OUR TEAM

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Gwendolyn D. Douglas
President/CEO

Gwen Douglas is a Project & Program Director with over 25 years of achievement across Business,
Nonprofit, Government, Legal, and Education sectors. She is currently Executive Administrator for
the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Richmond, VA.

Gwen Douglas is a Project & Program Director with over 25 years of achievement across Business,
Nonprofit, Government, Legal, and Education sectors. She is currently Executive Administrator for
the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Richmond, VA.
She has served as both President and long-time Board Member for the Richmond Chapter of the
American Business Women’s Association.  She is also a member of the Nu Lambda Mu International
Honor Society for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, and Social Entrepreneurship & Enterprise.
Gwen holds a Master of Nonprofit Studies from the University of Richmond, a B.A. in Psychology
from Pace University, and a Project Management Certificate from the Project Management Institute.
She currently resides in Henrico County and enjoys travelling, spending time with family, outdoor
activities, walking, listening to music, and playing cards and board games.

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Regina A. Oyesanya
Secretary

Regina has more than 15 years of experience in education. She has a PhD in Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and she is a certified medical
technologist, a product of the George Washington 

Regina has more than 15 years of experience in education. She has a PhD in Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and she is a certified medical
technologist, a product of the George Washington University. She worked for several years as an
associate professor of biology at Norfolk State University and is currently an associate professor at
Collin College, McKinney, TX. She teaches online medical laboratory technology courses at the
George Washington University. Regina serves in her local community as a part of the Frisco
Independent School District volunteer program, the PTA, and the Bible Study Fellowship. Apart
from being a wife, mother, teacher, freelance editor, etc., she enjoys cooking, watching nature, and
reading literary fiction and nonfiction.

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Cynthia L. Alston 
Treasurer

Cynthia L Alston, MSIS, CPHIMS, RCP, is an experienced healthcare information technology analyst, and
a licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner. Her experience in the healthcare industry spans for more than 35 years.  

Cynthia L Alston, MSIS, CPHIMS, RCP, is an experienced healthcare information technology analyst, and
a licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner. Her experience in the healthcare industry spans for more than 35 years.  Cynthia is currently employed as a Senior Application Analyst at Virginia Commonwealth University Health, Richmond, Virginia. She previously worked for C.A. Healthcare IT Consulting,
as an independent contractor. As a healthcare IT consultant, she accepted several opportunities from
hospitals throughout the United States.  Cynthia earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Pace
University, New York., a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Information Systems, and
an Executive Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also completed 40 hours of training in project management at the Project Management Training Institute.
She is professionally affiliated with HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society),
Cynthia currently resides in Glen Allen, Virginia. She values her faith, family, friendships, and human
dignity/kindness towards others. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling
(domestic and international), fine dining, listening to inspirational music, and learning new things.

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Dr. Quincy L. Moore
Board Member

Dr. Moore has served as the Vice President for student success initiatives at at Palm Beach State College, in Florida and Rhodes State College in Ohio and as the Interim Vice President of Student Development at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.

Dr. Moore has served as the Vice President for student success initiatives at at Palm Beach State College, in Florida and Rhodes State College in Ohio and as the Interim Vice President of Student Development at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. He also served as the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Student Support Services at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and the Executive Director of the Academic Success Center & Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.

Dr. Moore received his B.A. in Business Administration, Sociology and Psychology from Culver-Stockton College, a small Liberal Arts College in Missouri. After earning his M.A. in Guidance and Counseling at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, he went on to the University of Iowa, where he earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education.  While at the University of Iowa, he created his own specific area of concentration in his doctorate program, "Non-Traditional Student Concerns."  Dr. Moore also participated in the Management Development Program (MDP), for advance studies in Organizational Management at Harvard University.

He was raised by a single parent (mother) with six siblings and although, not the oldest in his family, he was the first to complete high school and only one to enroll and complete a college education. He has always been committed to helping others and continues to work to enhance the lives of those considered “at-risk,” individuals in our society.

While listed in numerous biographies including Who’s Who among Personalities of the West and Midwest, Who’s Who in America, and Outstanding Young Men in America, an honor in which he is especially proud is the “African-American of the Year Award” for Outstanding 
Achievement and Leadership, awarded to him by the African American community of Las Vegas, Nevada. He also received the David K. Brooks Distinguished Mentor Award from the American Counseling Association. 
Nationally, he has been involved with many organizations working for the retention and advancement of traditional and non-traditional students.
In 1988, he developed the first doctoral directory for the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), a division of the American Association for Counseling and Development (AACD).  In 1991, Dr. Moore served as Chairperson of the Taskforce on the Counseling and Developmental Needs of African American Males for the American Association for Counseling and Development.

In 1997, Dr. Moore was selected as an advisor for the Educational "Think Tank" of the Educational Trust Inc., in Washington, D.C.  The City Council of Richmond, VA., appointed him to serve as a member of the Richmond Workforce Investment Board. In Richmond, VA., Dr. Moore was responsible for starting the Glen Lee Elementary School mentoring program for “At-Risk” African American males. Dr. Moore continues to serve as an Advisory Board Member for BranCore Technology Corporation, in Richmond, VA. In April (2019), Dr. Moore was recognized by the African American Alumni Association at Virginia Commonwealth University for establishing the first student mentoring program at the University for students of color.  Dr. Moore was also honor in New Orleans at the American Counseling Association Convention (April 2019) by the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) for developing the AMCD Graduate Student Mentoring Program and directing it for 13 years.

November 1, 2019, Dr. Moore was selected to the Thornton Township High School Alumni “Hall of Fame,” in Harvey, Ill.

Dr. Moore also served as the Campaign Manager for Justice P. Scott Neville Jr. of the Illinois Supreme Court. Justice Neville, Jr. was elected to this position in March 2020 as the only African American on the Illinois Supreme Court.

In 1992, Dr. Moore, served as the President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD).  In that position, he established the AMCD Mentor/Mentee Program (a national mentoring program for graduate students).  As Chairperson for the American Counseling Association Foundation (ACAF) in 2004.

Dr. Moore established an annual graduate scholarship for 40 graduate students to attend the annual convention of the American Counseling Association. He was also appointed by the American Counseling Association to Co-Chair a Bilateral Conference in Hong Kong.

 Dr. Moore has conducted workshops on team building, leadership skills, enhancing positive self-esteem, academic advising, retention strategies, program evaluation, human relations skills, graduate students financial aid and mentoring techniques.

In 1993, he co-authored a chapter on Counseling African Americans in Transcultural Counseling from an International Perspectives, a book published by the American Counseling Association.   His article "What If We Really Cared about Crime and the Future of Black Males?" was published in January (1995) in Black Issues in Higher Education. His chapter on “Academic Intrusion: Key to Minority Student Success,” was published in C. Ford (Ed.), Student Retention: Success Models in Higher Education, by CNJ Associates, Inc. April 1996.  His article on “Transcultural Counseling for African Americans Revisited” was published in Transcultural Counseling (2nd ed., 1999).  His publication of recipes (2002) was featured in the Soul Food chapter of Daryl C. Dance (Ed.) publication of “From My People: 400 Years of African American Folklore,” Norton & Company.  He is also published in Diversity Issues in American Colleges and Universities: Case Studies for Higher Education and Student Affairs Professionals (2003), by Charles C. Thomas; New York.  He is currently working on 2 books, The Disappearing Educated Black Male, a study on one hundred and twenty (120) Black males and their journey through higher education and Mentoring from a Conceptual Framework.

He also served as the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Student Support Services at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and the Executive Director of the Academic Success Center & Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.

Dr. Moore received his B.A. in Business Administration, Sociology and Psychology from Culver-Stockton College, a small Liberal Arts College in Missouri. After earning his M.A. in Guidance and Counseling at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, he went on to the University of Iowa, where he earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education.  While at the University of Iowa, he created his own specific area of concentration in his doctorate program, "Non-Traditional Student Concerns."  Dr. Moore also participated in the Management Development Program (MDP), for advance studies in Organizational Management at Harvard University.

He was raised by a single parent (mother) with six siblings and although, not the oldest in his family, he was the first to complete high school and only one to enroll and complete a college education. He has always been committed to helping others and continues to work to enhance the lives of those considered “at-risk,” individuals in our society.

While listed in numerous biographies including Who’s Who among Personalities of the West and Midwest, Who’s Who in America, and Outstanding Young Men in America, an honor in which he is especially proud is the “African-American of the Year Award” for Outstanding 
Achievement and Leadership, awarded to him by the African American community of Las Vegas, Nevada. He also received the David K. Brooks Distinguished Mentor Award from the American Counseling Association. 
Nationally, he has been involved with many organizations working for the retention and advancement of traditional and non-traditional students.
In 1988, he developed the first doctoral directory for the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), a division of the American Association for Counseling and Development (AACD).  In 1991, Dr. Moore served as Chairperson of the Taskforce on the Counseling and Developmental Needs of African American Males for the American Association for Counseling and Development.

In 1997, Dr. Moore was selected as an advisor for the Educational "Think Tank" of the Educational Trust Inc., in Washington, D.C.  The City Council of Richmond, VA., appointed him to serve as a member of the Richmond Workforce Investment Board. In Richmond, VA., Dr. Moore was responsible for starting the Glen Lee Elementary School mentoring program for “At-Risk” African American males. Dr. Moore continues to serve as an Advisory Board Member for BranCore Technology Corporation, in Richmond, VA. In April (2019), Dr. Moore was recognized by the African American Alumni Association at Virginia Commonwealth University for establishing the first student mentoring program at the University for students of color.  Dr. Moore was also honor in New Orleans at the American Counseling Association Convention (April 2019) by the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) for developing the AMCD Graduate Student Mentoring Program and directing it for 13 years.

November 1, 2019, Dr. Moore was selected to the Thornton Township High School Alumni “Hall of Fame,” in Harvey, Ill.

Dr. Moore also served as the Campaign Manager for Justice P. Scott Neville Jr. of the Illinois Supreme Court. Justice Neville, Jr. was elected to this position in March 2020 as the only African American on the Illinois Supreme Court.

In 1992, Dr. Moore, served as the President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD).  In that position, he established the AMCD Mentor/Mentee Program (a national mentoring program for graduate students).  As Chairperson for the American Counseling Association Foundation (ACAF) in 2004.

Dr. Moore established an annual graduate scholarship for 40 graduate students to attend the annual convention of the American Counseling Association. He was also appointed by the American Counseling Association to Co-Chair a Bilateral Conference in Hong Kong.

 Dr. Moore has conducted workshops on team building, leadership skills, enhancing positive self-esteem, academic advising, retention strategies, program evaluation, human relations skills, graduate students financial aid and mentoring techniques.

In 1993, he co-authored a chapter on Counseling African Americans in Transcultural Counseling from an International Perspectives, a book published by the American Counseling Association.   His article "What If We Really Cared about Crime and the Future of Black Males?" was published in January (1995) in Black Issues in Higher Education. His chapter on “Academic Intrusion: Key to Minority Student Success,” was published in C. Ford (Ed.), Student Retention: Success Models in Higher Education, by CNJ Associates, Inc. April 1996.  His article on “Transcultural Counseling for African Americans Revisited” was published in Transcultural Counseling (2nd ed., 1999).  His publication of recipes (2002) was featured in the Soul Food chapter of Daryl C. Dance (Ed.) publication of “From My People: 400 Years of African American Folklore,” Norton & Company.  He is also published in Diversity Issues in American Colleges and Universities: Case Studies for Higher Education and Student Affairs Professionals (2003), by Charles C. Thomas; New York.  He is currently working on 2 books, The Disappearing Educated Black Male, a study on one hundred and twenty (120) Black males and their journey through higher education and Mentoring from a Conceptual Framework.