More Perfect Union’s inaugural Brickyard is in Atlanta, GA.
Atlanta is home to several historical movements that have changed the course of American history. Its community embodies the work that +MPU aims to achieve. Atlanta is a microcosm of America – a contrast and blend between old and new, black and white, south and urban.
The Atlanta’s Brickyard Captain is Imarii Poindexter supported by Brickyard leaders Mary Tobin, Shon Westfall, Terrill McFarland, and Jarrad Turner.
Imarii Poindexter has 8 years of Talent Acquisition, Risk Management, liaising, and Community Engagement. Currently working with Emory Healthcare Veterans Program she is continuing to serve those who have served as an Outreach Coordinator for Veterans dealing with PTSD and associated conditions. Imarii is a 5-year Navy Aviation Veteran and has deployed twice during her time of service. She graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology from Georgia Gwinnett College. In her spare time, Imarii serves as a Joseph and Sarah’s Caring for Vets board member, Emory’s Diversity and Inclusion committee member, Fourblock Mentor, Humble Warrior Mentor Director, and More Perfect Union Atlanta Chapter Lead.
Terrill serves as Deputy Director of Military Health Programs at Kaiser Permanente where she manages Tricare’s military line of business in the Georgia region and a budget of $1M. She’s developed comprehensive multi-year diversity, equity, and inclusion partnerships for Kaiser Permanente. Prior to this, she was the National VP of Military Operations at The National Boys and Girls Club of America. In this role, Terrill enhanced corporate partnerships, grew the youth engagement membership by 122%, and established an Advisory Council for military programs.
Shon Westfall served in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantry Team Leader completing multiple tours overseas in high-threat regions throughout Central and Southeast Asia. Today, he is the Vice President of Cyber Investigations for SecureLumen Technologies, a Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.
Mary has over 19 years of leader development, project management, community engagement, public speaking experience and she currently serves in the Biden-Harris administration as the Senior Advisor for Wounded Warrior, Veteran, and Military Family Initiatives at AmeriCorps. She is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the New York Institute of Technology.
Jarrad was born and raised in Long Island, NY along with his three siblings. Jarrad received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Alabama State University. After graduation, he worked at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, AL. In March 2000 he enlisted in the US Army as 68W Health Care Specialist. He was stationed at Ft. Stewart, GA, and served with the 3rd Infantry Division. He served with 3ID for eight years and was deployed to Iraq twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). During his second deployment, he was injured during a mortar attack. He was medically retired from the Army in 2010 as a Staff Sergeant. When Jarrad left the Army in 2010 he made a promise to himself to continue to serve his fellow brothers and sisters in arms. Jarrad then worked for the Atlanta VA Medical Center (VAMC) & the Atlanta VA Regional Office (VARO). Jarrad currently serves as the Director of Warrior Engagement for The Warrior Alliance (TWA).
Join this Brickyard
By signing up for the Atlanta Brickyard, you’ll be added to a list of members who will be invited to MPU events. These events are centered around service, leadership, and civics. No matter what, you can expect good food and good conversation at every MPU event.