The idea behind Crews came from an awareness of our need for community and vulnerability. We recognize that in order to truly grow, we must have a safe space for that to happen as well as a group of people to hold us accountable.

What are Crews?

We like to think of Crews as our version of small groups. Each of our Journey Leadership Institute participants are split up into groups of 5-8 people. Each of those Crews are led by a Crew Leader. Journeyers meet with their Crews once a month in between the Journey workshops. During these Crew meetings, Journeyers are led into deeper conversations surrounding the content they learned in the monthly workshops.

What is a Crew Leader?

Our Crew Leaders have a dual-purpose as a facilitator and a mentor. Their role is to coordinate when/where their Crews meet as well as facilitate the conversation during the meeting.

How do I apply to be a Crew Leader?

In order to apply, you must be a graduate of the Journey Leadership Institute and be enrolled in the Journey Alumni Program. Please note, the application process and selection is extremely competitive, therefore not all applicants are guaranteed a spot as a Crew Leader.

What’s the commitment?

  • Attend the Journey Commencement held in August.
  • Facilitate eight monthly in-person meetings with your Crew. This translates to one meeting per month beginning in August and ending in March.
  • Crew Leaders must be prepared for the meetings to last anywhere between 45-90 minutes.
  • Attend the Milestone Celebration held in April.

Crew Leaders | Class of 2024

Billqeece Naqawe

City of Suwanee

Charbel Aoun

Georgia FirstGen Foundation

Koby Dudley

BECA, Inc.

Morgan Harris

GNR Public Health

Nikki Mote

HB Consulting Co.

Crew Leaders | Class of 2023

Brittany Lowe

Rainbow Village

Chad Wasdin

GNR Public Health

Charbel Aoun

Georgia FirstGen Foundation

Hayley Nicolich Rymer

Andersen, Tate & Carr

Ian Huron


Lindsey Curnow

City of Lawrenceville

Samantha Davis


Taylor Todd

Armadillo Home Warranty

Crew Leaders | Class of 2022

Asif E. Jessani

CCS: Marketing & Technology

Aurielle Williams

Piedmont Eastside
Director Physician and Provider Relations for Behavioral Health

Brittany Partridge

Andersen Tate Carr
Associate Attorney

John Knight

Cloud Trailz


Preface Project

Kevin Jones

Georgia Banking Company
Branch Manager

Samantha West

Cain Injury Law
Office Manager

Taylor Todd

Fidelity National Home Warranty
Resolution Specialist Manager

Claire Gordon

Bank of America
Vice President, Relationship Manager

Dee Driver

Gwinnett County Government
Senior Public Relations Specialist

Gwinnett Chamber facilities will be under renovation.