PROFILE
Women of Character, Inc. was founded in 2009 under the premise of empowering and enhancing the lives of women from all walks of life. WOC equips women who lack self-worth with the necessary tools that ultimately yield hope, renewed purpose and meaning to life. WOC’s goal is to execute and fulfill our mission and achieve our vision by helping women move into the realm of excellence one step at a time.

MISSION
Our mission is to enhance the lives of women through mentoring, counseling, education, aspiration, and motivation, that they may be able to permanently succeed in life and become women of excellence in body, spirit, and mind.

VISION
Women of Character, Inc. is an organization that envisions dramatic positive changes in the lives of women from all walks of life; women who have experienced physical and mental abuse and/or become victims of substance abuse and other addictive vices. These formerlly-abused women now move forward with a renewed purpose and meaning to their lives. They have hope, and live with the expectation of a better and more fulfilling future. Higher moral values and high self-esteem will also characterize these women.

BOARD MEMBERS

President
Betty Matthews

Betty J. Matthews is the former co-owner with her late husband of Motorcycle Stuff, LLC for 39 years.  She retired from Wayne County Juvenile Court in the Case Initiation Department.  She is also an Associate Realtor for S & R Rose Investments of Southfield, MI.  She currently serves as an ardent church worker. She loves helping to change lives by giving hope to those persons who feel despair and hopelessness.

Treasurer
Barbara Hogan

Executive Secretary
Lovie Little

Lovie R. Little is a college instructor teaching students entering the medical field.  She posseses over 25 years of experience in health care.  Lovie holds an Associates Degree in Science from Wayne County Community College, and a Bachelors Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies with a minor in Psychology from Siena Heights University. She also attended the University of Detroit Mercy. 

Additionally, Lovie is a certified allied health instructor, and an active member of the American Federation Of Teachers.  She is the proud mother of one daughter and two grandchildren.  Lovie is a member of Seth Temple Church Of God In Christ, where she is actively involved in serving others both within the church and in the community at large.

Public Relations
Glynise Hogan


Program Consultant Constructor
Aida Gray

Aida's expertise is in non-profit program compliance admininstration, quantitative matrices, and non-profit tax compliance. She is a Marine Corps veteran and a community volunteer.

Board Members
Delores Jackson

Mrs. Delores C. Jackson is the loving wife of Philip R. Jackson, pastor of Seth Temple Church of God in Christ.  She has been married for more than 45 years and is the proud mother and grandmother of three sons and three grandsons.

She was raised in Ypsilanti, Michigan where she received her early education. She attended the Career Academy in Milwaukee, WI and the University of Toledo. She worked for the Credit Bureau in Toledo, Ohio for 13 ½ years as a Manager in the Collections Department.

Delores has served in a number of capacities in the Church of God In Christ, Inc. since her teenage years. She is a licensed Evangelist Missionary and loves serving people. One of her primary goals is to empower through the bond of strong fellowship and love.

Farris Matthews

Farris Matthews is an aspiring Psychologist working towards her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University.  She has studied at Michigan State & Wayne State University, where she obtained her knowledgeable skills and training in her field.  She has worked in many developmental programs coordinated by the state to help children academically, from the ages of 5-18.  Now her focus has expanded to transitional stage of physical and psychological human development.  She is committed to helping the people who are in need and is determined to assisting people with the proper resources.  Her favorite quotes are, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,” and “Get your mind right—the rest will follow suit.

Advisor
Richard Hogan

Richard G. Hogan is a graduate of Wayne State University, and in 1968 began his teaching career at the Northville State Mental Hospital.  A highly-skilled and sought after professional, he served as Program Administrator for Michigan governor, John Engler's, Education Design for Gainful Employment program (EDGE).

Hogan began training instructional staff and administered after-school tutoring programs, ensuring that students flourished in their daily academic assignments.  He also spent several years developing and sharing his expertise at both public and charter schools in Detroit, Inkster, and Pontiac school districts.

He was installed as Pastor of PCL (Practical Christian Living) Church of God In Christ in 1985.  He continues to lead people both spiritually and academically, working to create programs that empower students to improve reading and study skills.  Moreover, he is part of a television program that both entertains and educates pre-school and elementary school students.

 

 

 

 

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