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Project Opportunity is pleased to announce that we have had four graduates selected for the Global Good Fund 2019 Veterans Leadership Development Program

Congratulations Sharon Cummings, Jen Luik, Latonia Staten, and Gail Robinson

The Global Good Fund has partnered with the Smithfield Foundation for the Veterans Leadership Development Program to provide five months of leadership development coaching, seven months of executive mentoring, and $5,000 in grant funds to support the professional development activities of those who are selected.


SHARON CUMMINGS Founder, Own My AngerSharon Cummings

Founder: Own My Anger
https://omawellnesscenter.com/
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Sharon L. Cummings, is an experienced entrepreneur with over 25 years of corporate experience. Ms. Cummings is a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army, mentor, and advocate for the underserved. Her passion for community service led her to start Teen Sircles, Inc., a 501(c) 3  organization that offers guidance and resources to empower youth and young adults. In 2016, Ms. Cummings started Own My Anger (OMA) Wellness. OMA focuses on helping people recognize and self-manage personal triggers. From school aged youth to public service workers, Ms. Cummings has touched the lives of many. Ultimately, her desire is to help in building safe, self-sustainable communities with strong educational foundations.

Sponsored By: Smithfield Foods


JEN LUIK Co-Founder, Decisions Oriented IncJen Luik

Co-founder: Decisions Oriented, Inc.
https://www.decisionsoriented.com
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Jennifer Luik is Co-founder and CEO of Decisions Oriented, Inc., a consulting and systems engineering company located in MD. Decisions Oriented Inc., was founded in 2016 and specializes in developing strategic solutions to modernize clients cyber mission organizations and processes. They utilize design facilitation techniques and methodology to frame problems, support innovation incubation efforts and propose feasible and actionable solutions for clients to select, and ultimately resource and budget appropriate solutions and initiatives. The company currently has a small team of employees, predominantly military veterans. Jennifer is also a 15-year Coast Guard officer and a current member of the Coast Guard Reserves where she serves as a contingency planning officer.

Sponsored By: Smithfield Foods


GAIL ROBINSON Founder, Robinson Business SolutionsGail Robinson

Founder: Robinson Business Solutions
https://robinsonbiz.com/
[email protected]

Gail Robinson, US Army Veteran, Owner and CRM Administrator at Robinsons Business Solutions, provides knowledgeable database and software services to local and out of state organizations. Robinson Business Solutions has served an ever-growing number of clients since its founding in 2013 and relaunch in 2018. Prior to going into business, Gail worked at organizations where she managed data and software.

Sponsored By: Smithfield Foods


TONI STATEN Founder, Carael Group LLCToni Staten

Founder: Carael Group, LLC
https://caraelgroup.com/
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Latonia Staten is Founder and CEO of Carael Group, LLC, a mental health and substance abuse private practice located in Rockville, MD. Due to an increase in violence and trauma that young adults are exposed to at earlier ages, today’s college students experience a plethora of complex issues ranging from anxiety, depression and substance abuse at alarming rates. Carael Group LLC’s mission is to address these challenges and to help students reach the goal of Creating A Renewed And Empowered Life (CARAEL) through therapy and coaching. Ms. Staten is a veteran of the US Air Force Reserves. As an administration specialist in the Air Force Reserves, Ms. Staten learned organizational skills that are much needed in running a small business. Through many years of schooling, she was able to obtain an Associates in Biotechnology, a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Counseling.

Sponsored By: Smithfield Foods