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Meet the Team

 

Tamara Dillard

(administrative lead-board secretary)

                                                        Tamara Dillard is a veteran of the United States Army as a military police officer. During her military                                                                   career, she served as a patrol officer, worked with the D.A.R.E. program, and was a guard for both                                                                   nuclear weapons (California) and chemical munitions (Hawaii).

 

                                                         After completing her military service, Tamara began working as a 911 dispatcher in James City County                                                         for police, fire and rescue where she is a Master Telecommunicator, a trainer for new employees. She                                                           holds certifications as a general instructor, CPR, CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) and for obtaining criminal                                                     information, locally and nationally.

 

                                              Tamara has a passion for working with and helping others to see them achieve success!

Leadership

                                                     Brandy Etter is a native of Fort Eustis, VA and grew up in a military family.  From early childhood, she                                                            has had a passion for working with people and helping others.  Mrs. Etter is a graduate of Denbigh                                                           High School, where she played on the basketball team and was an avid member of Future Business                                                             Leaders of America.  She later furthered her education at Hampton University, where she graduated                                                         in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  

                                                       

                                                   In her 20 + years of service since graduating from Hampton, she has worked in numerous fascists                                                              of nursing.  She has worked in Mental Health at Eastern State Hospital and Medical-Surgical/Telemetry                                                   at Riverside Regional Medical Center.  The greater part of her career has been serving the military. Mrs.                                               Etter has worked at both Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and McDonald Army Health Center.   She has                                           severed as the Head Nurse for various specialty care clinics such as Orthopedics, General Surgery, Podiatry and                              Ear, Nose and Throat.    

 

The job which brought her the greatest joy was working as a case manager for the Warrior in Transition Unit.  In this role, she managed the rehabilitation of wounded warriors that returned from war and assisted with either their return to duty or with their transition to civilian life.  Here, she was not only able to make a positive impact with her patients but their families as well.  Transitioning from military life to civilian life is a change for the entire family, and she was able to connect them with community resources, coordinate education, and transition their medical and rehabilitative care to areas where they would reside after military life.  Currently she continues to support military families working as a Pediatric Nurse Case Manager where she works with families who have children with disabilities.

Mrs. Etter has always had a heart for empowering and motivating others to do better.  Since 2007, she has been a member of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. - an organization formed by mothers who are dedicated to raising the next generation of African American leaders while enhancing the lives of all children.  Mrs. Etter has held several positions from Chaplin to Age Group Advisor.  She has chaired the fundraising committee where she has raised funds to support numerous local and national organizations.  With Jack & Jill of America, incorporated she exercises her talents by exposing children to various community service projects as well as promotes leadership development, cultural exposure and civic engagement. 

Brandy Etter

(Development Officer)

John E. Piggott

(Community outreach advocate)

                                                 John E. Piggott is a native of Williamsburg, VA who served 8 years in the United States Navy before                                                         returning home and beginning his professional career as a marathon runner.  Mr. Piggott has been                                                           running professionally for over 30 years and is sponsored by the likes of companies such as Adidas,                                                        MarathonGuide and Colonial Sports.  Mr. Piggott has created history along the way becoming the                                                          

                                               1st African American man to run a 179-minute marathon and win 16 races in his age bracket.  John has                                                   served as a member of the coaching staff for Lafayette High School’s cross country, indoor and outdoor                                              track and field teams for over 20 years.  He has led numerous teams and individual athletes to district,                                                  regional and state championships. He is responsible for mentoring hundreds of young athletes seeing them                                   off to college and into the workforce.  Currently, John works for the Fords Colony Country Club and diligently supports his community by partnering with and supporting various community initiatives and organizations.

Tydell J Gresham

(director of Volunteer initiatives)

                                           Tydell Gresham graduated from Bishop Ford Central Catholic H.S. Tydell relocated to Newport News,                                               VA with his family in 2001. His experience helping to raise special needs children ignited his passion to                                             help others, especially youth. In 2010, that journey began as he entered the mental health field                                                         working at Keystone/ Newport News Behavioral as well as the Pavilion at Williamsburg Place.

 

                                         In 2011, Willingly Expecting a Lifetime of Happiness (W.E.A.L.T.H) was birthed with a mission to promote                                        the desire to self-inspire. This is a platform used to touch lives and give back. 

Tydell Gresham graduated from Bishop Ford Central Catholic H.S.  Tydell relocated to Newport news VA with his Family in 2001 helping raise special needs children ignited his passion to help others, especially the youth.  In 2010 that journey began as he entered the mental health field working at keystone/ Newport News  behavioral as well as the Pavilion at Williamsburg place.

 

In 2011 W.E.A.L.T.H Willingly Expecting a Lifetime of Happiness was birthed with a mission To Promote the Desire to Self-Inspire. This is a platform used to touch lives and give back. 

Delicia Black is a native of Williamsburg, VA and graduated from Lafayette high School in Williamsburg.  She is currently employed as a Marketing Manager at Wyndham Kingsgate Resort in Williamsburg, VA and has been in the hospitality industry for six years.  She has over ten years of customer service and management experiences.

 

While in high school, Delicia found her love for voluntarism and community outreach and engagement.  Delicia has traveled throughout the United States with her family as a military spouse (Air-force), and at every duty station she could always find a social ill.

 

There was always a need that needed to be met.  She has a special place in her heart for those that are homeless and/or suffer from food insufficiency.  Delicia finds joy in the ability to help those less fortunate, forgotten about and overlooked - to her it is ministry.

Delicia Black is a native of Williamsburg, VA and graduated from Lafayette high School in Williamsburg.  She is currently employed as a Marketing Manager at Wyndham Kingsgate Resort in Williamsburg, VA and has been in the hospitality industry for six years.  She has over ten years of customer service and management experiences.

 

While in high school, Delicia found her love for voluntarism and community outreach and engagement.  Delicia has traveled throughout the United States with her family as a military spouse (Air-force), and at every duty station she could always find a social ill.

 

There was always a need that needed to be met.  She has a special place in her heart for those that are homeless and/or suffer from food insufficiency.  Delicia finds joy in the ability to help those less fortunate, forgotten about and overlooked - to her it is ministry.

John E. Piggott is a native of Williamsburg, VA who served 8 years in the United States Navy before returning home and beginning his professional career as a marathon runner.  Mr. Piggott has been running professionally for over 30 years and is sponsored by the likes of companies such as Adidas, MarathonGuide and Colonial Sports. 

 

Mr. Piggott has created history along the way becoming the 1st African American man to run a 179-minute marathon and win 16 races in his age bracket.  John has served as a member of the coaching staff for Lafayette High School’s cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field teams for over 20 years.  He has led numerous teams and individual athletes to district, regional and state championships. He is responsible for mentoring hundreds of young athletes seeing them off to college and into the workforce. 

 

Currently, John works for the Fords Colony Country Club and diligently supports his community by partnering with and supporting various community initiatives and organizations.

Brandy Etter is a native of Fort Eustis, VA and grew up in a military family.  From early childhood, she has had a passion for working with people and helping others.  Mrs. Etter is a graduate of Denbigh High School, where she played on the basketball team and was an avid member of Future Business Leaders of America.  She later furthered her education at Hampton University, where she graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  

                                                       

                                                      In her 20 + years of service since graduating from Hampton, she has worked in numerous fascists of nursing.  She has worked in Mental Health at Eastern State Hospital and Medical-Surgical/Telemetry at Riverside Regional Medical Center.  The greater part of her career has been serving the military. Mrs. Etter has worked at both Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and McDonald Army Health Center.   She has severed as the Head Nurse for various specialty care clinics such as Orthopedics, General Surgery, Podiatry and Ear, Nose and Throat.    

 

The job which brought her the greatest joy was working as a case manager for the Warrior in Transition Unit.  In this role, she managed the rehabilitation of wounded warriors that returned from war and assisted with either their return to duty or with their transition to civilian life.  Here, she was not only able to make a positive impact with her patients but their families as well.  Transitioning from military life to civilian life is a change for the entire family, and she was able to connect them with community resources, coordinate education, and transition their medical and rehabilitative care to areas where they would reside after military life.  Currently she continues to support military families working as a Pediatric Nurse Case Manager where she works with families who have children with disabilities.

Mrs. Etter has always had a heart for empowering and motivating others to do better.  Since 2007, she has been a member of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. - an organization formed by mothers who are dedicated to raising the next generation of African American leaders while enhancing the lives of all children.  Mrs. Etter has held several positions from Chaplin to Age Group Advisor.  She has chaired the fundraising committee where she has raised funds to support numerous local and national organizations.  With Jack & Jill of America, incorporated she exercises her talents by exposing children to various community service projects as well as promotes leadership development, cultural exposure and civic engagement. 

Delicia Black

(Director of Service Projects)

                                                    Delicia Black is a native of Williamsburg, VA, where she graduated from Lafayette high School.  She is                                                        currently employed as a Marking Manager at Wyndham Kingsgate Resort in Williamsburg, VA and has                                                       been in the hospitality industry for six years.  She has over ten years of customer service and                                                                     management experience.

 

                                                  While in high school, Delicia found her love for voluntarism and community outreach and engagement.                                                  As a military spouse (U. S. Air Force), Delicia has traveled throughout the country with her family and, at                                                  every duty station, she could always find a social ill that needed to be met.  She has a special place in her                                               heart for those that are homeless and/or suffer from food insufficiency.  Delicia finds joy in the ability to help                                      those less fortunate, forgotten and overlooked - to her it is ministry.

Reneldo Randall

(Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board)

                                                      Reneldo Randall was raised in Williamsburg, VA and graduated from Lafayette High School.  Mr. Randall                                                         received his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Human Resource                                                                     Management from Strayer University and his Bachelor of Science degree from The University of                                                                    Virginia's College at Wise with a major in computer information systems.  

 

                                                     Mr. Randall is currently employed by Old Dominion University as the Director of Advising for the College                                                   of Sciences and the Co-chair for the Pre-Health Advisory Committee. He is formally an adjunct business                                                     professor at Bryant and Stratton College.  He serves as the chair of the board of directors for the Hampton                                               Roads Black Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of The United Way’s award winning Project Inclusion                                          Board Governance Leadership program.

 

Mr. Randall’s formal training, informal background and experiences foreign and domestic have prepared him to be a leader, consultant and strategist.  He has experience presenting to and facilitating group discussions with high school students, college students, and organization of various types on topics such as:  transition, education, leadership and purpose.  Reneldo desires to be influential in equipping individuals to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Purcell “P.J.” Piggott

(Co-Founder & Director of Strategic Partnerships)

                                                      Purcell “PJ” Piggott was raised in Williamsburg, VA and graduated from Lafayette High School, where                                                          he was an accomplished athlete in both football and basketball. 

 

                                                      Mr. Piggott completed his bachelor’s degree from Grambling State University in kinesiology with a                                                              concentration in sports management and a minor in coaching.  After completing college, Mr. Piggott                                                        began his career in the mental health sector while simultaneously beginning his professional coaching                                                       career.  PJ is currently employed as a Mental Health Technician at the Pavilion of Williamsburg and is a                                                     Certified Therapeutic Options Trainer. 

 

                                    He is also the owner and principal trainer of Piggott Sports LLC.  Piggott Sports LLC is a sports training business    where Mr. Piggott works with young athletes on their skills, techniques and understanding of their sport.  He also assists athletes with the transition from high school sports to college level athletics. 

 

As an accomplished athlete and coach, Mr. Piggott understands what it takes to become and remain a champion.

Tamara Dillard is a veteran of the United States Army as a military police officer. During her military career, she served as a patrol officer, worked with the D.A.R.E. program, and was a guard for both nuclear weapons (California) and chemical munitions (Hawaii).

 

After completing her military service, Tamara began working as a 911 dispatcher in James City County for police, fire and rescue where she is a Master Telecommunicator, a trainer for new employees. She holds certifications as a general instructor, CPR, CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) and for obtaining criminal information, locally and nationally.

 

Tamara has a passion for working with and helping others to see them achieve success!

Brandy Etter is a native of Fort Eustis, VA and grew up in a military family.  From early childhood, she has had a passion for working with people and helping others.  Mrs. Etter is a graduate of Denbigh High School, where she played on the basketball team and was an avid member of Future Business Leaders of America.  She later furthered her education at Hampton University, where she graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 

In her 20 + years of service since graduating from Hampton, she has worked in numerous fascists of nursing. She has worked in Mental Health at Eastern State Hospital and Medical-Surgical/Telemetry at Riverside Regional Medical Center.  The greater part of her career has been serving the military. Mrs. Etter has worked at both Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and McDonald Army Health Center.   She has severed as the Head Nurse for various specialty care clinics such as Orthopedics, General Surgery, Podiatry and Ear, Nose and Throat.     

The job which brought her the greatest joy was working as a case manager for the Warrior in Transition Unit.  In this role, she managed the rehabilitation of wounded warriors that returned from war and assisted with either their return to duty or with their transition to civilian life.  Here, she was not only able to make a positive impact with her patients but their families as well.  Transitioning from military life to civilian life is a change for the entire family, and she was able to connect them with community resources, coordinate education, and transition their medical and rehabilitative care to areas where they would reside after military life.  Currently she continues to support military families working as a Pediatric Nurse Case Manager where she works with families who have children with disabilities.

Mrs. Etter has always had a heart for empowering and motivating others to do better.  Since 2007, she has been a member of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. -  an organization formed by mothers who are dedicated to raising the next generation of African American leaders while enhancing the lives of all children. Mrs. Etter has held several positions from Chaplin to Age Group Advisor.  She has chaired the fundraising committee where she has raised funds to support numerous local and national organizations.  With Jack & Jill of America, Incorporated she exercises her talents by exposing children to various community service projects as well as promotes leadership development, cultural exposure and civic engagement.  

John E. Piggott is a native of Williamsburg, VA who served 8 years in the United States Navy before returning home and beginning his professional career as a marathon runner. Mr. Piggott has been running professionally for over 30 years and is sponsored by the likes of companies such as Adidas, MarathonGuide and Colonial Sports.  

 

Mr. Piggott has created history along the way becoming the 1stAfrican American man to run a 179-minute marathon and win 16 races in his age bracket.  John has served as a member of the coaching staff for Lafayette High School’s cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field teams for over 20 years.  He has led numerous teams and individual athletes to district, regional and state championships. He is responsible for mentoring hundreds of young athletes seeing them off to college and into the workforce.  Currently, John works for the Fords Colony Country Club and diligently supports his community by partnering with and supporting various community initiatives and organizations.

Tydell Gresham graduated from Bishop Ford Central Catholic H.S. Tydell relocated to Newport News, VA with his family in 2001. His experience helping to raise special needs children ignited his passion to help others, especially youth. In 2010, that journey began as he entered the mental health field working at Keystone/ Newport News Behavioral as well as the Pavilion at Williamsburg Place.

 

In 2011, Willingly Expecting a Lifetime of Happiness (W.E.A.L.T.H) was birthed with a mission to promote the desire to self-inspire. This is a platform used to touch lives and give back. 

Delicia Black is a native of Williamsburg, VA, where she graduated from Lafayette high School.  She is currently employed as a Marking Manager at Wyndham Kingsgate Resort in Williamsburg, VA and has been in the hospitality industry for six years.  She has over ten years of customer service and management experience. While in high school, Delicia found her love for voluntarism and community outreach and engagement.  As a military spouse (U. S. Air Force), Delicia has traveled throughout the country with her family and, at every duty station, she could always find a social ill that needed to be met.  She has a special place in her heart for those that are homeless and/or suffer from food insufficiency.  Delicia finds joy in the ability to help those less fortunate, forgotten and overlooked - to her it is ministry.

Reneldo Randall was raised in Williamsburg, VA and graduated from Lafayette High School.  Mr. Randall received his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Strayer University and his Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Virginia's College at Wise with a major in computer information systems.  

 

Mr. Randall is currently employed by Old Dominion University as the Director of Advising for the College of Sciences and the Co-chair for the Pre-Health Advisory Committee. He is formally an adjunct business professor at Bryant and Stratton College.  He serves as the chair of the board of directors for the Hampton Roads Black Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of The United Way’s award winning Project Inclusion Board Governance Leadership program.

 

Mr. Randall’s formal training, informal background and experiences foreign and domestic have prepared him to be a leader, consultant and strategist.  He has experience presenting to and facilitating group discussions with high school students, college students, and organization of various types on topics such as:  transition, education, leadership and purpose.  Reneldo desires to be influential in equipping individuals to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Purcell “PJ” Piggott was raised in Williamsburg, VA and graduated from Lafayette High School, where he was an accomplished athlete in both football and basketball. 

 

Mr. Piggott completed his bachelor’s degree from Grambling State University in kinesiology with a concentration in sports management and a minor in coaching.  After completing college, Mr. Piggott began his career in the mental health sector while simultaneously beginning his professional coaching career.  PJ is currently employed as a Mental Health Technician at the Pavilion of Williamsburg and is a Certified Therapeutic Options Trainer. 

 

He is also the owner and principal trainer of Piggott Sports LLC.  Piggott Sports LLC is a sports training business where Mr. Piggott works with young athletes on their skills, techniques and understanding of their sport.  He also assists athletes with the transition from high school sports to college level athletics. 

 

As an accomplished athlete and coach, Mr. Piggott understands what it takes to become and remain a champion.