Meet our team

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RON l. JAMES - FOUNDER, SPEAKER, AUTHOR, LIFE COACH

Ron L. James lived a life in and out of prison until he decided to make the choice to embrace his faith and commit to the hard work of turning his life around. He became a published author and travels the country to shares his story, inspiring others to make their next choice their best choice.

Your Choice Foundation was founded by Ron and a team of supporters to enable him to continue delivering a message of hope, love and faith that inspires and motivates others. Ron is the director of programs for the foundation and continues to add services to address the needs of schools, churches, community organizations, law enforcement and more. 

Fun fact: Happily married to Anneliese James. Their blended family consists of four children - Kyle, Karissa, Lanaya, Mireya and two grandchildren - Sawyer and Payton. Ron enjoys traveling, amusement parks, and brainstorming new ideas. 


JEFFREY L. BORTNER - FOUNDER

Jeffrey L. Bortner, P.E. is the owner and founder of JLB Architectural Engineering. Jeff has spent his entire professional career (since 1977) in the glass, metal and glazing industry with an emphasis on window, curtain wall and storefront projects.

Jeff is a visionary! He is a managing director for Your Choice Foundation where he uses his extensive experience in operating his own business to help the foundation establish a strong center of operations.

Fun fact: Jeff is happily married to his very special lady, Tammi. They have raised three children; Meagan, Laura, and Matt. They now have five young grandsons; Sean, Joshua, Ronan, Luke and Caleb. Jeff is a graduate of Penn State University and loves Penn State football, the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens.


Tammi Bortner - eXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

After serving the foundation in the background for several years, Tammi was just named Executive Director in February 2019.  She is excited to be on staff and to be contributing toward its growth and presence in the community.  She brings a wealth of non-profit experience in programming, human resources and management to the organization.

Fun fact: She enjoys gardening, the beach, traveling and spending time with her five grandsons on both the east and west coast! Headshot Photography by Laura Lynn Photography 

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DWAYNE PETTY

Dwayne Petty has more than twelve years of franchising experience, providing organizational support and leadership in the areas of management and daily operations in two national restaurant franchises and two service oriented franchises. 

Dwayne focuses on the value of people and developing their strengths and he does so every day as the operations director for Your Choice Foundation.

Fun Fact: Dwayne is blessed to be married to his beautiful bride Krista.  They have two wonderful children – John David and Emma.  Dwayne is a Cowboys fan as he was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.  He loves to invest quality time with his family, as well as travel, snow ski, read/listen to books and watch movies.


Terry DANNER - OUTREACH DIRECTOR

Terry is currently serving as an Outreach Director working with sites interested in conducting movie showings.

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ANGie JACKSON - Administrative Specialist

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Fun fact: For the past 21 years she has been a stay at home mom. She has been busy homeschooling her four children Douglas-21, Anthony-18, Elijah-16, Kathryn-14. She and her husband Doug have been married for 24 years.


LAURA LYNN CUNNINGHAM - communications specialist

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