Meet our team

Meet a few world-changers guiding the future of Georgia Center for Youth Excellence.

Our Board Members

Reggie Dunbar

BOARD CHAIRMAN

Reggie studied journalism and legal studies while in the US Army. After his military service, he studied business marketing at The University of Tennessee, Divinity at Vanderbilt University and Universal Life Monastery earning a doctor of divinity in August 2012. He presently serves on several community boards to include the Metropolitan Atlanta HIV Health Services Planning Council, Emory University Clinical Trials Unit, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and others. Reggie is the parent of four grown children and two grandchildren. He continues to work in community, faith and health based organizations.

Corban Reese

BOARD VICE CHAIRMAN AND TREASURER

Corban is currently a team Auditor V with the Office of Financial Resources (OFR) with the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Mr. Reese is responsible for Audit and Fiscal Oversight, performing pre and post award audits and evaluating the efficiency and capability of fiscal operations of grant recipients. He also conducts foreign and domestic site visits to assure the fiscal management system, compliance and internal controls are adequate with grant recipients. Prior to joining CDC, Mr. Reese served as the Senior Contracts Auditor within the Internal Audit Department at MARTA. Prior to his position with MARTA, Mr. Reese had extensive experience in the private, non-profit, state government and quasi-government sectors including Georgia Department of Transpiration, Georgia State Ethics Commission, Office of Jimmy Carter and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Reese received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Strayer University and he is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Mr. Reese is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and he enjoys working-out, learning about diverse cultures, traveling and spending time with family.

Dominique Owens

SECRETARY AND BOARD DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Dominique is an experienced digital start-up, media partnership and strategy professional. Dominique’s digital career began with helping launch Healthgrades the fastest growing healthcare digital property in the past 10 years. Over the last 8 years, Dominique played an intricate role in the success of new product development, business development and strategic sales. Accelerating the company from an 4 employee think tank to an 850 employee digital healthcare powerhouse. Dominique, also has had success helping shape and cultivate entertainment brands from grass-roots ideas to national brands. Dominique's core strengths are big idea mapping, goal execution and attention to detail. Aside from traveling Dominique loves spending time with his family and adding retro sneakers to his closet. Dominique is a graduate of Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business.

GACYE Leadership Team

Michael Daniels

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mike retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 20 years and since his retirement he has worked for Georgia Department of Labor as a Youth Employment Specialist and Georgia State University as their Domestic and International Cooperative Education and Internship Coordinator. In 2006, Mike decided to follow his passion and started his own non-profit that served “at-risk” youth and received funding from federal and state agencies, foundations and individuals to support his organization’s mission. Since that time, he started a “for profit” company that concentrates its efforts on developing newly established non-profit companies and writing grants for organizations throughout the country. Mike was recognized by Emory University as a community leader for his work with mentoring children of prisoners and has been featured on the local television and radio stations. Mike holds a M.Ed in Higher Education from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon.

Pamela Durham Willingham

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Pamela Durham Willingham serves as GACYE's Associate Director and assists the Executive Director with providing strategic planning for the organization. Mrs. Willingham has a Master’s degree in Urban Policy Studies with a concentration in Non-Profit Leadership from Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. She is a “seasoned” with over 30 years of experience with business, financial, and grants management. Mrs. Willingham is a nationally certified Research Administrator with other 25 years of “cradle to grave” grants management.

Crystal Witherspoon

LICENSED MASTER SOCIAL WORKER

Crystal Witherspoon serves as GACYE's Licensed Master Social Worker . Crystal has a demonstrated history of working in the Mental Health Care industry. Skilled in Group Therapy, Psychology, Crisis Intervention, Psychotherapy, and Mental Health Counseling.

Kevin A. Jones

BUDGET MANAGER

Kevin A. Jones serves as GACYE's Budget Manager. A Florida native, Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Florida A&M University as well as a masters in Accounting; Financial Management. Mr. Jones has 15 years of experience in accounting and account management, as well as process and information/data management. Mr. Jones is committed to process improvement and teamwork will be a great asset to our organization as we move forward.

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