"At the heart of the LeanOnMe platform are Gabby, Renay, and Tim Jones"
Renay is a Miami University graduate with a Bachelors of Science in Special Education. She has worked as a certified Intervention Specialist in the state of Ohio, and has been actively involved in the Special Needs community for over two decades, including running a Down Syndrome support group for parents of newborns. Renay has also volunteered for People Working Cooperatively, a local organization that helps to repair the homes of low income elderly citizens so that they can remain in their homes.
Renay is currently providing both feature consulting and administrative support on LeanOnMe, while working on a novel.
Gabby Jones has been the Jones family’s inspiration in so many ways. She inspired her mother to enter Special Education. She inspired her father to create LeanOnMe. And on a daily basis, Gabby inspires those around her with her positive attitude, willingness to grow, athletic abilities, and especially, her dancing.
Gabby is participating in Project Life 101, a post high school work training program. Her rotations have included TJ Maxx, Bob Evans, Procter and Gamble under Project Reach, Taylor’s Pointe nursing facility, and the Wetherington Golf and Country Club. During most of these rotations she has continued to be gainfully employed at McAlisters Deli where she often receives tips from the patrons!
Gabby is currently Alpha Testing the LeanOnMe Android application as new features are added.
Founder and CEO
Tim coaches a Cincinnati Top Soccer team each year for people with special needs in the Cincinnati area, and has provided support to organizations such as the local teen group, Special Olympics bowling, Avance (a parent education and support program), and has been the team leader on projects for People Working Cooperatively and GE Volunteers. Tim supported Renay in the operation of a Down Syndrome Support group through the Easter Seals Children’s Development Center. Through it they provided perspective, support, and understanding to families, while facilitating training on the Americans with Disabilities Act and other legislation.
Tim is a Desert Storm era USAF veteran, and currently works for a large aerospace and defense company – his fourth fortune 500 location. He has a long history of Systems and Software architecture development in an industrial setting, including soliciting customer needs, documenting and reviewing requirements, designing an architecture, performing detailed design rollout, and training. He holds an AS in Electronic Systems, a BS in Computer Information Systems, and an MBA from Regis University.
This project is a labor of love that ties his personal life and professional skills into something meaningful for the world.