Board members and their professional & community affiliations

Carolyn Fears-Williams--Chief Executive Officer

The founder/CEO of Devoted 2 Healing organization. Blessed with a wonderful and supportive Mother and Daughter. As a member of the Baha'i faith, Carolyn is interacting with all interfaith groups. Grateful to God for his healing me of a rare cancer called “Carcinoid of the Thymus”and hi-cystitis of the lung. Devoted 2 Healing was born through my personal journey in facing the challenge of cancer survival. Interestingly enough, the organization started in my home where the first meetings and healthy meals were served from my kitchen. 

Yet, with such a humble beginning, Devoted 2 Healing has made a positive impact in the Northwest Indiana region. It serves as a beacon of light, inspiring change through ongoing services and education. 

The programs include guest speakers on various health related topics to mind body and spirit, along with vegan meals. I believe that prayers, a supportive family, a good attitude, good doctors, western & eastern, diet, and having those prayers answered by God are the keys to getting through ones journey with any serious illness.  God has blessed me to pay it forward to educate (18 and over), especially disabled adults, veterans, seniors, those with life-threatening illness or recovering from life-threatening illness by bring local and national professional speaker to Northwest Indiana.


Patricia D. Brown

Devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. A professional Cytologist of thirty-three (33) years of service in Medical Laboratory. I enjoys working with children and mentoring young people. Patricia Brown has served as evangelical minister for twenty-five (25) years. I have served on many Board of Directors: Gary/Porter Counties Girl Scouts of America; United Way of Northwest Indiana; Gary Community 4400 Monroe, Madison, Jefferson Streets Block Club; Morningside Historic District; Co-President Committee woman for G6-6; Weed and Seed Community Coalition. She has also served as the founding member of American Society for Cytotechnologist, Board of Directors for Esperanza Group International, Hands to Clinical Laboratories Of Third World Countries, Inc., Salt Pond Redevelopment Institute, Interdepartmental Research Group- Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago Chamber of Commerce, youth motivator, business owner of Northlake International Medical Laboratory, and now currently serving as a Board of Director for Devoted 2 Healing.

Richard Brown 

I am a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a professional Truck Driver for thirty years. Served as a Baseball Coach for Midtown Little League. He has trained as Civil Defense Worker with Medical Self Help and Nuclear Warfare, also worked as a steelworker in United States Steel Company as a heavy equipment operator and a mail carrier. Mr. Brown has served on the Board of Directors for Gary Community, 4400 Monroe, Madison, Jefferson Streets Block Club, Weed and Seed Community Coalition, Morningside Historic District. Mr. Brown is a former member of Gospel Impact Fellowship Team Church and also former owner of Northlake International Medical Laboratory. He currently is serving as Vice President of Devoted 2 Healing Inc.

Angelic Gates-Coleman --President

My name is Angelic Gates -Coleman I've been inthe healthcare business for 10 years. I've always been interested in enhancingpeople lives and teaching them how to take care of themselves... I've had theexperience of owning a adult foster care home called Intimate Care

I'm a licensed phlebotomist as well currentlyseeking to go to nursing school.. I'm the oldest  daughter of Carolyn Fears Williams thefounder of Devoting 2 Healing.. Devoting 2 Healing has been a long-termnonprofit organization I've been involved in and always watched grow from thebackground and constantly love creating new idea.. …