Tangent to his duties as a licensed architect in the state of Texas to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public, Bryan Waters has developed a zeal for community service. Recognizing the need for service in the black community, Mr. Waters has served for over a decade as a mentor for inner-city youths…

A native Houstonian, Marcia Bates shares her home with her husband, children, and the neighbor’s dog. When not enjoying time with family and friends or reading a great book, she is employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner, providing much-needed healthcare services to individuals in Houston and the surrounding areas. She is especially honored to partner…

Cedrick A. Bates is a Medical Sales Leader and Healthcare Consultant. He works in the Texas Medical Center and for several organizations abroad. He has worked with several pioneering institutions including the Houston Methodist Hospital System and McKesson Corporation. Cedrick earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Texas A&M University. In addition to his…

Allen Woodward is an attorney who grew up on Long Island, New York. Throughout his life, Allen observed numerous instances of injustice towards African-Americans generally and African-American males specifically. Scared by the events of victims such as Yusef Hawkins, Abner Louima, Amadou Diallo, and Paul Leach; Allen is passionate about finding justice for all man-kind…

With a strong passion for mentoring and uplifting the youth, Dr. Okorodudu is a proud member of the Say Yes Sir Initiative. He was raised in League City, TX and now practices Endocrinology in the San Antonio area. Being active in a number of mentoring organizations, he enjoys inspiring and supporting minority youth across the…

Historian

Meagan Waters is a high school science teacher who enjoys pouring life and hope into the at-risk population she serves. She is committed to the mission of “Say Yes Sir” and excited to see how God will use this organization to promote health and healing among disadvantaged communities. Her passion for photography and video content…

Queenie Wilkins M.D.

Treasurer

Dr. Queenie Wilkins is a pediatric anesthesiologist practicing in Houston, TX.  Her passion is mentoring minority youth and young adults.  Weekly, she welcomes local college and pre-medical students to shadow her in the operating room.  Her goal is to bring Christ into the workplace.  She enjoys working out, reading, and listening to various educational podcasts.

Dr. Carmella Caldwell is a family practice physician who has an innate passion for healing the total person. She enjoys fellowship with youth, especially young women, and aims to impact the community by encouraging self-worth at an early age. This is what draws her to the mission of  The Say Yes Sir Initiative. Mrs. Dr.…

Vice President

Michael Wilkins serves as an Advocate and Mentor for young African American Men.  He is an active member of the Windsor Village Church Boys Rites of Passage Ministry in which he serves as Director, Mentor and Class Facilitator.  Michael also served in the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer.  He is definitely passionate about teaching…

President, Founder, and CEO

Dr. Kenneth Caldwell is an orthopedic surgeon by trade but an avid community activist at heart.  He established The Say Yes Sir Initiative out of a genuine desire to end the pain that is so prevalent throughout the Black community.  As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Caldwell most enjoys the opportunity to apply a direct, hands-on…