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TeQuion Brookins

Founder & Principal Consultant

TeQuion (Southfield, MI)  is a millennial entrepreneur and philanthropist with 15 years of experience helping small and micro businesses thrive. She specializes in nonprofit formation and compliance. 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). She has been recognized as a distinguished alumna by her high school and college alma maters and was awarded the 2020 Crain's Detroit Business 20 in Their Twenties award for her professional achievements at the McGregor Fund. 

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Jones, CFRE

Compliance Partner

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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Nakia Powell-Thomas

Associate Consultant

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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Associate Consultant

Christian Hadden (Detroit, MI) is an accounting professional and entrepreneur with 13 years of nonprofit accounting experience. In addition to, Christian holds a senior level accounting position at a national nonprofit that improves the lives of young people, their families, and communities. Christian's  tax, finance and accounting firm, Lucrative Unlimited, LLC, serves individuals and small business owners  and hosts a podcast called Lucrative Lifestyle Podcast. She is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals and Greater Romulus Chamber of Commerce and is a Certified Life Purpose Coach. 

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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

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George Jackson, GPC

Senior Grants Specialist

George Jackson (Detroit, MI) is a native Detroiter with 18+ years of experience in public service and non-profits, with a focus on fundraising and resource development and specializing in grant writing and grants management. He has spent his career advocating for various causes including environmental conservation, social justice, youth, and community development. Nothing inspires him like creating solutions that change people's lives. In addition to, George works in development and fundraising with a local institution of higher education. He maintains membership with a number of professional organizations and serves on the board of a local nonprofit organization.

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Tarajah Ramsey

Communication Specialist

Tarajah Ramsey (Detroit,MI) has over six years of communication experience focusing on traditional public relations in various industries. She has led external affairs strategy and efforts in ways that advance the mission of companies and ensures communication with one consistent set of messages. Dedicated to helping businesses and organizations build, promote, and manage brand reputation through a step-by-step process.

Tarajah earned her bachelor's degree in public relations from Columbia Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, in 2017. As an undergraduate, Tarajah was involved in the college PRSSA chapter where she was awarded for her excellence in student leadership.

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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. Her client experience spans individuals, start-ups, global enterprises, NGOs,
educational institutions, and regional and federal agencies. Michelle has worked
in areas as diverse as environmental justice, land conservation, refugee
assistance, public housing, animal rescue, healthcare, performing arts, sports,
technology, and professional coaching. 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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