© Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. 2020

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. is a proud member of:

Genesis Joy House is a 501(c)(3) organization. Determination letter.

Our Giving Club offers a convenient and easy way to donate. Every dollar you give ensures that the most urgent needs of our homeless female veterans are met.
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LTC Isabell recently was honorably retired from United States Army. During her tour in Iraq as a Commander, she was awarded a Bronze Star for her service. She also serviced as Aide to Camp (General’s Aide). She was given the responsibility to assist a One Star General. She recently returned from a deployment as Executive Officer at NSA Bahrain. As a combat veteran, she is 100% disabled.
Attorney Isabell received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of Iowa in May 1996. She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) with litigation concentration from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in January 2007. She is an active member in good standing of the Georgia Bar. She is also admitted to practice in the Northern District of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia, and Court of Appeals of Georgia. As a sole practitioner, I practice personal injury, criminal law, general law (contracts, landlord/tenant), Certified Veteran Representative and mediation.
BOARD MEMBER
Jacqueline Isabell
Counsel and through the twenty-five years of service, she reached the Deputy and then for the last fifteen years she reached the executive level of General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in highly regulated,  global employers. As an ESF expert, she has served as Secretary to the Boards of Directors and Boards of Trustees. She served as an Advisory Member to the Board of Trustees to John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Sherry has been a corporate attorney serving in several different types of US and global corporations. Her legal career began as a
Ms. Holland is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Illinois in Spanish and Russian, and holds a Masters Degree as a State Department Fellow in Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin. After completing her Masters, Ms Holland served as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force. After six years of service, the Air Force sent Ms Holland to law school at DePaul University College of Law.
BOARD MEMBER
Sherry Holland
Mandy Hazelton is a United States Air Force veteran who served 20 years as an Aerospace Medical Technician. She is currently serving as a hospitality coordinator for the Robins AFB Chapel where she arranges events and programs for the well-being and morale of Airmen. Additionally, Mandy is a certified resiliency trainer and has a Masters of Arts in Communications, Media, Arts and Production management from Regent University. She assists the Public Relations team with marketing and promotions.
BOARD MEMBER
Mandy Hazelton
As a North Carolina native, Sarah Davis completed her Masters of Accounting at North Carolina State University. As a licensed CPA, she has over 15 years of experience as a finance professional from Fortunate 500 Companies to small manufacturing operations. Sarah enjoys merging her professional knowledge and love of service to support nonprofit operations for sustained success in enabling them to best serve and meet their mission. Previously she has volunteered as Big Sister for the Big Sister Foundation of Boston. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband and enjoys spending her free time with her three dogs.
BOARD MEMBER
Sarah Davis
David Collignon, SVP of Operations for Blink Fitness leads the sales generation, member experience and operations of 115 company owned and franchise locations nationwide. He has 30+ years of senior executive experience in operations, customer experience, facilities and construction and global sourcing for fitness and retail brands such as Equinox, The Children’s Place, Eddie Bauer J.crew and Calvin Klein. He serves on the Rutgers University Customer Experience Advisory Board. He resides in New Jersey with his wife of 30 years, June and family and serves his church in many capacities. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
BOARD MEMBER
David Collignon
She cherishes time spent with her family and friends, attending her church, New Life Church, in Decatur, GA, and supporting her church’s ministries.
She is the owner and CEO of Phoenix Notary Solutions, LLC providing mobile notary, loan signing, and field inspection services.
Dorothy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Alcorn State University and an MSA in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. She has extensive administrative and human resources management experience, strategic planning and proven abilities as a corporate steward interacting with multiple levels of management and culturally diverse audiences.
She currently resides in Stone Mountain, GA with her husband (CW4 Dario Britton) and their daughter (Sidney, a student at Georgia Institute of Technology University) and their cat (Sockie).
Dorothy is a native of Water Valley, MS, and a graduate of Alcorn State University where she received her commission as a Second Lieutenant. Following graduation, she embarked upon her military career as an Ordnance Officer. After a career of over 22 years both Active Duty and Reserves, Dorothy retired from the Army in 2011.
BOARD MEMBER
Dorothy Britton
Boykins earned her Doctor of Business Administration with an emphasis on health care administration from Northcentral University and holds an MBA from Upper Iowa University. LuAna currently serves as the executive of a health care engagement company with responsibility for ensuring the achievement of operating metrics, goals, and objectives; and providing leadership across multiple business functions including contact center operations, retail, digital solution delivery and maintenance, marketing creative and marketing execution, and client reporting.
A Nebraska native, LuAna served in the US Army Signal Corp for seven (7) years before her honorable discharge, during which time she served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. As a military Veteran, LuAna has a strong belief in social responsibility, driving her to play an active role in both professional and community organizations throughout her career. In addition to leading professional Veterans’ affinity groups, Boykins has served several organizations on their mission to help Veterans transition from active duty to a civilian profession through resume support, interview coaching and
connecting Veterans to potential employers. Recognized for her efforts in supporting Veteran awareness and employment opportunities, Boykins received a Torch Award for Political Awareness and Involvement in 2016.
BOARD MEMBER
Dr. LuAna Boykins
As a Navy wife, Julie personally witnessed the bravery of our nation’s veterans as well as the challenges they often encounter successfully transitioning to civilian life. She has a special interest in female veterans and military families. She is proud to lead the board of directors of Genesis Joy House and also serves as the nonprofit’s senior grant writer.
She strongly believes in giving back to the community and has served on the board of directors for Corpus Christi Literacy Council; provided public relations counsel and support for the American Heart Association and Military Child Education Coalition; and tutored children in Gwinnett County Public Schools. She currently volunteers at her church’s food pantry.
Julie Swartzlander spearheads Hazel Tree Group, a marketing and communications company that specializes in the financial, high tech, legal, and nonprofit industries. She has over 25 years of experience in public relations and marketing communications under her belt and is an experienced writer who has authored hundreds of press releases, thought leadership pieces, white papers, and marketing copy. Some of her clients include ADP, AMD, KPMG, Microsoft, Motorola, Sprint and Starbucks.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Julie Swartzlander
valued at $283,000. Genesis is making history by offering the first transitional housing facility in Houston County (Middle Georgia) to house our homeless female veterans. To date, Margaret’s efforts through the Genesis has brought in over $170,000 in grant funds and over $300,000 in in-kind donations, including food, professional work clothing, toiletries, hygiene products, furniture, building supplies, donated labor, and toys.
She quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work, as well as giving a hand up, and not a hand out, to our homeless female veterans. She was instrumental in obtaining a property donation
Margaret is a native of Washington, D.C. and is walking in the purpose that God placed her on this earth to fulfill. Inspired by knowing that our freedom isn’t free, and the sacrifices that our veterans make for us every day, she was led in 2011 to create Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. (Genesis).
CEO/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/FOUNDER
Margaret Queen-Flowers
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
TESTIMONIALS
24-hour hotline providing resources to female and male veterans. Has helped over 20K veterans to date
Mental health counseling with expertise in PTSD treatment and overcoming military sexual trauma
Job training and courses
Addiction recovery programs
Life skills and empowerment series
Proven and innovative 90—120 day programs that progress women veterans from homeless to full-time careers and residences of their own
First and only transitional housing facility exclusively for female veterans in Middle Georgia
Genesis Joy House gives these American heroes a safe place to heal and the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
Genesis also assists homeless female veterans in taking stock of their life experiences. They are given practical and effective tools to take charge of their lives and transform their futures. We know that thousands of lives will be turned around through our programs.
We provide transitional housing, career training, mental health counseling, life skills classes and education programs that put female veterans back on the path to independence and self-sufficiency.
Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to ending chronic homelessness among women veterans in the Southeast. For these women, the return to civilian life is very hard. Many suffer from issues such as PTSD, traumatic brain injury and military sexual trauma.
ABOUT US
Lt. Col. Jessica Chapman, Veteran and Genesis Board President
After combat, it can be very difficult to return to your normal self. It can be a real struggle without the right services in place. Genesis gives veterans a second chance.
Colleen, Homeless Veteran with Traumatic Brain Injury
There is so much frustration when your brain doesn’t work right. You see where you used to be and what you used to be capable of. Now I can’t do any of those things.
Detra, Homeless
Genesis…It was like God sent me Angels. They were the beginning of the end of that dark season for me.
Christina, Air Force Reservist, Former Genesis Board Member
Nobody wants to say, ‘I can’t put a roof over my head’; Nobody wants to say, ‘I need help clothing my children’. At Genesis, we are bringing them to the next level they need in order to be able to stand on their own.
LTC Isabell recently was honorably retired from United States Army. During her tour in Iraq as a Commander, she was awarded a Bronze Star for her service. She also serviced as Aide to Camp (General’s Aide). She was given the responsibility to assist a One Star General. She recently returned from a deployment as Executive Officer at NSA Bahrain. As a combat veteran, she is 100% disabled.
Supreme Court of Georgia, and Court of Appeals of Georgia. As a sole practitioner, I practice personal injury, criminal law, general law (contracts, landlord/tenant), Certified Veteran Representative and mediation.
Attorney Isabell received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of Iowa in May 1996. She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) with litigation concentration from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in January 2007. She is an active member in good standing of the Georgia Bar. She is also admitted to practice in the Northern District of Georgia,
BOARD MEMBER
Jacqueline Isabell
Counsel and through the twenty-five years of service, she reached the Deputy and then for the last fifteen years she reached the executive level of General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in highly regulated,  global employers. As an ESF expert, she has served as Secretary to the Boards of Directors and Boards of Trustees. She served as an Advisory Member to the Board of Trustees to John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
service, the Air Force sent Ms Holland to law school at DePaul University College of Law.
Ms. Holland is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Illinois in Spanish and Russian, and holds a Masters Degree as a State Department Fellow in Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin. After completing her Masters, Ms Holland served as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force. After six years of
BOARD MEMBER
Sherry Holland
Arts in Communications, Media, Arts and Production management from Regent University. She assists the Public Relations team with marketing and promotions.
Mandy Hazelton is a United States Air Force veteran who served 20 years as an Aerospace Medical Technician. She is currently serving as a hospitality coordinator for the Robins AFB Chapel where she arranges events and programs for the well-being and morale of Airmen. Additionally, Mandy is a certified resiliency trainer and has a Masters of
BOARD MEMBER
Mandy Hazelton
Equinox, The Children’s Place, Eddie Bauer J.crew and Calvin Klein. He serves on the Rutgers University Customer Experience Advisory Board. He resides in New Jersey with his wife of 30 years, June and family and serves his church in many capacities. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
BOARD MEMBER
David Collignon
nonprofit operations for sustained success in enabling them to best serve and meet their mission. Previously she has volunteered as Big Sister for the Big Sister Foundation of Boston. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband and enjoys spending her free time with her three dogs.
As a North Carolina native, Sarah Davis completed her Masters of Accounting at North Carolina State University. As a licensed CPA, she has over 15 years of experience as a finance professional from Fortunate 500 Companies to small manufacturing operations. Sarah enjoys merging her professional knowledge and love of service to support
BOARD MEMBER
Sarah Davis
She cherishes time spent with her family and friends, attending her church, New Life Church, in Decatur, GA, and supporting her church’s ministries.
She is the owner and CEO of Phoenix Notary Solutions, LLC providing mobile notary, loan signing, and field inspection services.
Dorothy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Alcorn State University and an MSA in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. She has extensive administrative and human resources management experience, strategic planning and proven abilities as a corporate steward interacting with multiple levels of management and culturally diverse audiences.
She currently resides in Stone Mountain, GA with her husband (CW4 Dario Britton) and their daughter (Sidney, a student at Georgia Institute of Technology University) and their cat (Sockie).
Dorothy is a native of Water Valley, MS, and a graduate of Alcorn State University where she received her commission as a Second Lieutenant. Following graduation, she embarked upon her military career as an Ordnance Officer. After a career of over 22 years both Active Duty and Reserves, Dorothy retired from the Army in 2011.
BOARD MEMBER
Dorothy Britton
LuAna currently serves as the executive of a health care engagement company with responsibility for ensuring the achievement of operating metrics, goals, and objectives; and providing leadership across multiple business functions including contact center operations, retail, digital solution delivery and maintenance, marketing creative and marketing execution, and client reporting.
Boykins earned her Doctor of Business Administration with an emphasis on health care administration from Northcentral University and holds an MBA from Upper Iowa University.
career. In addition to leading professional Veterans’ affinity groups, Boykins has served several organizations on their mission to help Veterans transition from active duty to a civilian profession through resume support, interview coaching and connecting Veterans to potential employers. Recognized for her efforts in supporting Veteran awareness and employment opportunities, Boykins received a Torch Award for Political Awareness and Involvement in 2016.
A Nebraska native, LuAna served in the US Army Signal Corp for seven (7) years before her honorable discharge, during which time she served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. As a military Veteran, LuAna has a strong belief in social responsibility, driving her to play an active role in both professional and community organizations throughout her
BOARD MEMBER
Dr. LuAna Boykins
She strongly believes in giving back to the community and has served on the board of directors for Corpus Christi Literacy Council; provided public relations counsel and support for the American Heart Association and Military Child Education Coalition; and tutored children in Gwinnett County Public Schools. She currently volunteers at her church’s food pantry.
As a Navy wife, Julie personally witnessed the bravery of our nation’s veterans as well as the challenges they often encounter successfully transitioning to civilian life. She has a special interest in female veterans and military families. She is proud to lead the board of directors of Genesis Joy House and also serves as the nonprofit’s senior grant writer.
thought leadership pieces, white papers, and marketing copy. Some of her clients include ADP, AMD, KPMG, Microsoft, Motorola, Sprint and Starbucks.
Julie Swartzlander spearheads Hazel Tree Group, a marketing and communications company that specializes in the financial, high tech, legal, and nonprofit industries. She has over 25 years of experience in public relations and marketing communications under her belt and is an experienced writer who has authored hundreds of press releases,
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Julie Swartzlander
She quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work, as well as giving a hand up, and not a hand out, to our homeless female veterans. She was instrumental in obtaining a property donation valued at $283,000. Genesis is making history by offering the first transitional housing facility in Houston County (Middle Georgia) to house our homeless female veterans. To date, Margaret’s efforts through the Genesis has brought in over $170,000 in grant funds and over $300,000 in in-kind donations, including food, professional work clothing, toiletries, hygiene products, furniture, building supplies, donated labor, and toys.
Margaret is a native of Washington, D.C. and is walking in the purpose that God placed her on this earth to fulfill. Inspired by knowing that our freedom isn’t free, and the sacrifices that our veterans make for us every day, she was led in 2011 to create Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. (Genesis).
CEO/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/FOUNDER
Margaret Queen-Flowers
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lt. Col. Jessica Chapman, Veteran and Genesis Board President
After combat, it can be very difficult to return to your normal self. It can be a real struggle without the right services in place. Genesis gives veterans a second chance.
Colleen, Homeless Veteran with Traumatic Brain Injury
There is so much frustration when your brain doesn’t work right. You see where you used to be and what you used to be capable of. Now I can’t do any of those things.
Detra, Homeless
Genesis…It was like God sent me Angels. They were the beginning of the end of that dark season for me.
Christina, Air Force Reservist, Former Genesis Board Member
Nobody wants to say, ‘I can’t put a roof over my head’; Nobody wants to say, ‘I need help clothing my children’. At Genesis, we are bringing them to the next level they need in order to be able to stand on their own.
TESTIMONIALS
Genesis Joy House gives these American heroes a safe place to heal and the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
Genesis also assists homeless female veterans in taking stock of their life experiences. They are given practical and effective tools to take charge of their lives and transform their futures. We know that thousands of lives will be turned around through our programs.
We provide transitional housing, career training, mental health counseling, life skills classes and education programs that put female veterans back on the path to independence and self-sufficiency.
Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to ending chronic homelessness among women veterans in the Southeast. For these women, the return to civilian life is very hard. Many suffer from issues such as PTSD, traumatic brain injury and military sexual trauma.
ABOUT US

© Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. 2020

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. is a proud member of:

Genesis Joy House is a 501(c)(3) organization. Determination letter.

Our Giving Club offers a convenient and easy way to donate. Every dollar you give ensures that the most urgent needs of our homeless female veterans are met.
Text to Give
44-321
TO
GENESISJOY
TEXT
24-hour hotline providing resources to female and male veterans. Has helped over 20K veterans to date
Mental health counseling with expertise in PTSD treatment and overcoming military sexual trauma
Job training and courses
Addiction recovery programs
Life skills and empowerment series
Proven and innovative 90–120 day programs that progress women veterans from homeless to full-time careers and residences of their own
First and only transitional housing facility exclusively for female veterans in Middle Georgia

LTC Isabell recently was honorably retired from United States Army. During her tour in Iraq as a Commander, she was awarded a Bronze Star for her service. She also serviced as Aide to Camp (General’s Aide). She was given the responsibility to assist a One Star General. She recently returned from a deployment as Executive Officer at NSA Bahrain. As a combat veteran, she is 100% disabled.

Counsel and through the twenty-five years of service, she reached the Deputy and then for the last fifteen years she reached the executive level of General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in highly regulated,  global employers. As an ESF expert, she has served as Secretary to the Boards of Directors and Boards of Trustees. She served as an Advisory Member to the Board of Trustees to John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Attorney Isabell received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of Iowa in May 1996. She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) with litigation concentration from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in January 2007. She is an active member in good standing of the Georgia  Bar. She is also admitted to practice in the Northern District of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia, and Court of Appeals of Georgia. As a sole practitioner, I practice personal injury, criminal law, general law (contracts, landlord/tenant), Certified Veteran Representative and mediation.

BOARD MEMBER
Jacqueline Isabell

Counsel and through the twenty-five years of service, she reached the Deputy and then for the last fifteen years she reached the executive level of General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in highly regulated,  global employers. As an ESF expert, she has served as Secretary to the Boards of Directors and Boards of Trustees. She served as an Advisory Member to the Board of Trustees to John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Ms. Holland is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Illinois in Spanish and Russian, and holds a Masters Degree as a State Department Fellow in Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin. After completing her Masters, Ms Holland served as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force. After six years of  service, the Air Force sent Ms Holland to law school at DePaul University College of Law.

BOARD MEMBER
Sherry Holland

Mandy Hazelton is a United States Air Force veteran who served 20 years as an Aerospace Medical Technician. She is currently serving as a hospitality coordinator for the Robins AFB Chapel where she arranges events and programs for the well-being and morale of Airmen. Additionally, Mandy is a certified resiliency trainer and has a Masters of Arts in Communications, Media, Arts and Production management from Regent University. She assists the Public Relations team with marketing and promotions.

BOARD MEMBER
Mandy Hazelton

As a North Carolina native, Sarah Davis completed her Masters of Accounting at North Carolina State University. As a licensed CPA, she has over 15 years of experience as a finance professional from Fortunate 500 Companies to small manufacturing operations. Sarah enjoys merging her professional knowledge and love of service to support nonprofit operations for sustained success in enabling them to best serve and meet their mission. Previously she has volunteered as Big Sister for the Big Sister Foundation of Boston. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband and enjoys spending her free time with her three dogs.

BOARD MEMBER
Sarah Davis

David Collignon, SVP of Operations for Blink Fitness leads the sales generation, member experience and operations of 115 company owned and franchise locations nationwide. He has 30+ years of senior executive experience in operations, customer experience, facilities and construction and global sourcing for fitness and retail brands such as Equinox, The Children’s Place, Eddie Bauer J.crew and Calvin Klein. He serves on the Rutgers University Customer Experience Advisory Board. He resides in New Jersey with his wife of 30 years, June and family and serves his church in many capacities. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

BOARD MEMBER
David Collignon

She cherishes time spent with her family and friends, attending her church, New Life Church, in Decatur, GA, and supporting her church’s ministries.

She is the owner and CEO of Phoenix Notary Solutions, LLC providing mobile notary, loan signing, and field inspection services.

strategic planning and proven abilities as a corporate steward interacting with multiple levels of management and culturally diverse audiences.

Dorothy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Alcorn State University and an MSA in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. She has extensive administrative and human resources management experience,

She currently resides in Stone Mountain, GA with her husband (CW4 Dario Britton) and their daughter (Sidney, a student at Georgia Institute of Technology University) and their cat (Sockie).

Dorothy is a native of Water Valley, MS, and a graduate of Alcorn State University where she received her commission as a Second Lieutenant. Following graduation, she embarked upon her military career as an Ordnance Officer. After a career of over 22 years both Active Duty and Reserves, Dorothy retired from the Army in 2011.

BOARD MEMBER
Dorothy Britton

Boykins earned her Doctor of Business Administration with an emphasis on health care administration from Northcentral University and holds an MBA from Upper Iowa University. LuAna currently serves as the executive of a health care engagement company with responsibility for ensuring the achievement of operating metrics, goals, and objectives; and providing leadership across multiple business functions including contact center operations, retail, digital solution delivery and maintenance, marketing creative and marketing execution, and client reporting.

A Nebraska native, LuAna served in the US Army Signal Corp for seven (7) years before her honorable discharge, during which time she served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. As a military Veteran, LuAna has a strong belief in social responsibility, driving her to play an active role in both professional and community organizations throughout her career. In addition to leading professional Veterans’ affinity groups, Boykins has served several organizations on their mission to help Veterans transition from active duty to a civilian profession through resume support, interview coaching and connecting Veterans to potential employers. Recognized for her efforts in supporting Veteran awareness and employment opportunities, Boykins received a Torch Award for Political Awareness and Involvement in 2016.

BOARD MEMBER
Dr. LuAna Boykins

As a Navy wife, Julie personally witnessed the bravery of our nation’s veterans as well as the challenges they often encounter successfully transitioning to civilian life. She has a special interest in female veterans and military families. She is proud to lead the board of directors of Genesis Joy House and also serves as the nonprofit’s senior grant writer.

She strongly believes in giving back to the community and has served on the board of directors for Corpus Christi Literacy Council; provided public relations counsel and support for the American Heart Association and Military Child Education Coalition; and tutored children in Gwinnett County Public Schools. She currently volunteers at her church’s food pantry.

Julie Swartzlander spearheads Hazel Tree Group, a marketing and communications company that specializes in the financial, high tech, legal, and nonprofit industries. She has over 25 years of experience in public relations and marketing communications under her belt and is an experienced writer who has authored hundreds of press releases, thought leadership pieces, white papers, and marketing copy. Some of her clients include ADP, AMD, KPMG, Microsoft, Motorola, Sprint and Starbucks.

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Julie Swartzlander

She quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work, as well as giving a hand up, and not a hand out, to our homeless female veterans. She was instrumental in obtaining a property donation valued at $283,000. Genesis is making history by offering the first transitional housing facility in Houston County (Middle Georgia) to house our homeless female veterans. To date, Margaret’s efforts through the Genesis has brought in over $170,000 in grant funds and over $300,000 in in-kind donations, including food, professional work clothing, toiletries, hygiene products, furniture, building supplies, donated labor, and toys.

Margaret is a native of Washington, D.C. and is walking in the purpose that God placed her on this earth to fulfill. Inspired by knowing that our freedom isn’t free, and the sacrifices that our veterans make for us every day, she was led in 2011 to create Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. (Genesis).

CEO/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/FOUNDER
Margaret Queen-Flowers
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lt. Col. Jessica Chapman, Veteran and Genesis Board President
After combat, it can be very difficult to return to your normal self. It can be a real struggle without the right services in place. Genesis gives veterans a second chance.
Colleen, Homeless Veteran with Traumatic Brain Injury
There is so much frustration when your brain doesn’t work right. You see where you used to be and what you used to be capable of. Now I can’t do any of those things.
Detra, Homeless
Genesis…It was like God sent me Angels. They were the beginning of the end of that dark season for me.
Christina, Air Force Reservist, Former Genesis Board Member
Nobody wants to say, ‘I can’t put a roof over my head’; Nobody wants to say, ‘I need help clothing my children’. At Genesis, we are bringing them to the next level they need in order to be able to stand on their own.
TESTIMONIALS
Genesis Joy House gives these American heroes a safe place to heal and the opportunity to rebuild their lives.

24-hour hotline providing resources to female and male veterans. Has helped over 20K veterans to date

Mental health counseling with expertise in PTSD treatment and overcoming military sexual trauma

Job training and courses
Addiction recovery programs

Life skills and empowerment series

Proven and innovative 90–120 day programs that progress women veterans from homeless to full-time careers and residences of their own

First and only transitional housing facility exclusively for female veterans in Middle Georgia

Genesis also assists homeless female veterans in taking stock of their life experiences. They are given practical and effective tools to take charge of their lives and transform their futures. We know that thousands of lives will be turned around through our programs.

We provide transitional housing, career training, mental health counseling, life skills classes and education programs that put female veterans back on the path to independence and self-sufficiency.

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to ending chronic homelessness among women veterans in the Southeast. For these women, the return to civilian life is very hard. Many suffer from issues such as PTSD, traumatic brain injury and military sexual trauma.

ABOUT US

Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. is a proud member of:

Determination letter.

Genesis Joy House is a 501(c)(3) organization.

© Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. 2020

44-321
TO
GENESISJOY
TEXT
Our Giving Club offers a convenient and easy way to donate. Every dollar you give ensures that the most urgent needs of our homeless female veterans are met.
Text to Give
LTC Isabell recently was honorably retired from United States Army. During her tour in Iraq as a Commander, she was awarded a Bronze Star for her service. She also serviced as Aide to Camp (General’s Aide). She was given the responsibility to assist a One Star General. She recently returned from a deployment as Executive Officer at NSA Bahrain. As a combat veteran, she is 100% disabled.
Counsel and through the twenty-five years of service, she reached the Deputy and then for the last fifteen years she reached the executive level of General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in highly regulated,  global employers. As an ESF expert, she has served as Secretary to the Boards of Directors and Boards of Trustees. She served as an Advisory Member to the Board of Trustees to John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Attorney Isabell received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of Iowa in May 1996. She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) with litigation concentration from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in January 2007. She is an active member in good standing of the Georgia  Bar. She is also admitted to practice in the Northern District of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia, and Court of Appeals of Georgia. As a sole practitioner, I practice personal injury, criminal law, general law (contracts, landlord/tenant), Certified Veteran Representative and mediation.
BOARD MEMBER
Jacqueline Isabell
Counsel and through the twenty-five years of service, she reached the Deputy and then for the last fifteen years she reached the executive level of General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in highly regulated,  global employers. As an ESF expert, she has served as Secretary to the Boards of Directors and Boards of Trustees. She served as an Advisory Member to the Board of Trustees to John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Ms. Holland is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Illinois in Spanish and Russian, and holds a Masters Degree as a State Department Fellow in Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin. After completing her Masters, Ms Holland served as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force. After six years of  service, the Air Force sent Ms Holland to law school at DePaul University College of Law.
BOARD MEMBER
Sherry Holland
Mandy Hazelton is a United States Air Force veteran who served 20 years as an Aerospace Medical Technician. She is currently serving as a hospitality coordinator for the Robins AFB Chapel where she arranges events and programs for the well-being and morale of Airmen. Additionally, Mandy is a certified resiliency trainer and has a Masters of Arts in Communications, Media, Arts and Production management from Regent University. She assists the Public Relations team with marketing and promotions.
BOARD MEMBER
Mandy Hazelton
As a North Carolina native, Sarah Davis completed her Masters of Accounting at North Carolina State University. As a licensed CPA, she has over 15 years of experience as a finance professional from Fortunate 500 Companies to small manufacturing operations. Sarah enjoys merging her professional knowledge and love of service to support nonprofit operations for sustained success in enabling them to best serve and meet their mission. Previously she has volunteered as Big Sister for the Big Sister Foundation of Boston. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband and enjoys spending her free time with her three dogs.
BOARD MEMBER
Sarah Davis
David Collignon, SVP of Operations for Blink Fitness leads the sales generation, member experience and operations of 115 company owned and franchise locations nationwide. He has 30+ years of senior executive experience in operations, customer experience, facilities and construction and global sourcing for fitness and retail brands such as Equinox, The Children’s Place, Eddie Bauer J.crew and Calvin Klein. He serves on the Rutgers University Customer Experience Advisory Board. He resides in New Jersey with his wife of 30 years, June and family and serves his church in many capacities. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
BOARD MEMBER
David Collignon
She is the owner and CEO of Phoenix Notary Solutions, LLC providing mobile notary, loan signing, and field inspection services.
She cherishes time spent with her family and friends, attending her church, New Life Church, in Decatur, GA, and supporting her church’s ministries.
Dorothy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Alcorn State University and an MSA in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. She has extensive administrative and human resources management experience, strategic planning and proven abilities as a corporate steward interacting with multiple levels of management and culturally diverse audiences.
She currently resides in Stone Mountain, GA with her husband (CW4 Dario Britton) and their daughter (Sidney, a student at Georgia Institute of Technology University) and their cat (Sockie).
Dorothy is a native of Water Valley, MS, and a graduate of Alcorn State University where she received her commission as a Second Lieutenant. Following graduation, she embarked upon her military career as an Ordnance Officer. After a career of over 22 years both Active Duty and Reserves, Dorothy retired from the Army in 2011.
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Dorothy Britton
Boykins earned her Doctor of Business Administration with an emphasis on health care administration from Northcentral University and holds an MBA from Upper Iowa University. LuAna currently serves as the executive of a health care engagement company with responsibility for ensuring the achievement of operating metrics, goals, and objectives; and providing leadership across multiple business functions including contact center operations, retail, digital solution delivery and maintenance, marketing creative and marketing execution, and client reporting.
A Nebraska native, LuAna served in the US Army Signal Corp for seven (7) years before her honorable discharge, during which time she served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. As a military Veteran, LuAna has a strong belief in social responsibility, driving her to play an active role in both professional and community organizations throughout her career. In addition to leading professional Veterans’ affinity groups, Boykins has served several organizations on their mission to help Veterans transition from active duty to a civilian profession through resume support, interview coaching and connecting Veterans to potential employers. Recognized for her efforts in supporting Veteran awareness and employment opportunities, Boykins received a Torch Award for Political Awareness and Involvement in 2016.
BOARD MEMBER
Dr. LuAna Boykins
As a Navy wife, Julie personally witnessed the bravery of our nation’s veterans as well as the challenges they often encounter successfully transitioning to civilian life. She has a special interest in female veterans and military families. She is proud to lead the board of directors of Genesis Joy House and also serves as the nonprofit’s senior grant writer.
She strongly believes in giving back to the community and has served on the board of directors for Corpus Christi Literacy Council; provided public relations counsel and support for the American Heart Association and Military Child Education Coalition; and tutored children in Gwinnett County Public Schools. She currently volunteers at her church’s food pantry.
Julie Swartzlander spearheads Hazel Tree Group, a marketing and communications company that specializes in the financial, high tech, legal, and nonprofit industries. She has over 25 years of experience in public relations and marketing communications under her belt and is an experienced writer who has authored hundreds of press releases, thought leadership pieces, white papers, and marketing copy. Some of her clients include ADP, AMD, KPMG, Microsoft, Motorola, Sprint and Starbucks.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Julie Swartzlander
She quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work, as well as giving a hand up, and not a hand out, to our homeless female veterans. She was instrumental in obtaining a property donation valued at $283,000. Genesis is making history by offering the first transitional housing facility in Houston County (Middle Georgia) to house our homeless female veterans. To date, Margaret’s efforts through the Genesis has brought in over $170,000 in grant funds and over $300,000 in in-kind donations, including food, professional work clothing, toiletries, hygiene products, furniture, building supplies, donated labor, and toys.
Margaret is a native of Washington, D.C. and is walking in the purpose that God placed her on this earth to fulfill. Inspired by knowing that our freedom isn’t free, and the sacrifices that our veterans make for us every day, she was led in 2011 to create Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. (Genesis).
CEO/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/FOUNDER
Margaret Queen-Flowers
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lt. Col. Jessica Chapman, Veteran and Genesis Board President
After combat, it can be very difficult to return to your normal self. It can be a real struggle without the right services in place. Genesis gives veterans a second chance.
Colleen, Homeless Veteran with Traumatic Brain Injury
There is so much frustration when your brain doesn’t work right. You see where you used to be and what you used to be capable of. Now I can’t do any of those things.
Detra, Homeless
Genesis…It was like God sent me Angels. They were the beginning of the end of that dark season for me.
Christina, Air Force Reservist, Former Genesis Board Member
Nobody wants to say, ‘I can’t put a roof over my head’; Nobody wants to say, ‘I need help clothing my children’. At Genesis, we are bringing them to the next level they need in order to be able to stand on their own.
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24-hour hotline providing resources to female and male veterans. Has helped over 20K veterans to date
Mental health counseling with expertise in PTSD treatment and overcoming military sexual trauma
Job training and courses
Addiction recovery programs
Life skills and empowerment series
Proven and innovative 90–120 day programs that progress women veterans from homeless to full-time careers and residences of their own
First and only transitional housing facility exclusively for female veterans in Middle Georgia
Genesis also assists homeless female veterans in taking stock of their life experiences. They are given practical and effective tools to take charge of their lives and transform their futures. We know that thousands of lives will be turned around through our programs.
We provide transitional housing, career training, mental health counseling, life skills classes and education programs that put female veterans back on the path to independence and self-sufficiency.
Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to ending chronic homelessness among women veterans in the Southeast. For these women, the return to civilian life is very hard. Many suffer from issues such as PTSD, traumatic brain injury and military sexual trauma.
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Genesis Joy House gives these American heroes a safe place to heal and the opportunity to rebuild their lives.

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Our Giving Club offers a convenient and easy way to donate. Every dollar you give ensures that the most urgent needs of our homeless female veterans are met.
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Counsel and through the twenty-five years of service, she reached the Deputy and then for the last fifteen years she reached the executive level of General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in highly regulated,  global employers. As an ESF expert, she has served as Secretary to the Boards of Directors and Boards of Trustees. She served as an Advisory Member to the Board of Trustees to John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
LTC Isabell recently was honorably retired from United States Army. During her tour in Iraq as a Commander, she was awarded a Bronze Star for her service. She also serviced as Aide to Camp (General’s Aide). She was given the responsibility to assist a One Star General. She recently returned from a deployment as Executive Officer at NSA Bahrain. As a combat veteran, she is 100% disabled.
Bar. She is also admitted to practice in the Northern District of Georgia, Supreme Court of Georgia, and Court of Appeals of Georgia. As a sole practitioner, I practice personal injury, criminal law, general law (contracts, landlord/tenant), Certified Veteran Representative and mediation.
Attorney Isabell received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of Iowa in May 1996. She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) with litigation concentration from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in January 2007. She is an active member in good standing of the Georgia
BOARD MEMBER
Jacqueline Isabell
Counsel and through the twenty-five years of service, she reached the Deputy and then for the last fifteen years she reached the executive level of General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in highly regulated,  global employers. As an ESF expert, she has served as Secretary to the Boards of Directors and Boards of Trustees. She served as an Advisory Member to the Board of Trustees to John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
Officer in the United States Air Force. After six years of  service, the Air Force sent Ms Holland to law school at DePaul University College of Law.
Ms. Holland is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Illinois in Spanish and Russian, and holds a Masters Degree as a State Department Fellow in Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin. After completing her Masters, Ms Holland served as an Intelligence
BOARD MEMBER
Sherry Holland
Mandy is a certified resiliency trainer and has a Masters of Arts in Communications, Media, Arts and Production management from Regent University. She assists the Public Relations team with marketing and promotions.
Mandy Hazelton is a United States Air Force veteran who served 20 years as an Aerospace Medical Technician. She is currently serving as a hospitality coordinator for the Robins AFB Chapel where she arranges events and programs for the well-being and morale of Airmen. Additionally,
BOARD MEMBER
Mandy Hazelton
volunteered as Big Sister for the Big Sister Foundation of Boston. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband and enjoys spending her free time with her three dogs.
As a North Carolina native, Sarah Davis completed her Masters of Accounting at North Carolina State University. As a licensed CPA, she has over 15 years of experience as a finance professional from Fortunate 500 Companies to small manufacturing serve and meet their mission. Previously she has
BOARD MEMBER
Sarah Davis
construction and global sourcing for fitness and retail brands such as Equinox, The Children’s Place, Eddie Bauer J.crew and Calvin Klein. He serves on the Rutgers University Customer Experience Advisory Board. He resides in New Jersey with his wife of 30 years, June and family and serves his church in many capacities. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
David Collignon, SVP of Operations for Blink Fitness leads the sales generation, member experience and operations of 115 company owned and franchise locations nationwide. He has 30+ years of senior executive experience in operations, customer experience, facilities and
BOARD MEMBER
David Collignon
She cherishes time spent with her family and friends, attending her church, New Life Church, in Decatur, GA, and supporting her church’s ministries.
She is the owner and CEO of Phoenix Notary Solutions, LLC providing mobile notary, loan signing, and field inspection services.
Dorothy holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Alcorn State University and an MSA in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. She has extensive administrative and human resources management experience, strategic planning and proven abilities as a corporate steward interacting with multiple levels of management and culturally diverse audiences.
She currently resides in Stone Mountain, GA with her husband (CW4 Dario Britton) and their daughter (Sidney, a student at Georgia Institute of Technology University) and their cat (Sockie).
Dorothy is a native of Water Valley, MS, and a graduate of Alcorn State University where she received her commission as a Second Lieutenant. Following graduation, she embarked upon her military career as an Ordnance Officer. After a career of over 22 years both Active Duty and Reserves, Dorothy retired from the Army in 2011.
BOARD MEMBER
Dorothy Britton
Boykins earned her Doctor of Business Administration with an emphasis on health care administration from Northcentral University and holds an MBA from Upper Iowa University. LuAna currently serves as the executive of a health care engagement company with responsibility for ensuring the achievement of operating metrics, goals, and objectives; and providing leadership across multiple business functions including contact center operations, retail, digital solution delivery and maintenance, marketing creative and marketing execution, and client reporting.
active role in both professional and community organizations throughout her career. In addition to leading professional Veterans’ affinity groups, Boykins has served several organizations on their mission to help Veterans transition from active duty to a civilian profession through resume support, interview coaching and connecting Veterans to potential employers. Recognized for her efforts in supporting Veteran awareness and employment opportunities, Boykins received a Torch Award for Political Awareness and Involvement in 2016.
A Nebraska native, LuAna served in the US Army Signal Corp for seven (7) years before her honorable discharge, during which time she served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. As a military Veteran, LuAna has a strong belief in social responsibility, driving her to play an
BOARD MEMBER
Dr. LuAna Boykins
As a Navy wife, Julie personally witnessed the bravery of our nation’s veterans as well as the challenges they often encounter successfully transitioning to civilian life. She has a special interest in female veterans and military families. She is proud to lead the board of directors of Genesis Joy House and also serves as the nonprofit’s senior grant writer.
She strongly believes in giving back to the community and has served on the board of directors for Corpus Christi Literacy Council; provided public relations counsel and support for the American Heart Association and Military Child Education Coalition; and tutored children in Gwinnett County Public Schools. She currently volunteers at her church’s food pantry.
experienced writer who has authored hundreds of press releases, thought leadership pieces, white papers, and marketing copy. Some of her clients include ADP, AMD, KPMG, Microsoft, Motorola, Sprint and Starbucks.
Julie Swartzlander spearheads Hazel Tree Group, a marketing and communications company that specializes in the financial, high tech, legal, and nonprofit industries. She has over 25 years of experience in public relations and marketing communications under her belt and is an
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Julie Swartzlander
She quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work, as well as giving a hand up, and not a hand out, to our homeless female veterans. She was instrumental in obtaining a property donation valued at $283,000. Genesis is making history by offering the first transitional housing facility in Houston County (Middle Georgia) to house our homeless female veterans. To date, Margaret’s efforts through the Genesis has brought in over $170,000 in grant funds and over $300,000 in in-kind donations, including food, professional work clothing, toiletries, hygiene products, furniture, building supplies, donated labor, and toys.
Margaret is a native of Washington, D.C. and is walking in the purpose that God placed her on this earth to fulfill. Inspired by knowing that our freedom isn’t free, and the sacrifices that our veterans make for us every day, she was led in 2011 to create Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. (Genesis).
CEO/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/FOUNDER
Margaret Queen-Flowers
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lt. Col. Jessica Chapman, Veteran and Genesis Board President
After combat, it can be very difficult to return to your normal self. It can be a real struggle without the right services in place. Genesis gives veterans a second chance.
Colleen, Homeless Veteran with Traumatic Brain Injury
There is so much frustration when your brain doesn’t work right. You see where you used to be and what you used to be capable of. Now I can’t do any of those things.
Detra, Homeless
Genesis…It was like God sent me Angels. They were the beginning of the end of that dark season for me.
Christina, Air Force Reservist, Former Genesis Board Member
Nobody wants to say, ‘I can’t put a roof over my head’; Nobody wants to say, ‘I need help clothing my children’. At Genesis, we are bringing them to the next level they need in order to be able to stand on their own.
24-hour hotline providing resources to female and male veterans. Has helped over 20K veterans to date
Mental health counseling with expertise in PTSD treatment and overcoming military sexual trauma
Job training and courses
Addiction recovery programs
Life skills and empowerment series
Proven and innovative 90–120 day programs that progress women veterans from homeless to full-time careers and residences of their own
First and only transitional housing facility exclusively for female veterans in Middle Georgia
Genesis Joy House gives these American heroes a safe place to heal and the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
Genesis also assists homeless female veterans in taking stock of their life experiences. They are given practical and effective tools to take charge of their lives and transform their futures. We know that thousands of lives will be turned around through our programs.
We provide transitional housing, career training, mental health counseling, life skills classes and education programs that put female veterans back on the path to independence and self-sufficiency.
Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to ending chronic homelessness among women veterans in the Southeast. For these women, the return to civilian life is very hard. Many suffer from issues such as PTSD, traumatic brain injury and military sexual trauma.
ABOUT US
TESTIMONIALS
Our Giving Club offers a convenient and easy way to donate. Every dollar you give ensures that the most urgent needs of our homeless female veterans are met.
Text to Give
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GENESISJOY
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Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. is a proud member of:

© Genesis Joy House Homeless Shelter, Inc. 2020

Genesis Joy House is a 501(c)(3) organization. Determination letter.