Jim Collins Foundation is an entirely volunteer operated organization. Some individuals, however, go above and beyond the typical understanding of "volunteer" and we call them "staff" to honor their work and dedication.

Austin Johnson

Austin H. Johnson is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Kent State University. His scholarship focuses primarily on trans and gender diverse people’s experiences of medical authority and healthcare inequalities. Austin’s doctoral dissertation uses ethnographic methods to examine the intersections of medical authority, community, and health for trans and gender diverse people. Austin’s published work may be found in Sociology … [Read more...]

Shonda Simpkins

Shonda Simpkins is the Senior Accountant – Payroll/Benefits of Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people with HIV. As the Senior Accountant – Payroll/Benefits, Shonda is responsible for all aspects of payroll and benefits administration, as well as certain general ledger tasks including journal entry … [Read more...]

Sid Richards

Sid Richards is a freelance Web Developer, Designer, and Digital Marketer with satisfied clients nationwide. Sid has been in the digital marketing industry since 2006 and customer satisfaction is his top priority. Sid's volunteer work includes managing the design, development and maintenance of the Jim Collins Foundation's website and a weekly Meals on Wheels delivery route. In his "spare" time he enjoys biking, cross country skiing, hiking … [Read more...]