your feelings and brings out the best and worst in competitors. Bowling and sports have provided me with a life beyond my wildest dreams. It has challenged me, developed me as a person and man. I feel that it is not only my passion, but my duty to pass on knowledge, experiences and life lessons to the next generation.

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Dr. Thomas Green
 

Dr. Thomas Green is a post-doctoral research and co-instructor in the Plant,
Soil, and Microbial Sciences department at Michigan State University.

He has more than 26 years of experience in the golf course industry from working as a turf grass intern to conducting research on improving golf
course turf playability.

 

Thomas has a lot of experience and enjoys conducting community outreach and consulting in the green industry.


More so he has been a teaching assistant and co-instructor within the
Institute of Agricultural Technology for more than 10 years.

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Kathryn Hall, LPC
 

Kathryn Hall has a B.A in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University and a master's in counseling from Spring Arbor University with a concentration in Community Counseling. Kathryn is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Kathryn has various experience counseling women, men and adolescences utilizing cognitive
behavioral techniques. She has counseled individuals experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault and substance abuse.

Additionally, helping clients work through depression, grief and
loss, low self-esteem, childhood trauma, anger management, safety planning, relationship and marital issues. She has also assisted clients with life transitions including career counseling.

Kathryn's counseling experience includes performing assessments, intakes, individual, family and group counseling. Mrs. Hall is an entrepreneur and owner of Kathryn Hall's Counseling & Consulting, LLC. She offers professional services in Counseling, High School - Making College Affordable Consultations, Grant Writing and Grant Management, Corporate Event Planning and
Professional Resume Writing.

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Email: thewhovision2020@gmail.com

Phone: (517) 494-9348

Office Location:
1203 1st Street
Jackson, MI 49203

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