Gina Brooks | CEO

Gina Brooks is an experienced non-profit leader, service provider, community advocate, and native of Fort Wayne, IN. Most recently residing in Charlotte, NC, she was formerly employed as a Hepaticopancreatobiliary-Colorectal Surgical Oncology Nurse Specialist. Prior to that, she worked in various leadership capacities at Genesis Outreach, Inc. and most recently as Director of Family Services overseeing its family reunification program, addiction recovery services, and life skills training. A servant leader at heart, she has demonstrated a strong commitment to the mission of Genesis Outreach, Inc. as well as to serving others which has positioned her to boldly guide the organization into a new decade of passionate service, community investment, and urban redevelopment initiatives. Gina graduated magna cum laude from Purdue University and is a member of Emmanuel Apostolic Church. She is married to Carlos Jamal Brooks and together they have three children and four grandchildren.

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A’bby Brownlee | Accountant

A’bby officially joined the Genesis Outreach team in August of 2018 serving as the organization’s Accountant. Prior to this, in 2017, he completed an intensive 10-week business internship for Genesis Outreach working alongside the accounting staff of Health Visions Midwest in Hammond, Indiana. A’bby graduated from Purdue University Northwest (2018) acquiring two undergraduate degrees—Bachelor of Science in Business concentrated in Finance and a Bachelor of Accounting. Immediately after graduation, he completed a summer research fellowship as a nationally acclaimed McNair Scholar and Fellow focusing on the rapidly ever-changing envrionment of urban economics, international business trade, and finance. A’bby is happily married to the love of his life, Destiny Marie Brownlee.

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Lawrence “Larry” Wattley, Jr. | Facilities Maintenance Manager

As the first male graduate of the Genesis House Recovery Program for Men, Larry was very excited in 2018 to return as an employee to the place where his new chance at life began over 15 years ago. Having worked as a private independent contractor and home repair maintenance specialist, Larry was the perfect addition to the Genesis Outreach leadership team. Larry and his team addresses both emergent and non-emergent maintenance issues for residents in community and transitional housing. He, likewise, oversees any new construction activities or property rehabilitation being conducted by Genesis Outreach. Larry is an honorable Army veteran, father of 5, grandfather of 14, and is happily married to the love of his life, Kristie.

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Patricia Green-Simpson | Housing Coordinator

Patricia has over 20 years experience in low-income rental housing, property management, and fair-housing. As such, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge into her role as Housing Coordinator at Genesis Outreach. Overseeing the Promising Partnerships permanent supportive housing program, Patricia ensures residents are equipped with the practical skills needed to maintain as well as manage their housing, monthly obligations such as utilities and rent payments, and property upkeep. Patricia has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Trine University and is the proud mother of two children and one grandchild.

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Candice Hall | Family Services Counselor

Candice Hall began her employment with Genesis Outreach in February 2013. She provides onsite counseling for residents of the transitional living program and assists with case management support to clients who have been deemed at-risk. Candice has a long history of working in the Social Services arena. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Ball State University and a Master of Education in School Counseling from the University of Saint Francis. Most recently, she received a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. She is the proud mother of one son, Jalen, who enjoys dance and playing football. Candice enjoys spending time with her son, going to the movies, and watching Colts football.

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Tressie Fowlkes | Family Services Case Manager

Tressie Fowlkes originally began her employment with Genesis Outreach in January 2011 as a Community Case Manager. She provides onsite case management for residents in the transitional living program. She received a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Indiana Institute of Technology and an Associate degree of Applied Science in Business Administration from Ivy Tech Community College. She is the proud mother of three children Dontay, Demetria, and Christol. Tressie enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and cooking.

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Resident Assistants

Esther Armstrong

April Cotton

Helen Durham

Beverly Ellison

Qeyocha Green

Ayana Johnson

Traleigh Stephens


Nikki Evans

Matthew Jordan

Akenya Surry