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founder & Executive Director: Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Davis is a native of Tennille, Georgia, and has lived in Jacksonville, Florida since 1997.  Rebecca is happily married to Willie Davis and is an active member of her church where she leads the Helping Hands Ministry and sings in the choir.  She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Incorporated. Rebecca received her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Albany State University in Albany, Georgia.  She has over 20 years of professional experience to include serving on the management teams that allowed her to develop and lead team members to show genuine concern for people. She steadfastly believes that one of her primary purposes is to serve God and others.

 

Rebecca was inspired to start the nonprofit R.E.S.T.O.R.E. (Rebuilding Ex-Offenders Successfully Through Opportunities Rehabilitation and Education), because of her love for people and her belief that we all deserve another chance.  She has encountered many ex-offenders who have shared how difficult it was to function on the outside after serving their sentences.  She strongly believes that if the necessary services are provided and skills developed, the chances of recidivism are drastically reduced. Rebecca’s ultimate goal for R.E.S.T.O.R.E. is to build hope, character, and stronger communities, not more prisons.

President: JP Mills

JP Mills is currently employed by the Federal Aviation Administration.  In his thirty years with the company, he served in various roles which included Electrical Engineer; Supervisor of Technical Evaluation; System Maintenance Manager of which he was responsible for the technical operation for airports in the states of Alabama, Mississippi, and the Northwestern Panhandle of Florida; Human Resources Branch Manager, where he trained over 1,000 personnel logistics real property inventory, IT staffing, EEO and managed a budget of $138 million dollars; Executive Advisor and District Manager.

JP’s passion to serve others has guided him to join the R.E.S.T.O.R.E. Board of Directors where he is looking forward to making a positive impact on Jacksonville communities.

vice President: tammy L. hodo, Phd

Dr. Tammy Hodo earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Urban Studies, with a minor in Sociology in which she specializations in Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity. She worked in academia for over 18 years in a variety of positions, including faculty and university administrator. Tammy continues to be active in academia as she writes academic articles relevant to the experiences of minorities in America.  She is the owner of All Things Diverse LLC an educational consulting company.

Tammy has provided training to local and national organizations all under the umbrella of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has written course content on implicit biases and microaggressions for a national educational vendor that is being used at hundreds of colleges and universities. She is a TEDx speaker. Her talk is entitled: The Social Implications of Race.

CFO: Anthony seabert

Tony grew up in the Jacksonville area. He is a mechanical engineer and entrepreneur who has worked across multiple industries and continents. In addition to his consulting business, he owns a real estate business with his wife Lindsay. Not having mentorship in this area, he has worked through the process of learning much of it on his own. With this knowledge and his passion for paying-it-forward, he brings R.E.S.T.O.R.E. not only his real estate guidance, but also a desire to support the financial education of R.E.S.T.O.R.E. participants.

secretary: tracy hay

Tracy T. Hay is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. She is a proud graduate of Jean Ribault Senior High. She continued her formal education to earn her bachelor’s degree in Professional Management and her master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Nova Southeastern University.  She has over fourteen years of dedicated experience in education where she served in various capacities including school and district leadership roles, K-12 teacher, and Sunday School teacher.

She believes education is a catalyst that will give a person the opportunity to transform his or her life and help anyone make positive contributions to our community. Tracy remains true to her faith in God as she fulfills her passion for inspiring others to become lifelong learners.

Amy Decker

Amy is a native of Jacksonville and has been married to Bill Decker for 25 years. They have two wonderful sons. She was privileged to serve in the United States Marine Corps and completed her graduate work at the University of Kansas. Focusing on individual strengths and honoring Mindfulness practices are at the foundation of Amy’s work with clients. 

As a general practitioner, she has worked with a wide range of individuals dealing with a variety of life transition issues: including couple’s and family therapy, individual adult men and women’s issues, mood disorders, and healing from trauma and loss. Amy believes that it’s through the individual sufferings that we are able to really connect with our own resiliency and learn and grow from those challenges.

 

Kimano edwards

Kimano Edwards is a civil litigation attorney who spent over a decade in public service as a law enforcement officer and prosecutor. As a police officer, Kimano protected and served local communities in Gainesville, FL, and Jacksonville, FL.  As an Assistant State Attorney, he represented the state of Florida in the prosecution of criminal offenses where he managed and litigated a high volume of diverse cases—ranging from municipal ordinances to felonies. Kimano now focuses his practice on representing and providing legal counsel to clients in civil litigation matters. He is admitted to practice law in the state courts of Florida and in the U.S., District Courts for the Middle District of Florida.

Kimano grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, FL before attending the University of Florida (UF) where he graduated with a B.A. in History and minored in Education. Kimano subsequently attended UF Law where he received his Juris Doctor and earned outstanding achievement certificates for his pro bono & community service work.  Kimano is a recipient of UF Law’s Dean Leadership Award that recognizes outstanding service to the UF Law community and a U.S. President’s Student Service Award for his commitment to community service.

Kathryn mckie

Kathryn McKie is originally from Atlanta and earned her Bachelor of Science in Management from Georgia Tech. She currently lives in St. Augustine with her husband and two children and serves as the Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Analysis for Regency Centers in Jacksonville, FL. Regency Centers is a Jacksonville-based $13 billion REIT (real estate investment trust) with over 400 neighborhood and community shopping centers around the country.

Kathryn has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate and finance and is active in various related professional organizations. She is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, and the North Florida chapter of the Urban Land Institute. She was a member of the North Florida Urban Land Institute’s inaugural Center for Leadership Class in 2019 and currently serves as a chair of their Urban Plan committee.

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