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Our Team

Aldreka Everett

Executive Director

Aldreka Everett was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, but made Gainesville her home back in 2010 when she became a student at the University of Florida. During her time at UF, Aldreka became passionate about mentorship, education and mental health. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in English with minors in Educational Studies and Communication, Aldreka spent time working within the Gainesville community at Partnership for Strong Family and Greenhouse Church. During both of these experiences, she learned the value of investing in our community's most vulnerable population - youth. In 2021, Aldreka completed her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is now a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is passionate about providing holistic, strength-based counseling and trauma-informed care. Aldreka owns and operates her own private counseling practice, Twenty Nine Eleven Youth and Family Counseling, working with students and parents in the Gainesville area. 

 

As the Executive Director of Aces in Motion, Aldreka continues her commitment to serving the youth and families of Alachua County and hopes to evoke change that alters the course of this generation and those to come by providing holistic care through sports, academics, mental health care and mentorship. In her free time, Aldreka exerts all her extroverted energy on traveling, watching science fiction and action movies, cooking for her loved ones and spending time with her younger brother, Albert III, her mother and 5 nieces and nephews. 

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Casey Jones II

After School Director

Casey Jones II was born and raised in Gainesville, FL where he graduated from Eastside. He joined our team two years ago as a Middle School coach and currently serves as the After School Director for Aces In Motion.  He is most passionate about leading youth from his community through mentorship and sports based teamwork. He believes that the framework of Aces in Motion provides countless opportunities for youth to prosper. He knows from experience that a program like this can change lives for the better and hopes to do the same by giving all his energy and attention to the youth involved.

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Brillion Williams

High School Director

Brillion Williams was born and raised in Gainesville, FL. She played collegiate basketball at Saint Leo University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English. Brillion has extensive experience working with youth and has previously worked for the School Board of Alachua County and the Department of Juvenile Justice. She is very passionate about working with youth by strengthening their skills in order to help them become successful members of society. Brillion currently serves as the High School Director at Aces In Motion. She aims to create a safe and secure environment for the youth by emphasizing the importance and power of participating in sports. 

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Eric Lanham

Mental Health Counselor

Mr. Eric is a graduate of the University of Kentucky ('08) with a B.A. in Philosophy & the University of Florida ('22) with a M.Ed./Ed.S. in Mental Health Counseling. Eric has been working in youth development on the Eastside of Gainesville for 7 years. Eric has also volunteered for the Alachua County Democratic Party as a Precinct Captain. In addition to being a counselor at AIM, Eric also works with elementary-aged children and their families at Kids County of Alachua County.Mr. Lanham has clinical experience as a therapist at A. Quinn Jones School, Eastside High School, and UF Shands Psychiatric Hospital. Eric is also a phone volunteer and trainer for the Alachua County Crisis Center.Mr. Eric believes that healing happens in community and connection and that we must understand ourselves within the systems that we live to grow. Eric has experience working with anxiety, depression, suicidality, anger, crisis intervention, life transitions, identity, neurodivergence, and family counseling. Eric practices primarily from a Relational Cultural Therapy perspective and uses existential, mindfulness, play, art, movement, narrative, CBT, and neuroscience-informed interventions.

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Nasseeka Dennis

College and Career Coordinator

Nasseeka serves as the College and Career Coordinator for Aces In Motion and has served various positions during her time here at AIM. Nasseeka is a double University of Florida graduate with a Bachelors in Anthropology & African American Studies and her Master’s Degree in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences. Nasseeka has 8 years of experience working with the east Gainesville community and has developed relationships and connections with the youth and their families. Over the years, Nasseeka has been able to connect with over 300 students ranging from kindergarten through college and has gained experience working with the various ages and grades. Nasseeka also partners with various community organizations including Dream On Purpose, Education Equalizers, and Open Door Ministries. Nasseeka credits her success and desire to advance in life to her mentors who poured wisdom, planted seeds of hope, and spoke life over her. Her desire is to continuously do that for the participants of Aces In Motion.

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Amoya Rose

Academic & Volunteer Coordinator

Amoya Rose serves as the Academic and Volunteer coordinator for Aces in Motion. Amoya graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Behavior. Amoya’s love for the holistic care of children has lead her to work at Aces in Motion. She believes that knowledge is power and strives to assist students in their academic endeavors.

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Ariana Oliver

Marketing & Development Coordinator

Ariana was raised in Gainesville, FL, and is currently matriculating her Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Youth and Community Sciences from the University of Florida with a double minor in Leadership and Nonprofit Organizational Leadership. Ariana is passionate about promoting equity, connection, and restoration. While at AIM, Ariana’s goal is to help AIM leverage its impact through development and marketing so that the organization can best serve its students. 

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