Meet the Team

Shumonte Cooper

Founder/CEO

Experienced, trustworthy, determined, these are just a few of the ways team members describe their CEO. Shumonte is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to be apart of the team. He is a Retired military Vet. Along with being OSHA certified, receiving over 200 hours in FEMA certifications and completing Disaster training with Harvard University he is also C.E.R.T Certified. Shumonte has Received the Kentucky Colonel recognition for his Humanitarian aid work and has received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award (Silver and Gold) for disaster response work.

Lucretia Cooper

Executive Chef/ Vice President

With us since our founding, Lucretia is one of our veteran team members. She bring her years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed. She is an award winning Chef with are heart to serve those in need. In 2019 She received the Presidential Volunteer Service award.

Kevin Deveaux

Safety Officer

Dedicated to the mission. Kevin has served in multiple states to assist with disaster response. He is a graduate of University of Louisville and has become COVID-19 response Certified. In 2019 He received The Bronze Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

Shikina Deveuax

Disaster Response Liaison/ Alabama

Shikina has assisted us in many ways. She has received her CDLs and has become Covid-19 response certified. In 2020 she received The Bronze Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

Kyle Buckley

Humanitarian Aid Lead

Kyle has the vision and drive to improve upon our humanitarian aid side of the organization. Along with being a  certified Life Coach and CPR instructor, he has done amazing work in his community to aid those in need by mentoring high school students through Monroe County Virtual Program. In 2019 he received The Bronze Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

Adeana Buckley

Humanitarian Aid Lead

Adeana has done amazing work on the Humanitarian aid side of Christ is Relief. Among having a medical background being a Nurse. She is also a CPR instructor. Adeana brings a fresh take on the growth, needs and direction to Here to Serve. In 2019 she received The Bronze Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

Kevin Walker

D.A.R.T.T Operation Lead

Kevin brings to the organization his skills, knowledge and experience in the transportation department. Having an in-depth knowledge of transportation with over 5 years of experience, Kevin has insight that's needed for navigating during a disaster. As the Disaster Assistant Response Team Transportation (D.A.R.T.T) lead, his guidance is valuable to our team and mission.

Andy Dew

Disaster Liaison/ Kentucky

Andy has served with disaster response both stateside and international. He has a wealth of knowledge with disaster response and relief.

Joe Brown

Disaster Response / Michigan

Joseph Brown is very involved with community outreach. With a passion to serve the community he has aided in providing meals to those in need and getting resources to families. In 2019 he received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

Marilyn Brown

Disaster Response Liaison/ Michigan

Marilyn Brown brings a heart of gold to our organization. She is very passionate in serving the community and those in need. Along with being a published author she has also launched her own clothing line "Modest". Marilyn has assisted many during the pandemic and is truly a servant leader.

Corinna Louis

Disaster Response Liaison/ Indiana

Corrina Louis currently is working in the medical field in Indiana. She has attended South Western Michigan University and completed her Certification in Phlebotomy with recognition of academic achievement on the deans list. Corinna is a devoted wife and mother, reliable and dependable hard worker. She is a great addition to our team and a valuable asset to our mission.

Trenton Louis

Disaster Response Liaison/ Indiana

Updated Bio coming Soon

Donnie Syrowik

Disaster and Humanitarian Response

Donnie Syrowik has provided disaster relief in the United States as well as internationally, through his experience on humanitarian missions while serving in the United States Marine Corps.  In addition to his educational background with an Associates Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing; he is also pursuing his Bachelor's Degree  in Marketing as well. Additionally, he has a background in insurance as a business advisor developing employee benefit programs for small businesses health insurance portfolios.  He is a great addition to the team, and a valuable asset with the ability to fulfill many diverse roles within the organization.

Shanta Smith

Operation Response Lead

Shanta Smith is currently the Program Director at Flint Odyssey house Inc. He is a licensed clinical supervisor, specializing in substance abuse counseling with over 14 years of servicing the community in the field. Credentials are MS, BSW CADC, CSS CPR certified. Shanta brings not only his skills as a license counselor but expertise as a construction contractor he sits on the health and safety committee, co-vid 19 response team, and is experienced in trauma informed care. He has been an active member of Phi Eta Psi Fraternity Inc. for over 25 years serving the community at large.

 

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