Chief Executive Officer/PSecretary & Treasurer BTS
Jeanette Hames, Chief Executive Officer - Meeting the needs of employees, customers, investors, communities, and the law. Although chief operating officer might not be the top dog at a nonprofit, it often means providing much of the oversight work, based on the unique executive structure of our organization. I oversee no department in particular, but monitor them all.
As CEO of Beats the Streets it is my responsibility to develop broad mission-oriented goals and objectives, the executive management team helps develop the operating strategies to attain these goals. of each department, which he has learned through regular meetings with department heads.
I work to make services for homeless individuals and families not only better, but help them build a lself-sustainable life. My vision is of a country where everyone has a place to call home and the jobs and support they need to keep it.
Director of Job Development and Placement/President BTS
Paul Martino, Director of Job Development and Placement – Paulholds an M.A. in Psychological Studies from Seton Hall University and brings over 10 years of social service experience with children, adolescents and families of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.
Paul is well versed in community relations and program development within non-profit organizations. He brings executive level experience in the contract staffing and permanent placement industry. His experience in Job Development, training, coaching and placement
His responsibilities at Beats the Streets include ensuring that best practices are established, board management and development, fundraising, program management, growth and development, staff management and operations management.
As Beats the Streets becomes more substantial and intricate, Paul's roles will become more focused on external relationship management, primarily with funders, the media, government and organizational partners.
Galatians 6:2: “Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
Katie Reilly - Director of Fundraising & Special Events
Katie is a native of Atlanta, GA and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Marketing from Kennesaw State University. Throughout college, Katie served as community service coordinator and fundraising coordinator for her sorority. Her long-time passion for community service was inspired by the idea of leaving the world a better place.
Katie currently works at Salesforce in Atlanta as a Sales Development Representative. She also serves as the foundation chair where her duties include planning monthly community service events and raising money for local charities.
Katie is the Director of Fundraising and Special Events at Beats the Streets, and she hopes to bring a unique passion for helping others and a new sense of awareness to the community.
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35.
Morgan Gillespie - Director of Fundraising Development
After moving across the country for a few years, Morgan and her family settled in the North Georgia Mountains. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Concentration in Professional Sales from Kennesaw State University. During her time in college, Morgan interned for a marketing agency that helped non-profit organizations fundraise and build their brand. Morgan has always had a passion or helping others in need, and that’s why she decided to be a part of Beats the Streets.
Morgan currently works at Terminus in Atlanta as a Sales Development Representative. She resides in the Brookhaven area.
Hebrews 13:16 “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”
Brycen Maenza - Legal Counsel
Brycen Maenza holds a BS in Sports and Entertainment Management from the University of South Carolina and a JD from NE school of law in Boston, Massachusetts. While in school, she gained legal experience in many areas of law, most notably, criminal and family law. She most recently clerked for a Superior Court Judge in Cobb County. Seeing justice for children and adolescents in the law continues to be the most rewarding aspect of her legal career. Brycen helps carry out the objectives of the organization by providing her legal assistance where necessary. Brycen assists in the development and structure of the organization through her legal assistance. She plans to continue to use her legal skills to service the community and restore the lives of the homeless.
But He said to me, "My Grace is sufficient for you, for My Power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's Power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Quincy Jones - Director of Personal Development
Quincy has years of experience as a Leadership and Personal Development Specialist: helping individuals and companies establish a foundation of clear purpose and self-worth; enhancing personal growth, development, and life skills. He has worked with such organizations as Athletes in Action, Campus Crusade for Christ and NPMI; mentoring and discipling persons looking to increase self-empowerment and personal awareness.
Quincy uses his platform as a hip-hop recording artist to promote a message of unity, positivity and self-motivation. His music is often used in the Beats the Streets videos.
His passion for speaking truth into the lives of others, has allowed his message to serve as a source of inspiration and encouragement for many people.
Quincy truly believes that greatness lies within all people, and is dedicated to helping others unlock their optimum potential, by accessing the limitless power of God and self
I can do all this through Christ who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)
Aaron Waldron - Director of Marketing
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Aaron is a graduate of the high school of Art & Design. His responsibilities at Beats the Streets include developing effective marketing strategies by understanding clients and homelessness; identifying clients and their current and future needs; and sharing the accomplishments of the organization and the clients being assisted by the organization.
During his early development, Aaron experienced homelessness and was placed in foster care until the age of 21. A student of architecture in high school, Aaron felt the need to drop out of college in his second year and join the Army. As a combat veteran with 5 years of service, Aaron completed a tour in Iraq, where he spent 90% of his time on the front the lines. All are experiences that collectively empower Aaron to market Beats the Streets and serve our clients with a compassion and understanding of the struggles, trials and tribulations of being homeless, growing up in foster care and as a veteran trying to re-establish his life.
He believes that he’s definitely a stronger person and more effective leader due to his life experience. “I am where I am,” he says, “because I will not accept defeat. The words ‘can’t’ and ‘no ‘are not in my vocabulary”.
Aaron plans to use his skills in marketing to show the world the gifts and blessings being shared here at Beats the Streets. His goal? “I want to market Beats the Streets so successfully that we go out of business because we’ve brought an end to homelessness.”
Proverbs 11:25: “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”
Director of Child Enrichment & Outreach
Ariana is from Bessemer, Alabama and through the foundation of her upbringing holds strong Christian and family values. She believes everyone should have the right to a good education and is passionate about her work with women and their children. As an English major at
Spelman College she hopes to better help the families she works with on a daily basis. As a Bonner Community Service Scholar, she volunteers regularly at the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. Ariana is also the president of the Spelman College section of the National Council of Negro Women. She is an aspiring activist focusing her research and advocacy on upholding the rights and restoring the voice of homeless individuals.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:11-13.
Paul Morgan - Vice President/Director of Community Gardens
Ken Dale Palmer - Chief Financial Officer