Dedicated leaders with a passion for empowerment and community...
We represent stewardship
We represent passion
Vice President of International Affairs, Lubernia "Miss Betty" Nelson, has over 25 years of experience in the mission field. Prominently working in Haiti feeding the poor, providing gifts for children, providing school supplies and opening orphanages and medicine banks, Betty has isnpired a core of leaders that have in change rejuvenated her passion of helping others and creating sustainability.
"I know things can change because I have seen it my whole life" - Miss Betty
We represent Leadership
"Poverty is the lack of opportunity"
Sustainability is a reflection of the opportunity for upward mobility within a culture or community. Thus our aim within IGI is to do more than just spark the flame but to also be the change.
As Director of Communications, Dornita oversee’s iGi’s overall communication strategy.
She is a native of the state of Arkansas and now resides in the Tampa Bay community where she actively serves in the community with iGi and her local church. Dornita’s educational background includes both global business and urban ministry focuses. Additionally, while working in both corporate and community development roles professionally, Dornita has honed strong interpersonal and business communication skills in which she’s utilizes in her current role.
"We represent hope"
Jonathan was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. After hearing the mission of IGI presented by Mykal Lue, he was completely on board. He understood the importance of the project and is even more ecstatic that IGI will be starting off in Haiti; whom he likes to call his Caribbean Cousins because of his Puerto Rican origins. It was important to him for this project to start off in Haiti because he understood that the country had fought for their freedom from slavery and has struggled ever since. It is often quoted that Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere but, Jonathan believes the implementation of waste management and renewable energy will help propel them to one of the more prosperous countries. After IGI is successfully established in Haiti, he cannot wait for its presence around the world.
"We represent change"
We represent Community
"We represent Love"
Alexis Mckinnon is originally from New York, she relocated to Tampa in 2008 .Then decided to be apart of the team when the founder of iGi presented this empowering vision to her. Her experience in social media and online marketing for environmental initiatives have greatly attributed to isolating the focus of the mission. Her blogs on worldly issues have greatly influenced her conviction to join a team of innovators. Immediately she was ready to take on something that would change lives, give opportunities and to help create a new foundation for the Haitian people.
"iGi is not just a non profit organization -- it’s providing new way of life!" - Alexis Mckinnon
"We represent Legacy"
Samuel Gonzalez originally from Havana Cuba migrated to Tampa Florida after winning the Cuban lottery. He first realized he wanted to make an impact in the world when he was just a boy. Having no idea how he was going to make this happen, soon he found his passion and had the desire to make a positive change. When Martin first shared the vision with him he felt like he had found a piece to a puzzle and he saw how he could make one of his childhood dreams into a reality. Samuel felt that Haiti is a great place to start due to the country having many negative misconceptions from the world. He believes this starting point will be a great example for the many projects ahead.
"It is only a lack of leadership and guidance not a lack of effort," Samuel Gonzalez.