Our Team


Jason Carthen Ph.D.

Dr. Jason Carthen knows versatility. He knows heart, he knows teamwork and he is the embodiment of passion. As a former professional football player with the New England Patriots, he is a highly sought-after international speaker in the areas of leadership, business and identifying your purpose in life.

He has served for over eighteen years in both the public and private sectors of Leadership and Business Management, specifically with the National Football League’s Player’s Association, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He speaks and writes frequently as an expert on the topic of Leadership and its impact upon followers. As a visionary, scholar, and author, Dr. Carthen is a distinguished Fellow in the Beta Phi academic literary society and has researched and published in the areas of Business, Positive Psychology, and Leadership within Organizational Frameworks.

Sensing a call to positively impact those in the community, Dr. Carthen founded The Leaders of Tomorrow Initiative©. The L.O.T. Initiative is a non-profit organization focusing upon equipping the next generation of society’s leaders for life’s possibilities. As founder and president, Dr. Carthen oversees the L.O.T Initiative’s Family, Education and Community focused initiatives.

He has been featured on the Trinity Broadcasting Network for his Philanthropic work with The Leaders of Tomorrow Initiative and his commitment to education. Dr. Carthen received his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, his Master’s degree from Malone University, his Business Management Certification from the Harvard Business School and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio University.



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Mireidy Carthen M.A

Mireidy Carthen serves as the  Director of The Leaders of Tomorrow Initiative, Inc., She is responsible for strategizing & leading the main office while equipping the next generation of society's leaders for life's possibilities. Prior to joining the LOT team, Mireidy cultivated nearly a decade of relationships through direct sales and process management for multi-tiered institutions in Academia. Miriedy holds a Bachelors degree in Business from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Regent University.  She is continually finding ways to develop the organization and cultivate relationships as it engages tens of thousands of student leaders nationwide and promotes a unified national voice for young adults as they navigate the challenges and opportunities in life. 




Rodney Winters MBA

Rodney A. Winters earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Akron. Along with his full-time job, he also teaches as an adjunct professor of business at the Cleveland campus of Indiana Wesleyan University. Rodney is the Social Media Strategist for The Leaders of Tomorrow Initiative Inc. Rodney also serves as a staff minister at the Prevailing Church in Walton Hills, Ohio. He is gifted to preach and teach. He is also a musician, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is the proud father of two children. Rodney has a heart for people and ministry.