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Maxine Mendez-Williams Bio
Our Vets Founder/President

Maxine Mendez-Williams, federal retiree, came up with the idea of Our Vets in 2020, at the time when she was being treated at the Veterans Hospital after a tragedy.  She was mistreated and witnessed the mistreatment of many veterans.  After days of observations and 18 pages of notes, she knew what road she would travel after leaving the facility.  Dealing with her own family and the stigma of mental health, it has been extremely difficult over the years to discuss with family members and friends.  It was a turning point and a big decision to turn her tragedy into a purposeful effort and to create a nonprofit organization that will focus on mental health in the Veteran Community and reduction of Homelessness.  A nonprofit organization that mission is to eradicate the stigma of Mental Health in our Veteran Community in order for Change and a change for Our Veterans to have a chance for a better Tomorrow!

Maxine has more than 25 years of human resource experience in Human Resources Management.  She focuses on taking a “proactive” approach versus “reactive” one.  Her area of expertise includes managing the day-to-day operation of the consulting company, successfully performing human resources compliance audits, complete entire staffing process, conduct various level training and development sessions for various agencies, prepare, design and implement job descriptions for various level positions technical, non-technical, professional and non-professionals, provide extensive job analysis and study for job study for various level positions.

She is knowledgeable of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. She worked closely with clients involving issues dealing with workers’ compensation, unemployment benefits, compliance with federal state and local employment laws.

Maxine is proficient and officially trained in the following areas:  

Federal Appropriations Laws, Simplified Acquisitions, Crystal Reporting Management, Basic Project Officer, Customer Service Facilitator, Basic Staffing and Placement, Compensation and Benefits, Mentoring, Record and Information Management, Leadership Skills for Manager, Leadership Skills for Non-Supervisor, Equal Employment, Project Management, Service Computation Date (Manually), Certified Compliance Auditor

Maxine holds a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration from Ashford University, BS Degree from Kaplan University in Management, BS Degree from Kaplan University in Human Resources Management, BS Degree from University of Maryland in Business Management.

She holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute since 2010.

She is a Certified Notary Signing Agent (2020) (NNA)

She is a Certified Process Server, Texas (2020)

She is medically retired from the Federal Government United States Department of Agriculture.

Exceptional Achievement

Maxine was selected under the Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF)

Lloyd N. Murray, MBA ,BSC.

 

Lloyd N, Murray is an accounting professional with on 15 years accounting experience in both the public and private sectors. He is currently employed as a Senior Accountant for projects and internal control at one of Jamaica’s most established developers, West Indies Home Contractors (WIHCON).

In his current role, he overseas cost management of projects by providing information on trends and performances. Integral to this role is the understanding of business processes. He also analyse, provides and implement changes to the business process as needed to improve efficiency.

Lloyd operates his own business, “Murray & Associates,” where he provides accounting and business management services to small and medium size companies. He was also a treasurer at a community where he once lived.

Lloyd holds a MBA in general management and a BSC in finance. He is known for his analytical stills, financial knowledge including preparing final accounts, financial modelling, business process improvement, innovation business solutions and his leadership and interpersonal skills.

As a firm believer of work-life balance, Lloyd enjoys the social aspect of life by spending time with his family, traveling and gong on well-deserved vacation.

Teisha Murray-Deans

My name is Teisha Murray-Deans, I am an entrepreneur and an author with over 10 years of managerial experience.

As an administrative manager, I have over 4 years of experience planning and managing Orridge Pharmacy; and also complete healthcare unit.  I sat on the Board of the company and held many roles including that of human resource manager, marketing and administrative manager.

All these experiences  have been integral to my  entrepreneurial journey and has taught me how to build relationships with customers and suppliers.

My studies include attendance at Penne Foster College, where I pursued a Degree in Business Administration.  I am currently pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Business Management, majoring in entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University, Idaho.

In addition to my professional life,  I am active in my church community. I work with Young women in the church; helping them to develop service oriented character and participate in various service projects. I am the proud author of a Jamaican cook book “A Modern Touch of Jamaican Cuisine”. I am happily married for over 18 yrs and have a beautiful 14 yrs old  daughter.

Tracey-Ann Lumsden

Tracey-Ann Lumsden Is a US Navy disabled veteran, Editor, Consultant, Talent development manager and a mom. She holds an Associate degree in Liberal Arts and currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Early Childhood Education Certifications.  Tracey-Ann plans Owning a Pre-school for gifted & talented children.

Elvis Coombs
Board Member

He and his wife Berhane Coombs live in Atascocita Texas with their four children, Shalom, Abigail, Bethsaida and Elsa.

Secretary – TBD

Vice President – TBD

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