Board Of Directors

Janet Tillman

(Walnut Creek, CA)

Janet Tillman is a dynamIc and motivated professional with a long history of generating and building relationships, managing projects from concept to completion, designing educational strategies, and coaching individuals to success. Skilled in building cross-functional teams, demonstrating exceptional communication skills, and making critical decisions during challenges, she is an  adaptable and transformational leader with an ability to develop opportunities that further establish organizational goals. Janet has been a long time supporter of Soul Shoppe.

Solomon Wilkins

(Oakland, CA)

Solomon Wilkins is a corporate executive, executive coach and keynote speaker who’s worked with and for some of the world’s biggest brands. His passion and perspective on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) has allowed him to help companies realize that “Diversity Without Inclusion is an Illusion.”TM

In addition to working in Corporate America, Solomon is passionate about his family and making a difference in Oakland, the city he was born and raised in. As a student who spent K-12 in Oakland Unified school district, Solomon knows first- hand some of the challenges students face. His passion for helping kids and his focus on giving back to Oakland has brought him to Soul Shoppe. 

Fun fact about Solomon: in the mid 2000’s, he spent about a year as one of Soul Shoppe’s big-hearted facilitators, delivering Soul Shoppe’s programs to kids across the Bay Area.  

Mike Matt

(Indianapolis, IN)

Mike Matt’s life mission is to “create a safe, peaceful, interactive world by asking for help, helping others, and appreciating myself and others.”  He is an active member of a 12-step group and supports numerous causes, including Challenge Day (serving on the Board of Directors for six years), The ManKind Project (serving as the co-chair of the International Multi-Cultural Committee for two years), and Ascent 121.  

He graduated with a Masters of Social Work degree from Indiana University and is a Licensed Social Worker providing therapy to children, adults, and families.  His specialties include therapy focused on Substance Use Disorder (SUD), Men’s work, the LGBTQIA community, and child development.

Prior to his career in social work, Mike served seven years as the National Motivational Programs Manager at Herff Jones, where he led efforts to create and launch the “Believe in You” Motivational program focused on increasing graduation rates, building character, developing leadership, increasing participation, and recognizing achievement in schools across the United States.

Mike likes reading, playing cards, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.