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JASON WILSON FOUNDER/CEO

Jason Wilson, Founder and President of the Yunion, has more than 20 years of programmatic experience in working with youth and young adults. Under his leadership, the Yuinon has reached more than 10,000 youth and young adults in the metro-Detroit area through mentoring, prevention and life skills programming. Mr. Wilson has a relentless passion for guiding and mentoring young African American males, and currently leads our Cave of Adullam Transformational Training Academy.

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NICOLE WILSON, RN, MBA/HCM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Nicole Wilson has served as the Yunion’s Executive Director since its’ inception and has more has more than 17 years of management experience and an additional eight years of programmatic experience working with at-risk youth and families. Mrs. Wilson is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors Degree from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and a Masters of Business Administration in Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix. She is also a state certified HIV Prevention Test Counselor and trainer.

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RONALD LEE, JR. PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Ron Lee Jr. has more than 20 years of youth programming experience and has been in his current position with the Yunion for more than 10 years. Starting with the Yunion as a producer and facilitator, Ron’s passion is an incomparable asset to the youth and families that we serve.

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CHRISTOPHER NORRIS EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASST/ CATTA LEAD ASSISTANT

Christopher Norris has served with the Yunion in his current roles since 2012. He has an Associates in General Business and has worked with youth in mentoring, counseling and teaching roles for more than six years.

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SERENA EAGAN, LMSW CASE MANAGEMENT FIELD SUPERVISOR

Serena has been in her role with the Yuinon since 2013. She has a strong background in working with youth and families as a social worker, specifically youth with special needs. Serena received her BA in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University and her MSW from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

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ARTAVIA HUNTER ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

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Chandra Haliburton Workforce Development Case Manager

Chandra Haliburton serves as a Workforce Development Case Manager for the Yunion. Her versatile background includes counseling, psychology, human services, and case management. Chandra has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Wilberforce University and a Master of Science in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University.

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Karonna Funderburg Lead Workforce Development Case Manager

Karonna Funderburg has served as a Lead Workforce Development Case Manager for the Yunion since 2019. Karonna also has over 16 years of youth and community-centered leadership experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy.

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Adesola Holmes Workforce Development Case Manager

Adesola Holmes started with the Yunion 2017 and currently serves as a Workforce Development Case Manager. She has several social services certifications and is projected to earn her Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Services from the University of Michigan this year

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Kurt Griggs Swanson Executive Assistant

With a career anchored in excellence and integrity, Kurt has provided administrative support for executive-level management for some of Michigan’s most reputable companies in both the For-Profit and Non-Profit sectors. Kurt previously served for nonprofit organizations in several capacities including operations, administration and leadership. He received a dual appointment to the Highland Park Board of Education and the Highland Park Housing Commission Board of Commissioners, and was subsequently elected as vice president of the Board of Education and president of the Housing Commission.

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Keri Wallace Operations Coordinator

With her passion for the Non-Profit sector, Higher Education, Technology, and Finance, she has excelled in Project and Program Management, Operations/ Facilities Management, and Partner Relations for some of Michigan’s most astute institutions. Awarded the “Best Paper Award” from the Michigan Association for Institutional Research for her Data Analysis, Keri has a Bachelor of Arts from Oakland University and a Master of Business Administration from Northwood University.

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Sidney Bishop Case Manager

Sidney Bishop has worked with youth and families for over 20 years and currently serves as a Case Manager for the Yunion. Sidney earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Grambling State University.