Board of Directors
Aveion Cason is a 9 year veteran of the National Football League playing for the St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions, and Dallas Cowboys. He is connected to today's athletes through coaching endeavors.
Dr. Patricia Ware
Patricia Funderburk Ware is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Ware Development Group, Inc. (WDG), which specializes in U.S. an international networking and relationship building in the areas of media and entertainment, health advocacy, community revitalization, and youth entrepreneurial development. Dr. Ware brings a diverse professional background to her corporation including serving as a political appointee in two Presidential Administrations and in a consulting or advisory capacity in four other Presidential Administrations; performing as an actress throughout the US and internationally on stage, in films and TV commercials; teaching English Conversation in South Korea; serving as a Student Ambassador to Sweden; residing in and developing model projects in economically depressed communities.
Dr. Ware has received numerous awards for her work in the arts, economic and community development and in the health arena. Among those are: The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest community service award; National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Honoree Award; Hampton University's 1991 Twentieth Year Outstanding Alumni Award; African Leadership Magazine's African Diaspora Development Award; Spirit of Leadership Award from the Youth Leadership Foundation; and an Honored Guest at the 200th Anniversary of the End of the British Slave Trade Celebration, London, England. She has a BA degree from Hampton University; a Master of Fine Arts degree from The Catholic University of America; an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Aspen College; and credits towards a Doctor of Public Administration degree at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Ware and her husband Bradley Ware, MD, a Family Practice physician, have spoken as a team about HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy prevention and family related issues. Their daughter, Eboni, is a graduate of Hampton University and is an executive in the music recording industry.
Mark founded video game developer, Paragon Software, while attending St. Vincent College. The Company was renowned for its Marvel Comics games and was acquired in 1993 by Microprose. He went on to cofound Take Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ:TTWO) where he served as President/COO and was instrumental in the company’s IPO. Mark went on to be COO at Picis and later CEO at SpreadShirt, an e-commerce Company. Most recently he serves as CEO at GLD where he orchestrated a majority sale to HIG Growth Capital in 2021. Seremet was a former SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Mark enjoys fishing, spending time with his family, traveling, and contemplative prayer.
I grew up in a football home with a Hall of Fame Dad (Darrell Green) and ended up playing in the NFL myself.
Suddenly, I realized that football wasn’t my purpose because purpose can’t be temporary and NFL means NOT FOR LONG 🤣. It was simply a passion that I enjoyed.
So I left the gridiron to pioneer my life's mission: engaging people and leading them to transcendence. In 2017, I founded Engage 365, an HR consulting/coaching firm that leverages technology to transform training and build culture. We serve people everyday as we and build authentic, self aware leaders who think people first.
As for me, I spend my hours executive coaching, keynoting, writing, and designing a better social future for our world.
My goal is to see millions of employees (emerging leaders) experience self-actualization and reach peak level performance every day.
I ran a 4.2 40 yard dash but my real talent is developing businesses, leaders, teams, and culture.
Ronald Goss has devoted a lifetime of effort working to assist ‘at promise’ young adults work to uncover their potential and strive toward realizing 2nd chances. He has built and received funding for youth programs in New England, California, and Florida for more than 36 years. While working for Henkels & McCoy Inc. He was one of the principal architects of a FL DJJ program entitled Project Bridge which is designed to help incarcerated youth to reintegrate to their home communities from juvenile justice residential commitment programs. Mr. Goss has served on multiple boards and advisory groups, including Accelerated Learning Solutions with a focus on dropout prevention and recovery for young adults seeking an alternative option for high school success, and University Carillon Church leadership council. Ron is married to Krissy, has six adult children, and lives in Cocoa Beach FL. Ron enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, children and granddaughter.
Krissy O’Neill Goss a successful entrepreneur and business owner for over 25+ years. In 2007, she founded HOPE Helps, Inc., a non-profit that serves families in crisis to prevent homelessness. Krissy built HOPE’s long-term organizational goals, objectives, policies, programs, procedures, large-scale outreach events and fundraisers. Krissy was instrumental in the formation of a collaborative of non-profit agencies called Pathways to Home and the Alliance for Real Change. She has served on many boards including The Children’s Cabinet Housing Group, Affordable Housing Task Force, Habitat for Humanity, Project Homeless Connect, Florida Coalition for the Homeless and Chair of Housing for the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, and The Siobhan O’Sullivan Foundation. She has completed training at Rollins College Nonprofit Management, Executive Leadership and Philanthropic Training, Successful Capital Campaigns, White House Faith Based Initiatives Training, Creating Sustainable Community and Faith Based Programs and US Dept of Health and Human Services training. Krissy is an advocate for families in crisis, the homeless, and at-risk youth. She is a consultant for non profits focusing on grassroot organizations, development, fundraising & grant writing. She is a wife, mother and Gigi and loves to spend time with family, singing, reading, and traveling.
Heather Alexander is our Chief Administrative Officer making sure all the facets of the agency run smoothly and are executed in a timely manner.
Heather grew up in a football home with a dad who played for the legendary coach, Paul “Bear” Bryant. It was her dream to attend the University of Alabama, so she graduated with a degree in marketing and worked with Alabama Football program on developing and executing many administrative tasks. This led Heather on a career journey now with over 20 years of expert experience in running nonprofits for athletes as well as planning events and raising funds for organizations such as, The Shaun Alexander Family Foundation, Athlete’s United Foundation, Ky Cares Foundation, The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Leadercast and others. She has also worked with incredible companies executing digital marketing plans, implementing team building and company culture experiences and fulfilling high level marketing strategies for industries in real estate development, executive recruiting, the medical field, sports organizations, nonprofits and media.
Heather is excited to combine her experience with the Won Media team to motivate, create, multi-task and coordinate. Her expert ability to build and connect her team and relationships through strong belief, consistency, responsibility, and harmony will be what our clients will benefit from. Her favorite quote from Coach Bryant is, “You must learn how to hold a team together. You must lift some up and calm others down until finally they’ve got one heartbeat. Then you’ve got a team.”
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