June Wood retired from Georgia Power of Southern Company with 26.5 years of service. Wood began her career as a Civil Engineer in Plant Construction at Alabama Power and later served as Georgia Power’s Metro South External Affairs Manager, Lighting Services Sales Manager, and was selected for leadership development in the office of the President and CEO of Georgia Power. Wood is the Past Chair of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, past Chair of the Southern Crescent Technical College Board and member of the Piedmont Henry Hospital Board. Wood also served on the Henry, Butts & Clayton United Way Advisory Board and the Communities In Schools of Henry Board of Directors. Wood is the Founder & CEO of the Virtuous Women Life Academy Inc.
Tange Parsons is a Process Leader for GE Power Services. She received a BS in Electrical Engineering from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an active member of Neriah Church where she serves as the Homeless Ministry Leader providing food and daily essential supplies to Atlanta’s homeless community. Serving on the Advisory Board of Virtuous Women Life Academy gives her the opportunity to use her organizational and management skills to make a difference in other’s lives and most importantly help them reach their goals.
Junette Radford is currently employed with the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department. Junette previously served as one of the original Virtuous Women Life Academy (VWLA) Advisory Board Members. She is now serving as Program Manager. She has a deep passion to help others and is now the VWLA Program Director. Junette is a single parent and has committed to helping other single parent head of the household women.
Mark Gilmer grew up in Morrow and attended Morrow High School until graduation in 1994. He then continued his education at Clayton State College where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in business. He started working for Heritage Bank in 1999 and then left to work at other community banks in the southern crescent market. His experience spans from a commercial lender to a County President. He started back at Heritage in 2000 and have been a commercial lender for the last two years. He is currently located in the Jonesboro Office.
Mark has been married for 22 years to his wife Michelle and they have two children. In his spare time, he plays golf and tennis.
Angela Craig is a life-long resident of Locust Grove, GA where she attended Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy. She has earned two Bachelor of Science degrees majoring in Human Services and Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Community Counseling. Her career began at Clayton Center Community Service Board and later was hired by the Henry County Juvenile Court as a probation officer. She is a licensed professional counselor with a practice in the community. She has served on the Connecting Henry Board of Directors. She enjoys collaborating with community partners for providing resources to the citizens of Georgia.
Quenise is a Georgia native. She earned her bachelors degree in Political Science and Sociology from Kennesaw State University. After completion of her undergrad, she earned her Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School and has been sworn in to practice law by the Georgia Superior and Supreme Court. Her goals have always been aligned with advocating for those who unable to do so for themselves. Quenise is dedicated to making an impact in youth’s lives that will have positive longterm effects in our community. She is apart of various organizations and volunteers in her spare time.
Les began his career at Exxon Mobil immediately following high school. After his corporate career, he has been self-employed. Most of his assignments have come through demonstrating my ability to apply critical thinking to solve problems. He currently serves a Minister of Evangelism at The Stonecrest Church of Christ.
Currently, all staff and advisory board members serve as volunteers and work from their individual home offices.