Our Team

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Reginald B. Beaty, President/Co-Founder

Reggie was a “difficult to reach youth” growing up in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Beaty found out early on the critical role that mentors play in a youth’s life. He was expelled from school at 14, ran with gang-oriented crowds, carried weapons and was ultimately incarcerated. Beaty found a mentor in Bobby Garrett, director of West End Academy, a non-traditional school in the Communities In Schools of Georgia system.  As a result of Garrett’s intervention, Beaty graduated from West End Academy, earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Stillman College and a Master’s in Aerospace Education from Middle Tennessee State University.  Next, Beaty built a stellar 20-year career in the United States Army, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Along the way, Beaty earned the Leo A. Codd national “Instructor of the Year” for all colleges and universities, presented by President George W Bush, and “Civic Man of the Year” for his work with youth in Oklahoma.  For 10 years Beaty served as Chief Operating Officer with Communities In Schools of Georgia, where he helped to build the non-traditional schools Performance Learning Centers and Georgia’s “Graduation Coaches” initiative.


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Tony L. Owens, Director/Co-Founder

Tony has devoted over 21 years of his life to working with difficult-to-reach youth. He is a proven educator and administrator, having successfully directed alternative schools and social programs that address students in at-risk situations. Owens earned his Bachelor’s degree from Clark Atlanta University. He is recognized for his development and implementation of programs for difficult-to-reach youth, which emphasize improving attitudes, self-esteem, setting goals, expanding comfort zones, and preparing for re-entry into mainstream settings. Owens spent a bulk of his career directing, coordinating, and overseeing schools/programs with Communities In Schools of Atlanta and the state of Georgia. tony@theffes.com 

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George C. Bradley, Ph.D, Research & Evaluation

Dr. George C. Bradley has worked for over 35 years in higher education. He has served at the executive level as a Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President of Fiscal Affairs, Executive Vice President and President at multiple institutions. Prior to his career as an administrator, Dr. Bradley held faculty posts at numerous institutions of higher education. He currently works with executives on issues of quality control, statistical analysis and strategic planning. He continues to work in the academy guiding students in their doctoral studies. He specializes in qualitative research and statistics and conducts synchronous and asynchronous training for students pursuing the doctoral degree.


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Tina Marshall-Bradley. Ph.D, Research & Evaluation

Dr. Tina Marshall-Bradley serves as a researcher and educator where her responsibilities include data reporting, management and analysis, as well as project management. She has served as a professor and administrator at several institutions throughout the United States and has reviewed education programs around the world. Her work includes being the founding Dean of a School of Education, a Fulbright Binational Fellow at American University in Cairo, Egypt and an American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Fellow at NASA’s Langley Research Center. During her career she has written and managed over $2.5 million in research and program grants through state, federal and private organizations to support her work in the areas of organizational innovation, technology in education, regulatory support in education, and education reform.