Donna has a 35-year career leading critical Health and Human Service organizations in the public and private sectors. She held significant leadership positions in Prince George’s County Government for over 20 years where she served as Executive Director of the Consumer Protection Commission, Executive Director of the Commission for Children, Director of the Department of Family Services and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Health and Human Services during the former County Executive Wayne K. Curry’s Administration. In this position, she was responsible for health and human service policy and leadership of the departments of Social Services, Health, Aging, Family Services, and Disabilities.
After leaving Prince George’s County Government, Donna became the Executive Director of Riderwood (An Erickson Living Community). At that time it was the largest Continuing Care Retirement in the United States and home to more than 2,600 seniors.
Currently she consults in the areas of Program Management, Staff Development and Aging Services. Additionally, she is a licensed Memory Education Trainer for the UCLA Longevity Center and a Certified Ageless Grace Educator.
Donna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Administrative Management with a concentration in Public Administration. She continued post graduate studies and executive training through the Governor’s Center at Duke University—Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, the Senior Executive Institute: Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia, the Erickson School of Aging Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County and Wesley Theological Seminary.