President + CEO
STAFF + INSTRUCTORS
Most recently the director of Workforce Development at WMCAT, Jamon spent six years growing the nationally recognized program that provides holistic support and career training to adults seeking living-wage careers in the healthcare industry.
Now as the president and CEO of WMCAT, Jamon will continue to advance the organization’s mission of equitable access to opportunity. He will provide the vision and leadership around WMCAT’s work in West Michigan.
A passionate nonprofit professional, Jamon has led fundraising and volunteer efforts at the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Spectrum Health Foundation and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Heart of West Michigan United Way. He is a community advocate and activist, actively influencing the Kent County workforce development system through collective impact collaboratives. He is on the Equity Action Team for the Essential Needs Task Force (ENTF), part of the Equity Advisory for KConnect’s 4th-12th grade workgroup, and a core team member of Invest Health, a national initiative that addresses the social determinants to health. Jamon is also a founder of BL²END and currently serves on the Advisory Committee. He is alumni of the REAL (Racial Equity in Action Leadership) cohort with the National Equity Project. In 2014, he was given the Community Advocate Award by Grand Rapids Young Professionals; and he was named one of 40 Under 40 by the Grand Rapids Business Journal in 2013, 2015, and 2019. Jamon earned his Bachelor degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration from Grand Valley State University, who named him Young Alumni of the Year in 2012.