Board Members 2018-2021

Tanya Johnson Jones- President


Rev. Reginald Brown

Jill Dean, LPC

Etta Williams

Lesley Smedley

Members Not Shown

Dr. Dina Avery

Robbie Steele Martin

Founders of Positive Movement Inc.

Connie Jackson Gaiter


Connie Jackson-Gaiter,  M.Ed.

 A  veteran of the United States Army , is a graduate of the University of Montevallo earning a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a minor in Social Work and a Master of Education in Counseling. 

With over 18 years of experience in social services, Connie has a vast background in substance abuse, mental health, and veteran services. She is a motivational speaker/adviser to those who seeking guidance and counseling to improve their overall quality of life. 

Connie is the Co-founder and CEO of Positive Movement Inc. 

Connie is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. Happily married with one adult son. 

Vetrica Hill


Vetrica Hill, BSW.

A Graduate of the  University of Alabama, earning a Bachelor Of Social Work.

With over 15 years in social services, Vetrica has an extensive background in juvenile deviant behaviors, child welfare, eat disorders, and veteran services. Her experience ranges from direct care to non-profit administrative management, program implementation and evaluation, and operational budgets.

Vetrica is the Co-founder and CFO of Positive Movement  Inc.

Vetrica is a native of Dothan, Alabama. She is the mother of beautiful daughters.

Katrese Barker


Katrese Barker, MSW.

A  Birmingham native with strong ties and roots to the Birmingham community.  Katrese was educated within the Birmingham City Schools system. Katrese is a 1994 graduate of Ensley Magnet High School. Katrese is a graduate of  the University of Montevallo earning a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master’s in Social Work from Alabama A&M University. 

With over 15 years in social service, Katrese is a MSW and is well versed in developing, managing and operating family services agencies throughout the state of Alabama. 

Katrese is the Co-founder and COO of Positive Movement Inc.

Katrese is the mother of one beautiful daughter.

Speakers Bureau

 This is a service that provides seminars and training to civic organizations, church’s, youth groups, schools, social service agencies or other groups about various topics related to youth related topics, to include bully prevention, substance abuse prevention, positive parenting skills and/or basic living skills. This service has a $50 honorarium for Jefferson County, Alabama; outside Jefferson County, Alabama $50 + mileage. Honorarium is subject to change. Certificates are available upon request. Call or email Connie Jackson Gaiter, to schedule a seminar, training or refresher course: (205) 530-1237


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