ALL VETERANS MATTER
Our Trusted team
Dr. Remolia Simpson - Founder/President
Dr. Remolia Simpson is the founder of My Brother's House (MBH), a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides safe, supportive housing and counseling for homeless US military veterans and their families. Under her leadership, MBH has become a nationwide charity, operating residences in several states, and working closely with the Veterans Administration and other veterans' advocacy groups. Dr. Simpson's educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Management Studies, a master's degree in Human Services (MA), and a doctorate in Biblical Counseling. In addition, Dr. Simpson has directed a comprehensive day program serving 360 mental health and special-needs clients, in which she supervised staff counselors and caseworkers in the Washington, D.C. area. Dr. Simpson earned an honorable discharge from the US Army as a Sergeant (E-5), after six years of distinguished service to her country. Today, Dr. Simpson continues to perform counseling services, and lead My Brothers House as it grows and moves forward into a bright future.
Beverly Sowell - Fundraiser / Logistics Coordinator
Beverly Sowell is a native of Columbia, SC. She is the Fundraiser and Logistics Coordinator for the My Brother’s House 501(c)(3). She coordinates with local transportation agencies to ensure homeless veterans can be placed in a My Brothers House facility upon receiving notification. Beverly has worked in Logistics for over 30 years within Department of Defense. She spent 20 years on active duty, 10 years enlisted and 10 years as a Chief Warrant Officer. She retired from the Army in 2003, however she’s currently working as a Department of the Army Civilian. A graduate of Grantham University, Beverly holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She also holds a certificate in Human Resources and Fleet Management. Beverly has a passion for people specifically for children, she likes to ensure that they are provide the essentials they need to have a healthy and safe environment. She became a member of the Junior Women’s Club of Columbia, SC in 2009 where she held the position as recording secretary. The Junior Women’s mission is to provide quality, temporary emergency care for child victims of abuse and neglect. Beverly loved being a part of this non-profit organization, they would host an annual fund-raising event for the Palmetto Children’s Home called “Bubbles and Baubles” where who’s who in Columbia, SC would attend. She enjoyed visiting the children at the home, she would engage with the children by playing board games or just sitting and talking. Fun facts: Beverly loves motorcycles it doesn’t matter the style or the number of wheels, she purchased her first motorcycle in 2007, it was a blue 750 Honda Shadow Spirit (two wheels). She kept that motorcycle until 2016 and upgraded to a Canam Spyder (three wheels). It is nothing like a little wind therapy to calm the soul.
Patricia Eleazer - Advisory Board Member
Patricia Eleazer is a seeker of truth and a lover of life-long learning anyway and anywhere she can find it. Since retiring from the Air Force in 2007, Eleazer has sought out opportunities to engage in learning and teaching by traveling extensively, teaching elementary school, learning gardening and foraging skills, and supporting the Alkebulan Shule, an Annapolis-based rites of passage school grounded in African cultural traditions. She also served on the Veterans Mental Health Advisory Council in Baltimore, Maryland, learning about military life challenges and locating resources for veterans, and established a youth summer camp for boys in San Antonio, Texas.
A Native New Yorker whose launching pad to the world has now become Maryland, Eleazer has a passion for archaeology, particularly as it pertains to the preservation of African American and Native American culture, especially since her father grew up on the Shinnecock Reservation in New York and her mother has both African and North Carolina Cherokee roots. Most recently, she participated in an expedition in Italy to search for the remains of a fallen WWII pilot.
Eleazer also finds a calling in advocacy work. She worked in the Annapolis Mayor's Office as a community health advocate during the pandemic. She has involved herself in winning campaigns for Annapolis elected leaders, engaged in global activism interfacing with die-hards like Linda Wiley and Jane Fonda, and volunteered with several women empowerment and racial justice organizations across the country.
Eleazer studied at Bowdoin College and the University of Chicago before joining the US Air Force as an analyst and reporter for 20 years. During her military service, she earned a BS in International Affairs from Florida State University and a Master of Divinity from Howard University.
Curtis Younger, Jr. - Sergeant at Arms
Curtis Younger, Jr. is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he served for 8 years in Operations, Air Traffic Control, and as part of a Marine Air Wing (MAW), during which he achieved the rank of Corporal (E-4). After his tours with the Marines, Mr. Younger joined the Philadelphia Police Department, where he has protected the city’s residents and visitors for the past three decades. Currently assigned to the elite Intelligence Bureau, PO Younger was also a member of the department’s Highway Patrol. Today, Mr. Younger continues to advocate for, and assist our Veterans through his work as National Secretary of Mu Beta Phi Military Fraternity, whose mission is to “strengthen the Veteran community, restore faith to the community, and broaden knowledge to our Veterans”. Mr. Younger brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as a member of the My Brothers House Executive Board.
Sherry Banks - Board Member
Sherry R. Banks serves as Board Member for the My Brother’s House 501(c )(3) Public Charity. As a board member she’s an active advocate and ambassador for the organization and fully engages in identifying partnerships and sponsors for charity events for My Brother’s House to advance its mission.
She has been a Telecommunication Supervisor and currently retired from the position of an IT System Analyst for the Department of Veteran Affairs after serving 35 years. During her time with the VA she has received numerous awards and recommendations that propelled her during employment. She has extensive experience with forming motivated teams to perform at the highest level. Communication with leadership, staff and contractors to build diverse teams to accomplish the mission is one of her many great attributes. She strongly believes that when you have the right group of people together, nothing is impossible.
She is also a retired Staff Sergeant of the United States Army. While serving, and with her love of helping others, two of her of her favorite assignments were, as a Drill Corporal (Assistant Drill Sergeant) for a cycle of basic trainees and being an instructor at the Basic Noncommissioned Officer Academy. She loved those assignments most because she was able to teach and train soldiers to achieve their next level in their careers. Also, while serving, she volunteered, every year, for a camp that helped children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
One of her ultimate goals is to open a facility to house, teach and provide medical and psychological care for battered women and children.
Mr. Richard M Banks - Board Member
Mr. Richard M Banks is a native of Washington, D.C. and was educated in the public schools of Washington, D.C.
Mr. Banks is a Disabled Veteran and a veteran of the Vietnam War.
He began his military career after high school and progressed through the ranks to ultimately advance to the rank of Sergeant Major (E-9).
His career highlights include service as an Amy Recruiter in Baltimore, Maryland, First Sergeant at Fort Dix, N.J. and service in the Office of the U.S. Army Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence and the Defense Intelligence Agency. He concluded his military service with an assignment to the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon.
After his military service, Mr. Banks continued his service to the nation as a civil service employee at the Pentagon. His civilian career of more than twenty-three years was highlighted by many individual awards and recognitions.