Meet The Team

Daphnee Kelly

Organization / CEO

Daphnee Kelly, a native of Port-au-Prince, Haiti is a devout Christian, entrepreneur, powerful speaker and captivating writer whose goal is to service and strengthen her community by bringing hope and affirming value in people’s lives. As a woman of faith, Daphnee established a genuine and profound relationship with Christ from the very young age of 12. This devout relationship enabled her to rise above the grueling and traumatic experiences of sexual, emotional and physical abuse she endured during her adolescence. Due to her devout faith and compassion for those overlooked and broken, Daphnee is now an advocate of women, children and families; speaking hope, healing and empowerment.
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Kennedy DeSousa

Board Member

Kennedy DeSousa is a visionary and entrepreneur with a natural knack for business. Mr. DeSousa is founder of Opes Gold, LLC a consultant firm in San Jose, California specializing in international branding and marketing strategies. As a result of his experience and expertise, Mr. DeSousa is often sought out by friends and associates because of his uncanny ability to resolve small business issues. In his own words “Opes Gold was created to empower, solve, educate and help small businesses maximize profits while minimizing competition”. As a business activist full of vision, Mr. DeSousa has demonstrated an unprecedented ability to create value for his clients with his out-of the-box way of thinking and execution for small and mid size corporations. In addition to his corporation, Mr. DeSousa also has a passion for photography. As a child, he would rigorously paint in his room and therefore, developed the passion for the arts. With the help of his high school art teacher who was quite intrigued by his art and skills, Kennedy applied to CalArt, (California Institute of the Arts). In college, he worked hard to find his “niche”. With much experimentation, he discovered a new form of art, photography. Kennedy loves the process of capturing snippets of life. He thrives off the ability to capture memorable moments, allowing many to revisit their most precious moments and experiences. Through Opes Gold LLC, Kennedy is helping many entrepreneurs and artists integrate their passion of business and the arts.
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Tracy Vinson

Board Member

Tracy is a masters-level social worker who is a therapist, author and workshop facilitator. She has worked with children, youth and families as a therapist and parent coach for 20 years. She developed the curriculum for the THE ARMOR – Wear Your Worth, where women and girls learn to walk in their worth and release negative patterns. Through private coaching, classes and conferences, she teaches women and girls to never settle for anything less than the best and to create a balanced life they completely love.

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Linda Quinones

Board Member

Linda Quinones, has served as a Mentor, Life Skills Facilitator and health and wellness coach to the G.E.M.S. Participants for the past three years. Mrs. Quinones is a mother of four children. She is currently the owner of Seeking Sitters in Washington DC and Montgomery County, Maryland. She has a Bachelor’s in Sociology with a minor in Youth Ministries. When Linda’s not working, she loves family dinner when all her children are home. She also loves anything outdoors like water sports, swimming and water skiing during the summer and in the winter she enjoys snow skiing. Linda is an avid runner and has completed two marathons. Her naturally warm and nurturing temperament in addition to the numerous years as a successful business owner and most essentially being a mother makes her great asset to our G.E.M.S.

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Edwin (Ned) R. Ailes

Board Member

CEO and President of Life Management Center since February 2006. Executive Director for Gulf County Guidance Clinic for 22 years. A total of 38 years of progressively responsible administrative, program development and clinical experience with Life Management Center. Master’s degree from Southern Illinois University with specialization in community and school psychology. Florida Licensed Marriage and Family and Therapist with extensive clinical experience with child, adolescent and adult mental health conditions.

Above all his accomplishments, Ned’s’ greatest success is his family. In his words, “They are more important than my credentials.”

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Michael J Kelly

Board Member

Michael J Kelly is the founder of Velocity Wireless, LLC, a site development company specializing in site acquisition, construction, project management, and real estate site project coordination services. Mr. Kelly has an unprecedented ability to create value for his clients by his effective execution for small and mid-size corporations and his upright way of thinking, “Success without integrity is failure.” In addition to Mr. Kelly’s business ventures, he has a passion for mentoring young men and teaching them to become gentlemen and build an impactful legacy. He is the visionary behind Gentlemen Ignited on a Journey to Open Endless Success (G.I. J.O.E.S), RIM’s boys mentoring program to come. Mr. Kelly is proud to be in partnership with his wife, Daphnee Kelly to help today’s youth discover and utilize the gems they possess while building a lasting and meaningful legacy.

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Christine Hendy

Board Member

Christine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida. She currently has a Private Practice in Winter Park and is a Certified Supervisor for those seeking Licensure in Florida. She attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada; University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida where she earned a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Counseling. She received her Licensure in 1990. She has worked with the Juvenile Justice System in Substance Abuse Treatment &Sexual Abuse Offender Treatment; with Mental Health Services inpatient & outpatient; and in Private Practice with Adult Domestic Violence Perpetrators and Survivors, Sexual Abuse Offenders and Survivors (all ages).

She has supervised, developed, implemented and monitored Programs for inpatient and outpatient services for The Juvenile Justice System, The Department of Corrections and Domestic Violence. Her current Practice is open to all diagnostic categories ages 8 and older. She has served as President of the Central Florida Chapter of the Florida Mental Health Counselors’ Association ; as a member of the District VII Department of Children & Families Child and Abuse & Neglect Prevention Task Force; as a member of the Osceola County Family Court Task force; as a member of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association; as a Certified Forensic Counselor with specialty in work with those who Sexually Offend; as a member of the Play Therapy Association, as a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; as a member of the National Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (ATSA).

In addition to her wealth of experience and knowledge, Christine’s utmost attribute is her integrity, warmth and compassion.

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