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
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
NNOV Vice President Esther L. McGear 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
Bobby McKenzie joined NNOV in January of 2018. As Senior Pastor of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Albion, MI for 3 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 is 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 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, 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.