Dr. Sterling A. Wilder, Executive Director
Sterling A. Wilder was selected as Jubilee’s Executive Director in 1998. He serves as a mentor and role model to Jubilee’s students and parents. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Virginia State University, a Master in Education from Lynchburg College, a Doctorate in Education from the University of Lynchburg, and completed additional study at Harvard University’s School of Business, the University of Virginia’s Management Development Program at Darden School of Business, and Morehouse College’s Leadership Center. He is widely recognized as an outstanding citizen and mentor to underprivileged youth and families and manages substantial volunteer, in-kind, and financial resources on behalf of Jubilee. In 2012, Mr. Wilder was featured in Lynchburg College Magazine’s Alumni News section for his accomplishments and for being featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) in recognition of his selection as an “Every Day Hero” by Dollar General. The Dollar General “Every Day Hero” campaign focuses on people who have changed the lives of others by going to great lengths to better their community. In 2016, Mr. Wilder was elected to Lynchburg City Council.
Antonio M. Davis, Sr., Program Director
Antonio M. Davis, Sr. is a graduate of Liberty University and holds an M.A. in Human Services. He received his B.F.A. in Design from Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia and did Doctoral work in Forensic Mental Health at Walden University. He holds memberships in the ACA, Gamma Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, is a past member of the Social Services Advisory Board for the City of Lynchburg and a former CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer. He was previously affiliated with Blue Ridge Counseling Group, LLC as a Domestic Violence Group Facilitator; Centra Health Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; and the Madeline Center as a Day Treatment Counselor, Mental Health Support Counselor, Intensive In- Home Counselor and Site Coordinator and received the Day Treatment Counselor of the year in 2012.
Hannah Tillotson, STEM Director
Hannah Tillotson is a graduate of Lynchburg College (now the University of Lynchburg) with a B.S. in Environmental Science. She also has an A.A.S. in Science from Central Virginia Community College. Hannah has much experience working with and educating youth. She has been involved with 4-H ever since she could be enrolled, and spent many years teaching classes at 4-H camp. Hannah previously partnered with Jubilee in her position as Lynchburg’s 4-H Program Technician, under Virginia Cooperative Extension. Before coming to work for Jubilee, she worked at the local Soil and Water Conservation District as their Conservation Educator, which covered Appomattox, Amherst, Campbell, and the City of Lynchburg.
Destin Tanner, Operations Manager
Destin Tanner, who participated in Jubilee programs in his youth, earned a Master of Arts in Executive Leadership from Liberty University and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University. He is a community leader as well, serving on the Board of Directors for Achieve Lynchburg, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia, and Johnson Health Center. Tanner also serves as a Youth Sports Coach for Amherst County Parks and Recreation. He is a Leadership Lynchburg graduate, and received the Level Up Leadership Award from the Young Professionals of Central Virginia in 2019.
Devon Stewart, STEM Center Life Coach
Originally from Winter Haven, Florida, Devon Stewart attended North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University studying Sport Management, then later transferred to Virginia University of Lynchburg where he majored in Religious Studies. Devon has years of experience as an Assistant Director of a local childcare facility, and is also the Director of Difference Makers Youth Services Inc., which provides therapeutic mentoring, life skills building, and parent coaching services. Devon has served for many years on the Lynchburg CSA FAPT (Family Assessment Planning Team) Board, working with social services and other local family service providers. Devon coaches youth amateur sports and is currently the Assistant Basketball Coach for the Virginia University of Lynchburg men’s team. Devon is well equipped and possesses the skills needed to help many people as a Life Coach.
Eddis Payne, Assistant Program Director
Eddis Tucker Payne is a graduate of American National University with an Associate Degree in Business Administration and a graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Christian Counseling. Payne was recently accepted into the Master’s Program of Human Services at Liberty University. She has volunteered with the American Red Cross and Gleaning for the World, and served as Deacon of Calvary Baptist Church for three years. She previously worked in two financial institutions for a total of 32 years.
Board of Directors
Mike Daly, President
Amanda Denny, Vice President
William Poats, Treasurer
Karen Bell, Secretary
Karen Simonton, Immediate Past President
Ceasor T. Johnson