Eric Paul

President and Founder

Mr. Paul works directly with our executive team to provide new market initiatives, outreach, research and assessment of operations, and analyzes new business and community opportunities. Mr. Paul is a Navy veteran and has over 25 years of law enforcement, community policing, and public outreach expertise. His career includes serving as a Correctional Officer and attendance at Virginia State University, Southern Maryland College and certifications at Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy. He has been instrumental in developing the concept that focuses on the needs of returning veterans.

Rachel Maddux

Director of Operations

Dr. Rachel R. Maddux – Dr. Maddux has over thirty years of experience in the public sector.  She has served as a fiscal administrator managing a budget of over $40 million; and as an Executive Director of a residential facility with over 4,000 residents, more than 200 staff members, and an operating budget of over $30 million.  Prior to retiring, Rachel also served as a grant writer and researcher at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Phillip Vannoorbeeck


Phillip Vannoorbeeck is the town manager of the Town Of Blackstone. Starting as an assistant of the previous town of Blackstone manager, Phillip Vannoorbeeck has been serving the citizens of Blackstone, Virginia for 10 years, completing a a Master’s degree in city management from East Tennessee State University, and assists with revitalization efforts and Blackstone as a career path.

Carla Anderson (Wiley)


Carla Anderson (Wiley) has been a resident of Loudoun County for over 55 years, currently is the District of Columbia Reentry Coordinator for Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Washington.

She originally became interested in community work through her mother, now deceased, one of the first Black teachers at Douglass Elementary, (Leesburg) when schools were integrated in 1967. A present member of the National NAACP, Anderson was formerly on the Executive Committee for the Loudoun NAACP and volunteered on several local campaigns throughout her years in Loudoun.

Dawn Jamison


Dawn Jamison has been a news journalist, marketing professional and writer for over 20 years. She is a motivational author and life coach. Dawn is the author of the “The 8 Mistakes Women Make,” and “Reckoning Day: #MeToo Stories That Inspire You” among others. Dawn is President of The Renaissance Group, an advisory and life coaching firm. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, and National Association of Black Journalists and is an alum of INROADS, Inc. She has been on the board of TSE since 2019 and she resides in Tampa with her husband and two children.