Who We Are

Services, Colleagues and Experience

Services For you


We allow you to help us understand your passion by exercising our impeccable active listening skills. Hearing you helps us to see if we are a good fit for you and your needs. We provide an initial free, 15 minute consultation.


We provide culturally responsive/competent professional development workshops and individualized strategic solutions for school districts and individual schools seeking to better serve a diverse range of students in the 21st century.

Grant Writing/

We work with novice and experienced proposal writers to sharpen their skills by providing one-on-one coaching and/or group sessions in-person and/or online

Strategic Planning

We consider ourselves to be "strategists for strategists". We have the knowledge to access your present concerns and provide real viable solutions towards your personal or business goals.

Non-Profit Business Development

We work to help entrepreneurs begin and/or expand their business life cycles by providing them with the "tailored" tools to be successful.

Information Technology

Whether it is retrofitting your building to increase internet bandwidth, or delivering packages that transforms your residence into a smart home, we have the knowledge and expertise to strengthen and protect your home or business network.


Marilyn Green - CEO

Marilyn Green is the Chief Executive Officer and President of JFY Consulting, Inc. To the overall mission of the organization, she brings over 30 years of consummate skills in policy, project management, operations, strategic planning, non-profit management, public relations, staff development, organizational development, leadership development, labor-management relations, fiscal management, grant management, grassroots organizing, public speaking and capacity building.

Since 2005, Ms. Green has had an ongoing relationship with the federal government as a grant reviewer and has a diverse portfolio of opportunities as she has worked with the following agencies: Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Family Assistance, Office of Community Services, Headstart and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration.

In 2016, under her guidance, JFY Consulting was awarded the National Association Self-Employed (NASE) Growth Grant.

Ms. Green educational portfolio includes a Masters in Public Administration and Public Policy, a Bachelors in Workforce Education and Development and an Associates in Science. She completed an intense one-year fellowship program offered by the MidAmerica Regional Public Health Leadership Institute (MARPHLI).

Matthew Williams

Matthew Alexander Williams was born and raised in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. He earned his bachelors in Sociology-Pre Law/Consumer Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, his master’s in Business Administration (specializing in Strategic Management) from Lindenwood University, and earned an additional master’s in Public Administration and Public Policy (specializing in Program Management) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and holds the title of Project Management Professional (PMP).

Professionally, Matthew has lead project teams and delivered desirable results for both public and private organizations. He has worked for organizations in the City of St. Louis, the City of Chicago, and he currently manages projects for a Fortune 50,(this is not a typo, I really do mean fortune 50), company.

Matthew is best known for his systematic execution of all phases of the project from eliciting the clients’ solution requirements and formally composing those requirements, to creating achievable and measurable deliverables and providing management strategies to produce quality deliverables.

Matthew is passionate about information technology, and organizational process and policy improvement through the implementation of information technology. Matthew has made a career of delivering system critical software implementations and targeted hardware deployments for clients both in the private and public sectors.


John Williams III

John’s primary focus is in youth programmatic development. John has been a program manager and strategic planner for number of private, and non-profit agencies. He has worked with the Urban League, Department of Education, Department of Labor, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity as a consultant for numerous projects. Some of his projects have served to capture capital of over 3.3 million dollars in state and federal grant funding.

John received a B.A. in Sociology with a focus on social group dynamics, from the University of Illinois. He received his Masters in Business Administration and Public Administration focusing on Global Marketing Analytics, and Business Capital Development from University of Phoenix. He also holds a Masters in Education Policy Studies, with a focus on Diversity and Equity Issue from the University of Illinois. Currently John is pursuing his Doctoral degree in Urban Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, focusing on the areas of teacher preparation programs in connection with discipline disparities in P-12 education institutions, the development of African American wealth through education, and the development of culturally immersed teacher preparation programs. His travels has allowed him to become a well-versed grant writer, researcher and author.

Contact information

P.O. Box 23491 Belleville, IL

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