THE ENHANCEMENT FOUNDATION, INC.

"In Hands Meant for Praise" 

Leadership

Brenda Campbell, MSW, MBA 

Brenda Campbell is the Founding/CEO for the not for profit Enhancement Foundation, Inc. She has served in this capacity since 2012. She is an experienced executive senior manager, senior management consultant and a nationally recognized senior trainer and former federal contracts officer.  Ms. Campbell, has trained over 10,000 small businesses for the SBA in fifty states and presented at the National Veterans Conference where over 5,000 veterans were in attendance, honored at the Arlington National Memorial Cemetery Veteran Women’s Conference, sponsored by the SBA and US Treasury, presenter for (90) National Veterans Employee Coordinators, other small business development organizations and thousands of federal, state and local government senior executives. She is a noted special guest presenter and business expert for various television shows to include Channel 6 WTVR's Virginia This Morning.  Has served as the President/CEO for over 27 years for USSMC. 


Brenda offers three dynamic small business trainings under the Corporate Real Truth Series: The Real Truth About Doing Business with the Federal Government, the Real Truth About Grants and Grants writing, and Direct U. Ms. Campbell has twelve other small business training series that are received by the audience. Her company corporate's client base includes: Virginia Union University, Howard University, UTEP,  US Small Business Administration, Prince Georges County Government, Charles County Government, US Department of Defense, US Department of Agriculture, Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Treasury, US Air Force, US Navy, US Army, US Department of Interior, US Department of Energy, US Department of Health and Human Services, International Broadcast Bureau, Department of Commerce, US Department of Housing Urban and Development, National Aeronautics Space Administration(NASA), and the Office of Personnel Management, a host of small business clients.   


As a Senior Management Consultant and National Trainer with an extensive 32-year track record in providing organizational leadership/management, training, facilitation skills, and organizational and human resource development; therapeutic and career counseling and seminars.   She has successfully combined and utilized her professional/corporate skill sets to provide technical management services, ranging from individual and group consultation to the development and implementation of major program and project initiatives for federal government, private, public and commercial business sector environments across the United States.  Ms. Campbell is a recipient of a Congressional Award from Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer and Member of Congress David Alan Brat as a recent graduate of the Veteran Institute for Procurement. Ms. Campbell is also a Graduate of the following Academia/Special Educational Programs: 


Howard University, School of Business, Washington, DC 

Completed U.S. SBA Small Business Executive Leadership Development Training Program and the Washington, DC 8(a) Academy at Howard University School of Business sponsored program specific for 8(a) small businesses in advanced stages of the nine-year program.  


Received Advance Honorary Masters of Business Administration Degree Certificate of Business Highest Achievement Award -for SBA Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) special university program initiative and Howard University's MBA Program.


University Texas EL Paso (UTEP) College of Business Administration, EL Paso, Texas  USA Continuing Education Advanced Certification: US SBA and Small Business Executive Education Program SBEEP) at the University Texas EL Paso (UTEP) Instructional Design Trainer Classes and CEO Executive Leadership Development. 


USDA Graduate School in EEO Investigations, Washington, DC 


Howard University Master of Science: Community, Administration & Policy Practice (Former Social Services Management) (MACRO) Washington, DC, USA, Graduated Summa Cum Laude. Minor in Business Administration 


University of the District of Columbia, Bachelor of Arts: 

Industrial Psychology, (Minor) Business Administration, Washington, DC, USA


Professional Memberships: 

ASTD, National Meteorological Association, National Contracts Management Association, Member of Yearbook of Experts, National Human Resources Association, National Federal of Independent Businesses, Professional Convention Management Association, Society of Government Contractors, National Institutes of Correction, National Correction Academy, the American Association for Public Administrators and the American Business Association. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Sydney Lewis School of Business at Virginia Union University. 

Public Member of the Small Business Subcommittee 

She assists small businesses in training, management consulting, planning, structuring their organization, obtaining various certifications and funding.  

Alvin Strother - Chairman of the Board

Founded in 1980, Strother’s Bookkeeping & Tax Service LLC. has evolved into a full-service financial corporation, with a well-earned reputation for providing affordable, professional accounting and bookkeeping services that range from basic tax management and preparation to more in-depth services such as tax audit assistance, financial statements, and financial planning.


Our experience, and commitment to continually invest in the education of our tax preparers, gives us the ability to offer our clients excellence in income tax planning, preparation, and representation; maximizing their tax savings, while adhering to the highest ethical standards and codes of professional conduct established by the IRS.


At Strother’s Bookkeeping & Tax Services LLC., our “client-first” culture sets us apart. Having served over 2,000 clients in all 50 states as well as internationally. Our goal is to provide our clients with the expertise and professionalism of a large accounting firm combined with the “personal touch” of a small financial boutique.


Our focus on understanding our clients’ needs and requirements and exceeding them to the best of our ability is the reason for our high customer retention. Our dedicated team of AFSPP tax preparers and bookkeeping professionals understand the importance of strong customer relations, and that’s what has driven our continued success.


Bill Robinson-B.S. - Board Member-Secretary


Bill Robinson, serves as the Secretary of the Board, Enhancement Foundation, Inc. He has served as the Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer of USSMC, since 2008.  Mr. Robinson is a valuable asset to the company and oversees the Program Operations areas of the Company.  He is a well-rounded senior level manager and self motivated professional. Bill's core skill sets are strategic, systematic, and technical.  Mr. Robinson has demonstrated leadership in program and project management development, team building, mentorship, and participatory team management resulting in highly productive and effective team performance: progressive development of USSMC’s Program/Project Management arm of the company with Federal Government civilian and Department of Defense clients, business customers and core and key personnel for various projects. He is responsible for overall stakeholder interaction and interfacing including government sponsors, collaborative partners, prime contractors, sub contractors, and vendors as required by each project. Plan and prepare project work, budgets, personnel, scheduling, resource allocations, processes and policies, oversee procurements, staff development, problem resolution, quality standards and performance compliance. Mr. Robinson has 12 years of Project Management experience. Maintains an Associate Degree from Bryant and Stratton College, Richmond, VA, Information Technology with strong emphasis in project management of enterprise wide architectural related systems for financial and banking institutions in various legacy systems and other financial applications.  


Program Project Management Training -   USSMC’s Training Division, Project Management Courses and US Small Business Administration Training Offerings,  ASTD Training and a variety of Leadership Program Courses. Mr. Robinson has also served as a Program/Project Manager  for USSMC. Currently and in the past he has provided oversight, quality assurance, monitoring, status, and final reporting for project management team on several USSMC customer projects related conference planning to include the SBA, US Department of Health and Human Services SAMHSA’s PATH Program and US Department of Homeland Security and various small businesses. 


Mr. Robinson is a valuable asset to the company and oversees the Program Operations areas of the Company.  He is a well-rounded senior level manager and self motivated professional. Bill's core skill sets are strategic, systematic, and technical.  Mr. Robinson has demonstrated leadership in program and project management development, team building, mentorship, and participatory team management resulting in highly productive and effective team performance: progressive development of USSMC’s Program/Project Management arm of the company with Federal Government civilian and Department of Defense clients, business customers and core and key personnel for various projects.  He is responsible for overall stakeholder interaction and interfacing including government sponsors, collaborative partners, prime contractors, sub contractors, and vendors as required by each project. Plan and prepare project work, budgets, personnel, scheduling, resource allocations, processes and policies, oversee procurements, staff development, problem resolution, quality standards and performance compliance. Mr. Robinson has 12 years of Project Management experience. Maintains an Associate Degree from Bryant and Stratton College, Richmond, VA, Information Technology with strong emphasis in project management of enterprise wide architectural related systems for financial and banking institutions in various legacy systems and other financial applications. Program Project Management Training -  USSMC’s Training Division, Project Management Courses and US Small Business Administration Training Offerings, ASTD Training and a variety of Leadership Program Courses. For over twenty plus years he served as the Financial Manager for the Boys to Men Bike Club. Currently and in the past he has provided oversight, quality assurance, monitoring, status, and final reporting for project management team on several USSMC customer projects related conference planning to include the SBA, US Department of Health and Human Services SAMHSA’s PATH Program and US Department of Homeland Security and various small businesses.

Melody Matthews, Board Member


Melody is a member of the Board of Directors for the Enhancement Foundation. Melody Matthews & Associates is a full service Real Estate Boutique located in Historic Yorktown Virginia. It was formed under the unique vision of Melody Matthews. Our mission is to help empower people in our beautiful communities across the state of VA to live the best life possible by obtaining homeownership. We take pride in working with our Military, Buyers, Sellers, Real Estate Entrepreneurs and Financial Institutions. All of our Realtors go through rigorous training to provide our clients with the most accurate knowledge available in the Real Estate Industry. At MM & A  our Real Estate Professionals are not just interested in making a living… we are committed to making a difference in lives of other people and their families. This real estate firm has teamed up with Moseley Real Estate Schools! Moseley has been training students in the real estate industry since 1972 and offers real estate education for Salesperson Licensing, Broker Licensing, and Continuing Education, and Post License Education. Get your free,Virginia real estate education today! 

Vicky L. Orem-J.D-Board Member - Treasurer


Mrs. Orem currently serves the The Law Office of Vicky L. Orem is owned and operated by Attorney Vicky L. Orem.   Ms. Orem is a 1995 graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law.  She has been conducting real estate transactions in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia since 1996. Her practice also includes bankruptcy, family law, guardianship, wills and estate administration. She is committed to providing quality legal services and enjoys continuous growth and expansion. Ms. Orem is admitted to practice before State and Federal Courts in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. 


John Samuels - Board Member


For 34 years, Mr. John Samuels has served the US Federal Government's Postal Service  as Senior Executive Manager and honorably served the US Military. Studied Leadership and Administration at Central Michigan University and Studied Organizational Management at Saint Paul's College.

Dottie Williams - Advisory Board Member


Former Contracts Officer /EEO for the last 30 plus years in the US Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management Federal Government  She advises the Board and the CEO.