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Strategic Workforce Development Team

York Wilson

 York Wilson
Job Specialist & Community Development Expert

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Executive Director &Founder

Community Outreach & Business Development  


Mr. Wilson has several years of community-service, work development and community outreach experiences. He worked with local non-profit organizations such as Aim 4 Peace and Building Brighter Futures. At present he is the Community Workforce Developer for Councilman Brandon Ellington, 3rd District -at -Large, Kansas City, MO.  Mr. Wilson is  Chairman of Just Build, an organization in Kansas City, MO. He  has MRSS, Peer Certificate and Trauma Informed Care ( Aim 4 Peace) certificate.

Anjou D Giri


Executive Vice President & Founder


 She has been actively involved with Non Profits and Associations for the past several years. She has worked with associations like 

AAUW (Colorado) UNA- USA (Colorado) and Epsilon Sigma Rho (Colorado). In 2015 she won the Pledge of the Year award from ESA. She worked with Building Brighter Futures as General Manager and Talent Acquisition Expert. She is on Leadership Board for G.Y.R.L.S. Please ( domestic non violence) Non Profit Organization in Kansas City. 

Ms Giri has experience with the news media as a journalist from Mumbai (India) for 14 years plus. She is now based in Kansas City, MO.

Ms. Giri has an M.A. in English Literature. Has Trauma Informed Care ( AIM 4 Peace) certificate.

Theodore C Houdek


Legal Counsel

Legal Attorney primarily in the fields of juvenile law, military justice, administrative matters, and criminal law. He has around  12 years of service  in the U.S. Army as an officer/judge advocate, both on active duty and in the Reserves. Mr. Houdek has practiced in  the Army Court of Criminal Appeals and served three tours as a Trial Defense Counsel, representing Soldiers at courts-martial and in other military justice matters. He is a certified V.A. Claims Attorney. 

Charles Johnson


Director Community Outreach

He is the Founder of I Am My Brother's Keeper organization in Kansas City, MO.

Mr. Johnson has experience as a Life Coach and his specialty is Anger Management programs.

Me Johnson is a community outreach volunteer for the 3rd district of Kansas City, Missourri. 

Ms GG Owens


Director Business and Community Outreach

Community Relations Coordinator JE Dunn Construction. President of the Kansas City's Land Bank's board of advisors. Activist and Speaker. She has legendary networking and community outreach as a Kansas Citian. She has been instrumental in helping thousands of people get jobs.  

Leonard Jonas Hughes IV


Director Training and Curriculum 

Former State Representative, four terms in the Missouri State House, former Chief of Operations, Consor Int., currently President, Abraxas Unlimited Inc., Executive Management consultant, over two decades of civic participation, brings knowledge of operations, marketing, executive management and politics. He brings over two decades of leadership and business experience to help SWD reach their full potential. 

Natalie McKerjee


Secretary and Marketing Director


McKerjee aka Williams joins SWD, her first Non Profit Organization. Her background is that of a skilled Corporate Partnership Management professional largely working with Sport professional teams. She presently works with Kansas City, Royals, as a Partnership Accounts Manager. Her previous work has been with Chicago Cubs as Corporate Partnership Sales Specialist and worked as Partnerships Manager for  All American Game; Rockaway,  Mckerjee is a  Mass Communications graduate from Miami University and Oxford (OH). She has minored in Spanish and Rhetorical writing. 

Linda Cason


Volunteer-on- Board and Fundraiser

Ms Cason has worked with several banks as an accountant and customer service representative, for over 25 years. She also worked with The Student Loan Corporation and has expertise on student loans.Outside of her work, Cason has been actively involved in fund-raising activities or donating volunteer-time for other non profits and now SWD. 

Derrika Morgan



 Morgan is a Founding Partner of Morgan, Hughes & Goldstein - a  community development consulting company, Brand Influencer, Former Fortune 500 consultant, and Former NFL Marketing Consultant.  

In her spare time Derrika brings people of different worlds together with lavish,  yet private social parties in her chic style bringing those who serve their  communities together because no one turns down an invitation from this  networking maven

Just Build It KC

Just Build It KC


SWD and Mr Rick Bishop of Bishop Construction Unlimited  have joined hands together as Just Build It KC. 

Mr Bishop has 30 years of work in the construction industry of building residential and commercial properties. He is our lead facilitator for our program On The Job Training. 


The JBIKC Crew


.The purpose behind this venture has two sides to its benefits. SWD candidates get their On The Job Training, where we observe their construction fitness and job skills. The second aspect of this venture is a  paid construction work through JBIKC. We are developing a skilled  construction workforce for the Construction Industry and the Unions

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