Board Members

The board of directors of Every Effort, Inc.

R.J. Atkins

Managing Director

Mr. Atkins is a native of Palestine, TX. He is a Special Education Teacher and a Combat Veteran, having a total of 10 years honorable service in the United States Army and Army National Guard, finishing at the rank of Sergeant. He has an enormous heart for the youth and believes they should be provided with a firm foundation to become much-needed great leaders of tomorrow. In addition, R.J. is an actor and member of SAG-AFTRA.

Jerry Williams

Vice Director

Mr. Williams is a native of Woodville, TX. He is the founder and president of Williams Car Carriers, LLC, and a Combat Veteran having a total of 9 years honorable service between the U.S. Army and Army National Guard, finishing at the rank of Specialist. Jerry is a firm believer in the timeless adage "Where there's a will, there's a way." He has never been one to give up during times of uncertainty, but rather staying firm, focused, and resilient and loves teaching others how to do the same.

Chris Jones

Deputy Director

Mr. Jones is a native of Omaha, NE. He is a Logisitics Specialist, a Combat Veteran, and retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class, with over 20 years honorable service. To this day, Chris embodies the same spirit he had as a platoon sergeant during his Army career and is a total advocate for the betterment of Veterans and their families.