Our Work

  • Education
  • Non-Profit
  • Small Business
  • Community



At the request of a higher education institution that was on warning from its accrediting agency, Genesis reviewed relevant organization data, responded to agency inquiries, and created a quality improvement plan resulting in maintenance of accreditation.

Strategic Planning

Genesis created plans for a church-founded independent preschool and elementary school, resulting in successful implementation.

Professional Development

Genesis facilitated workshops and provided observation feedback for mathematics teachers at a public middle school.


Genesis partnered with other firms to evaluate master plan implementation for a large urban public school district.


Board Development

Genesis conducted corporate board development workshops for multiple regional affiliates of a large national nonprofit organization.

Resource Development

Genesis procured a six-figure, multi-year federal grant for a faith-based community development corporation.

Strategic Planning

Genesis facilitated collaborative strategic planning in local communities receiving library funding from a large corporate foundation.


Genesis evaluated a multi-year, federally funded health and fitness afterschool program for children and youth.


Genesis completed the requisite federal application for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status for several newly established organizations.

Small Business

Concept Development / Ideation

Genesis assisted aspiring entrepreneurs and seasoned corporate leaders in the creative process of developing new ideas and the strategies to actualize them.

Business Planning

Genesis assisted entrepreneurs in all components of business planning including marketing analysis, financial planning, and sales planning/business development.

Executive Coaching

Genesis coached entrepreneurs resulting in profitable business strategy.

Professional Writing

Genesis edited dissertations and nonfiction manuscripts resulting in successful publication.

Community & Faith-Based


Genesis coordinated a media event in partnership with a national nonprofit to advocate for children’s public policy issues.

Program Development

Genesis developed a college access program for youth in an underserved community resulting in positive higher education outcomes and statewide replication.

Transformative Outreach

Genesis facilitated planning and implementation of effective missional strategies to increase diverse churches’ external reach and impact in alignment with community needs.

Community Development

Genesis guided stakeholder development of a holistic, place-based action plan for an urban community that outlined goals for economic development, housing development, family strengthening, community empowerment, and workforce development.

What Clients Say

It is my pleasure to write my testimony for the services rendered by Dr. Joy Hervey. In the fall of 2009 I was working as a train dispatcher for CSX. I was living in Huntington, WV at the time and was preparing to move back to Jacksonville, Florida. The vision of starting a non-profit came to me, but I did not know the path to take to get started. I reached out to family, friends, and posted a request for help on the social website shared by church members in Jacksonville. I received a reply from Dr. Hervey, but at the time she was not living in Jacksonville. She indicated she and her family would be moving to Jacksonville real soon. Dr. Hervey sent me a questionnaire on what my non-profit would look like and who it will serve. We shared emails back and forth asking and answering follow-up questions. It did not take long for Dr. Hervey to create a Project Narrative and Budget that served as my foundation for applying for tax exempt, 501(c)(3) status. My nonprofit, Partnership in Excellence Training Center, Inc, is still active today and provides free tutoring services to disadvantaged youths and newly released inmates looking to earn their General Equivalency Diploma (GED). While I was the Counselor and Director for TRiO/Student Support Services (SSS) program at Edward Waters College, I was fortunate to learn the inner workings of federal grants. The non-profit, tax exempt status allows me to apply for federal funding to operate effectively at helping individuals in the community reach their educational goals. I owe a huge “Thank You” to Dr. Joy Hervey for the work she did to help get me started.

Selah L. Bishop, Sr., Ed.D., Board President, Partnership in Excellence Training Center

The Genesis Consulting Group was very instrumental in helping us to receive grant money to launch our Kidz Fit4Life after school program. Without the professional hard work of Genesis Consulting Group this program (Kidz Fit4Life) in my opinion probably would not have been implemented! KF4L was a program that had a vision for nutrition and fitness for children 12 years of age and under. We were able to provide after school tutoring, physical fitness activities, nutritional information, homework assistance, outings and team building/cooperation and GCG conducted program evaluations. I want to give a big ”thank you” to GCG for the work they continue to do in helping others. I highly recommend them to anyone who needs their type of services!

Pastor Keith Echols, Word of Faith Christian Center

Joy Gorham Hervey possesses the perfect balance of intellect, grace, and class. In using her editing services a number of times over the years, she has helped me in more fully expressing the ideas that I wanted to convey to my audience. In using her services, I could always rest assured that my manuscript was in good hands. In addition to her editing services, she served as an inspiration for me in improving my writing skills. Joy’s attention to details and her ability to frame content were impeccable. She is a master at identifying grammatical errors, while also tackling language issues. Joy was responsive, a true professional, and was an absolute delight to work with.

Robert Little, Author and Public Speaker

Genesis Consulting Group has worked with the Children’s Defense Fund’s Southern Regional Office (CDF- SRO) over the past four years including development of a comprehensive report and assessment of activities and methodology used in its Mississippi based Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids (SPARK) early education and systems alignment program; and currently as the external evaluator for an innovative initiative focused on early literacy and parent intervention efforts for 3 year old children in the Jackson, MS area. Genesis Consulting Group has been a diligent and resourceful consultant in these efforts, helping to develop logic models based on grantor requirements and personally meeting with program partners and stakeholders to ensure they understand the planning and implementation strategies necessary for success in these program areas. CDF-SRO has enjoyed its contractual relationship with Genesis and appreciates the professionalism and abilities of its principles.

Oleta Garrett Fitzgerald, Southern Regional Director, Children’s Defense Fund

I can personally attest to the high level of professionalism that the Herveys operate in. They are diligent in their follow-through of tasks and projects. Over the course of six years that the Herveys have worked with us I accredit them for the transition of our ministry from an inward focus to making a significant impact on our community. 

Bishop George L. Davis, Senior Pastor, Impact Church

Genesis Consulting Group, LLC employs the services of its associates and other accomplished professionals to meet the needs of clients requiring specific expertise.