The Team: Staff

Teri holds a dual Master’s degree from Webster University in Management and Leadership and Human Resources Development. Teri’s work has always been within the underserved communities, lending them a voice and empowering them to be better versions of themselves. Teri leverages extensive nonprofit experience working with diverse communities for economic and cultural advancement through partnerships and collaborative achievements.

 

Teri was born and raised in Michigan, relocated to Florida in 1990 and has been in Jacksonville since 1998. Teri’s leisure activities include travel, the beaches, shopping, and if you know her - living PINK.

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Teri Ketchum

Chief Executive Officer

Karen is a native of Jacksonville and is very active in her community. She is a graduate of Jacksonville University with a major in Social Science.

 

Her leisure activities include coaching Cheer-leading and Dance, traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family.

Karen Thomas, Director of Housing

Karen Thomas

Director of Housing

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Neil Claasen

Director of Logistics

Neil is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Clothing with Purpose program including volunteer coordination, inventory management, and collaborating with PSM's partner agencies.

Neil’s professional career covers various sectors of industry, including access control, security, loss control prevention, and chemical testing; in a blend of positions, including installations, service, technical training, sales, and customer relations. Accounts Neil has worked with include Fortune 500 companies and various state governments.

Neil was born in South Africa, immigrated to the USA in 1997, and became a citizen in 2008. He lived in Ohio and North Carolina before moving to the Jacksonville area in 2013. Neil enjoys working on complex mechanical things, being outdoors, attending live music events, good conversations with interesting people, and being able to help people.

 

Tamika's passion is serving those who feel underserved and assisting where needed in her community.

She is a Florida native and she will tell you “My joy comes from my faith, family, and food.”

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Tamika Smith

Director of Advocacy

Jo was born and raised in the Philippines where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a CPA.

 

While in the Philippines she worked for the largest bank for 11 years.

She migrated from the Philippines to California where she worked for a jewelry company for 16 years and a part time job as a tax preparer at H&R Block. She also studied at the Glendale Community College in Glendale, CA.

Later she moved to Florida and has been with PSM for 5 years now. She’s a detailed oriented, loyal person with the “get the job done” attitude.

She believes that because she is blessed, therefore she should bless others too. Through the help of PSM, she was able to accomplish her dream of giving back to her country by donating clothes to the less fortunate.

Outside of work she enjoys baking bread and sweets, is active at her Church and enjoys watching Korean dramas in her spare time.

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Josephine Mamangun

Office Manager and Bookkeeper

Adventina is a Tanzanian born legal practitioner turned communications practitioner with 8 years of experience.

She has worked for numerous entities such as a daily TV show, a sports company, an advertising agency, a university, multiple non-profit organizations, and a church.

Adventina is skilled in public relations, social media marketing, video production, photography, and developing overall communication strategies.

“Working for a company or an organization whose mission is people focused and promotes the well-being of a community, drives me to work harder and fuels my passion for communication.”

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"PSMJax’s social media footprint excelled under the leadership of Adventina Kiyeyeu. She scripted, recorded, and edited all of the videos you see on PSM's YouTube channel including many other pictures you will see sprinkled throughout all of our sites. Adventina’s expertise and guidance have greatly enhanced our virtual reach and we couldn’t have done it without her."


-- Teri Ketchum, CEO

Adventina John

Social Media Manager

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Armaan is a National Health Corps Florida AmeriCorps Member and is interning with PSM’s Home Safe as a Case Manager.

 

He is from Anaheim CA and graduated cum laude with his Bachelor of Science in biology from Loyola Marymount University.

 

While at Loyola, Armaan received LMU’s achievement award for each college year: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior year.  On the Dean’s list the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th semesters.

 

Also at Loyola, he was research assistant to Dr. Jenevieve Roper in the Department of Health and Human Sciences.  One of his responsibilities was to collect, record and analysis the data for the relationship between BMI and osteoarthritis.

 

Beside Dr. Roper, he assisted Dr. Matthew Gard of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Dr. Yiwen Fang of the Department of Biology.

 

Armaan has “real world” experience as well.  He was a Health Scholar for Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center, where he organized training for future health scholars and assisted in patient care.  At Medical Consultants of Southern California he worked with patients.

 

He has been a volunteer for Venice Free Clinic, Lestonnac Free Clinic and St. Jude Medical Center.

 

Believe it or not, this is just the “tip of the iceberg.”

Armaan Monshizadeh

Case Manager

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The Team: Board of Directors

Charita Bryant,

Board Chair

Charita Bryant holds an undergraduate degree in Health Administration and is certified in both Healthcare Compliance and Provider Enrollment. Although Charita was born and raised in New Castle County, Delaware, she has called Florida home since 2006. After more than 10 years working for a variety of health plans, hospitals and private healthcare organizations as a Healthcare Consultant, Charita founded Healthcare Consulting & Solutions Services (HCSS), where she currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer.

HCSS specializes in Practice Management, Credentialing and Compliance consulting for behavioral health professionals and facilities throughout the continental US and US territories.

In her down time, Charita enjoys volunteering in her community, traveling, and most of all, watching the Philadelphia Eagles.

Charita Bryant, Board Chair

Denise Judd, Board Secretary

Paul Bell

Cheryl Brooks

Lynette Chelley

Don Downing

Victor Kruger

Theresa Tippins

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