Meet the Board
Meet the visionary minds behind VillageTree Health, united in their unwavering belief that compassionate, personalized care is the cornerstone of a healthier, more equitable future. With a deep appreciation for diverse cultural backgrounds, personal experiences, and the influence of social determinants, our board members bring invaluable expertise to guide our organization’s efforts. Together, we strive to ensure that every individual receives culturally competent care, fostering a nurturing environment where patients can thrive and reclaim their well-being.
Marimee Toya Jules
Marimee Toya Jules
Marimee Jules, also known as Toya Jules, is an accomplished Founder, Patient Advocate, Lupus Warrior, and Care Navigator who has significantly contributed to the healthcare industry. Her extensive experience as an executive member on various state, city, and patient boards, with a focus on Rare Diseases and chronic illness, has helped shape policy and raise awareness of important issues.
Toya is a highly respected figure in chronic illness research, having actively participated in both clinical and nonclinical studies. Her passion for helping others navigate chronic illness stems from her experience being diagnosed with lupus nephritis and stage 4 kidney disease. Rather than succumbing to her pain, Toya turned it into a driving force to help other women of color find the resources they need to manage their own chronic illnesses through self-advocacy.
This innovative organization is dedicated to providing culturally competent case management services to people with chronic illnesses, especially within marginalized communities. Through her visionary leadership and tireless efforts, Toya is significantly impacting the lives of countless individuals and families affected by chronic illness.
Camille Richards completed her Master’s in Social Work degree from Utah Valley University in 2021. Since then she has worked as a therapist focusing on treating chronic illness, obsessive compulsive and anxiety related disorders. Camille lives with Cystic Fibrosis, a chronic illness that impacts her respiratory and digestive systems. This has led to her witnessing firsthand and in the lives of those she loves many of the struggles that can come with managing the financial, physical, and emotional aspects of living with a chronic illness. The experiences she has had both professionally and personally have led to a deep passion and dedication for helping those in the chronic illness community be heard, and receive the care that they need physically, financially, and emotionally. This passion and dedication motivate her as a member of the Board at Villagetree Health. Camille keeps a blog detailing her journey with Cystic Fibrosis which you can follow at: https://findingjoy9.blogspot.com/.
Andi Byers is the Founder and CEO of Chronic & Iconic Coaching and ICONIC Business Solutions. She is a Registered Nurse, Holistic Nutritionist, an Air Force veteran with over 22 years of records management and continuous process improvement (CPI) experience. While on active duty she coordinated multiple processes and was responsible for the maintenance and structure of the AF records life cycle, ensuring a high level of performance and making improvements to existing processes.
Serving as a Process Improvement Manager Andi was responsible for maintaining efficiency in the workers and overall quality in the workplace with a sole focus on overseeing existing business practices and improving them to boost productivity, improve customer satisfaction, reduce operation cost, and maximize company resources.
Chronic & Iconic Coaching was founded in 2006 during Andi’s diagnosis journey. It was then that Andi decided to be the person she needed, for them. Andi began to help women navigate diagnosis’ while implementing holistic practices to improve their quality of life.
Utilizing the skills she acquired from her 22 year USAF career, she applies over 22 years of Knowledge Management experience with a heavy focus on process improvement, project management and records management services to help small businesses advance strategic growth and manage business processes with ease without stress, overwhelm or burnout.
RN/BSN, MS Nutrition, Master Trainer, Sports Nutrition, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Exercise Therapy, Youth Fitness, Transformation Specialist
Six Sigma Black Belt, Project Management, CompTia A+, Net+, Security+, Microsoft Solutions, DoD Records Management
Dr. Angie Holzer
Dr. Angie Holzer
Dr. Angie Holzer is the founder of WikiCharities, a global database for nonprofits. She received her doctorate in learning and leadership, specializing in organizational leadership with an emphasis in nonprofit management. Her research focused on improving the nonprofit sector by better understanding the benefits and challenges of nonprofit collaboration. Through her research, she developed WikiCharities as a way to provide a global community for the nonprofit sector where charities can improve transparency, connect and work together. She’s worked over 20 years in the nonprofit sector and is a leading expert in her field.
She is the recipient of the 2021 Dissertation/Project of the Year Award for her research entitled, “Fight Human Trafficking by Better Understanding Nonprofit Collaboration” – Read Full Article. Dr. Holzer completed her MBA for entrepreneurs (MBC) from the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah in 2022, and her Executive Global Business Management Certification in 2023.
Jewel Dukes, originally from Chicago, lives in Atlanta, GA. She is 36 years old and married with 2 children. Her hobbies included painting, spending time with her family, and advocating for chronic illnesses. Her professional background, before becoming ill, was in accounting. In Aug 2021, Jewel was diagnosed with a rare disease, Cushing’s Disease. In Oct 2021, she underwent brain surgery to remove the pituitary tumor that was causing her issues, leaving her with adrenal insufficiency. Due to this illness, Jewel has to take daily steroids to keep her alive. In March 2023, Jewel was forced to stop working to take care of herself and heal. She now shares her story on Instagram as @thelipedemacushie, in hopes to bring awareness and create a safe space for the chronically ill.