MEET THE TEAM
Originally from Newark, New Jersey, Ian has been dedicated to serving people. At the age of 25, he start a not for profit organization and LLC entitled The Noble Truth Project, devoted to transcending children, communities, and corporations through compassion and mindfulness.
Ian is a life coach and spiritual advisor. He also serves as a certified Georgia educator, with several years of classroom experience and a certified RYT-200 Kemetic yoga instructor. A current candidate in the Masters of Educational Leadership Program at Kennesaw State University and awarded a Bachelors of Arts degree in Philosophy at Morehouse College. Ian has served locally and globally as Vice-President of Psi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and selected as a college ambassador for service projects in both South Africa and Haiti.
Ian looks forward to continuing his pursuit in transcending others through compassion and mindfulness. His goal is to awaken consciousness and help one grow spiritually. Through education, mindfulness, and persistence one will realize their self-worth and the impact that they have on the world.
Jalani Traxler was born on the 21st of January 1992 in River Side Hospital in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota; however, I was raised primarily in St. Paul, Minnesota where attended primary and secondary school. Both of my parents are from St. Paul along with a good portion of my family, so I was fortunate enough to be around most of my family as a child and adolescent. In high school I was an athlete, I spent most of my time playing some type of my sport and doing my school work with my parents rearing me to be ready for college. When that time came to go to school I choose to attend Morehouse, one of the best decisions I have made to date because this is where I met my best friends and colleagues Tonneka Cadwell, Imani Doherty, and Ian Moore. The Noble Truth Project has been are common thread for a greater cause in helping the children, which I have truly appreciative expressing this through my love, commitment, and sacrifice for a cause much greater then myself.
John Doyle is a Storyteller, Performance Artist, Teaching Artist and Community Activist. He is originally from Minneapolis, MN and has been in the Atlanta area for 20 years. He has dedicated his life work to working within the community creating and developing art enrichment programs for youth. He has worked with many community groups and organizations throughout the years including: Alliance Theatre, Upward Bound, Boys and Girls Club, Economic Empowerment Initiative, APAL, Young Audiences, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Arts De Soul and Kaiser
Permanente Educational Theatre.
Michael Moore born in Newark, NJ and reared in Rahway, NJ, Michael attended Seton Hall University where he majored in Accounting. He also completed the Taxation program at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Michael has worked as a Tax Manager for several Fortune 500 companies handling both Federal and International Tax issues. One of the most rewarding parts of his job is mentoring junior accountants, which stem from his desire to Teach. He looks forward to participating as a Board Member at The Noble Truth Project and continuing guiding and counseling the youth.
Towana R. Elmore is an accomplished mental health professional with over 30 years of experience in the Mental Health and Social Services field. She has managed the day-to-day operations of several successful programs, including programs that started from the ground up. Ms. Elmore has the ability to turn ordinary programs into extraordinary ones with her professionalism and commitment to service. She opened a private practice in 2010 providing in-home therapy to at-risk children and their families in some of the most underserved communities in New Jersey. She has worked with the most vulnerable populations providing individual, family and group therapy to children, youth and adults with a history of mental illness, substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders. She has been the Director of programs and has worked in hospitals, mental health clinics and alternative high schools. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 1984. When she attended Ramapo College, her goal was to obtain a degree in Communications. However, she promptly changed her major after enrolling in a psychology course in her sophomore year, because she was hooked. The thought of changing someone’s behavior for the better fascinated her. She went on to obtain her Masters of Arts Degree in Behavior Science from Kean University in 1988 and later became a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor.
Throughout her career, she never wavered in her desire to assist individuals to obtain a better life. She has worked with clients that most of her colleagues had given up on. People who have been in and out of recovery for substance abuse or individuals with a serious and persistent mental illness or individuals with felonies. These clients did not deter her instead they challenged her. They made her think outside the box to come up with strategies and interventions to assist them in making their lives better.
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Bianca Hughes is an animated communicator that enjoys making people smile. She uses her artistic energy to spark peoples imagination. Her experience in performing arts and design have molded my talents into effective techniques in teamwork, and public speaking. She has curiosity that keeps her hungry in research and execution while her confident voice and funky presence influences a vibrant style. Her goal is to help tell the stories of the world one smile at a time with her through the inspirations of others.
Jimez Alexander- Originally from New Orleans LA, is a Teaching Artist, Pubic Speaker, Director, Consultant and Street Preacher. Jimez has accumulated ten years of Child Development and Entertainment experience of which five of those years was spent at Walt Disney World as a Global Entertainer. He currently uses his talents in the Community Outreach Department of Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta were his focus is on teaching children with learning disabilities. He believes in the power of life coaching through spiritual guidance, of which he employs to help his students make smart and practical steps. His passion is for the lost youth in his community. His focus is on helping to guide lost youth to the discovery of there true selves. Jimez lives by the Motto of “Change your Mind Change your Life”. He is the Co-creator of the Male Empowerment program “Young Men Standing Tall in Atlanta” which teaches young men about empathy, love, responsibility and the true strengths of masculinity. By Faith, Hope, Love and seeking God Jimez believes that we can change the future of our world for the better.
"Out of darkness and into the light. The same God that saved me can save you." - JimezAlexander
Tonneka Caddells passion has always been running a nonprofit, so she assisted in the foundation of the Noble Truth Project, Inc. She is currently responsible for all financial activities and the overall management of the organization. Ms. Caddell also teaches college juniors and seniors how to conduct research (qualitative and quantitative) and how to report such research in APA style papers. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University and a Master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling. Her goal is to complete a PhD program in Counseling Psychology by 2019 and become a counseling psychologist of a college counseling center in which she will assist freshmen in their transition to college along with related mental health services.
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