Taking the Next Steps
Taking the Next Steps

Our Board of Directors

Jody Dunn

Jody Dunn is a 1992 graduate of the University of South Alabama in Accounting. He's accumulated a veritable cornucopia of experience in finance as a former CPA, commercial, real estate and retail banker, and currently as CFO of a privately held worldwide distributor of industrial parts. Through his church, he's been active in personal finance ministries for many years. He's a numbers guy, an amateur musician and and avid raconteur.

Scott Koser

Scott Koser is a board member at Taking the Next Steps.  Scott has a strong belief in fostering systems that provide a leg up for those who need it most and is committed to seeing TTNS mission be successful.  Scott has worked side by side with Mark Davidson for 15 years as co-founder and Director of Research for Cornerstone Investment Management.   Experts at finance and basic money issues, Scott and Mark are working to translate that into teachable skills for TTNS clients.

Scott Weldon

Scott Weldon has been employed at the University of South Alabama since 1990 and currently holds the position of Vice-President for Finance and Administration.  Prior to coming to the University, Scott worked for the national accounting firm of Ernst and Young for nine years.  Scott’s original career was as a high school educator.  Scott holds an BS and MA in Education from the University of Alabama and an undergraduate equivalency from Auburn University.  He is a CPA (inactive).

Scott serves, or has served, on numerous boards including the University of South Alabama (USA) Research and Technology Corporation, USA Health Services Foundation, USA Health Care Authority, Habitat for Humanity of Mobile, Dumas Wesley Community Center, USA Wesley Foundation, and Taking the Next Step.

He is married to Paula and has two children. Taylor is 22 and is a senior at Auburn.  Sadie is 16 and a sophomore at St. Paul’s.

Kelly Warren

Kelly R. Warren, LGSW, MSW, MPH, a native of Mobile, Alabama, currently serves as the Director of Prevention and Wellness for the Mobile County Health Department (MCHD).  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from Birmingham-Southern College.  She continued her studies at both the University of Alabama, School of Social Work and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health where she was among the first group of graduate students to matriculate the MSW/ MPH dual degree program.  Her area of concentration was Maternal and Child Health.  She currently holds a license to practice social work in the state of Alabama.  Ms. Warren has worked for MCHD for approximately 17 years.  Ms. Warren is involved in a number of efforts to create/sustain healthy environments for healthy living.

Ms. Warren is an active member of the Junior League of Mobile and is a member of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church.  She has been married for 17 years to her husband, Gene, and has a 9 year old daughter, Sarah Frances, and a 6 year old son, Faulkner.