Carol McCallister - CHAIRMAN
Carol is President and CEO of Champion Business Services, Inc., established in August 1986. CBS is a government contractor certified federal, city, state and GSA schedule holder for Office Administrative Services.
Initially Carol established Champion Typing Academy in August 1986. Having diversified her curriculum, Champion Typing Academy became Champion Business Academy, and subsequently Champion Business Services, Inc., in 1992.
Carol’s goal in 1986 was to improve the skills of the workforce through training. To date, Carol has made a difference with countless companies, by providing them with skilled labor, and has trained more than 7,000 individuals. This accomplishment caught the attention of the National Review Committee in May 1997. Carol was invited by Vice President Al Gore to participate in the Welfare to Work Reform Program in Washington, D.C., in addition to sharing her successful training program with the Federal Executive Committee, Champion was noted as a unique business that trains, employs, and places individuals.
In January 2013, Carol and her late husband, Rogers, a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant, chartered Honorable Comfort, which has developed into a transitional jobs program, Honorable Comfort/Corps, a non-profit organization.
Timothy Walker - PRESIDENT
Timothy was born in Cherry Point, North Carolina, at the Marine Corps Air Station, former home of the Blue Angels. Timothy grew up in the rural south heartland of N.C. traveling periodically in between his hometown of Salisbury, N.C., and various duty stations with his father (a Master Gunnery Sergeant). Married to Carrie, they have four daughters.
A veteran U.S. Army Sergeant, Timothy served during Operation Just Cause that ousted Dictator Manuel Noriega from rule in early 90’s. While in the Army Timothy trained as an Army Aviation Crew member upon a CH-47 Chinook helicopter.
Timothy received his Bachelors and MBA from Salem University in 2012, specializing in Global Business with an emphasis in Systems Management. In his earlier years, prior to his military service, Timothy attended a black college, a powerhouse in football, Central State University on a full scholarship to play football and continue his academic studies. As a freshman he started as a kicker, being one of very few freshmen to play on such a talented team. Subsequently, injuries ended his career early and he soon entered the armed forces in search of a career.
Timothy is an avid motorcyclist and is a member the Regulators Motorcycle Club that has a mission of providing support and mentoring to single mothers with young men. The club has been nationally recognized for its monetary donations and non-monetary contributions in several communities across many states in the northeast and southeast. Timothy currently serves as an officer of the club that promotes self-sufficiency and self-motivation among all participants.
Timothy is working for the State of Maryland as a Workforce Developer focusing on veteran employment.
Darin Overstreet - VICE PRESIDENT
Darin is a U.S. Air Force Major, with more than 20 years of military service. He is an Eagle Scout, who hails from Kansas City, Missouri. Darin has a passion for service and strive to make the world a better place.
Darin was instrumental in creating business connections between the Slovenian ambassador and Colorado business leaders. He fostered the adoption of social media outlets and furthered media relations with the Jordan Armed Forces. Darin led a 2010 community outreach program that was awarded first place in the U.S. Army annual Public Affairs competition, and he was nominated for a 2011 community leader of the year award by civilian business leaders. He has led public affairs teams for more than 10 natural disasters and national-level interagency response missions. Using strategic vision, Darin has written speeches and messaging for a prince, ambassadors, ministers of defense, three Colorado governors, four-star generals, and more.
Darin received a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in Photography and Video from the Kansas City Art Institute (2018 20th Best Art College in the U.S.) in 1993, where he attended on a four-year scholarship.
Darin enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1994 as a weather observer, where he worked two category 4 hurricanes with 98 percent report accuracy. He transitioned to the Air National Guard in 1996, as a graphics specialist. In 1997, Darin moved to the Denver metro area, where he resides now with his wife and daughter. In his civilian career he combined his creative talents and logical problem solving as a software program manager at Quark, Inc. He deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq, in 2004, for the initiation of fighter jet operations from within Iraq. Darin commissioned in the Air National Guard in 2005, where he currently serves. Darin’s commitment to excellence contributed to his recognition as the Distinguished Honor Graduate for both Joint Public Affairs Qualification Course and Weather Observer Qualification Course.
Jerry Whitlock - TREASURER
Jerry, a native of New Orleans, moved to Natchez, Mississippi, where he graduated from high school prior to joining the military. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. with more than 23 years of active military service. In addition to his military career, he is an experienced Logistics Specialist, and employed as a contractor and civil servant.
As an enlisted leader Jerry held several key positions as a Munitions Systems Manager to include the Chief of Maintenance of the Air Force’s largest conventional munitions maintenance squadron located on Kadena Air Base, Japan. While assigned there he managed 591 facilities and 160 vehicles valued over $3 billion while responsible for the leadership of 410 military personnel in 22 work centers.
After a distinguished career in the military and civil service, Jerry worked for Frito-Lay as a manager in charge of all maintenance in one of their food production plants before retiring again. He now serves as an Energy Management Analyst for the Fort Worth Independent School District in Texas.
As an Energy Analyst in the school district Jerry’s primary duty is to reduce the districts energy consumption by partnering with utility companies and educating the districts employees on the importance of energy conservation.
Jerry is very active in his church where he oversees a ministry which conducts classes to teach members important aspects of personal financial management such as budgeting, debt reduction, savings and investing. He lives in Crowley, Texas with his wife Brenda and his interests include working on cars and computers and traveling as much as possible. Jerry joined the HCC Board of Directors as Treasurer in May 2017. He is married to Brenda and together they have blended a family of four children.
Gregory Williams - SERGEANT AT ARMS
Gregory, a native of Brooklyn, grew up in Brooklyn and moved to Hampton Roads, Virginia, due to military service. He is a retired U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander.
After service in the Army, Navy, and federal government, Gregory retired and became a law enforcement officer and then a counselor to at-risk youth.
Gregory began his college education at Brooklyn College where he also played basketball. He received his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University. Recognizing the importance of an education, Gregory pursued and received his master’s degree from Central Michigan University in Health Care Administration, focusing on management and supervision.
Understanding that lifelong learning in a highly technological society is important, Gregory received an additional master’s degree from New York University in Telecommunications.
Gregory’s goal is to live out the Bible scripture of Luke 12:48, which says, “To whom much is given, much will be required.” With this as a goal, Gregory attempts to assist his children, his brother and sister veterans, his extended family, and his community. Simply stated Gregory has been the beneficiary of much and attempts to give back and help others through veterans programs, church programs, community programs, educational programs, and athletic programs.
In April 2017, Gregory joined the HCC Board of Directors to help veterans find and sustain employment. Gregory is spouse to Juliette for 28 years, and the father of four children.
Antonio Ford - BOARD MEMBER
Antonio, a retired Marine Corporal, was born and raised in Columbus, Georgia. Antonio grew up as a well-rounded student athlete, playing many sports to include basketball, football and baseball. He graduated high school in 1989 with numerous scholarships for basketball, and attended Middle Georgia College in the fall of 1989, on a basketball scholarship.
Shortly afterwards, in 1990 he switched colleges and attended Selma University, a historically black college in Selma, Alabama. While there, Antonio participated in the annual Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery.
Antonio enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1992. After initial training, Antonio was assigned to 2nd Force Service Support Group, 2nd Supply Battalion, Supply Company at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. During his time at Camp Lejeune he was selected to represent the USMC in the All Marine Corp Basketball Team. While there, Antonio was presented numerous awards to include a Letter of Appreciation/Achievement from the President of the United States and the USMC Commandant.
After his career in the USMC, Antonio attended Huron University, on another basketball/academic scholarship. He was on the President/Dean’s list every year and was recognized as an All American Scholar through the National Collegiate Association. He graduated Cum Laude with a Criminal Justice Degree in May 2001.
He was invited to try out for a Continental Basketball Association Professional Basketball Team, the Sioux Fall Skyforce, after leaving college. He moved to Colorado in November 2001, after leaving the CBA.
Antonio worked as a counselor for trouble youth, discussed anger management with court‑appointed clients, and he owned his own business.
He now works for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment as a Training and Employment Specialist.
Thomas Dorame - BOARD MEMBER
Thomas is a retired Army Colonel with 30 years of active military service and experience managing diverse, multi-discipline organizations, currently Vice President with Space Foundation, Washington Operations.
Throughout his military career, Thomas served in several command and staff assignments at a variety of levels, and has multiple operational deployments, which include Operation Desert Storm (Kuwait: 1991), Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia: 1996), and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq: 2003, 2008, 2010).
Thomas has built a reputation as a leader and team-builder; he has a strong record of leading large organizations, as well as a small team of experts, through complex and critical situations. He is also a skilled strategist, with experience in strategy formulation and policy development. He has been instrumental at various levels in implementing change to improve processes, transform organizations, and implement innovative solutions.
Thomas has a combination of military and civilian education, complimented by both operational experience and working strategic issues in Washington, D.C. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics, from West Point and a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy from Georgetown University, with studies at Oxford University. He also has a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.
Thomas currently resides in Northern Virginia with his lovely wife. He works for a non-profit organization doing strategy, planning, and government affairs.