National Board Members of NAFJ
Ms. Addie Richburg,
National President and Chairman of the Board
|Addie L. Richburg is co-founder and currently serves as President and Chairman of the Board of the National Alliance of Faith and Justice (NAFJ).
She is a retired employee of the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). In her final assignment, for over a decade, she served as the National Volunteer Coordinator and key subject matter expert to over 100 institutions and six regions for volunteer and citizen participation programs at the agency headquarters in Washington, DC.
Within her 22 year career with the BOP, Ms. Richburg received over 30 awards to include the agency’s highest national award for EE0 (Equal Employment Opportunity). Among other awards during her institutional and headquarters assignments, she received Instructor of the Year, Employee of the Year, Supervisor of the Quarter, multiple Sustained Superior Performance Awards, and has received awards for her design and dedication to numerous special acts and efforts.
As only one of 11 invited, in January 2009 Ms. Richburg was recognized at the White House for innovative and exemplary leadership in mobilizing volunteers of faith in specialized service in a ceremony honoring 20 years of volunteer leadership hosted by President George W. and Mrs. Laura Bush in honor of Former President George H.W. Bush, Sr. In November 2009 at Niagara University College of Education, Ms. Richburg was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, recognizing excellence in education and those who exhibit the ideals of scholarship, promise in teaching and allied professions.
Among her accomplishments, Ms. Richburg conceptualized JUSTICE SUNDAY™, recognized nationally by federal and municipal officials, agencies, and by hundreds of churches across the country on the day before the federal holiday which honors Dr. Martin Luther King. The observance honors Dr. King in his role as a clergy during the civil rights movement, the role of faith practitioners in civic responsibility and service which led to critical change in this country, and it serves as a day of anticipation for the MLK Day of Service. Also to her credit, she conceptualized and NAFJ launched the PEN OR PENCIL™, a national service-learning and mentoring approach which uses history to impact improvement in social skills, behavior, self-respect, and other variables in the lives of youth aged 8-17.
Ms. Richburg has recently been appointed by the President of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice to head policy strategies and build capacity for governmental affairs for the organization. She serves as a training and technical assistant consultant for federal and state agencies in the design and implementation of several national initiatives. Among areas in which Ms. Richburg has authored materials or provided training and technical assistance are reentry, mentoring (youth, juvenile and adult offenders and children of offenders), domestic violence, policy engagement, and faith-based partnership building.
Ms. Richburg is an accomplished speaker and presenter. For over ten years, Ms. Richburg has moderated and coordinated an issues forum during the Congressional Legislative Black Caucus Conference in Washington, DC, and has presented in academic, religious, community, and governmental meeting and conference settings. She has developed special projects or presented with an extensive list of celebrities and notable figures to include the late Mrs. Rosa Parks, countless film and motion picture actors and actresses, with multiple recipients of the Miss America title, numerous Cabinet, Congressional and other leaders.
Ms. Richburg is a native of Milton, Florida, and mother of three adult children.
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Bishop Gerald O. Glenn
|Bishop Glenn is a native of Kingsville, Texas. He is senior pastor and founding visionary of the New Deliverance Evangelistic Church (NDEC) and the New Deliverance Christian Academy in Richmond (Chesterfield County) Virginia. He along with his wife, Marcietia, organized this congregation in 1995 with God, twenty people, and a hundred dollar bill. From this humble beginning in a high school auditorium, Bishop Glenn has led the NDEC congregation into building and paying for, upon completion, the $500,000 multi –purpose Smith-Wilder Memorial Annex Facility. By adhering to faith principles, in 2006, NDEC retired a two million dollar, fifteen year mortgage in eight years. NDEC has also purchased land for more than a half million dollars in preparation to construct the Greater New Deliverance Evangelistic Church estimated to cost in excess of eight million dollars.
Bishop Glenn serves as Bishop of the New Deliverance Fellowship Conference of Churches and President of the New Deliverance Foundation. He is Editor-In-Chief of the Deliverance in Focus Magazine. He has previously served as Co-President of the Richmonders Involved in Strengthening our Communities, an ecumenical organization of clergy and congregations. Recently, he was appointed as co-chair of the Governor's statewide Task Force on Preventing Crime in Minority Communities. He has served as Director of Virginia's Department of Juvenile Justice. Bishop Glenn was recently elected as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Alliance of Faith and Justice. Currently, he is a member of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission.
Bishop Glenn's roots in and love for the Church Of God In Christ (COGIC) run deep. Having served as pastor of COGIC congregations in Texas and Virginia. In January 2006, Bishop Glenn was appointed by the Presiding Bishop, Bishop Gilbert E. Patterson and the Governing Board as an Auxiliary Bishop in the Church of God in Christ. In 2004, he led his congregation in fulfilling a $100,000 pledge to the National Church in support of the Presiding Bishop’s effort to renovate the Historic Mason Temple.
He was listed in Whos Who In Law Enforcement and recognized in Ebony Magazine's ''Speaking of People”. He holds active membership in the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ). He is honorably discharged from the Army and United States Marine Corps.
He can be heard weekly over radio stations throughout Virginia and North Carolina. He can be viewed on his "Deliverance In Focus" television broadcast Sunday morning's on the NBC affiliate in Richmond; KDF In Corpus Christi, Texas; and WTVZ WB33 in Norfolk, Virginia. He believes that he is called to assist small congregations in developing their maximum potential in kingdom work. He is a graduate of El Centro College, Dallas, Texas; St. Paul's College, Lawrenceville, Virginia.
Bishop Glenn is married to the woman of his dreams and partner in ministry, Mother Marcietia S. Glenn. They have two sons and three daughters.
Dr. M. Jeanne Dolphus Cotton,
|Dr. M. Jeanne Dolphus Cotton is a positive woman who refuses to allow economic conditions to dictate her goals in life. She is an innovator and change agent in education towards meeting the needs of the whole person. She is the founder and executive director of Trinity Universal Center, Inc., for Positive Youth, Family and Personal Development.
She serves as the National Facilitator for Strengthening Marriages and Families for the National Black Church Task Force Initiative on Crime and Criminal Justice.
Dr. Cotton's 33 plus years of experience as an educator, administrator, personologist and counselor has allowed her natural personality of humor to entertain her audiences as she teaches and counsels. She is a very proud woman who knows who she is and where she is going. She radiates this in her very being and insists that those around her do likewise.
In so doing, she teaches that we must impress the subconscious to attract that which we desire. Her theme is "Good Life and Good Living." Wherever she goes people listen, remember what she has said, and invariably test the information against their individual day-to-day living, in order to and reap the prosperous results. In addition, Dr. Cotton is regarded as an innovator in the fields of Human Resource Development, Management Leadership, Goal Achievement and Personal Development, bridging the gap between sacred and secular living and mere existing and abundant living. She has been dubbed "the Miracle Worker," for the results she gets from working with youth.
Dr. Cotton is an advocate for high school retention. She developed and conducts an alternative dropout prevention program: "You Can Turn It Around," for several school districts. She presents a profound, positive approach in aiding students to become emotionally mature in dealing with not only the pressures of school, but with life itself.
Trained and degreed in the following disciplines: B.A., Education; M.S., Counseling; Ph.D., Psychology and M.T.S., Theological Studies, and post graduate work in Marriage and Family Therapy and Hypnotherapy.
Dr. Cotton mostly refrains from lengthy discussions that address her academic letters. However, one thing she will eagerly discuss is her pride in being the mother of six, grandmother of thirteen, great grandmother of five and affectionately called "Granny." She is the author of "Getting It Together... You... Your Contributions" and "Getting It Together...You...Life ...and Living." Also, she is the author of several inspirational and motivational programs which are widely used.
Dr. Bryan Walls
|Dr. Bryan E. Walls was born in Windsor and raised in Puce, Ontario. He began his undergraduate studies at the University of Detroit and completed them at the University of Windsor earning a Bachelors of Science Degree 1969. He continued his education at the University of Toronto, graduating with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 1973.
Dr. Walls is founder of the John Freeman Walls Historic Site and Underground Railroad Museum in Puce, Ontario. Dr. Walls is a noted historian and lecturer on how the Underground Railroad history can be used to teach Math and Science, anti-bullying and little-known African Diaspora History. He lectures on diversity and mutual respect at police colleges, C.O. Bick Police College in Toronto and Aylmer Provincial Police College. He partners with the University of Windsor and Toronto District School Board and Detroit District School Board in an annual African Diaspora Student Conference. Dr. Walls also partners with Motown Historical Museum, Hitsville U.S.A, Mrs. Rosa Parks and Elaine Steele’s Pathways to Freedom Program, and the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development. He is the author of The Road That Led to Somewhere (based on a true story of his ancestor’s journey on the Underground Railroad to Canada. He has written a screen play for a movie, a libretto for a Broadway play, and has co-authored an education unit of study guide for teachers and students.
Dr. Walls is Past President of Assumption High School Student Council, the Essex County Dental Society, and the Ontario Historical Society. Other memberships include the Omicron Chapter of the Zi Psi Phi National Dental Fraternity and the Ontario Heritage Foundation, founded in 1888. He is a committee member of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Services Recruiting Unit, a Board Member of the National Alliance of Faith and Justice, Washington D.C and a Deacon of the Historic First Baptist Church Puce, founded by his ancestors in 1846.
Honours bestowed upon Dr. Walls, include the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry Honouree of Distinction Alumni Award of Merit, Order of Canada (C.M.,) Chancellor’s Award, Iona College University of Windsor, the Order of Ontario (O. Ont.), Ontario Government Outstanding Achievement of Volunteers, Lamp of Learning Award, Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF), and Hon. Doctor of Humanities, Urban Bible College, Detroit, Michigan.
MOTTO - NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP!
Ms. Eleanor Murkey
|Eleanor Murkey is the Dean of the College of Lake County Campus in Waukegan, Illinois.
She is concerned with education and meeting the needs of the whole person. Her prime assumption that each person is born perfect and divinely provided with limitless potential.
She is a native of Philadelphia, P.A., and has lived in the Waukegan area for the last thirty-five years. She was hired by CLC in 1976 as the Director of the Outreach Center. Since that time, Murkey has worked to bring many of the College of Lake County services and programs to the Waukegan area.
Due to Murkey's leadership and community based support, the Lakeshore Educational Center was made a branch campus of the College of Lake County by the Illinois Community College Board in 1985
Securing branch campus status for Lakeshore allows the College of Lake County to provide complete degree programs at the Waukegan site and increase its services to residents of the Northeast corner of Lake County.
Murkey's leadership has lead to the expansion of the Lakeshore Campus to a new state of the art facility, which offers a greater array of courses and services in the downtown Waukegan. Among the exciting additions a child care center, a full service bookstore, comprehensive registration and counseling services, fully equipped science and basic nursing assistant laboratories and free sheltered parking.
Murkey is one of the most requested speakers of the CLC Speakers Bureau. She is a popular speaker for community, social, and church organizations. She presents techniques for developing one's potential, releasing the free, full flow of life through the individual, so that he/she may experience Good Life and Good Living.
A topic that is likely to come up on conversation is her belief in the potential of the human spirit. Ms. Murkey classified as (EMH), Educational Mental Handicap during her elementary and secondary education, and points to herself as she encourages young people to stretch beyond ordinary expectations.
Ms. Murkey is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University and National College of Education. She serves on many civic and social committees, boards and foundations. She is a member of the NAACP, National Association of Black School Educators, The Association for Adult & Continuing Education, Illinois Adult Continuing Educators Association, the National Association of College Administrators, the Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education, the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women, Universal Associates, American Association of Women in Community and Junior Colleges and the Universal Foundation for Better Living. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
She is on the National Steering Committee for Enhancing Black Students Success in the Community college, Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission and the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice.
Mr. Richard Thompson
|Richard “Rick” Thompson currently works as a Project Manager with the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration for Data Solutions & Technology Incorporated of Lanham, Maryland.
Rick Thompson is a career Human Resources professional who spent more than twenty years serving his country in the United States Air Force. His travels afforded him the opportunity to visit many countries where he obtained knowledge concerning logistics and personnel training in foreign countries. The Air Force provided him the privilege of training foreign officers from more than fifteen different countries in Human Resources Management.
After retiring from the Air Force, Rick became the Vice President of Human Resources for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, District of Columbia. He was actively involved with various faith base ministries and their efforts in the community. Due to his outstanding work, Catholic Charities USA appointed Rick to their CARE Committee Board, where he served as the membership chair. He was also instrumental in providing people of color with training opportunities for advancement in the management structure of the various archdioceses across the country.
Rick relocated to San Antonio, Texas in 2000 to begin a real estate career and a deck construction business. As a member of the Board of Directors for Beat AIDS Incorporated, Ltd, he assisted with the development of various educational programs, that dealt with the prevention of the spread of AIDS in our community. Rick also served as Board President of the Texas African American Voters Association (TAAVA), whose mission is to educate and register to vote formerly incarcerated individuals.
Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelor degree from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama. His home of record is Beaumont, Texas where he graduated from Beaumont High School. He is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
He is married to Mrs. Theresa Marie Winters of San Antonio, Texas and they have one son Demetrius Rashad Thompson.