Board of Directors



  • James H Kyles Jr

    James H Kyles Jr

    Founder, Executive Director and Chairman of the Board

    James Kyles, Jr. serves as the Founder, Executive Director and Chairman of the Board for Destined for Greatness Outreach Youth Center. In this role, James coordinates and oversees the entire operation and serves as a liaison to the CFO and Board of Directors.

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    Email: jkyles@dfgyouth.org

  • Christina Johnaon

    Christina Johnson

    Vice Chair

    Christina Johnson is a Leadership and Business Operations expert. She holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and a Master of Business Administration and has completed coursework at the doctorial level in Organizational Leadership...

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    Email: cjohnson@dfgyouth.org

  • Chris Eppenger

    Chris Eppenger

    Treasurer

    Chris Eppenger is the Project Manager and Treasurer of Destined for Greatness Outreach Youth Center. As Treasurer, Chris and his team are responsible for funding and liquidity, cash management, capital management and treasury…

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    Email: ceppenger@dfgyouth.org

  • Monica Matthews

    Monica Matthews

    Secretary

    Monica Matthews is a Registered Occupational Therapist who has cultivated her career in the primary areas of home health, inpatient/outpatient physical rehabilitation and school-based therapy. Monica’s area of expertise is pediatric…

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    Email: mmatthews@dfgyouth.org

  • Kiki Hall

    Kiki Hall

    Board Member

    Equipped with a strong educational and ethical philosophy, trademark spirit for children, youth advocate, Kiki Hall, has spawned a fan base with an impeccable listing of accomplishments here in the Clarkston community for our children’s...

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    Email: khall@dfgyouth.org

  • Howard Burkat

    Howard Burkat

    Board Member

    Howard Burkat has over 20 years of accounting and finance experience. He also works in the financial services industry. Currently, he works with Primerica Financial Services helping families become financially independent. His specialties...

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    Email: hburkat@dfgyouth.org

  • Fletcher Florence

    Fletcher Florence

    Board Member

    As a current student in a doctoral program a desire for education specializing in information security and information privacy keeps my pulse on current trends in security. He is has also a current Certified Information Systems Security Professional...

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    Email: fflorence@dfgyouth.org

  • Yong Takahashi

    Yong Takahashi

    Board Member

    Yong Takahashi is a published writer and owner of A Novel Idea, Inc., a promotional products company. She holds a degree in Business Administration and is a certified paralegal. She brings her years of entrepreneurial, financial and ...

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    Email: ytakahashi@dfgyouth.org

  • Joel Esperanza

    Joel Esperanza — In Memoriam

    Board Member

    Dr. Esperanza comes to the Board of Directors with a wealth of experience as an Educator and Creative Professional. Dr. Esperanza holds a Ph.D. in Education with a Specialization in Instructional Design for Online Learning from...

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Destined For Greatness Outreach Youth Center