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Legal Advisor - Laureen Jones Mullins
Laureen was born in Washington, D.C., attended St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, Alexandria, VA., graduated 1974 and was named Who's Who Among American High School Students. She attended Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. 1974-1978 and made the Dean's List. She then graduated Cum Laude-BA/Speech Theater. Laureen is the founder of UMOJA, a creative dance and theater organization at Boston College. She attended Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C. 1981-1984 and was named Earl Warren Legal Scholar. Laureen received Outstanding Young Women of America award. In October 1984 , she was admitted to the Virginia State Bar and in June 1992, she was admitted to the Maryland State Bar. In 1988, she established the Law Office of Laureen J. Mullins, focusing on Family law, Personal Injury, Estate Planning & Small Businesses; Providing over 30 years of legal services to the residents of Prince George’s County. Laureen is a member of the Prince George's County Bar Association and the Family Law Committee. She serves as a Best Interest Attorney and a Trustee for the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County. In 2019 she received the Bold Woman in Family Award from Victory Grace Center where Dr. Jasmin Sculark is Senior Pastor. She is also a member of the Ola T. Clay Stewardess Board at Ebenezer AME Church in Ft. Washington, MD, and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Founder, CEO - Christella
Christella, a native of Jersey City, NJ, is an educator and entrepreneur who loves God, loves family, and has a passion to see youths and young adults mature into productive, God-fearing citizens. Christella received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Howard University (Washington, DC) and a Master of Education Administration degree from Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ). Currently residing in Maryland, Christella serves as the programs developer for Kingdom Citizens Youth Empowerment, Inc.
SCHOLARSHIP REVIEW BOARD (SRB)
SRB Chair - Lisa Chandler
Lisa Chandler is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She pursued her undergraduate education at Howard University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1992. Most recently, she earned a Master of Arts degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in May 2008. In March 2003 she became a licensed minister, and in May 2012 was ordained an Elder by the Mount Calvary Holy Church of America. Lisa currently serves on the ministerial team of Zion Church in Landover, MD. Lisa has a passion for helping people discover the beauty, unique gifting, purpose, tenacity, greatness and POWER that God has placed in each of us. She and her husband, Elder Jeffrey A. Chandler, have organized Abiding Faith Ministries, Inc. (AFM), a community ministry that empowers men, women, and families to live ALL BY FAITH! Within AFM Lisa has established W.O.N.D.E.R.FU.L. Wives, a ministry that provides a forum for married women to share the joys and challenges of being a wife, while also supporting one another as they journey through the various seasons of womanhood and marriage. While AFM enables Lisa to focus her passion in spiritual matters, she also expresses her passion in her professional life as well. Though she has experienced great success professionally, she recognizes that minorities are still very much underrepresented and is therefore dedicated to preparing youth and young adults for success in STEM careers. Each day Lisa embraces the truth of Ephesians 3:20, “Now unto HIM that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the POWER that worketh in us…” and looks forward with excitement and expectation to what God shall continue to do in her and through her.
KINGDOM CITIZENS YOUTH EMPOWERMENT, INC.
SRB Member - Kimberlei Richardson, Ph.D
Dr. Kimberlei Richardson, a native of Atlanta Georgia, earned her BS in chemistry from Howard University in 1996. After graduating from Howard, Dr. Richardson enrolled at the Howard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences where she earned her PhD in Pharmacology. Dr. Richardson later conducted postdoctoral training in neuropharmacology and drug addiction at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). During her postdoctoral training, she was the recipient of the Grass Foundation Fellowship, the American Psychological Association Neuroscience Fellowship, and the MUSC award for outstanding research. Dr. Richardson is a tenured Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Howard University College of Medicine. Since joining the faculty, she has been awarded the Charles and Mary Latham Trust Award and NIH funding for biomedical research. Additionally, she is a member of several professional societies and organizations. Dr. Richardson is a faithful member of Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church in Washington, DC, where she serves in several ministries.