Our Team

Our Team

Staff Members, Volunteers, Board Members and Friends






Freddie Jones

YEDF Founder/National Advocacy Director

A retired USAF service connected Vietnam Veteran, has served as the full-time volunteer director since 2003. My priority is to Re-Launch the organization with a team of energetic, highly educated individuals with a passion for youth development.

Kristin Olverson-Peoples

YEDF CEO and President

Accomplished Management Executive who directed, recruited, and trained staff to maximize productive and revenue potential while building and cultivating strong business relationships. She made it her personal goal to return to college obtaining her Master Degree in Education (both degrees are from Mount St. Joseph University) and currently working towards her Doctorate of Education (Walden University) with a focus in Curriculum and Instruction. She is currently a teacher and enjoys spending time with her family.

Dr. Robert C. Walker

Management Team

Former DPS Board President and a longtime YEDF ADVOCATE will provide essential advisory and consultant services to strengthening the YEDF board leadership and governance, partnership and resources development to ensure successful long-term growth.
The YEDF board is committed to having a board and management team empowered to develop effective partnerships with businesses, organizations, and institutions that will provide resilient support. The YEDF Board is delighted to have Dr. Walker as a member of its Management Team.

Ocie B.G. Jones

Foundation Board Member

USAF Major, Retired - a resident of St. Louis, Missouri. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, two Master Degrees one in Human Relations and the other in Contract Management from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. While in the military she achieved Master, Instructor standing. Specialized training in the design and delivery of seminars and workshops relating to teamwork, empowerment, dealing with difficult people, and coping with change.

Brad Jones

Web Developer

With over fifteen years of professional experience in the computer science and marketing fields, Bradley Jones is a web and software developer with a dedication to quality, a passion for innovation and entrepreneur-ism.

Moe Hamdan

Development Team Member

Moe Hamdan received his bachelors degree in 2016 and masters 2017 degree in biomedical engineering from Wright State University of Dayton, OH while maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA throughout his educational journey. He has demonstrated leadership excellence at multiple industrial internships, research opportunities, and entrepreneurial ventures; including his family’s small businesses in the Dayton region. He is the Development Director of the STEM curricula at YEDF; providing his technical and leadership skills to support the organization. Moe believes that the future is in the hands of our youths, and it is our obligation, starting now, to lead them to success.