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Work experience

Apr 2005Dec 2010

In-Home Caregiver

During this period, culminating in the passing of a family member, I was engaged on a full-time basis as her primary in-home caregiver. While providing the customary Home Helper, Companionship, Personal, and Medical Social Worker support, I also volunteered my time, as circumstances permitted, to a number of not-for-profit organizations. Most recently, these includedLearning Ally (formerlyRFB&D), Project C.U.R.E., and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance.

Oct 2002Mar 2005

Executive Director

Powhatan-Goochland Community Action Agency, Inc

Provided executive leadership and day-to-day management of not-for-profit social and human services agency, with a staff of as many as 10 and an annual budget of more than $ 1million, serving a client base of 12,000 households and families. Specific duties include human resource management, program planning, budget process, governmental and public relations, and fund development.

Jul 2001Apr 2002

Associate Pastor for Public Ministry

Richmond Hill

Responsible for the development and management of programs to an ecumenical, interracial, network of churches. Represented the organization before public, governmental, and private agencies and organizations. Engaged in issue and constituent advocacy, collaborative ministry, and social justice initiatives. Lead and participated in spiritual formation and retreat community activities. Produced educational and community-building events. Supervised related aspects of grant management and fund development successfully.

Jan 1999Jan 2000

Church Administrator

Reid Temple A.M.E. Church

Implemented programs, policies and procedures; managed human, physical, and financial resources in support of mission and goals. Supervised all paid and volunteer staff. Developed a program for faith-based economic development, financial self-sufficiency. Directed the introduction of new, appropriate technologies into all aspects of church life including, worship, ministry, operational and administrative activities.

Jan 1995Nov 1998

Minister of Economic Development/Director of Operations/Associate Pastor

Directed staff and congregational leadership in the implementation of programs for economic empowerment, community development, related outreach and education. Created and served as Executive Director of faith-based Community Development Corporation. Organized Federally Chartered Credit Union. Supervised all activities related to church operations, administration and personnel functions. Performed Pastoral duties in worship, counseling, and ministry.Trinity Baptist Church


Jul 1994May 1997

Master of Divinity Program

Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University
Sep 1978May 1981

Juris Doctor

University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Aug 1974May 1978

Bachelor of Arts

Howard University


Douglas A. Romero, Esq.

Hon. Joe Miklosi

Rev. Gil Jones

Career Accomplishments

I Believe...


To build upon and deploy my existing legal, corporate, military, and not-for-profit skill sets in development, planning, management, research, analytics, advocacy, fund development, problem-solving, and transaction execution, leading to increasingly responsible positions in a human services organization.


I am a highly motivated professional with over 36 years of progressively responsible experience in governmental, for- and not-for-profit program and project management, policy development, public and governmental relations, issue and constituent advocacy, and community economic development experience. Throughout my career, I have sought to balance social ideals with bottom-line economic considerations in diverse environments. I have successfully combined a solid and diverse education, with my military, political, public policy, and public service experience to effectively manage administrative and human resources, achieve organizational prerogatives and the successful delivery of services.

Areas of Expertise

• Not-For Profit Formation• Church Management and Administration• Corporate Governance• Regulatory/Administrative Compliance

• Strategic/Organizational Planning• Policy Research/Analysis• Project Design/Development/Management

• Budget Development/Management• Fund Development• Grantwriting/ Grants Management

• Organizational Compliance• Corporate Compliance

• Contract Negotiation/Contract Compliance• Governmental Relations• Client Counseling• Mediation

• Human Resource Management• Personnel Training• Volunteer Management

• Communications Management• Constituent/Community Relations• Public/Media Relations

• Facilities Management• Event Planning • Public Speaking

• Graphics and Document Design• Desktop Publishing [MS Office Suite, etc.]

Professional LifeLights

  • Once reported to be the youngest person to have received an Officer's Commission in the USAF (1978)
  • First job during college was at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Washington, DC
  • Ten years of Securities/Exchange Law Practice
  • Ordained Minister and Pastor

Moving Forward...

…Psychologically, you have to have confidence in yourself and this confidence should be based on fact.

I have appreciated the diversity of my professional experience. Benjamin Franklin noted that “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” 

As a seasoned professional, I am seeking an opportunity that has the potential for a long-term relationship in an environment that encourages personal and institutional growth, public service and creative problem-solving; learning from others and the opportunity to contribute to others that which I have learned.

A "Win-Win' Situation