MEET THE TEAM
Integrity: Authenticity: Quality Client Service: Employee Excellence: Teamwork: Communication
Marilyn Green is the President and Chief Operating Officer and to the overall mission of the organization, she brings over 30 years of consummate skills in policy, project management, operations, strategic planning, non-profit management, public relations, staff development, organizational development, leadership development, labor-management relations, fiscal management, grant management, grassroots organizing, public speaking and capacity building. Ms. Green's educational portfolio includes a Masters in Public Administration and Policy Analysis, a Bachelors in Workforce Education and Development and an Associates in Science.
Since 2005, Ms. Green has had an ongoing relationship with the federal government as a grant reviewer and has a diverse portfolio of opportunities as she has worked with the following agencies: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Headstart, Health Resources and Services Administration(HRSA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), Family Youth & Families Bureau (FYSB), Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and many others. She has been a reviewer for several State of Illinois agencies - Human Services, Public Health and the Criminal Justice Information Authority. In addition, she has been a grant reviewer for Arch Grants Global Startup, Balsa Foundation and United Way of Greater St. Louis.
In 2016, under her guidance, JFY Consulting was awarded the National Association Self-Employed (NASE) Growth Grant and has worked with clients for secure grant funding and corporate sponsorships. In 2021, Ms. Green provided technical assistance as a contracted grant reviewer for a behavioral health agency in Minnesota that resulted in an grant award of 4 million from SAMHSA. She has successfully achieved the following state and federal certifications for the company- MBE, AABE, SDB, WBE, WOSB – Federal; MBE – State of Illinois; and HUB – State of North Carolina.
Matthew Alexander Williams was born and raised in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. He earned his bachelors in Sociology-Pre Law/Consumer Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, his master’s in Business Administration (specializing in Strategic Management) from Lindenwood University, and earned an additional master’s in Public Administration and Public Policy (specializing in Program Management) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and holds the title of Project Management Professional (PMP).
Professionally, Matthew has led project teams and delivered desirable results for both public and private organizations. He has worked for organizations in the City of St. Louis, the City of Chicago, and he currently manages projects for a Fortune 50,(this is not a typo, I really do mean Fortune 50), company.
Matthew is best known for his systematic execution of all phases of projects. This includes eliciting the clients’ solution requirements and formally composing those requirements, to creating and producing achievable and measurable deliverables.
Matthew is passionate about information technology, and organizational process and policy improvement through the implementation of information technology. Matthew has made a career of delivering system critical software implementations and targeted hardware deployments for clients both in the private and public sectors.
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Dr. Williams received a B.A. in Sociology with a focus on social group dynamics, from the University of Illinois. He received his Masters in Business Administration and Public Administration focusing on Global Marketing Analytics, and Business Capital Development from University of Phoenix. He also holds a Masters in Education Policy Studies, with a focus on Diversity and Equity Issue from the University of Illinois. Dr. Williams received his doctoral degree in Urban Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, focusing on the areas of teacher preparation programs in connection with discipline disparities in P-12 education institutions, the development of African American wealth through education, and the development of culturally inclusive teacher preparation programs. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University.
Beyond research, he has helped to facilitate numerous professional development workshops for juvenile and adult criminal divisions, teachers and school administrators, and community organizations on topics such as the school-to-prison pipeline, implicit and explicit racial bias, multiculturalism, inclusions and diversity, grant writing, and capacity building. Dr. Williams has secured grant funding capital of over 3.3 million dollars from state and federal organizations.