Our Staff

Greater Life has a dedicated staff of professionals, including contracted service personnel (majority reside in Newark), a corps of consultants and volunteers, and a Board of Directors who mentor, volunteer, donate 100%, and know Newark and its surrounding communities, particularly the South Ward, intimately. In many cases, Greater Life alumni also return to serve as mentors or volunteers.

Michael T. Westbrook, Co-Founder/Pres/CEO
Maria Westbrook, Co-Founder/VP of Admin & Finance
Scott A. Davis, Director of Programs
Talia Day, Kidstitute Coordinator
Shawkat Edmonds, Building Services Mgr/Youth Development
Ronetta Lewis, Case Management Specialist
Chanel Mainor, Fund Development
Kerone Morinvil-Val, Youth Development Coordinator

Why is a staff that knows the neighborhood well important? Because our staff members find the youth and adults that need our help most by walking the streets and visiting basketball courts and playgrounds daily to identify and immediately assist these children, teenagers, and adults who are often in crisis situations. As a "needs driven" organization, our case management is designed to identify, address, and offer programs to help meet said needs, along with our 20+ Partnerships & Collaborations.