Director of Workforce Development
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Jamon joined WMCAT in 2015 as a program director overseeing the WMCAT Adult Career Training Program. 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 and 2015. 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.