J.R. Cunningham

J.R. Cunningham

Director of IT & Software

Email: it@Hollidayshh.org
Phone: 310-704-2195

J.R. is the go-to person at Holliday’s Helping Hands for managing all levels of its daily IT and software needs from training to repair. Joining HHH in 2020, JR ensures the functionality and security of the organization’s technology resources while making sure their IT is cutting edge.

Bringing a lengthy and successful career in computer science and engineering to HHH, J.R. started as an engineer in 2007 with Thyssenkrupp Steel and North American Coal, followed by seven years with the U.S. Department of Defense working with all of the branches of the Armed Forces and the National Weather Service. This combination of corporate and military IT knowledge along with his interpersonal leadership skills make J.R. a valuable asset for HHH’s mission.

J.R. holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering and an MS in Computer Science from Mississippi State University.

What is the most important part of your day?

“The morning is the most important part of his day. “It’s the confirmation that I received one more opportunity to make change in my own life and also be the catalyst for change in others.

“While many see the homeless undesired parts of society, I see untapped potential for individuals that are capable and untapped opportunities for us as fellow citizens to show compassion. Coming from a family as large as I have all parts of society are represented. This allowed me the privilege of insight of seeing high functioning brilliant people, substance abuse, boxers to individuals with Alzheimer’s. So, when I encounter the homeless, I don’t just see a person “down on their luck” I see people that remind me of people I love and care for and they deserve that same love and care.”