About Us

Meet our staff and board of directors


Timothy Buchanan   Executive Director

  • MBA in Strategic Management
  • 30 years management experience in the automotive manufacturing industryIncluding the following disciplines: Director of Engineering, Asst Chief Engineer, Global Engineering Manager, Operations – Department Manager, Purchasing Manager, Quality Manager
  • Minnesota Govern Homelessness Volunteer Committee
  • Minnesota Wilder Foundation program sponsor for the Kids Nest Program and Mobility Program – team advisor
  • Michigan State University – Stretching and Growing committee member
  • Junior Achievement Advisor – GM Metal Fab – GM Diesel Equipment


Amanda Williams  Financial Controller

  • Jubilee Christian Church of Atlanta
  • Finance and Business Administrator - 7 year, Tuskegee University
  • Minnesota Govern Homelessness Volunteer Committee
  • Grant Manager - HBCU-UP, Biology Department- 6 yearsVolunteer Experience
  • Co- Created Chapters Policies and Procedures
  • Mission Trip Coordinator- 2 years

Tim Buchanan II - Program Director

  • (7) years retail management experience
  • (2) years involvement w/ the Grand Rapids CR Club computer program
  • (3) years voluntary mission trips including one to help the people in Mississippi after the Katrina disaster
  • (2) two voluntary trips to Kentucky to help low income residents’ - clean-up projectYouth Sunday School teacher – New Hope Baptist Church Grand Rapids, MI
  • (2) years Outreach Program - Jubilee Christian Center

Board of Directors

  • Chief Judge Wanda L. Dallas - Clayton County Magistrate Court
  • Nicole Horne - Clayton County Commission Office of Youth Services
  • Michelle Nevels - Great Lake Institute
  • Sharon Garth - Retired, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Wanda Miller - Safe Haven Transitional, Inc
  • Wanda Trotter - Retired, Amway Corp