County of Prince George, Virginia: Division Director and Director for the Department of Social Services – 33 years (February 15, 1978 untill Retirement on January 1, 2011). Over 40 years of public service.
Promoted to Senior Social Worker in Child Welfare (position held until appointed to Director of Department of Social Services)
Promoted to Social Work Supervisor in Child Welfare with program responsibility
In Foster Care and Adoption
June 1972, Family Services Social Worker, Petersburg, Virginia Department of Social Services.
Certifications: Child Protective Service Investigation
Out of Home Child Protective Service Investigation
Child Sexual Abuse Investigation
University of Richmond – Bachelor of Arts
Sufficient hours in both English and Psychology to have a double major
Virginia Commonwealth University – Master of Science
Emphasis was Rehabilitation Counseling
Graduate of the Weldon Cooper Executive Leadership Program -- University of Virginia
Graduate of the Advanced Leadership Skills Program for Human Service Administrators -- University of Alabama
Have hundreds of hours of in-service training as policy, procedure, and regulations have changed over the years in the social services career field.
Member of Prince George County to the Virginia Association of Local Human Service Administrators
Past Chairperson and current member of the Crater District Area Agency on Aging
Member of the Hopewell-Prince George Health Care Alliance
Member of the Hopewell-Prince George Healthy Families Board of Directors
Past Chairperson of the Prince George Domestic Violence Task Force
Member of the State Department of Social Services Family Violence Task Force
Member and Secretary of the Prince George School Board’s Special Education Advisory Committee
Past Chairperson of the Prince George County Comprehensive Services Act for At-Risk Youth, Children, and Families, Management and Planning Team
Ex-Officio Member Board of Directors The James House for Sexual Assault Advocacy and Domestic Violence Prevention
Member Board of Directors Crisis Assistance Emergency Services (CARES), which is a regional homeless and domestic violence program.
Member Prince George/Dinwiddie Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) Team
Member and Past President the Rotary Club of Prince George County, Virginia. Currently, Chairperson of the Community Service Committee
Federal Communications Amateur Radio License, Advanced Class, call sign WA4QFP
Auxiliary Member United States Air Force Military Radio Service
Past Chairperson, past board member of the Hopewell-Prince George Chapter of the American Red Cross
Life Member of Metropolitan Lodge Number 11 AF and AM, 32nd Degree Mason
Amateur Radio and Electronics
Paid way through the University of Richmond by working part-time but permanently for the Henrico County Department of Public Utilities.
Worked full time in the Petersburg Department of Social Services while also persuing master’s degree at the Virginia Commonwealth University.
Named the “Boss of the Year” 1991 by the Petersburg Area Professional Women’s