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TeQuion Brookins

Founder & CEO

TeQuion (Southfield, MI)  is a millennial entrepreneur and philanthropist with over 15 years of experience helping small and micro businesses & nonprofits thrive. She holds dual Masters degrees in Business and in Finance from Walsh College (MI) as well as a Bachelors Degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the College of Wooster (OH). 

Prior to founding the firm, she served as McGregor Fund’s first director of operations, becoming the first person of color in the 96-year old foundation's history to hold a director-level position. She has founded several award-winning organizations including a public foundation,  Minority Freedom Community Fund, which was named a Comcast Newsmaker
Brookins is a national thought leader in both the philanthropic sector and the small business community. She is a founding board member of Global Executive Business Consultants and Connect 313. She also serves as a member of the board for the Black Legacy Advancement Coalition and The College of Wooster’s alumni board. She is a 2020 recipient of Crain’s Detroit Business’ “20 in Their 20s” award and a two-time recipient of Acquisition International’s Influential Businesswoman awards. Brookins’ works have been featured in platforms including Michigan Chronicle, Voyage Michigan, and Acquisition International as well as over 40 major television networks. In 2023 she was featured in The Soul of Philanthropy’s museum exhibition at the Detroit Historical Society for her work as a Black philanthropist. In addition to her board service, Brookins is a sought after advisor to local and national nonprofit and civic organizations and initiatives.

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Christian Hadden

Principal Consultant

Christian Hadden (Detroit, MI) is an accounting professional and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience supporting nonprofit agencies focused on workforce development, youth
services, and technical assistance delivery and for-profit agencies in various industries. She assists nonprofits with financial management and compliance with a focus on federal award management governed by the Code of Federal Regulation (Title 2 Part 200) and supports small
businesses by offering full cycle accounting, tax services, business consulting, and advisory services.
Christian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Michigan State University, a Master of Business Administration with an Accounting focus from South University, is a licensed
insurance producer with the State of Michigan, and a Certified Professional Life Coach.
Christian is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals, the National Association for the Self Employed, and other mission-aligned organizations. Her super-power is finding innovative solutions to complex problems. Prior to becoming Principal Consultant in 2024, Christian served as the firm's financial management specialist for over a year.

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Claudine Morata is an administrative specialist with over a decade of experience in customer and business relations and administrative services. Her expertise in administrative tasks, such as correspondence and problem-solving, has helped her excel in her field. Claudine is always up for a challenge and loves to find the best solutions for any task that she takes on.

Claudine holds a Bachelor of Education specializing in English Literature, which has given her a deep appreciation for the power of words and the importance of clear communication. She also enjoys great adventures, which has helped her to develop a positive and optimistic outlook on life. Her commitment to the mission of the organization she works for is unwavering, and she is passionate about helping it to reach its goals.

Claudine Morata

Administrative Director

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Nakia Powell-Thomas



Nakia (Sterling Heights, MI) is a highly industrious, practical, and detail-oriented human resource management professional who is skilled in preparing performance metrics, researching, analyzing, and presenting data. She holds a Master of Science in Management, Human Resource Management concentration from Walsh College (Troy, MI) and a Bachelor's of Arts degree from the University of Michigan. 

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Jones, CFRE

Financial Specialist

Yakima (Manassas, VA)  has over 25 years in the finance sector in various industries including banking and, most currently, gaming. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner and holds an MBA from Walsh College (MI). She performs professional internal audit work, directing comprehensive audit programs including financial, Sarbanes-Oxley, and compliance projects, and provides consulting services to fortune 500 companies, but enjoys supporting the financial growth of micro businesses and nonprofits including churches.

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Michelle Mellon

Marketing Specialist

Michelle Mellon (Deming, NM) is a professional storyteller with over 25 years of
marketing experience. She has created brand-building content and
communications strategies and developed digital, print, and broadcast content
through a variety of in-house, consulting agency, and freelance communications
roles.  She is committed to supporting causes
that are agents of positive change and is a lifetime member of Alpha Phi Omega
coeducational service fraternity. Michelle earned her B.A. in English from The
College of William & Mary and her M.A. in Liberal Studies from Georgetown
University. In her spare time, she is an author of speculative short fiction.

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Brittany Timmons

Nonprofit Specialist

Brittany (Orlando, FL) in addition to her role with, serves as the Director of Grants Management at Comic Relief US and is the Founder & Principal Consultant of B Elevated, LLC. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Central Florida and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Edyth Bush Institute of Rollins College. With 14+ years in the nonprofit sector, serving in director roles for both direct service organizations and philanthropic funders, she has extensive experience in program management and evaluation, relationship building, board management, program impact, internal operations, grant writing, and funder relationships. She takes pride in analyzing for solutions. She serves as the Treasurer for Lincoln Park South Lake Alliance nonprofit and is an active member of PEAK Grantmaking. The only title that trumps Brittany’s work in the nonprofit sector is “Mom,” to her two beautiful children, Mackenzie and Jaxson ​ View Consultant Profile ​

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