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

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