Empowerment Team

Helyne Joseph, Founder

Grew up in the sunny Caribbean chasing a white ball around the golf course, and has created her own definition of being a professional golfer. Graduated as a Materials Science Engineer and works in Technology Development within the Biotechnology industry.  Earned professional golf status with the Symetra Tour, and operates ETG out of San Diego. Lately, her educational focus has been coding, and its applications in Bioinformatics.

Sending good vibes to everyone. Bless!

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Hyun-Jae Lee, Operations

Hyun-Jae Lee is an energetic, out-going, and result driven individual who is currently working as an Engineer at Illumina, and handles logistics for ETG. He is passionate about making a positive impact in the community by volunteering through programs like the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering at Petco Park and Illumina’s campus tours for local high school students.

Chequala Fuller, Finance

Chequala Fuller is a licensed professional engineer currently working for San Diego Gas & Electric on microgrid energy and storage under the Growth and Technology Integration team. She received her B.S.
in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Go Rebels!) where she began her service in community outreach as an avid executive board member with the National Society of Black
Engineers (NSBE). Through her service in NSBE, Chequala was introduced to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) pipeline development and has since been committed to the mission.
As a professional, Chequala finds joy in volunteering with community outreach programs such as BeThatGirl which is geared towards partnering with local organizations to empower young girls by getting them excited about careers in STEM. She shares the vision of ETG and is honored to be part of the team; continuing the mission to support education through golf, STEM, and service initiatives.

Jamie Gustafson, Communications

Jamie Gustafson is a project engineer with her B.S in Mechanical Engineering currently working for Willdan Energy Solutions. She works on several programs partnered with San Diego Gas & Electric to promote energy efficiency practices and help commercial facilities make key upgrades to reduce energy consumption. Dedicated to pursuing volleyball and is a major advocate for youth involvement in sports. ETG will be the perfect opportunity to continue involvement in the global community, giving back to youth and encouraging involvement in S.T.E.A.M. careers.

Fred Ellis, Partner Relations | Board Member


Fred began his career as an equipment engineer & process engineer in the semiconductor industry, then in the plastics industry before entering the biotech industry. Currently, he leads the operational strategy & portfolio management and is tasked with navigating his company through competing priorities to ensure execution in alignment with corporate initiatives. He hopes to translate his experiences in support of the mission of Empowerment Through Golf.

Sherrie Bainer, Digital Solutions | Board Member

Sherrie is a resourceful and innovative business leader. She brings over 15 years of experience as a global business development manager with expertise in all facets of account development, cultivation, and overall management to Empowerment Through Golf.

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