From 1999-2012, Barbara worked as Director of Programs for the YWCA, a mid-sized non-profit organization where she was responsible for the overall management of all programs to include Crisis Intervention Services, Legal Services and Mentoring Services. Barbara also implemented structure, policies and procedures for the YWCA to include writing grant proposals, developing, implementing and evaluating expended funds to ensure State and Federal compliance. As a member of the executive team, Barbara attended monthly Board of Directors meetings to report on program structure and growth. Barbara was responsible for supervising seven managers and 35 employees.
Barbara has expertise in coordinating multiple projects and meeting critical deadlines. Projects range from writing proposals for a specific new program to meeting with prospective funders for ongoing grants and request for proposals (RFP). At the YWCA, Barbara wrote all proposals for the organization (40 proposals/year), for a $2.5 million dollar budget.
Barbara managed International Accounts for Air Cargo, Inc. in Annapolis, Maryland for eight years. During her tenure at Air Cargo, Inc. as supervisor of International Accounts, Barbara traveled extensively abroad while overseeing international accounts. Barbara has also traveled throughout the world visiting such countries as Germany, Scotland, England, Africa, Israel and Italy.
Barbara is a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) with the State of Maryland and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Bank Finance, a Bachelor’s degree in Divinity and a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling. She currently sits on the State of Maryland’s Department of Juvenile Services Advisory Board for female juvenile offenders, the Anne Arundel County Suicide Prevention Advisory Board for the public school system, and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women. She has been listed in Who’s Who among International Executive Women and has received a Governor’s Citation for her work with youth in the community.
Barbara is currently COO of Kingdom Kare Childcare Center where she oversees curriculum and program development to include grant writing. In addition, Barbara works alongside her husband as Lead Pastor of Kingdom Celebration Center in Odenton, MD.
Barbara is CEO of Palm Tree Business Consulting where she travels to various churches providing workshops on grant writing, non-profit status, and leadership development.
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