"We will bring the party to you"
1 Day Better's mision: Promoting integrity, morals and character in the households
via awareness rallies, implementing new and creative challenges for the youth,
and encouraging families to be apart of the solution of change
1 DAY BETTER'S STAFF BIO
Chris McBrayer serverd as youth Minister at Glass City Church of Christ (in the inner-city of Toledo) before relocation to Missouri. As the youth Minister, he directed more than 50 young women and young men that were in high school and below and 20 young men and women between the ages of 18-22, providing not only spiritual but moral and intellectual guidance as well.
McBrayer's mission is "to reach out to the community by being out in the community". In 2009 he organized a mentoring program (Boyz II Men) that reached out the young men in highly populated gang areas. The demand was high to reach out to all people of need which led him to creating 1 Day Better.
Chris has also worked as a basketball coach at Robinson and DeVeaux middle schools. Along with coaching football at Scott and Waite high school. McBrayer's recent involvement in the community, was coordinating and being the Keynote speaker in the "2 mile march/rally to stop youth violence" and also an event called “The Closure" to bring peace in the community from the tragic summer of 2011 and 2013. His affiliation/experience with gangs along with both parents being on drugs, has been the achor to this young man to make changes in the lives of youth.
Chris, is a graduate of Jesup W. Scott high, also has a Bachelors in Sociology (University of Toledo), he is the youngest of 3 siblings. He is married to Shareese, and has a son named Cason.
Helena A. Times is the Administrative Assistant for 1 Day Better LLC. Born and raised in Toledo, OH she received her Bachelors in Business Administrative from Kentucky State University. While pursuing her bachelors at KSU; Helena not only thrived in the classroom, but on the court as well leading the Lady Thorobrettes to a conference championship and also an invite to the NCAA Division II tournament.
Helena has worked closely with the community most of her professional career. Shortly after graduation she managed a non-profit Family 2 Family in Dayton, OH where she developed the Children of Prisoners Mentoring Program and also helped assist low-income families become self sufficient.
After returning back to her home town, Helena has worked closely with the mental Health Community. She is currently the Office Supervisor for the largest Mental Health Provider in Northwest Ohio; Harbor Inc.’s Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics office.
Outside of Helena’s professional career she mentors and coaches a girl’s basketball travel team and still enjoys playing pickup games in her spare time. She is also a loving and devoted mother and the youngest of 3 sisters.
MA, PC/CR, LSC
Leslie Neyland is a licensed professional counselor, licensed school counselor and licensed secondary education teacher.
She currently provides community based counseling services to children and adolescents in both the school and home setting. She also provides home-based counseling to older adults who are adjusting to returning home after a long-term stay at a nursing facility.
Leslie is a second year doctoral student at the University of Toledo in Counselor Education and Supervision where she has taught various undergraduate counseling courses. She continues to pursue research interests in school counseling supervision and multicultural counseling and supervision.
Leslie is committed to the ongoing research and implementation of mental health services to minorities and other under served populations
RALPH JOHNSON JR.