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Meet the Team

Our team is made up of experienced and dedicated individuals with an immense passion for improving the lives of others. Learn more about us and how we work for you.


CEO (Board President)

Lacey Hart, M.B.A., D.D.h.c.

With a proven-track record of practical, human-centric solutions, Pastor Hart is a proud farm wife, mother and business professional with over 25 years of deep experience in health care delivery disruption.

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Program Manager (Board Secretary)

Jessie Thielen, M.B.A., P.M.P.

Mr. Jessie Thielen is a Veteran of the United States Navy. He has over 20 years of experience in project and program management working in the military and private sector. 

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Herald Editor in Chief

Jody Kibler

Jody Kibler has been an award-winning newspaper editor, publisher, and co-owner, as well as a published author. She is an experienced public speaker with numerous workshops and inspirational speaking engagements to her name. In addition, she is a grant-writer who has written successful grant applications in both the non-profit and business sectors. More recently, she has edited a doctoral dissertation on the experience of graduate nurses transitioning to practice during the Covid-19 pandemic and has assisted several authors in self-publication.

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Non-Profit Accountant & Tax Preparer

Joe Dubbelsy, EA

Minnesota native, Mr. Dubbels finds our work near and dear with a traveling nurse spouse.  With a bachelor’s degree in finance and an admission to practice before the Internal Revenue Service as an Enrolled Agent, he is comfortable with our start-up environment. "It’s the reason entrepreneurs disrupt established markets, it’s a critical feature of any high-return investment, and, above all, it makes the world a better place." He stands behind his word "No business owner should sacrifice their precious time slogging through the books and no hardworking taxpayer should be deprived of quality service when it comes to their income taxes. In both cases, a solution shouldn’t break the bank."


    Survey and Data Visualization (Freelance) 

    Lena Gadzhuk, MS

    Ms. Gadzhuk is a Sociologist with over six years of experience in quantitative market research adjusting research methodology, optimization and improvement of research processes in providing  interesting data-driven findings. 

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    COO (Board Treasurer) 

    Carol Fletcher, PCCP

    Carol is our Experienced Management Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. She has a strong faith and a passion for caring for others.

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    Director of Education & Academic Research (Board Relations Officer)

    Shelby Hart, M.S.

    Shelby is our everyday historian with comprehensive experience in social science research, non-profit leadership, and public relations communications.

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    Content Writer & Community Engagement 

    Joshua Sosin, BS

    Based in Lynchburg, Virginia, Joshua is a professional content writer and editor with a passion for helping others grow and thrive. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lynchburg’s Liberty University and hopes to return to school for a master’s in counseling.

    Currently, Joshua’s primary work is in the digital marketing world. Working for LA-based marketing agency GR0, he edits content for eCommerce brands, helping them reach customers and grow organically. In his free time, Joshua loves to write songs, read books, walk his dog, and spend time with his wife.

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    Academic Research and Writing (Freelance)

    Tatenda Chakabudalting, MSS

    Master's degree in Psychology, conducting research focusing on substance abuse, addiction, and neurocognition, I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious (Albert Einstein)and this curiosity has driven me into beautiful places I had no idea existed.

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