Seasoned Servants

Our team of servants collectively bring to the table a substantial variety of attributes conducive to effective service. We are committed, authentic, empathetic servants who assume an awesome responsibility to those who depend on us.  Every servant has a story of her own that justifies her reason for serving and informs of her responsibility to share that story to help heal others.
We do our very best to exemplify the true essence of servanthood.

Nichole M. Jenkins
Nichole M. Jenkins
Founder – President

Nichole M. Jenkins, Founder of Women of G.E.M.S. organization. Nichole is a zealous Sr. IT Business Analyst and Project Management professional flourishing in managing infrastructure strategies and adapting to new technologies that  transform the world every day. She acquires her inspiration by investing and making a difference in the lives of others as well as exposing people to their inner potential and their abilities to create happiness in their lives. Nichole enjoys spending time with her sons and GlamBaby, traveling the world, writing and helping others achieve their goals, which brings her inner peace. Nichole never underestimates the power she has and the inspiration she offers.

Janis L. Washington
Janis L. Washington
Vice President

Janis L. Washington is an ardent Organizational Psychologist/Practitioner who thrives when working with organizations on matters regarding culture change, individual, group and team development, coaching, and interventions.  Her desire and inspiration to serve were born from adverse circumstances, which were ultimately, transformed into TRIUMPHS.  Washington, in her free time, finds enjoyment in international travel, taking road trips, solving puzzles, discovering the potential in others, and learning about ancient history and art.

Wanda Wade
Wanda Wade
Director of Finance

Wanda Wade is a dedicated Financial professional that has 25 years of accounting experience. Wanda currently holds the position of Human Resource manager at family-owned and operated American Mattress, where she has been employed for 22 years. Her inspiration for serving comes from her naturally kindhearted and generous spirit. She has always been excited and diligent about blessing others in any capacity necessary and has been a tremendous contributor of knowledge to women within the Chicagoland area. Wanda’s passions includes spending time with her family and friends, maintaining physical wellness through exercise, seeing the world through travel, blessing and touching the lives of whomever crosses her path.

LaJuana D. Garrett

Director of Administrative Development

LaJuana D. Garrett is a passionate professional with over 20 years of experience in the Healthcare, Energy, Financial and Transportation industries. LaJuana spent the majority of her experience in Human Resources and the past 5 years as the Director of Energy Efficiency Program Operations. LaJuana is inspired to serve because of her obedience to God. Whenever there’s a need, she understands the call from God to do all she can in any capacity to fill the gap. She is a firm believer in, “To Whom Much is Given, Much Will Be Required”. Her family has been blessed tremendously and she desires to bless others with service and sacrifice. LaJuana loves fitness and working out, and is currently putting together routines for her new role as Cycle instructor for spin classes at L.A. Fitness. LaJuana also enjoys dabbling in fashion, makeup and healthy hair care, and gets most of her inspiration from Pinterest.

Darlene Webb
Darlene Webb
Director of Logistics

Geraldine Webb is a retired professional who served the United States government in the Department of Veterans Affairs as the Director of Health and Human Services for over 42 years. Geraldine, affectionately known as “Darlene” worked for numerous departments of the government, and earned several awards and recognition during her tenure at Hines V.A. Hospital. Darlene is inspired to give back to the communities because it makes her heart happy and she looks forward to doing her part to make the world a better place for the younger generations, one action at a time. She enjoys cooking, decorating, taking care of her elderly mother and spending time with her family. Darlene is always doing something to keep herself busy!

Diane R. Perry
Diane R. Perry
Director of Communications

Diane R. Perry is a committed Operations Project manager with 10 years of experience in the Healthcare industry.  Additionally, she is the owner and senior artistic designer of Taylore’ Made Artistry & Designz, a graphic design and custom apparel company.  Diane is a dedicated professional who is a passionate and unwavering giver in all that she does.  Her inspiration to serve comes from acknowledging how her life could have resulted, compared to how God has allowed her life to progress thus far.  She sincerely desires to help those who are in need. Diane enjoys spending time with family, working out, traveling, watching football, but most of all, enjoys seeing others happy.

Monique M. Hudson
Monique M. Hudson
Head of Volunteerism

Monique M. Hudson is a talented individual with decades of experience working within the customer service arena. She has held various positions with countless responsibilities, including management of resources, bookkeeping, inventory, scheduling, and customer relations. She is a multitasker, a quick learner, and is currently responsible for the daily transport and well-being of special needs students. Monique’s children have served as her reasons to help others. She affirms that their future is dependent upon the behaviors that they see her display, therefore she must be a sound example for them to follow. Monique is passionate about serving others and is eager to assume new responsibilities and leadership roles. Her other interests include working out, dancing, and creating her own fashion concepts.

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