Xaviera is the creator and founder of Zeal of Xander. She has worked in Corporate America for over 15 years. She has a diverse background in delinquency, dependency and mental health. Being a certified CBT and REBT coach she is determined to assist African American mothers through the process of grief. After losing her son Xander Monroe she determined that her pain must be purposeful. By wrapping herself in community services she became aware that all services were not targeted to all demographics of people. Xaviera’s concern with the gap in services for African American women in the area of infant mortality raised a concern as the black community's presence is disproportionate to any other race. It is her desire to create a climate within the black community to assist with openly grieving the loss of their children, to close the access to care gap within the community and to incite policy change that affects infant mortality. Her vision is that her work with bereaved families will help to create a purpose for their pain, meaning for their journey and healing after the death of their baby.
While grieving the loss of his son Xander, Dan recognized that there were limited to no services for men. Through the journey of grieving he partnered with Xander’s mother, Xaviera, to establish Zeal of Xander, Inc. In an effort to create a space for men to grieve. It is Dan’s desire to create a community where men can grieve openly and freely.
Gina is the mother of two sons Geremy and James. Experiencing her own pregnancy loss allowed her to be a support system through the birth of her godson Xander. Gina holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mobile in Business Management and a minor in Accounting. Gina has been in the loan industry for well over 13 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to Zeal of Xander, Inc. Gina is passionate about community collaboration and supporting women through trauma and equipping them with a solid partnership and accountability.
Kaletra Welch is a Program Coordinator at the state level in Olympia, WA working with Crime Victim Service programs providing grant coordination, program development, and technical assistance. A zealous advocate for victims of crime, Kaletra has 13 years of experience working with victims/survivors of crime many of which experienced sudden loss of loved ones. Understanding the dynamics of sudden loss, she is passionate about trauma informed care services and healing centered engagement. Through her work in the nonprofit sector, Kaletra brings to the Zeal of Xander project not only an understanding of the impact of sudden loss but a flair for awareness campaigns, fundraising activities, and donor relations. Kaletra is an avid cupcake enthusiast who enjoys relaxing at the beach, road trips, and crafting cocktails.
Monica is the mother of two daughters Mia and Malia. After experiencing a miscarriage in February 2002 of her son Jaeden Taylor, Monica realized the need to support other women that have experienced the loss of a child. Zeal of Xander, Inc. is near and dear to Monica’s heart because the loss of Xander is one loss too many. Monica holds a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville University in Social Science and a double minor in Business Management and Sociology. Monica has been in the technology industry for 17 years. Monica is determined to use the platform that technology and education offers to thrust Zeal of Xander, Inc. to every community, city, and state that needs the support of what the organization offers. Monica is a community servant leader in various capacities as well as an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc., and the Jacksonville Section of National Council of Negro Women Inc.
As CEO of Insightful Solutions of NE FL, LLC Temika Jones brings over 15 years of experience in management, consulting and social work. Temika is passionate about community engagement. As a Social Worker, Temika brings an incredible wealth of experience in humanitarian service. She brings experience from both the public and private sector in the development of strategy and operational issues in the state and local government, health and human service arena, and other businesses across the United States. She has made tremendous contributions to the growth of several communities and organizations by providing valuable resources and tools that will affect the lives of individuals and communities positively. Temika is the proud mother a daughter, Morgan and her rainbow baby Christian.