Having recently merged in December with Green Valley’s Bonder and Amanda Johnson Community Development Corporation (BAJCDC), Bridges expands its board with a particular focus on those connected to and committed to improving the lives of those in need in Green Valley.
Bridges welcomes the following new board members (in alpha order):
· Rev. Craig A. Harcum – Pastor, Macedonia Baptist Church
· Jubilee Jackson – Sr. Organization Dev. Consultant, Evans Consulting
· Kenneth Robert Moore, Sr. – CIO, STEM Preschool, Inc.
· Zakiya L. Worthey – CEO, K. Lamb, LLC
The Reverend Craig A. Harcum has a career in ministry and has most recently served as the pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Arlington since 2019. This church was formed in the home of Bonder and Amanda Johnson in 1908, the namesakes of BAJCDC in Green Valley. Pastor Harcum serves as the President of the George A. Crawley Fellowship, the Vice President of the Greater Baltimore Simultaneous Revival Fellowship, a proud member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and an active in many other volunteer roles.
Jubilee Jackson is an organizational design and development consultant who brings many years of experience in change management, training, and knowledge management in the private and public sectors. She currently serves as a Senior Organization Development Consultant at Evans Consulting.
Kenneth Robert Moore, Sr. is an accomplished technology executive with more than 30 years of broad expertise managing large and complex, multimillion-dollar IT programs and projects primarily for federal agencies. Mr. Moore currently serves as the CIO for STEM Preschool, Inc.
Zakiya L. Worthey is the CEO of K. Lamb LLC, where she is an expert in strategic business planning, workplace culture and organizational consulting, diversity, equity and inclusion competencies, and more. Ms. Worthey also is active in the Northern Virginia community where she co-founded and serves as director of advocacy for Black Parents of Arlington, serves on the board of directors for Arlington Independent Media, and was appointed to the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Commission.
Bridges to Independence’s CEO, Samuel L Kelly, Jr., notes, “We are grateful that these community leaders have agreed to serve on the Bridges board. We undoubtedly will benefit from the skills, leadership, and diverse perspectives that these individuals bring to our organization.”
Janetta Brewer is the 2021 President of Bridges' Board of Directors. She has most recently served as the Board’s Vice President. Ms. Brewer is Principal Owner of Blue Alchemy Consulting, LLC, a boutique law, consulting, and training firm specializing in Federal government contracts. She is active in the Arlington community serving as a county-appointed Commissioner on the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families (APCYF) Board and a graduate of the Leadership Arlington class of 2017.
Patrick King preceded Ms. Brewer as Board President and continues his service on the board. Bridges is very grateful to Mr. King for leading the organization through the 2020 pandemic, where he focused on keeping families safe and housed, and he supported the staff and organization tirelessly. While 2020 was a challenging year, Bridges has built a stronger organization and stands ready to serve in 2021 and beyond.