Community Health Program Manager ~ HSR 4/5 North
Department of State & Human Services
Mr. Choice is currently employed as the Community Health Program Manager for the Texas Department of State Health Services Region 4/5 north.
Mr. Choice also worked for KLTV Channel 7 as a Community Affairs Director, where he produce a local public affairs program and worked with local non-profits to promote their message through the KLTV media. He received the distinguished national “Bonner McClain” public service award for his work with the “every fifteen minutes program”. A program that teaches youth about the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving.
Currently Mr. Choice overseas several Community Health Programs within the Texas Department of State Health Services Region 4/5 north. However his passion is addressing HIV/AIDS among the African American Community. In 2006 Mr. Choice and Region 4/5 north hosted a faith based teen summit on “Knowing Your Status”, over 200 youth and their parents were in attendance. They received knowledge and information about HIV/AIDS that they may not otherwise would have received. Mr. Choice also produced Public Service Announcements utilizing local pastors in the African American Community entitled “Our People Parish for Lack of Knowledge”.
Mr. Choice is a past elected official having served as a Tyler City Councilman from 2001-2007. He is the owner and proprietor of Above Average Building Maintenance located in Tyler, Texas. Mr. Choice currently attends Starrville CME Church where he serves as Chairman of the Steward Board, a member of the male chorus, and usher board.
He is married to his wife Vanessa Choice of thirty two years and they have three children, Melanie, Breanna, and Derrick II.
Shannah Cole-Brooks, a natural native and entrepreneur of Tyler, TX. She is the President and CEO of Skyy Social Club, Inc. and a US Postal employee as a Carrier. Shannah joined the TMCC in 2003. She is graduate of Northwood University, Cedar Hill, Texas, Bachelor of Science in Business and Finance.
Ms. Cole-Brooks inherited her love for social-life entertainment from two African American pioneers in the entertainment business. Her father, the late James E. Cole and her beloved, the late F. David Brooks.
Shannah has owned and operated several clubs and served as a business-partner to few. Clubs such as the New Yorker, Mr. J’s, Jackie-O’s, Pizzazz, Sportsman, Esquire, LaMirage, the Original Ice Club and currently, Club Skyy. Shannah has provided employment for over 38 years here in Tyler and surrounding areas.
Through the Corporate stream with ZoCom Technology, Efficient Networks, Cox Communications, Delek Oil & Gas and Brookshires, Shannah has received awards for Outstanding Achiever, Customer Satisfaction, Project Master and Leadership Award. She has also been recognized for financial and food contributions by community organizations such as Pop Warner, Tyler Little League, Churches, Custom & Fleetside Trucker’s and the East Texas Corvette Association.
In addition to her professional work, Shannah has deep roots in Christianity. She is a member of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas of forty-one years. Shannah is Chairman of Trustee’s, Liaison of the Finance Department and Youth Sponsor.
Shannah is the PROUD parent of one daughter, Skyler Cole Brooks.
Senior Vice President & Commercial Lending/CRA Officer
First Bank and Trust East Texas
Malcolm J. Deason is a native of Lufkin, Texas and 1993 graduate of Lufkin High School. Malcolm attended Prairie View A&M University and majored in Accounting. He completed his Masters of Business Administration at Stephen F. Austin State University and is also a graduate of The Graduate School of Banking at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has been employed with First Bank and Trust East Texas East Texas since 1999. His is currently Senior Vice President Commercial Lending/CRA Officer.
He and his wife Sonjua, a counselor with Lufkin ISD have been married for 18 years and have 2 children. Maya is a Senior at Lufkin High School and Malcolm. Jr. is a 6th grader at Lufkin Middle School. Malcolm’s civic involvement includes Board Chair of Goodwill Industries of Central East Texas, CHI St. Luke’s Specialty Hospital Board, The City of Lufkin Planning and Zoning Commission, and Angelina County Health District Endowment Trust Board. In addition to his civic involvement Malcolm enjoys hunting and playing golf.
Community Funeral Home of Tyler, LLC
LeRoy Francis, Sr., President of Community Funeral Home of Tyler, born native of Tyler, Texas attended Emmett Scott High School, received his BBA from Texas Southern University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He's a retired accountant from Atlantic Richfield Company in Los Angeles, CA. In 1996, LeRoy received his funeral director's license from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. He is the secretary of the Tyler Organization of Men, member of the Athletic Committee at Texas College, member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, and a member of the Liberty Winona Baptist Church which he serves on the governing body of the Trustee Board and is the budget coordinator.
LeRoy is renowned for his community involvement. He's one of the organizers of the political forums to educate and bring awareness to the community on crucial issues. Also, he's been at the forefront of Tyler Organization of Men scholarship fundraisers to benefit high school graduates. Noteworthy of acknowledgment, LeRoy is a five year cancer survivor. LeRoy's core mission is to give back to the community that nurtured him and sculpted his inner being.
Mr. Henry P. Jackson was born in Tyler Texas. He attended T.J. Austin Elementary School, Dogan Junior High School, Roberts Junior High School and graduated from John Tyler High School in 1970. He began his college studies at Los Angeles Community College in Hollywood California and completed his studies at Texas College in Tyler, Texas in 1975 earning a B. S. degree in Business Administration. Upon graduating he was offered a Management Trainee position with the Carrier Air Conditioning Corporation in Syracuse New York. While in employed with Carrier (1974-1977) he held the following positions: Senior Scheduling Coordinator for the Material Control Department. March 1976 he transferred to Tyler Texas as a Production Analyst Supervisor in the Quality Control Department, Production Supervisor of the Welding Department of Production Operations.
In September 1978 he accepted the Assistant Employment Manager position with the Tyler Pipe Industries, a subsidiary of Tyler Corporation. He became affiliated with Goodwill Industries as Director of Operations in 1980 and later joined the United Telephone Company of Texas Inc. in 1981 where he was employment and Affirmative Action Supervisor. In December 1984 he was named Equal Employment Opportunity Director for the University Of Texas Health Center in Tyler Texas.
Henry Jackson is a multi-faceted individual and has a history in law enforcement dating back to 1977 when he became a police reserve office for City of Tyler. While serving as reserve office under the late Sergeant Willie C. Tucker, Jr. Mr. Jackson established Fail Safe Security Agency. His law enforcement experience is the foundation for the position he currently holds as Smith County Constable Precinct 1, since January 1999. Constable Jackson is a long time community volunteer and a member of the Miles Chapel C.M.E. church. Constable Jackson is also a member of the Tyler Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Henry P. Jackson is a resident of Tyler Texas and has three daughters.
Edward Don Moore. Born and raised in Tyler, Texas graduated from Emmett Scott High School. Attended Tyler Junior College, Retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company In July 2007 after 40 years of service. Ed is serving in his third year as Tyler City Councilman representing Northwest District #3. Ed was appointed to the Tyler Metro Board June 2014.
Ed is married to Lillian Ross Moore they have two adult children Rebecca Martin, Ft. Worth, Texas, Edward Moore Jr. Tyler, Texas, Grandsons Marquis Cobb and Ethan Moore, Granddaughter Lyric Martin.
Lead Community Health Worker
Tyler Family Circle of Care
She is a graduate of Texas College and continues to support Texas College as part of the Texas College National Alumni & Ex-Students Association, Inc. Mrs. Sirles is a member of Gamma Omicron Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where she has held several offices. She is a
Mrs. Sirles is the owner of Lynn’s Desktop Publishing and Brown Suga Catering. She has owned
She is married to Eric Sirles and they have four children: Avanti Burns, Joseph Lewis, Jr., John Lewis and Jeric Sirles; five grandchildren: Brenttavian Burns-Attaway, Lavendar Lewis, Jazzilyn Lewis,
2000 W. Gentry Pkwy
Tyler, TX 75702
P.O. Box 4362
Tyler, TX 75712
Phone: 903 593 6026
Fax: 903 747 3952
Office Hours: M-F 9AM - 4PM