Brenda was first introduced to Seeds in 2018 through AARP. Now an employee with Seeds, Brenda thoroughly enjoys working for Seeds and being a part of the community. She finds working with neighbors and assisting them with needs such as housing and jobs is an important part of her job. With 15 years customer service experience, Brenda’s skills are impactful to this organization in many ways. Seeds would not be able to run without her — she is the friendly voice on the phone that answers all your questions and concerns and is the person behind the scenes helping with our P5 program and more! She has a friendly and fun personality and is always a spark of light in our office. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new recipes, listening to music and spending quality time with her family.
Megan Dooley is the Outreach Coordinator for the Seeds of Promise Public Safety Program. As an Outreach Coordinator, Megan works closely with the community, as well as law enforcement, to address public safety issues within the neighborhood. Her goal is to ensure that the Southtown Seeds neighborhood is a safe place to live, work, and enjoy! Megan had this to say about Seeds of Promise, “I am so honored to be apart of such an amazing organization. It truly has a community centered mindset, meaning that our work is based on what community members want and need. I am passionate about what I do because I want to make the goal of public safety attainable for the neighborhood and community members. We want to see residents thrive, and it is so exciting to be a part of an organization that promotes positivity and self-sustainability.” In her free time Megan enjoys exploring the city of Grand Rapids and spending time with loved ones. She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, with a degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration, and Human Rights.
Ronald Jimmerson Sr. serves as the Executive Director and is one of the co-founders of Seeds of Promise. Ron is the overseer and part-time staff of all the Impact Teams of Seeds of Promise. He is also a host of volunteer. Ron is currently a part of Cascade Engineering Consulting Group, where he retired as a Senior HR Manager 2009, and co-founded Welfare-to-Career, School-to-Career Progression programs while there. He is an author, the recipient of the Floyd Skinner Justice Award for Giants, and the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award. Ron was also featured in the Grand Rapids Press Your Life section and was named “The Equalizer”.
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