Director of Healthy Connections
Timothy Jones, Director of Healthy Connections, has been at Martha’s Table since 1996. In his tenure at the organization, he has developed and implemented after school and summer programs for older youth that focused on youth development of ability and identity while fostering the 21st century learning skills of creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. Timothy’s work at Martha’s Table is centered on infusing family values into the establishment of relationships with youth that have proven to be lasting. A number of youth he’s worked with have become seasonal and part time employees within his programs. Timothy continues to serve as a mentor for an ever growing number of young adults who were former teens in his programs.
Amber Mims is the Program Coordinator for Martha’s Table’s Healthy Connections program. Amber has been involved in youth-driven work in classrooms, summer programs, and community-based organizations in New York City and Washington, DC for over 8 years. Amber’s direct experiences as a professional musician, performer, and entrepreneur inform her practice as a teaching artist, educator, and coordinator of youth programming. Her interactive experience ranges from mentoring to private lessons to implementing her own curriculums, with art as a form of entrepreneurialism as the core. A native of Washington DC’s Ward 7, Amber is a graduate of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Vocal music program. She earned a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the New School University’s Jazz & Contemporary Program.