Tanja Simmons, CEO & President

About Us

We welcome you to learn all about NNOV, Inc. to understand our mission. When our founder, a veteran, researched homeless veterans, she was dismayed to realize the seriousness of this issue and how little support these men and women receive. She decided to take action, and NNOV, Inc. has been her labor of love ever since.

We seek the support of and donations from local communities to achieve our organizational goals. With your help, veterans can live a normal and comfortable life. We want to help fulfill their dreams as they search for a place of their own to call home.

Tanja Simmons

Tanja Simmons, CEO & President, Board Member
Tanja Simmons is the CEO and President of the National Network Organization for Veterans, Inc., and owner of a cleaning service. She is a 22-year retired veteran and a national leader in transforming the lives of veterans across the United States. 

Veterans fought for this country, and 82% of them have come back to very little. Every day, Tanja helps with encouragement and high commitment. She delivers a better experience for all veterans and their families. Tanja gave her best in service to the USA, and now she is dedicated to delivering the same aptitude to help her fellow veterans.

Esther L. McGear

Esther L. McGear, Vice President, Board Member
Esther L. McGear is the Vice President of the NNOV and assists multiple businesses daily by using her 40 years of experience in consulting, human resources, and training. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations to support the growth and focus on strategic planning and goal-setting. Esther directs the organization's activities in support of its goals, measuring progress, and adjusting processes accordingly.

Esther L. McGear demonstrates her great judgment and wise knowledge every day. Because of her noble and valuable efforts, she has become a pillar in her community for services and superb commitment to helping others.

Bobby J. McKenzie

Bobby J. McKenzie, Account Manager, Board Member
Bobby McKenzie joined NNOV in January of 2018. As Senior Pastor of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Albion, MI for 8 years, he has brought vision, integrity, energy, and excitement to this great ministry resulting in tremendous spiritual and membership growth.  He has also led the Macedonia Ministry into the Albion community delivering food baskets and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is a devoted husband and father of two beautiful children.

Bobby McKenzie's goal is to serve veterans with honor, respect, and compassion. As Account Manager, he will diligently work to support their needs as they transition back from duty.

Chaunte' Betts

Chaunte’ Betts, Business Development Manager
Chaunte’ Betts is the Business Development Manager with NNOV, Inc., identifying partnership opportunities, as well as building long-term relationships within the community. She truly believes that communities need to come together in order to combat veteran homelessness on a local and national level. She has worked with multiple local agencies and individual community members to establish future sponsorships and collaborations. Chaunte’ also holds an Associate’s Degree in Business from Indiana University.

Brianna Butler

Brianna Butler
Brianna Butler is a team member with NNOV, Inc., assisting with the expansion to the Indianapolis area. She has worked in the real estate industry for almost 9 years and has developed strong relationships with different residential housing communities, vendors, VASH, and HUD organizations in the Richmond and Indianapolis area. She has seen a large number of homeless veterans in her area and has joined NNOV, Inc. to assist in providing them with adequate housing. Brianna has a passion for the real estate industry and is the proud owner of Triunity Properties LLC. She has a background in low-income/Section-42 residential housing and commercial real estate. 

Michelle Taylor

Michelle Taylor, Administrative Assistant/Analyst, Board Member
Michelle Taylor assists with all of our projects. A Michigan State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource and Society, she has worked in local and state government for over 35 years. Michelle has a passion for gardening and inspiring others to improve their lives with healthy foods and exercise.


Lauren K. Duncan, Executive Director, Board Member
Lauren K. Duncan is a real estate consultant, investor, designer, and creative. Influenced heavily by experiences in the arts, international travel, and living abroad, she has continued to maintain a passion for the arts, design, and real estate. While living abroad, Lauren studied Interior and Architectural Design. In order to gain more hands-on experience and provide design solutions for her clientele, she made the decision to return to her native Michigan – and become a licensed real estate professional. Since obtaining licensure (October 2005), Ms. Duncan has continued to work closely with clients, such as first-time home buyers, seasoned investors, and sellers in both the traditional and investment-centered real estate markets. Most importantly, Lauren continues to practice and uphold the belief that knowledge, strong work ethic, a caring attitude, and active listening are all necessary skills to successfully serve and meet the needs of others.


DeShawn Wilson, Director of Operations, Board Member
DeShawn Wilson is an experienced retired Navy veteran, as a Naval Compliance Officer as well as teaching and training veterans. He will be great for the project while he assists in all its compliance matters. He has provided executive-level instructional leadership to veterans. He worked closely with business partners in defining strategies, designing solutions, establishing and supporting educational goals. DeShawn is a Three Squared, Inc. Project Specialist.

Robert Jones

Robert Jones, Financial Officer
Robert Jones for NNOV Inc. will be the financial officer in handling all donations and fundraisers that come in for NNOV. He has a Bachelor’s Degree and Associate’s Degree in Business with a focus on Finance from the University of Michigan along with an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Lansing Community College.

Charmaine Bogan

Charmaine Bogan, Board Secretary
Charmaine Bogan has experience in organizing and participating in charitable and volunteer activities. She is very skilled in organizing and participating in various activities, such as making appropriate personnel decisions. Charmaine has served as board secretary for various organizations. She has experience as a physical therapist and provided administrative assistance in the private sector. Charmaine is looking forward to serving veterans statewide.

Toni Mosley

Toni Moses, Director of Veterans Benefits
Toni Moses, Director of Veterans Benefits, I am a Service-Disabled US Navy Veteran. I have a natural passion and cultural empathy when it comes to advocating for veterans. With the right education and awareness, we can help Veterans transition successfully back into civilian culture. “Each one teaches one”.

Tyrice Simmons

Tyrice Simmons, Chef & Dietitian
Tyrice Simmons graduated from Kendall College as a chef. Tyrice has created two barbecue sauces. His company name is Jerk King, and he is waiting to get labeled. Also, I specialize in Jamaican, French Cuisine, Mediterranean food, and Garde Mager foods. My goal is to have my small own-operated convenience store serving hot food (Bodega). My other goal is to help veterans to eat healthy by teaching them to program in helping to rewire their brains and easily help to identify stress and emotional eating patterns, reduce cravings and build sustainable habits that feel natural.

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Daryl L. Duncan, Board Member
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Janice Duncan, Board Member
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