SOS – The Raymond Rountree Jr Foundation INC
Board of Directors
Lorraine Hoover is results oriented account executive with 20 + years of achievement and demonstrated success driving multimillion dollar sales growth and providing award winning sales leadership in highly competitive markets; Proven experience driving growth of new sales and serving premier clientele; Exceptional team player and leader; Expertly maintains and develops complex, sales relationships involving a mix of technical, wholesale foods and beverage business components.
Prophetess Lorraine R. Hoover answered her call to Prophet in 2001 and was ordained under Global Change Networking Ministry in April of 2007. Her calling resulted in the birth of her women’s ministry, Reigns Expressions. Through hosting women’s spas and pampering services, God enables this ministry to center on spiritual sisterly bonding for the Soul, Mind and Body. From 2001 to 2009 Prophet Lorraine furthered her walk with God by answering His call to launch Esther’s Palace as a women’s life changing exchange of giving and receiving God’s love through sisterly sharing. Prophet Lorraine has the gift of coordinating events for women, leadership sendoff’s, motivational speaking and workshops that promote fellowship to glorify God. From 2007 to 2012, Prophet Lorraine served on the Executive Board of Blessed Ministries Interdenominational Ministry and served as the Secretary for Global Change Networking Ministry USA for five years. Through extensive training, she has been obedient to answer God’s call under Blessed Ministries, to be used as a vessel to offer healing and deliverance services along with the honor to serve as Apostle Charlezetta Nixon’s prophet and armor bearer. For the last three years she has been the Secretary of the Global Change Networking Board responsible for implementation of spiritual teaching and certifications in the Five-Fold Ministry. Her faith is strong in God’s promise that each child of God should be open to the expression of His gifts and be a vessel for their release in His appointed time and season. Ms. Lorraine is the founder of The Raymond Rountree Jr. Foundation which has been a life changing birth of taking the pain of losing her baby brother at the young age of 44 to a opioid overdose on January 19, 2017. Her commitment is to bring a wholistic and awareness that her brother’s life will save another life and family from this loss through raising funds to support the transition to conversion sustained.
Trina Simms is a behavioral health clinician for children and families in the state of Arizona. Ms. Simms has been a clinician for the past seven years. In Ms. Simms’s tenure as a clinician, she has had the privilege of working with children ages zero to 21 who have been engaged in the foster care system. Ms. Simms has also worked alongside the parents, foster parents, and kinship providers of said children in an effort to stabilize families, and create permanency for children in the foster care system.
Ms. Simms is well versed in the impact of opioid abuse in the lives children and families. Ms. Simms is also trauma informed in all of the work she does as a clinician. Ms. Simms co-facilitates a group related to Trauma informed parenting. The intention of the group is to bring awareness to parents and care takers of the impact of trauma on children from age zero to eighteen. Opioid abuse has been identified as an area of trauma for children and families. The advent of the Raymond Rountree Jr. Foundation will serve as a vehicle to shed light on an issue that has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and abroad.
Ms. Simms will serve as a Board Member to the Raymond Rountree Jr. Foundation.
Wayne Vaden is the founder and managing attorney of City Park Law Group, LLC and the Vaden Law Firm, LLC, focusing on real estate, personal injury and general litigation and commercial transactions. Mr. Vaden has acted as the lead counsel in hundreds of proceedings, from “small trials” in front of administrative agencies to large, complex trials in State and Federal Court. Mr. Vaden is also the founder of City Park Realty, LLC.
Prior to starting these businesses, Mr. Vaden was part of Mayor Hickenlooper’s administration, serving as the Clerk and Recorder / Public Trustee for the City and County of Denver from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Vaden previously worked for the regional and national law firms, Holme Roberts & Owen LLP and Baker & Hostetler LLP. Mr. Vaden began working at Holme Roberts & Owen LLP after he received a Juris Doctor (JD) from Arizona State University, College of Law. He received a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Masters of Law in Taxation (LLM) from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. Mr. Vaden also worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Colorado (Consumer Protection) and an Assistant City Attorney for the City and County of Denver (Employment Law).
Mr. Vaden served as the Head Girls Track & Field Coach at Montebello High School for over 10 years, winning three consecutive 5A Colorado State Championships, helping numerous student-athletes earn scholarships to major universities and was named DPS coach of the year for 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007. He remains active in coaching high school and club track and field and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Urban League of Metropolitan Denver.
Mr. Vaden will serve as legal counsel to The Raymond Rountree Jr. Foundation.
Johnny Brown is a Lead Culinary Manager, at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen who is responsible of ensure Operational Excellence is across all facets of the restaurant by instilling high standards and delivering superior results in all areas of the business – food cost, outstanding food quality, profitability, ordering and par management, training & development, and facilities management. Johnny for the past two years with Cheddar’s has accomplish results through high level leadership behaviors. Johnny’s past 20 years in the industry has successfully influenced and inspired leadership to achieve outstanding results. He effectively communicates and models the company vision and brand standards to all members of the management team and hourly team.
He has been happily married for eight years and has five beautiful daughters. Mr. Johnny will serve as a Board Member to the Raymond Rountree Jr. Foundation.