No shame in starting small if you’re laying the foundation for something great.
Joseph Williams Jr., is the Founder and CEO of Herald Charters. His life is dedicated to living by example and encouraging men and women on how to live up to their full potential in Christ regardless of their current station in life. Joseph has more than a decade of teaching and counseling, which enables him to reach others with humor, warmth, transparency and strength. He is a husband, father, author, teacher, pilot, role model and mentor.
Mr. Joseph Williams has been the Chief Executive Officer of Herald Missionary Charters, Inc. since January 8, 2016. Mr. Williams has served as President of Herald Missionary Charters, Inc. from January 8, 2016 to present. He served as the PSA Airlines Base chief pilot for both Philadelphia International Airport and Knoxville Airport, from January 2018, until September 2018. Prior to that role, Joseph took time learning the operation of a regional airline as a Captain serving as a line pilot from September 2016 until January 2018.
During his time as an Air Force Pilot he amassed 15+ years of aviation experience and delivering mission-critical results with solid experience managing all levels of multiple projects including budgeting and administration.
He is a detail oriented leader with airfield operations and logistics experience. His military experience includes aircraft commander of the KC-135 and a vast knowledge of aviation operations and management as the Director of Operations for over three years serving the militaries leading deployment operation for missions transiting the Pacific. During this time he learned superior planning, organization and leadership skills and perfected his craft becoming an exceptional negotiator with superior skills in operations, management, cost reductions, facilitating smooth-running operations and ensuring the achievement of long-term objectives.
He serves as a Board member for Upstate Stand Down for Spartanburg, South Carolina. In 2018, he was named one of the “Most Influential Managers” by PSA Airlines.
Joseph holds a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and English, as well as Masters Degrees in Practical Theology from Regent University and Aviation Operations and Business Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has started a series of books, completing his first book titled, “Gods Natural Bridge, Allowing God To Work Through You, To Reconnect With Your Family”. Joseph is happily married to his soulmate and forever friend, Jacqueline Williams. They are the proud parents of five combined children; De”Anna, Nicholous, Asia, Tre, and Gabe.
Jacqueline Williams, is the COO of Herald Charters located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jacqueline began consulting with Herald Missionary Charters in 2016 and came onboard in an official capacity in 2018. Jacqueline has more than 16 years of experience in servant leadership. Her dream of being a part of something bigger, of being a disciple, a herald, a messenger, of helping to bring others closer to the mission is what drew her to Herald Charters.
Mrs. Williams was born in Statesboro, Georgia. She graduated from Airport High School in West Columbia, South Carolina. Mrs. Williams has been licensed as a Registered Nurse for more than 16 years. Mrs. Williams received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Prior to receiving her advanced degrees, Mrs. Williams served as an Active Duty Enlisted Soldier in the Quartermaster Corp of the United States Army from 1991-1998.
Mrs. Williams has had the opportunity to work in a variety of different nursing leadership settings throughout her career in not for profit, for profit and government healthcare settings. Mrs. Williams worked as a nursing leader for Palmetto Health Alliance in the Ambulatory Care Clinics and within the Homecare Division for more than 11 years. She then accepted a position as an Agency Director with Addus Homecare in their largest branch in their South Carolina Division. After less than 2 years into this role, she was afforded the opportunity to become the Director of Nursing for the state of South Carolina. Mrs. Williams was then able to realize another career goal of becoming employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a nursing leader within their Telehealth Program. Since becoming employed with the VA, Mrs. Williams also had the opportunity of serving as the Acting Nurse Manager of the Veterans Support Call Center.
Mrs. Williams' love of leadership led to her participating and graduation from the Leadership Development Institute at both Palmetto Health Alliance in 2008 and with the VA in 2018. She also has vast experience in Project Management, having personally led and directed over 5 special projects over the past 8 years. Mrs. Williams leadership philosophy of servant leadership and people development will serve her well as the Chief Operating Officer of Herald Charters.
H. Brent Baker, Sr., VP, Worldwide Federal Aerospace and Defense (FA&D), Maj Gen (USAF, Retired)
Functions as the key leader in the company who owns all FA&D business in the Americas and globally. Ensures PTC’s amazing “Out of the Box” software solutions are provided to the customer thereby ensuring immediate and significant value. Staying abreast of industry trends, ensures PTC remains the “thought leader” in the FA&D sector and provides education on leading edge software solutions. Establishes the tone and momentum to gain “first to market” solutions in this key organization and spearheads strategic plans and new offerings based on expertise in industry and government. Develops the operational plans that encompasses the FA&D sector for the company, and establishes partnerships with key leaders in FA&D. Communicates PTC’s commitment to the industry externally to all parties in the “Congress to Warfighter” value chain. Ensures the sales team is equipped to fully demonstrate the technical solutions to our customers and clients. Leads new technology demonstrations to customers around the globe. Responsible for the second largest revenue engine for PTC.
Prior to this role, Brent was the VP of FA&D Business Development where he was responsible for the establishment of a new FA&D business unit.
General Baker was the Vice Commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The command employs some 80,000 people and manages $60 billion annually in research, development, test and evaluation, while providing the acquisition management services and logistics support required to develop, procure and sustain Air Force weapon systems.
He also directed policy and procedures affecting AFMC aircraft maintenance, munitions, supply, logistics plans, transportation and packaging methods, and logistics data systems. Finally, as the staff lead for logistics and life cycle sustainment issues, General Baker planned and coordinated product support and acquisition logistics for fielded and emerging Air Force weapon systems.
General Baker entered the Air Force in 1979 as an enlisted member and was commissioned in 1985 through Officer Training School after graduation from Southern Illinois University. He has had numerous assignments, such as the Director of Logistics, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam; Chief, Materiel Management Flight, 8th Supply Squadron, Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, and headquarters staff positions, including Chief, Supply Policy and Procedures, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Virginia. General Baker also served as a presidential fuels flight officer at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and as the Commander, 18th Mission Support Group, Kadena Air Base, Japan. He served both as the Vice Commander and Commander, 95th Air Base Wing, Edwards AFB, California, and as the Commander, Air Force Global Logistics Support Center at Scott AFB, Illinois, and Commander, Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill AFB, Utah.
In addition to achieving several educational distinctions in the military for strategic studies, anti-terrorism, and logistics technology, General Baker (ret) holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL., a Master of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI., and a Master of Science degree in Strategic Studies from the USAF War College, Maxwell AFB, AL.
Brent also led the logistics support for “Operation Tomodachi” which was the recovery of Japan after the tragic earth quake/tsunami/nuclear power plant meltdown.
Mary DaSilva had a 28 year military career, serving as an Army Logistics Officer. Possessing a vast range of experiences, at her last active duty assignment, the Physical Evaluation Board Command, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, she served as a Personnel Management Officer, Adjudicator and a Boardroom President, presiding over cases and providing sound opinions as to the effect of a Soldier’s condition(s) and on their ability to function in the military based on Federal Law, DoD Directives, Army Regulations and Policies, and the established medical principles.
She served as a Logistics Planner for a Joint Special Operations Task Force in Stuttgart, Germany; as the Logistics Planner, she was the lead crisis-action planning logistician for exercises, conducting extensive coordination with 11 Partner Nations and the Joint Special Operations Task Force staff to coordinate the movement of all rations, ammunitions, weapons, fuel, water and vehicles. She served as Chief of Current Operations and Supply and Services, at U.S. Army Pacific, Fort Shafter Hawaii; as the Chief of Current Operations, she monitored current operations in support of joint, interagency, and multinational forces in the Pacific Area of Operations, tracking real-time logistics packages for readiness to included placement of weapons systems (Patriots/Missiles) and their capabilities and vulnerabilities.
She served as the Joint Maintenance and Fuel Branch Chief, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/ Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, in Kabul, Afghanistan, operated in a high OPTEMPO and austere environment that supported the equipping, training, and sustaining of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and served as the Project Management Officer of developing a comprehensive maintenance contract, valued in excess of $1.9 Billion.
She also served as a Battalion Executive Officer of an Ordnance Individual Training Battalion at Fort Gordon, Georgia, responsible for providing all staff functions relating to personnel, finance, security, training and operations, supply and maintenance for an average of 600 Soldiers and supervised a staff of 20 personnel, Officers, Soldiers and Civilians. Other assignments includes, Observer Controller/Trainer, Commander, Battalion Admin Officer, Support Operations Maintenance, Supply and Operations Officer and Platoon Leader.
She currently works as a Senior Operations Logistics Consultant at Logistics Management Institute (LMI) headquartered in Virginia.
Mary has three children, Lisa, a senior at Kennesaw State University; Jasmine, a junior at Valdosta State University and a son Boaventura, a high school freshman. Her husband Boaventura preceded the family in death.
Gerald Holden is a retired United States Air Force veteran with an extensive background in Information Management, Computer Support and Knowledge Operations Management. His military assignments included bases in Alabama, Japan, Utah and Washington D.C., where he served as Superintendent, White House Military Office Headquarters Knowledge Operations Management.
Born and raised in Elton, Louisiana, he attended and graduated from Elton High School. While on active duty, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland Asian Division, Okinawa, Japan. Additionally, he received an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Information Management from the United States Air Force Community College.
Mark Woodworth is originally from Youngstown, Ohio, he attended Bowling Green State University where he majored in Management with a specialization in Organizational Development. He initially started his career in finance but transitioned into a role with Labor Ready as a district manager. His time in staffing ultimately lead to a transition into the healthcare arena which is where he found his passion and true calling. Mark has worked for 3 of the top ten Home Care companies in the US covering markets such as North and South Carolina, Florida, and Pennsylvania and budgets in excess of $15 Millon. He enjoys the Home Care space because it allows you to not only help people in need, but to see the actual impact in their lives. Most recently he relocated to Clayton, NC where he and his wife Christine have opened their own Home Care business, Bee at Home.
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