Director of Communications
Director of Operations
Reese Whiteman joined F.I.R.E. Free Inspiration Reaching Everyone with the vision and drive to improve upon our Nonprofit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.
Treasurer / Accountant
CPA (Treasurer of the Board) Larz Jeter was born in Philadelphia, PA where he excelled in the sport of basketball. His love of the game led him to Chestnut Hill College where he earned his BS in Accounting and a MS Administration of Human Services.
Professionally he has over 10 years of accounting experience (primarily in tax and audit) which he began in Florida where he resided for 8 years before moving back to the “City of Brotherly Love.” Currently he works as a licensed Certified Public Accountant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers(PwC) in Philadelphia. Since his return he has been passionate about uplifting the youth in the community where he provides coaching, mentorship, and advocacy through basketball, to young men and women through the "Hood Enriched" (HE), non-profit organization. Along with coaching Jeter is an active board member of HE. Jeter credits his passion of enriching the next generation to Dennis L. Davis, his childhood mentor and coach who made a great impact on his life to become the man he is today.
Director of Operations
Courtney A. Mitchell Abana, Ph.D. has over 10 years of experience as a Chemical Engineer with a demonstrated history of product and process development across multiple industries. She is skilled in product ideation, process optimization, innovation, and collaboration. Her Formed in 2015 by friends and coworkers Emil Acolatse and Syed Naqvi at ExxonMobil where they began their work in varies communities through city of Philadelphia. They were involved in community homeless outreach and workshops to empower and encourage the youth.
In 2016, our Nonprofit Organization realized that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch Free Inspiration Reaching Everyone (F.I.R.E.). We have a responsibility to our community and the youth to help them provide the resources and experiences for future opportunities.
Dr. Abana holds a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Hampton University. As a Global Automotive OEM Technical Advisor at ExxonMobil, she provides fluid and technical solutions to the largest global construction and mining equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar Inc. Courtney, her husband Chike Osita Abana, MD, PhD, and daughter Chidimma Zoe Abana reside in Houston, TX.
Director of Communications
Kaitlyn is a TV and radio host. Her broadcast career includes hosting local lifestyle TV show in Baltimore, editing video for Good Morning America and CBS3 right here in Philadelphia! Kaitlyn, aka Kaite Rose, graduated Neumann University with a communications degree. During her time in studies and shortly after, she leaned into her sense of adventure and worked as a hiking, biking and white water rafting guide. She also spent a contract with Disney Cruise Lines as a youth activities councilor.
She came home and began her broadcast career. Starting as a part time promotions assistant at a local Baltimore radio station, she worked her way to being a host on the morning show! The Reagan, Jon and Kaite Rose show aired for several years! She then transitioned to a TV. She hosted BMore Lifestyle, where she was part of a small all-female team who researched, wrote and gave a platform to local community members making a difference. Along the way she was honored to interview celebrities from Kelly Roland to Al Rocker and Kristin Chenoweth. Today she uses her talents to host charity events for The Red Devils and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Personally she loves to experiment with video and editing programs to capture life's moments. Turning memories into fun videos to savor for years to come for family and friends.
She was thrilled to join FIRE! She plans to use her connections, experience and expertise to better the lives of those who can use it! She is passionate about FIRE because she believes in the power of community. When we hold each other up and help each other reach our greatest potential, we can change the world. She is honored to work with such a profoundly passionate group of professionals. There is nothing more important than working together to help the youth find their best path in life. Born with the idea that creating a support system, uplifting each other in the face of hurdles and celebrating each success; FIRE is bound to bring personal greatness out of everyone in our community. Kaitlyn is thrilled to be part of that process.
Director of Technology and Logistics
Sean McMillan is rooted in Neptune NJ. He developed an early love for the game of basketball. As he aged he became a highly touted player. Winning numerous awards. He leveraged his playing ability and natural business acumen to get a position at The Hoop Group. He was granted a statistician position at the age of 11. After his games, he would be the record the stats of other games. He was able to move up to a managerial position by high school and continued at this position until his leaving during his Sophomore Year in College to broaden his horizons. Sean played at college (William Paterson University), he began to make the switch from basketball player to executive.
He started a photography company, Midas Minds Productions. This enables him to globetrot the world while working with A-list celebrities and being featured in an international film festival (Echelons). During his schooling at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, he began to delve deep into the sciences. Being university's first business student to become a research assistant with the physics department, winning a National Science Foundation x I-corps Grant for the commercialization of future technology, President of Ascend Pan-Asian Leadership, Director of Marketing for the Solar Car Team, TedxNJIT team, and a member of Phi Beta Sigma Incorporated. As of recently, he is Amazon's best-selling author and the CEO of Prime Technologies. P.T. focuses on blockchain technology, Sustainable energies, plastic reduction, and philanthropic efforts to bring the wonders of tech to remote areas. He also mentors youth and volunteers often in his hometown of Neptune, NJ.
Grant Writer/Organization Management
Kenyada Posey has been a community activist for the majority of her life. She has a passion to serve and uplift the community she grew up in and similar communities where people are marginalized and underserved. After receiving a Bachelors in political science, Kenyada earned a Master’s in International Relations and left her childhood city of Montgomery, Alabama for Washington,DC.
She then served as a campaign organizer for impoverished communities in North Carolina, Indiana, and Philadelphia. After serving in Americorps as a Community Project Coordinator at a local nonprofit/charter school for underserved youth, she decided to obtain a Certification in Grant Writer and started her Grant Writing Business in order to serve smaller nonprofits who were on the ground serving the communities in need. She enjoys getting people the resources they need to serve the people in need.
Director of Community Outreach/Programing
With us since our founding, Dennis Davis is one of our veteran team members. They bring their years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed.