WHO WE ARE
IMPACT began as an African-American mens social initiative in 2009. The rich fellowship shared by it’s founding members quickly grew into a civically-minded service organization designed to uplift the African-American community in Cookeville.
With it’s signature Honors Banquets and Juneteenth Celebrations, IMPACT attracted a wide swath of the community looking to help and expand our cause. IMPACT began to grow and extend its reach to serve other marginalized groups through it’s diverse IMPACT Leadership program and mentoring initiatives.
As a natural progression of it’s growth and popularity, IMPACT has become more than a group; it has blossomed into a "Movement” for progress, diversity and inclusion, particularly for “the least of these”. We invite all innovative minds who believe in progressing our entire community to join us in making an IMPACT together!
Founder / President Emeritus
Dr. Owens is Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs and the Leona Lusk Officer Multi-Cultural Center at Tennessee Technical University. A native of Murfreesboro, he earned both his undergraduate and terminal degrees at TTU and is the spouse of Mrs. Dana Mason-Owens also an alumna of TTU and a Knoxville Native. They have five wonderful children. Dr. Owens is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.