Founder & CEO
Da’Laine Simpson is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Bro2Go. Mr. Simpson started Bro2Go as an organization to help ex-offenders re-enter the society successfully and pursue the good, meaningful lives they deserve. Mr. Simpson has a passion for change and a mission to inspire and impact the ex-offender community. Mr. Simpson’s personal life conviction is that one never gives up the fight.
In addition to Mr. Simpson’s successful tenure as CEO of Bro2Go, he has been a U.S. Federal Government employee since the age of 18. Raised by his late mother Robyn L. Scott and his grandparents, Mr. Simpson has always had a passion to serve. An ordained minister since the age of 23, Mr. Simpson has utilized all opportunities to speak at some of the biggest available public platforms.
Mr.Simpson has sat on and been a part of various boards, ministries, and community programs. He is honored and humbled to use his knowledge and experience in his service through Bro2Go, whether it is by working with adult members or educating and empowering the youth.
Melissa N. Colón
Executive Assistant to CEO
Melissa N. Colón was born in Bronx, NY and raised in York, PA. Colón has been working in the Non-Profit sector since 2015. As the Executive Assistant, she works closely with the CEO on all major projects and initiatives, in addition to handling all scheduling, correspondence and social media. Colón has a Bachelors of Humanities in Communications with a Minor in Writing from the Pennsylvania State University. She believes, “... to whom much has been given, much will be required..” LUKE 12:48 AMP
Brandon Flood is the chairman of both the Pennsylvania NAACP State Conferences Political Action Committee and the Greater Harrisburg NAACP’s Community Affairs Committee. In this capacity, Mr. Flood has been adept at coalition building, conducting voter education and engagement, and rooting out discrimination and racism within the workplace, our academic institutions and within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania generally.
Mr. Flood’s primary area of expertise is state and local government. He currently serves as Legislative Director for SEIU Pennsylvania State Council, a labor organization that represents over 80,000 unionized public-sector workers. Prior to this role, Mr. Flood worked for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for eight years in various capacities, which included the position of Senior Research Analyst with the Legislative Policy & Research Office and as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus.
A native son of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Mr. Flood presently resides in Steelton, Pennsylvania, where he serves as a member of the Steelton Borough Zoning Hearing Board.
Director of Community Affairs
Courtney Wise has over five years of experience working with non-profit agencies. He currently works with MarcoPromos as a Promotional Consultant. Courtney is effective at setting strategy and executing marketing plans while maximizing publicity awareness. He is accomplished in identifying target audiences, developing messaging and content creation.
Mr. Wise is a new face to Bro2Go, serving on the Board of Directors as Director of Community Affairs. He is excited to take Bro2Go to the next professional level and help the organization be effective in its outreach and public affairs efforts to the community.
He is excited to work to fulfill the organization’s mission “empower, equip, and motivate men and women who are ex-offenders and to allow hope to every man and woman who thought all their opportunities were gone.”
Director of Curriculum / Re-entry Coordinator
Jaceita Chilton-Walker’s favorite quote comes from her mentor Les Brown “When life knocks you down, try to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.” Having gone through tough times and challenges in her life she learned to never give up, but to get up! She also learned that great leaders empower others, great leaders lift others by helping them advance to their highest potential and making them apart of something bigger that where they see themselves. “We are all born with clean slate and we were born with the ability to develop our gifts and talents to become the person we were meant to be.” If you don’t protect that gift, if you don’t nurture that talent who will? Leaders help others go somewhere better; somewhere they may not know or understand how to get there on their own.
Jaceita has empowered individuals almost her entire adult life. One of her most fulfilling experiences was working with incarcerated women at York County Prison implementing effective intervention programs designed by the Center for Disease Control. She also worked with youths detained in the juvenile detention centers and men living in halfway houses. She empowered men, women and youth in behavioral skills management, self assertive skills, life skills, and, coping skills. Her natural talent to motivate others, her ambition, caring personality and leadership has been the key to the success of bringing about change in others.
Jaceita’s educational background includes a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from Kaplan University; she also holds a BA in Liberal Arts with a focus on Organizational Leadership and a certificate in Labor Studies and Employment Relations from Penn State University. Currently she is employed as an Allied Health Instructor at a local trade school.
Tomishia Belle, affectionately known as “TeTe”, is a native of Harrisburg, Pa. Tomishia has served several years in the Pennsylvania state penitentiary. After being constantly set back by family, friends and the system, she has took the initiative to stand for ex-offender rights. Tomishia has lost family and friends to the streets and the system. Now she stands with Bro2Go on helping ex-offenders with successful re-entry. She currently sits on the Board of directors as a re-entry coordinator. Bringing her unique ideas and style to the Bro2Go family is what “TeTe” is all about.
Monika Ross is the Dauphin County Re-Entry Coordinator for Bro2Go Inc. Harrisburg resident since 1993 and member of Kingdom Embassy (KE) since 1997,where she sits on the Church Council, Ms. Ross was called to ministry in 2007. Ms. Ross is a former member of the KE Prophetic Mime Team and has written numerous MAAFA theatrical productions. She has also ministered with the KE praise team (KEPT) since 2004.
Ms. Ross founded the Joseph Release Ministry (founded on Gen 39-41 and Mt 25:35-36). This Ministry conducts Sunday Services in Dauphin County Prison. In August 2018, Ms. Ross completed the Basic Mentoring Training class for Ex-Offenders. Working in Criminal Justice since 2002, Ms. Ross is a training designer with extensive experience in developing and delivering written, classroom, and web-based training. It is her desire to combine her passion and her experience to help others achieve their potential.
President, Bro2Go jr.
Dontez Patterson is a Harrisburg, PA native and the first Bro2Go jr. President. Patterson is currently completing his last year at the Susquehanna School District as a 2019 senior. At the young age of 16, Dontez lost his mother Robyn L. Scott to cancer. This loss would serve to strengthen him at a young age and help him develop as a leader. Along with his other Bro2Go jr. board members, Dontez plans to bring fresh ideas to the team and focus on the biggest epidemics young teens are facing today. From teen suicide to bullying and drugs Bro2Go jr. plans to tackle it all.
Vice-President, Bro2Go jr.
Grace Hall, 17, is currently a junior at the Susquehanna Township High School. Her service with Bro2Go jr., she says, is motivated by the desire to help kids. To Grace, it is personal: she says that having struggled and had people to help her along the way, she now feels it a calling to help others, give back and pay it forward.