OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM
At SELF, our mission is to motivate, empower, and inspire our community to live their best lives. With compassion at its core, our approach uses best practices and evidence-based programming to pave the way to personal transformation. Meet our executive team who leads these efforts.
Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode is the chief executive officer and chair of the board of directors for SELF, Inc. He is also director and organizer of the nationally acclaimed Amachi Program, a national faith-based mentoring model for children of incarcerated parents which is under the SELF, Inc. umbrella. He was the first African American member and later chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. He again broke racial barriers with his appointment as Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia. He would follow that as the City’s first African American Mayor for two terms. He subsequently spent 7 years as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education under the Clinton Administration. He has earned degrees from Morgan State University (BA), the University of Pennsylvania (MA), Eastern Baptist [now Palmer] Theological Seminary (D. Min.), and fourteen honorary doctorates. Dr. Goode is Chairman of the following boards: the Free Library of Philadelphia; the Philadelphia Leadership Foundation; and the Leadership Foundation of America. He is the author of three books, In Goode Faith, Building From The Ground Up and as last book: Black Voters Mattered: A Philadelphia Story.
Michael Hinson, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer
Mike Hinson joined SELF in 2017 as executive director and was promoted to president and COO by SELF, Inc.'s Board of Directors. In addition to advancing organizational development at SELF, Mike is the leading policy maker and influencer for policies affecting homeless individuals in Philadelphia. As head of the SELF, the largest provider for emergency housing services for homeless individuals, Mike not only advances organizational development at SELF, but is a leading housing policy advisor and maker. He is the former executive director of The COLOURS Organization, the Co-Founder of Philadelphia Black Gay Pride and a public policy advisor to Mayor John Street with a focus on child welfare, homelessness, education, health, human services, public safety and was responsible for the City’s LGBT related policies and programs. For the last four years he has served as an Adjunct Professor at Cheyney University in its Master of Public Administration Program. Michael is a Summa Cum Laude Graduate of Peirce College with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies. At Peirce, Michael was a W.W. Smith Academic Scholar, a Peirce College Legal Studies Scholar and received the Peirce College Academic Leadership Award. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in Nonprofit Management. Michael completed his doctoral course-work at Capella University. Mike serves and was elected co-chair of the Roadmap to Homes Board and treasurer of the Board of Directors of Philadelphia Family Voices -- a Family Legacy Organization.
Rhashidah Perry-Jones, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Rhashidah Perry-Jones joined SELF, Inc. as director of policy and communications in 2017 and was promoted to vice president and CCO. She is a communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in public relations, policy, government relations, marketing, and communications. Prior to working with SELF Inc., Rhashidah was the communications lead on a multi-billion dollar transportation infrastructure project, was executive director for a nonprofit crime reduction initiative, and was director of internal communications and government relations for a regional performing arts center. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lincoln University and a Master of Public Administration from Temple University. Rhashidah is the founding coordinator for Philadelphia Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (PhillyCHADD), was elected to the National Board of Directors for CHADD and the Chapter Advisory Board of CHADD. She is also a founder of the Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society and serves on the Board of Directors of Philadelphia Family Voices -- a Family Legacy Organization.
Quibila Divine, Chief Program Officer
Quibila Divine joined SELF, Inc. as director of programs in 2018 and was promoted to CPO. She directs year-round planning, execution and quality control of program activities throughout the SELF network of housing and human services. She ensures that participants have access to innovative programming that underscores their resiliency and advances their journey to self-sufficiency and wellness. Outside of SELF, Ms. Divine chairs The NET (Northeast Treatment Center's) CUA (Community Umbrella Association) 7 Advisory Board, is an advisor to PARENT POWER (What Will You Do With Yours?) and is a graduate of both Drexel and Lincoln Universities.
Yahn Kittrels, Chief Administrative Officer
Yahn Kittrels joined SELF, Inc. as finance coordinator in 2016 and was promoted to CAO. Prior to joining SELF he was a commercial credit analyst for Ford Credit Commercial Lending and commercial credit analyst for First Union Bank. He earned his BA degree at the University of Pittsburgh.
Nancy Lewis, Director of Case Management Services
Nancy Lewis joined the SELF, Inc. in 2014 as a supervisor of case management. Within a year, she was promoted to director of case services management. Ms. Lewis has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Delaware and a Master of Social Work from Temple University. She is committed to service and enjoys traveling.
Yvette Hawthorne, Director of Operations and Processes
Yvette joined SELF, Inc. in 2000 as a residential aide. Since then, she has worked in many capacities including as short-term support counselor, administrative assistant, program coordinator, acting program manager, operations coordinator and now as director of operations and processes. She attended Colorado Technical University for business administration.
Donna Moore, Assistant Finance Coordinator
Donna Moore joined SELF, Inc. in February 1998 as a receptionist and has held various positions with increasing responsibility including office manager, fees and savings specialist, and fees and savings supervisor. She attended Data Processing Trainers in Philadelphia and graduated with a certificate in Business Communications.