Let us do the training, so you can do what you imagined. 

Our mission is to provide innovative, quality training and workforce development solutions that exceed the needs and expectations of our customers while contributing to national economic development growth.

Our Team 

Jerry T. Myers, President

Jerry is an expert in employee coaching, community engagement, workforce development strategies, and leadership development.  Using his skills from 12 years of corporate experience in sales and marketing, management, and training, allows him to assist organizations in strategic workforce and training initiatives.  In 2012, Jerry began consulting in Atlanta, GA. Having worked in a variety of industries including proprietary education, non-profit leadership, and sales development for billion dollar organizations, Jerry's methodologies of revenue generation is impressive.

 

Since founding IN THE DOOR, some of his clients include the City of Atlanta, Goodwill of North Georgia, DeKalb School District, ICare Atlanta, CHP International and AARP to name a few.  Also, he is a Professor of Marketing, Business Communication, and Public Administration at Saint Leo University and Belhaven University.  Jerry also served as the elected President of the Employer Committee for two counties with the Georgia Department of Labor.  His innovative ideas on career search strategies are quoted in his recent publication GET IN THE DOOR: 7 Keys to Maximizing Your Career Search.  

 

As an active member of the Atlanta community, Jerry serves on the Board of the Greater Lithonia Chamber of Commerce and on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Rural Prosperity Council.  He has a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Public and Business Administration. His excitement outside of work includes playing golf with his sons and attending community events with his family.

Robert Gordon, Director of One-Stop Operations

Robert Gordon currently serves as the Statewide Director for One-Stop Operations for IN THE DOOR, and is also the One-Stop Operator site manager for WorkSource DeKalb.

 

Prior to rejoining the private sector, Robert served as a Career Center Manager for the Georgia Department of Labor at the DeKalb, Albany, Sylvester, and Dawson Career Centers.  He is a former member of the DeKalb Workforce Investment Board, the Southwest Georgia Workforce Investment Board, and several Chambers of Commerce and other workforce-based organizations.

 

On numerous occasions, Mr. Gordon has served as a panelist during career development conferences. He also contracts with various government agencies to provide customized career development workshops.

 

Mr. Gordon has a business degree from Florida A&M University.  He has an Economic Development Certificate from the University of Georgia, and is a graduate of the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s EXCEL Leadership Program.

 

Robert is a product of DeKalb County Schools, and he and his wife currently reside in Stone Mountain.

Janie Reid, One-Stop Operator Manager

A life-long native of Putnam County, Georgia, Janie Reid has more than 30 years of experience in social services, program development, program analysis, and program management.  As a past elected public official, Janie has strong networking skills that allows her to connect closely and positively with local businesses, government agencies, community partners, and job seekers to address the growing skills gap.

A graduate of Butler-Baker High School, she attended Georgia College and State University with a concentration in Business Administration. She is a graduate of Leadership Putnam, as well as several regional leadership classes. In 2015 she was commissioned by the Middle Georgia Regional commission as a Regional Leadership Champion for the Middle Georgia Area.

 

Janie will be receiving her Leadership Management Specialist Certification (May 2018).

She is married to John Reid, the mother of two, and a grandmother of four. 

Dr. Markisha Butler, One-Stop Operator Manager

A passionate and purposeful problem-solver, Dr. Butler has spent her life fighting to improve the education and workforce opportunities for the residents of Glynn County.  After earning her undergraduate degree from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Public Administration from Savannah State University, Dr. Butler began her career in education policy. She has worked in various positions throughout the Glynn and Wayne County area including the Glynn and Wayne Head Start, Brunswick Job Corps, Altamaha Technical College, and Coastal Pines Technical College. Prior to joining In The Door, Dr. Butler worked as the Regional Apprenticeship Coordinator for the Georgia Department of Economic Development-Georgia WorkSmart program, where she worked with area technical colleges and business community to promote work-based learning models, such as apprenticeships, internships, and on-the-job training, as a workforce development tool.  In August 2016, she received her Doctorate of Education with concentrations in Organizational Leadership and Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

 

A graduate of GA Academy for Economic Development and Leadership Glynn, Dr. Butler is committed to improve her community. She is a Trustee at the College of Coastal Georgia. A committee member of the Glynn County Comprehensive Plan, which focuses on increasing physical growth and development throughout the county.    She is also a partner for Glynn County Family Connections where she is a member of the Parent University Advisory Committee. She serves as a volunteer at the United Way of Coastal Georgia, and is the Vice President of the Job Corps Education Workforce Council. She is the Social Action Chair for Brunswick Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Roscell Hall, One-Stop Operator

Roscell Hall, a native of Athens, GA has a passion for helping others. He lives by the quote by Maya Angelou, “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
 

Roscell spent 13 years in the telecommunications industry and has led several teams throughout Metro Atlanta. As a top performing sales manager, Roscell trained and mentored several new hires as a member of the Onboarding Team. He designed a district career development program for sales specialists to transition into management. He also trained device specialists on sales knowledge and core competencies which led to 55% being promoted. 
 

Roscell is actively involved in the Men’s Ministry and a member of the advisory council at West Oakland Baptist Church. As a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, he is active in the community as well.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management from Albany State University. Roscell is an avid sports fan and loves to spend time with his wife, Sarah and their family. 

Stephanie Bermel, One-Stop Operator Coordinator

Stephanie joined the IN THE DOOR team in November 2017 and immediately provided excellent customer service while building authentic relationships with clients at the One-Stop Career Center in Macon-Bibb.  Being an Honorably Discharged military veteran and having served in the US Army for almost ten years, she knows firsthand how hard work, commitment to excellence, and teamwork can transform lives.   In her career, Stephanie trained as a Motor Transport Operator, Military Police, and an Aircraft Hydraulics Specialist. Stephanie attended Kaplan University where she studied Business Administration and her passion for helping people was bolstered when she was deployed to Louisiana during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for a humanitarian mission. Stephanie’s education and experience are coupled with a passion for helping people that are in need. Her personal belief is that everyone is capable of doing something great if given the opportunity.  Stephanie joined the IN THE DOOR team in November 2017.

Jamaal Hall, One-Stop Operator

Jamaal Hall is a native of Albany, GA but currently lives in Atlanta, GA.  He has over fifteen years of experience serving the Public and Private Sector through many different aspects, whether through Marketing, Counseling, Customer Service or Supervision.  Before joining IN THE DOOR, he worked for the Georgia Department of Labor as an Operations Analyst. Jamaal is a graduate of Fort Valley State University with a degree in Social Work.  Jamaal is finishing his Masters in Public Administration (Summer 19’). He is an avid sports fan, but mainly a die-hard Fort Valley State Wildcats and Atlanta Falcons Fan.  He currently resides in Smyrna, Georgia with my Fiancé’ and two lovely kids. He lives by the quote “Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”

Malarie Jefferson, One-Stop Operator

Malarie Jefferson serves as a One-Stop Operator at the Houston County Department of Labor.  She has over fourteen years of experience in the social services arena. Before joining IN THE DOOR, she worked with the Middle Georgia Consortium as a Career Facilitator assisting dislocated workers in being retrained in the workforce.  Malarie has also served as a Career Advisor with the Bibb-County school system and a Computer Information Systems Instructor with the Department of Juvenile Justice.  Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, she is an alumna of Fort Valley State University.

Atala James, One-Stop Operator

Atala James has spent most of her career working in non-profit and higher education sectors working to address the disparities that she has seen in the communities where she has lived and worked in.  Atala has over 15 years of experience in human resources and talent management, workforce development and community program management. Atala has worked as a Program Manager for six years in Ohio and Georgia with mature individuals (55 and over) through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).  Atala is passionate about community and public service as well as helping people achieve their goals.

Valerie Myers, Staff Accountant

Valerie serves as the Staff Accountant with over ten years of experience in taxation. She has assisted individuals, as well as small and large businesses with tax and accounting related matters. Before joining IN THE DOOR in early 2016, she worked at St. Mark Church in the Metro Atlanta Area. Valerie also currently teaches accounting for high school students. She holds a Bachelor degree in Business Finance and an Associates in Accounting.  In Valerie’s free time she enjoys teaching art to young ladies and attending plays with her family.  

Vinus Alscott, Staff Accountant

Vinus has 18+ years of experience in accounting and finance.  Prior to joining IN THE DOOR, Vinus was the Assistant Controller at Homeowners Advantage LLC, where she led accounting and financial reporting for various large and mid-sized condominium association boards. Prior to her work with Homeowners Advantage, Vinus held various management positions within the accounting and finance divisions of two publicly traded real estate investment firms.  Vinus is an alumna of Georgia State University, where she earned her undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Finance, a Master’s in Accountancy and a Master’s in Taxation. She currently serves on Jamaica Missions USA Advisory Board.

Kedra Banning, Youth Program Coordinator

Kedra Banning is a woman of purpose, passion, and motivation currently serving as Youth Program Coordinator for In The Door Now. Before joining IN THE DOOR, she served as a WIOA Career Advisor, Army Veteran, Motivational Speaker and Amazon Published Author of 2 Books. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Business from Fayetteville State University. Kedra is known for taking on challenges and believes the key to a successful life in found in the relationships you build. 
Kedra also serves as a business coach/consultant who has helped numerous small business owners start and grow their business. She has served as the keynote speaker and panelist for many events. She started an ACT Prep program In Meriwether County and helped youth increase their test scores to gain acceptance into college.   She was awarded the Meriwether County Leader In Action Award in 2018. 

Marcus Garland, Youth Empowerment Specialist

Marcus Garland, a native of the Griffin, Georgia, has a dedication and passion for getting to know people and helping them achieve their goals either short or long term. Marcus has spent five years in Workforce Solutions, including Georgia and North Carolina. In his work experience, he has prior Security Management and Law Enforcement, and a current CPR Instructor. Marcus holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Ashford University and a Master's in Public Administration from South University. 

Crystal Mills, Business Solutions Specialist

Crystal Black Mills serves at the Business Services Representative for IN THE DOOR. She brings over 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing, business development, strategic planning, and revenue management in both the profit and nonprofit sectors.  She has worked with fortune 500 hundred companies as well as small startup businesses. Crystal is also a successful business consultant focused on helping companies and nonprofits maximize their potential, generate growth, and develop a sustainable competitive edge. 
 

A huge supporter of her local community and Crystal serves as Chair of Clayton County United Way Advisory Board, Brighter Futures Advisory Board member, and various other community groups. She is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Clayton, a 2012 graduate of Georgia Academy for Economic Development, as well as a 2013 graduate of Regional Leadership Institute. 
 

Crystal is a proud graduate of Virginia Tech and an active member of Closer Look Ministries in Hampton, GA. Crystal has two daughters and lives in Jonesboro with husband Kedrick.

Sharonda Bacon, One-Stop Operator

Sharonda Bacon is a graduate of Strayer University in Savannah, Georgia where she earned her Bachelors and Masters in Business Administration specializing in management.  As a scholar, she was invited to join the Alpha Chi and Golden Key Honor Societies because of her academic insight. She is highly sought after by her colleagues and senior staff leaders to serve as a motivational guest speaker for the students during Strayer Town Hall meetings. 
 
Sharonda serves as an Adjunct Professor at Savannah Technical College where she has instructed for over three years and teaches employability skills, business communication, and basic computer skills i.e., word, excel, and powerpoint. 
 
She has a wealth of knowledge at the mid-level and supervisory management levels after working several years for the Retail Giant “Wal-Mart”. She trained and coached employees to advance within the company. In this position, she focused her skills in Teaching, Human Resources Development, Conflict Resolution, Leadership, and Diversity Training. 
 
She thrives on actively giving back to the community and has aligned herself with several diverse professional affiliations from serving as a board member for the Non-Profit Organization, “GIFTS” (Giving Is from the Soul) Inc. to serving as a Volunteer Mediator with the Savannah Mediation Center whereby her strong compassion to help others continue to impact her community positively.  From shaping our youth by collaborating as a Mentor for the Gulfstream Student Leadership Program inspiring youth to become leaders within their communities to actively participating in the kickoff of the summer 500 program where she taught the youth employability skills i.e., soft/interpersonal skills, business communication, interview techniques and resume’ building. Sharonda truly lives by the motto of “Blessed to be a blessing to others.”

Aaron Fletcher, One-Stop Operator Coordinator

Aaron Fletcher believes elevation equals expansion. Throughout his life, he strives to grow with every experience. In 2010, Aaron decided to enter the Atlanta Baptist Association Oratorical Contest. For weeks he prepared himself for this task, by attending speech courses, writing workshops, and constant repetition. Coming from telling jokes in the classroom, to speaking about community issues in a congregational setting, he became aware of his community and self-worth. On the day of the contest, he received a standing ovation but was disqualified due to the time limit. He took the loss and turned it into a start. In his teen years, he spoke at brunches, Eagle Scout Ceremonies, and was granted privilege to educate the youth on staying encouraged and victorious. In his twenty-three years, he strives to become a living example of success.
 
In the summer of 2019, WorkSource DeKalb awarded Aaron “Most Outstanding Intern,” and he plans to continue to serve others through IN THE DOOR.

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President's Message

On behalf of the entire IN THE DOOR family, I am pleased to welcome you to our site. As an educator, I believe that helping others create their career strategy whether through strategic workforce development, a corporate workshop, or a book has a lasting impact for generations.  IN THE DOOR is committed to accelerating the strategy and results of our clients by unlocking the best options while utilizing innovation. In keeping with that spirit, our human resource training division offers seminars and workshops that provide a wealth of information about leadership, skills gap training, diversity and inclusion, customer service, and much more.  Our Workforce Division leads at-risk youth programs, one-stop operations, and strategic workforce solutions.  IN THE DOOR helps individuals and organizations across the private, government, public, nonprofit and education sectors enhance their career capacity.  

 

IN THE DOOR's growth outlook in 2019 looks positive having made significant strides in helping thousands of dislocated, adult, and youth customers through our Workforce Division.   Our training capabilities have grown as we now possess a (Learning Management System) online feature that provides more flexible training options for our clients.  We also plan to step into training through the General Services Administration (GSA).  We appreciate you visiting our site and thank you for your interest in IN THE DOOR.

JERRY T. MYERS

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