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Wesley Hamilton

DBNR Founder & Executive Director

Before building the DBNR team, I transformed from a victim into a victor. Years ago, gunshot wounds left me with a spinal cord injury. I began a new life in a wheelchair and deeply depressed. But as a single father to my daughter, Nevaeh, I needed to change. Fitness and nutrition soon entered the picture, and I became empowered. New health regimes helped me grow personally and professionally. I drew inspiration from my roles as a father and potential role model. I competed as an adaptive bodybuilder and spread positivity. Then, I established a philanthropic organization, Disabled But Not Really. My mission is to bring positivity and hope to the disabled community and beyond. My passion for DBNR is evident by its expansion. DBNR joins community events to raise awareness about the role of good mental and physical health in overcoming life’s challenges. We have expanded our scholarship program for disabled individuals who learn ways to improve their nutrition and fitness. We also support KC’s homeless population, providing dignity care packages, water, and food. And we are just getting started. 

Wesley Hamilton

DBNR Founder & Executive Director

Wesley Hamilton from the side looking up to the right, wearing a black shirt meaning business with the DBNR team.

Before building the DBNR team, I transformed from a victim into a victor. Years ago, gunshot wounds left me with a spinal cord injury. I began a new life in a wheelchair and deeply depressed. But as a single father to my daughter, Nevaeh, I needed to change. Fitness and nutrition soon entered the picture, and I became empowered. New health regimes helped me grow personally and professionally. I drew inspiration from my roles as a father and potential role model. I competed as an adaptive bodybuilder and spread positivity. Then, I established a philanthropic organization, Disabled But Not Really. My mission is to bring positivity and hope to the disabled community and beyond.My passion for DBNR is evident by its expansion. DBNR joins community events to raise awareness about the role of good mental and physical health in overcoming life’s challenges. We have expanded our scholarship program for disabled individuals who learn ways to improve their nutrition and fitness. We also support KC’s homeless population, providing dignity care packages, water, and food. And we are just getting started.

Jeff Czernicki

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Czernicki wearing a blue jacket and light blue dress shirt with grey slacks sitting on a set of two stairs before meeting with the DBNR team.

Jeff served four years in the Army working within the military intelligence arena, primarily in West Berlin. His time in the service developed a belief in personal accountability and valuing the efforts of others in a collaborative environment. Jeff retired from UPS as an executive with over 30 years of service in operations, transportation, human resources, and planning. As an iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) certified professional coach, he is currently the CEO and founder of Perpetual Compass Coaching, LLC. He is a graduate of Shawnee Mission South H.S. and he received his B.S. in Business Management from Baker University. His pursuit of coaching as a second career aligns well with the intentions of the Disabled But Not Really Foundation and the DBNR team. Jeff’s passion is in helping others develop their talents in a way that serves their values system and assists them in the shift from “Who am I?” to “Who I am!” Moreover, create a sustainable intention towards the outcomes they desire. Jeff is married, and he and his wife, Rea, live in Prairie Village, Kansas.

Anthony Trakas

Chief Financial Officer

Anthony Trakas, DBNR CFO, in a grey jacket, white shirt, and brown and tan striped tie at a charity function for Disabled But Not Really

Anthony is a Kansas City native who grew up on the east side of the metro and graduated from Rockhurst High School. Anthony earned a Bachelors degree in Economics and Finance from Loyola New Orleans followed by a Masters of Science in Finance from Villanova University outside Philadelphia. Upon graduation, he stayed in Philadelphia to pursue a career in Marketing and Finance. Anthony worked for multiple Fortune 50 companies during his time on the east coast, specializing in marketing and finance within the semiconductor manufacturing industry and ultimately with the world leader in water purification technology and sustainability. Before joining the DBNR team, he served on the board of directors for a not-for-profit financial institution as well as being involved in various non-profit organizations focused on promoting the arts and sciences with underprivileged youth. Returning to Kansas City has allowed him to rediscover the city he has always called home and reconnected with people that make it such a beautiful and vibrant city.

CALLING ALL TALENT!

Disabled But Not Really is seeking new talent to join our Board of Directors.

The DBNR team is seeking talented professionals from all backgrounds to join our Board of Directors. If you have specific resource or networks to bring, and if you have a passion for giving back, Disabled But Not Really would love to have a conversation about your vision for philanthropy and bringing inclusive training and inclusive environments to all communities. 

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