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.
Roberta Hall, Regional Manager
Roberta Hall has over 20 years of Workforce Development experience in private and public industries. Mrs. Hall owned and operated a staffing agency and worked in human resources in the I.T. profession before transitioning into senior management roles under the Workforce Investment Act. She held appointments as Deputy Director and Executive Director. She also worked for the Georgia Department of Labor as a statewide Employment and Training Consultant.
Hall has implemented notable strategic alignments of human capital needs under her recognized E3 (Economic Development, Education, and Employment) initiatives championed by employers in the Healthcare and Energy sectors. Roberta has been a visionary leader in youth training programs and has served as a Youth Council Chair.
Before joining the IN THE DOOR Leadership Team, Hall worked as a Branch Manager for six years in staffing and has in-depth knowledge of today's workforce's expectations. She is an Alumni of Shorter University, where she earned a degree in Business Administration and is a graduate of Leadership Dekalb. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and working on DIY projects.
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.
Paul Allen, One-Stop Operator
Paul Allen operates a Comprehensive One-Stop Career Center in Houston County, Georgia. Paul works closely with local businesses, government agencies, community partners, and job seekers to address the growing skills gap. After spending over a decade working in education, teaching in the International Baccalaureate program at Central High School, Paul knows what truly matters to the current and future workforce — and it’s not mastering the marketing flavor of the week. It’s how well you connect with the heart-beating people you’re trying to help and communicate your understanding back to them. Paul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and History from the Loyola Marymount University of Westchester California. In addition to his extensive teaching and training and experience, Paul is a trained career and business coach. Paul believes that education is the medicine that can remedy the disturbing cycle of poverty and restore the values that will breed success in our society.
Ashley Becker, One-Stop Operator
As a long-time resident of Columbus, Georgia, Ashley Becker has an extensive background in career coaching, training and development, and financial services within the community working with non-profit, private, and public companies. Becker holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Management and a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership in Human Resources from Columbus State University. In addition to her considerable training and experience, Ashley is a SHRM-Certified Professional with additional certifications focused on Veterans and Persons with Disabilities. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Columbus and National, Young Professionals of Columbus, Urban League of Greater Columbus Young Professionals, and Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society. She serves on the Board of Directors Financial Committee with Enrichment Services Program, Inc. Ashley is passionate about developing others through coaching to achieve personal and professional success. She is married to Josh Becker and mother to their dog, Mr. Feeny.
Elaine Nabors, One-Stop Coordinator
Ms. Carrie Elaine Nabors is a One-Stop Coordinator for IN THE DOOR. She brings over eight years’ experience in agencies providing community resources for the public. She spent four years working through the TITLE V Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), which helps people 55 and older receive training and experience to reenter the workforce. She spent a year working through the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, assisting clients with job searches and providing information regarding the different resources and programs in the area. Most recently, Carrie was working with the Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency as a Career Advisor. During her time there, she directed clients in resume assistance, job search, employment services, and unemployment services such as UI and PUA rules, regulations, questions /concerns, and claim assistance calls. Carrie has over 30 years’ experience working in accounting, customer service, and inventory control with Cummins Filtration in Cookeville, TN. Carrie has four grandchildren with one who serves in the Airforce and is currently stationed in Afghanistan. Carrie also teaches Sunday school at Bussell Church of Christ in Cookeville, TN.
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 recently received her Leadership Management Specialist Certification in 2018.
She is married to John Reid, the mother of two, and a grandmother of four.
Patricia Molina, One-Stop Operator, Manager
Patricia Molina, MBA/HRM, BA in Psychology is an experienced Manager in Administration, Manager of Personnel Resources, and Human Services. The Manhattan, New York native moved to the Caribbean with her family at age 5, and after High School, was accepted at the top university in the country and graduated with honors. Soon after, she started her career preparing Psycho educative seminars and providing group therapy to abusive and absentee parents. She served as an educative resource (orienting and training) professional to a variety of organizations including Mental Health Hospitals, Schools, and Day Cares. She later went on to become the program supervisor to monitor the completion of federal regulations, norms, and procedures established for the Institutional Mistreatment Investigations program. In 2009, she was promoted to the Local Director for the Family Department in her District.
During 2013-2014, Patricia felt compelled to be engaged in one topic near to her heart and worked at the American Cancer Society PR, Fl. Division as a Patient Services Supervisor. Following her children who moved to Florida U.S.A., she took a leap of faith and in 2015 landed a job to Administer the coordination and service delivery components of programs for disabled people at ResCare/RHA Health Services as Program Manager for Alachua/Marion County. In 2020, she became Director of Operations for Sunrise Community, Inc. where she provided direction, leadership, and supervision to carry out operations and ensure quality services.
In 2021, Patricia became the One-Stop Operator Manager in Southeast Tennessee where she coordinates American Job Center system services for a 10-county region with 6 American Job Centers of Southeast Tn.
Among her top achievements are being the mother of three wonderful children and a fortunate grandmother of three. Patricia has always been invested in serving communities.
Dr. Sharonda Bacon, One-Stop Operator Manager
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.”
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.
Catara Moore, One-Stop Operator
Catara Moore is a native of Russell County, Alabama. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She has six years of experience working in Health and Human Services in Alabama and Georgia.
She is a collaborative professional with extensive experience in rehabilitation counseling and independent living skills. She thrives on fortifying successful employment outcomes. Before joining the IN THE DOOR, she served as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation and has a passion to serve Georgians with disabilities.
Ms. Moore has a Master’s in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling in 2015 and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration in 2007 from Troy University.
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.”
Jessica Thacker, One-Stop Operator, Manager
Jessica Thacker is a small-town girl from rural Kentucky. She migrated to Cookeville, TN, to pursue her athletics career in Track and Field and graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Jessica began her career in social services as a case manager for youth and then migrated into case management for adults with mental health issues. Jessica was promoted from adult case manager to Executive Director of group housing with Generations/Gaither’s Inc in 2011. She was responsible for managing a 14-bed group home for adults with mental illnesses. This is when Jessica began to flourish in the management role, whether working one on one with a resident living in the group home, working side-by-side with her direct care staff, or handling the operations with her administrative team. In April of 2019, she was entrusted with opening another group home in the Cookeville, TN area with Generations/Gaither’s Inc. After leaving Generations/Gaither’s Inc, Jessica pursued her career in social services as Director of Residential Services with Community Options Inc.
When Jessica is not working, she greatly enjoys spending time with her husband of 13 years and two boys. She is a firm believer in God and family and loves attending church services regularly.
Jessica enjoys a challenge and strives to help others around her when possible.
Felicia Woods, One-Stop Operator
With over 25 years in leadership, social services, and training, Felicia is well versed in helping others to strive for excellence and reach their greatest potential. Felicia is a native of Savannah, who has worked with federal and local programs that benefit persons of all ethnicities and varying backgrounds. She has a proven record of offering superior direction to staff while being passionate about serving people. Felicia is an expert in case management, property management, instruction, and activity coordination. Additionally, her work with previous One-Stop, Work Source, and Effects to Outcomes Programs, further solidifies her ability to and philosophy in being a vital servant-leader to the community and colleagues, as well as forming collaborative efforts with many stakeholders. Felicia is proficient in event planning and communications, which compliments her close attention to detail and organization.
Felicia is happily married to Mr. “Theo” Woods. They are parents and grandparents who she considered the “the loves of her life”. Felicia is an avid prayer-warrior with strong faith. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and planning family events.
Crystal Mills, Project Manager
Crystal Black Mills serves as the Interim One-Stop Operator 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.
Aaron Fletcher, Senior Navigator
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.
Duniesha Simmons, Business Services Specialist
A current resident of Phenix City, Alabama. Duniesha Simmons has a background in criminal justice where she served as a correctional officer for the Muscogee County Sheriff's department for 6 years. Duniesha Simmons also has experience in Case Management, Law enforcement, probation, and working with at-risk youth between the ages of 13-19 years of age. Duniesha has also provided case management for victims of domestic abuse. Duniesha obtained her criminal justice degree from the University of Phoenix in October 2020 and will obtain her Masters in Public Administration in 2023.
Brittany Holder, Job Developer/One-Stop Operator
Brittany Holder is a native of Warner Robins Georgia, and a proud graduate of The Fort Valley State
University. She is a military veteran with over 7+ years of combined experience in the areas of academic
advising, career coaching, case management, and program management across diverse settings.
Brittany has an extensive knowledge of workforce development programs, policies, procedures, and
reporting requirements. She has helped aid in the career development of a diverse group of individuals
ranging from ages 18-60, active-duty military personal, and transitioning veteran populations. Brittany
has helped such populations as they work towards receiving education and skills needed to obtain
certifications in high-demand careers fields to increase their quality of life. She is
knowledgeable of educational partnerships, employment-related agencies, university/technical college
programs, and a host of other education and training opportunities that supports the professional
growth and development of its service clientele.
In addition to her workforce development work, Brittany is also heavily involved in the fostering and
education of inner-city youth. She has been a volunteer for Warner Robins Recreation Department for
almost ten years and has provided mentorship to youth in sports through the use of life skill
development on and off the court.