"A mentoring organization that is a resource
to males in our community"
"A mentoring organization that is a resource
to males in our community"
For twelve years, MBK has been engaging, empowering and encouraging men to get in the game of life and become better men, better brothers, better husbands, better fathers and better community members.
Meet Our Team
Fatherhood Coach / Men’s Motivational Speaker
Minister Stephan Hicks is Founder and Executive Director of My Brother’s Keeper of Greater Richmond. “Coach”, as he is fondly known, is a god-fearing man who is a passionate leader, facilitator, coordinator, spiritual mentor, men’s motivational speaker, life coach, trainer, and a leading authority in “authentic manhood / fatherhood”.
Coach is a frequent speaker at conferences, and workshops. Men from all walks of life have been impacted by his discerning spirit, inspirational counsel, and transparent style. He has been featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond Magazine, Urban Views, and Virginia This Morning. Speaking engagements include the Virginia Family and Fatherhood Symposium and the Henrico County Public School Fatherhood Conference.
Coach has earned an Associates Degree in Psychology, Bachelor of Ministry and currently working on his Bachelor’s Degree in Strategic Communications. He is has many certifications including fatherhood facilitation certification, mentor training, substance and abuse counseling, mental health first aid, family and marriage counseling.
Minister Hicks resides in Richmond, VA with his phenomenal wife Monica. Together they have six children; Mireilla, Chelsea, Shevelle, Patricia, Melvin and Stephanie. They are also the proud grandparents of Camilla and Tatum.
Veteran's Affairs, Mentor, Facilitator
Nathaniel Womack Jr. was born in Baltimore MD. As a high school senior, he volunteered for the Baltimore Maryland Central League for Children and Adults and then joined the US Army at age 17. While in the military, Nathan worked as a Senior Drill Instructor, mentoring young men from all walks of life. He has travelled to Korea, Germany, France, Amsterdam and others. He retired after 21 years of service and knew that was not the end of fitness and exercise. He earned his ACE certification as a personal trainer and begin teaching a class he developed called “Womack’s Boot Camp Work-Out”.
While living in California, Nathan served at the San Joaquin Probation and Sheriff Department as a mentor and bible study teacher for inmates. He also served for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for Juvenile Justice for 5 years teaching a program he developed called “Healthy Bodies/Healthy Minds”. This program consisted of exercise with a concentration on eating healthy.
Nathan and his wife Cat Womack started their own nonprofit organization entitled, Womack’s Consulting Incorporated providing services in Health, Education, Life-Skills and Prevention to high school and middle school students. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and his MBA in Business Management.
Nathan received a Intern position with DLA Aviation Pacer program in Richmond Virginia as a Quality Assurance Specialist. He was elected as President of Blacks in Government Bellwood Chapter in 2019. He also pursued a position with the American Federal Government Employees as the Executive Vice President of Contracts and Constitution. Nathan retired from the federal government with 43. He has earned certifications in the following areas: Green Belt for Lean Sigma, Microsoft Office, Time Management, Peer to Peer Training, Master Trainer Training, Diversity Training, Sexual Harassment and many others.
Nathan is married to Cat Womack, together they have 5 children, 19 grand- children and 4 great grandchildren. Nathan joined the Parent Teachers Association and was the Chairman of School Site Council. In addition, he also served as the Chairman of the Youth Accountability Board and is a member of St Paul’s Baptist Church, active on the Usher Board and Fine Arts Ministry.
Motivational Speaker, Mentor, Facilitator
Isaac B. McKay gave his life to Christ and was baptized at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church located in Colorado Springs, CO. He is a native of Pageland, S.C. and like his father also enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he retired after serving 20 years in 2011. His military career afforded him the opportunity to be a soldier for the U.S. Army and travel the world being stationed in places like Wiesbaden, Germany; Seoul, South Korea; and Okinawa, Japan. He also served his country in support of Operation Iraqi freedom from 2008-2009.
He is also an active member in the community working alongside of the Virginia Mentoring Partnership and the Petersburg City and Schools Partnership as a volunteer youth mentor. He spearheads a mentoring outreach group on Fort Lee where once a week for 30 Minutes they mentor eighth and ninth graders at N.B. Clements Junior High School in Prince George, VA. These mentors pick up their mentee’s in the eighth grade and mentor them through high school.
For 29 years, he has been married to Rebbecca A. McKay who he refers to as his angel. Together they have four children and two grandchildren. He currently attends Life Christian University where he is pursuing his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Theology. He is a member of Victorious Christian Living Ministries (VCLM) where he serves under the leadership of Senior Pastor Steven Downing. As a member of VCLM, he serves as the Worship Leader, a member of the Intercessory Prayer team, the Nursing Home Ministry, the Men’s Ministry or Boys to Men, and is the Youth leader for young men ages 13-17 years old called the Warriors for Christ.
Mentoring, Life Coach, Martial Arts Trainer
Frank is the Founder of Positive Self-Awareness Academy, a 501c3 educational organization that utilizes a hands-on approach to mentoring and impacting young men transitioning from incarceration, drug abuse, and growing up with an absent or distant father. Frank serves along with investing his time to motivate boys and men to live the life God has planned for them by breaking the cycle of absentee fathers to change the world and save lives.
Frank served in the U.S Marine Corps and is a currently licensed associate real estate broker. He has also obtained certifications in substance abuse counseling, life coaching and holds a black belt degree in Martial Arts. Frank is a master positive mind motivator and has been awarded the VA Capital Leadership & Spirited Award.
His vast volunteer experience includes stints at Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Behavioral Center, Meadow Correctional Center, Richmond Department of Mental Health and the Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority.
Facilitator, Mentor, Reentry
Elder Jason Boswell is a minister at New Canaan International Church where he has served for 23 years as a servant leader under the teaching and preaching of God’s Word of Bishop and founder Owen C. Cardwell Jr. With the collective effort of the New Canaan International Church leadership the church has grown dramatically, both spiritually and numerically. This growth and cornerstone of the ministry has come from a vision for outreach to address the need to help and aid incarcerated men and women.
Elder Jason Boswell has been recognized by local, state and federal governments for his work with Lifeline Link Video Visitation. In April of 2006, as program director New Canaan became a pilot site, working with the Virginia Department of Corrections, with a video-conferencing visitation program. Family members of inmates are able to visit their loved ones through video conferencing at the church without having to go to the prison facility. Over 650 inmates and 1600 family members have been served since April 15, 2006. Additionally, Elder Boswell conducts on Sunday afternoons at New Canaan Fatherhood Initiative training for reentry jail inmates of Henrico County Jail and Department of Social Services and has been recognized for his contributions to community revitalization, as an organizer, advocate, trainer and innovator.
Elder Boswell has served on numerous boards, commissions, committees, and 501c3 organizations that include Prison Fellowship Ministries as a certified facilitator, Good News Jail ministries Richmond, VA as a volunteer to use his gifts to minister Gods Word inside Henrico Jail East and Henrico Jail West, Richmond Fatherhood Family Initiative Richmond, VA as a Certified facilitator, New Jubilee Education & Family Life Center Inc. Richmond, VA as a Programmer/Scheduler, Boaz and Ruth Reentry Richmond, VA, as a Substance Abuse Coach and curriculum facilitator, First things First Inc. Richmond VA. as a Certified Marriage Mentor, studied and certified at Lynchburg ColledgeS in Leadership Development and as a Community Engagement Trainer.
For over 25 years, Elder Jason Boswell has been married to the former Sharon Denise Springs. Together they have one daughter, one son, and one son in law and are blessed with five grandchildren.
Curtis E. Hall, II
Director of Youth Development
Youth and Teen Mentorship
Curtis is a native of North Philadelphia. He is a retired Army Logistics Officer and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. His volunteer service dates back to 1995 until the present. Curtis has served in several men's ministries for both fathers and married couples. Currently, he is a co-facilitator for the St. Paul's Baptist Church Marriage to the Max Ministry. He shares the responsibilities of developing engagement strategies for couples ranging from newlyweds to those who've been married for more than 10 years. Notably, he also serves as co-lead for the Boys Bound for Success (BBFS) ministry in St. Paul's where he mentor's young men from ages 10-18. Curtis served and mentored single fathers through various community initiatives during his time living in Chicago and Killeen, Texas. As a man who's been the recipient of multiple mentors investing in him, Curtis is passionate about paying it forward.
Monica Haynes, MS - Director of Media Relations,
Co-Founder of AWAKE (Amazing Woman Acquiring Knowledge and Empowerment)
Monica Haynes is a freelance journalist and entertainment blogger in Richmond. She also works as a licensed insurance agent with the Daniel Bedford Insurance Agency. She is also an award-winning journalist, who has covered stories ranging from Super Bowl XL to Hurricane Katrina to the 2008 U.S. presidential election.
Monica has been lauded for her feature-writing style, especially the entertainment column she created for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, called “The Good, The Bad & The Beautiful. Haynes also co-hosted a successful weekly podcast with her colleague L.A. Johnson.
Haynes relocated to Richmond to be part of the vital ministry of My Brother’s Keeper of Greater Richmond. She is co-founder of AWAKE (Amazing Woman Acquiring Knowledge and Empowerment).