ReCapturing the Vision, International

9780 E. Indigo Street, Suite 302
Miami, FL 33157


2009 Ed.D., Education, Nova Southeastern University, Fischler School of Education

1999 M.S., Varying Exceptionalities, Nova Southeastern University, Fischler School of Education

1985 B.S., Psychology, University of Miami


1994-present            CEO/President, ReCapturing the Vision, International

Founder and CEO of international educational nonprofit committed to developing America’s youth through the presentation of innovative programming focused on developing the core assets prerequisite to life success. Coordinate with Board of Directors to accomplish organization’s mission, goals and objectives.   Provide fiscal, strategic and managerial leadership to ensure long-term business strategies. Develop multimedia curricula. Provide oversight of the development and implementation of life-skills programs, counseling, and community services for students and families.

1994-present          Founder/CEO/President, Empowerment Concepts

Dynamic innovator, results-oriented leader with a strong track record of performance. Developed twelve curricula for educational and governmental use. These textbooks
has been utilized for over 20 years and is currently in circulation in Miami-Dade
County, Broward, Palm Beach County, Orange County and Dollarway in Florida’s
Public School System. Designed training series for key personnel and leaders. Has
keen analysis and insights to drive organizational improvements and implementation of
best practices. A consultant for business developments and staff management with
starting and existing business. Superior interpersonal skills and capable of motivating
staff to peak performance. Has excellent political connections and ties to the
community. Motivational speaker on empowerment topics for youth, women, and
organizational leaders.

1992-1994            Human Services Counselor, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Region V

Provided case management services to 550 children and families, exceeding job expectations and duties.  Provided academic and counseling services to students and families in need. Facilitated advocacy training skills to parents, while serving as the liaison for the community.

1988-1992            Instructor, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Provided regular, special education services (SES), and adult education services to students and adults of the Miami- Dade County Public Schools. Provided parent and crisis intervention trainings to faculty, administrators, parents and students in need.



2010-present Board Member, Latin Builders Association (South Florida Chapter)

2008-2009 Host and Producer, “Making Marriage Work” Talk Radio Program, WKLS Miami

2007 National Study Participant, Mathematica, “Impacts of Four Title V, Section 510 Abstinence Education Programs.”

2007 Board Member, Florida International University Honors College

2000-2002 Host and Producer, “Raise the Standard,” Television Talk Show

2001 Educational Specialist, ABC Channel 10 Eyewitness News (Miami)

2004-2005 Researcher, Office of Health and Human Services Public Policy Project, “Health Disparities within the Black Community.”

2003 President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (Nominee)

2003-2005 Board Member, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

2000-2007 Founder and Director, Vision Academy of Excellence.

2004 National Advisory Panel, White House Report on Model Abstinence Programs

2002 National Advisory Panel, Council on Teen Pregnancy Prevention, National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy 2002

2002 Guest, CNN Debate with Dr. David Kaplan (University of Colorado) on Title V Abstinence Education

2002 Expert Witness, Congressional Hearing on Title V Abstinence Education

2002-2003 Board Member, Florida Family Partnership for Informed Families

2000 District Advisory Panel, Title V Abstinence Education (Miami-Dade)

1998 Consultant, Polk County Hospital, Pregnancy Prevention Initiative

1998-present Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, “Teen Vision Magazine”

1994-present Sponsor, Annual City-Wide Teen Conferences and Events (Teen Empowerment Summit, Teen Talk Symposium, Raising the Standard Campaign, Vessels of Honor Vow Ceremony, Healthy Relationships Summit)



2015 Speaker, Father’s and Families Coalition of America “Programs to Unwed Fathers”
(Los Angeles, CA)

2014 Workshop Presenter, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “Program
Strategies for Working with Responsible Fathers” (Washington, DC)

2013 Workshop Presenter, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “Pathways to
Healthy Marriages and Responsible Fatherhood” (Phoenix, AZ)

2013 Workshop Presenter, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “National
Assembly of Healthy Marriages and Responsible Fatherhood “Providers: Strategies for
Change” (Atlanta, GA)

2011 Workshop Presenter, National Association of Relationship and Marriage Education’s “1st Annual Healthy Marriages Make Healthy Families Conference” (Houston, TX)

2011 Workshop Presenter, Fathers & Families Coalition of America / African American Healthy Marriage Initiative’s “7th Annual Summer Fatherhood and Healthy Families Institute” (Phoenix, AZ)

2010 Panelist, “Education Crisis in America: What Works,” World Summit in Leadership and Prayer (Milwaukee, WI)

2010 Presenter, Starting the Year off Right National Conference

2009 Speaker, 100 Black Men of America National Conference (Washington, DC)

2009 Presenter, Empowerment Cruise, Cindy Trimm Ministries

2008 Presenter, African American Healthy Marriage Initiative Annual Conference, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill

2007 Presenter, African American Healthy Marriage Initiative Annual Conference, “Connecting Marriage Research to Practice,” University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill

2007 Co-Panelist with Dr. Wade Horn, Health and Human Services National Conference on Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (Washington, DC)

2006 Speaker, Department of Children and Families Title V Regional Conference on Healthy Marriages

2005 Presenter, Federal Administration of Children and Families National Smart Start Conference

2003 Speaker, Miami Dade Community Action Youth Leadership Conference

2004 Presenter, Youth Alive International Conference (Nassau, Bahamas)

2001-2003 Keynote, ReCapturing the Vision Annual Teen Empowerment Summit

2000 Speaker, Alabama Department of Health and Human Resources Annual Conference

1999 Presenter, Governor’s Conference on Creating a Better State for Our Children

1996-1997 Speaker, Florida Department of Education Annual Conference

1988-1992 Speaker, Orlando Board of Education Annual Conference

1991 Speaker, 13th Annual At-Risk Youth National Forum, Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)



2010 Latin Builders Association Award

2009 National Accreditation, ReCapturing the Vision. Awarded by for the Joint Commission of Accreditation

2003 Award of Recognition, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

2002 “Raise It Day” in Recognition of Outstanding Community Service, Florida Governor Jeb Bush

2002 “Vessels of Honor Day” in Recognition of Outstanding Community Service, Florida Governor Jeb Bush

2002 Legislative Impact Award, Abstinence Clearinghouse

1995 Certificate of Commendation, Metropolitan Miami-Dade County


Fatherhood Matters (Mindset Publishing, 2016)

Family Tool Kit (Mindset Publishing, 2015)

Marriage Blueprint (Mindset Publishing, 2014)

The Marriage Equation (Mindset Publishing, 2010)

E-Zone: Character Education Program, 1st edition (Mindset Publishing, 2010)

VOH: Under Construction, 1st edition (Mindset Publishing, 2010)

MOV: Under Construction 1st edition (Mindset Publishing, 2010)

Making It Work, 1st edition (Mindset Publishing, 2010)

The Marital Constitution, 1st Ed., (Mindset Publishing, 2009)

Men of Vision, 1st Ed., (Mindset Publishing, 2009)

Capturing the Vision, 1st Ed. (Aurora Publishing, 1994)

Capturing the Vision, 2nd Ed. (Aurora Publishing, 1996)

Capturing the Vision, 3rd Ed. (Aurora Publishing, 2001)

Capturing the Vision, 4th Ed. (Mindset Publishing, 2003)

Vessels of Honor Workbook, (Aurora Publishing, 1995)

Vessels of Honor Workbook, (2nd Ed. Aurora Publishing, 2003)

Vessels of Honor Workbook, (3rd Ed. Mindset Publishing, 2003)

“Teen Vision Magazine” (Recapturing the Vision, 1998-Present)

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