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E. Ursula Young, Founder and Executive Director, the Kandace Academy

Ursula is a health educator with formal training in vocational rehabilitation. Her mentorship practice promotes the goals of holistic personal wellness, positive family engagement, community activism and world-citizenship as means to fostering capable youth for the future. She has collaborated and worked as a court special appointed advocate [CASA] for abused and neglected youth in the District of Columbia judicial system, with the Black Law Enforcement Association in the production of multi-cultural education, community based organizations addressing at risk youth, and Dance Place’s Energizers program. Ms. Young holds a BA in Behavioral and Social Science from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s of Education, with a focus on Vocational Rehabilitation. She is also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor [CRC] Ms. Young resides with her husband in the Brookland neighborhood of NE Washington. She is a 22-year member of the SGI [Soka Gakkai International] USA, an international Buddhist organization that is an NGO member of the UN and is dedicated to the ideals of peace, culture, and education.

Kelly Burrello, Treasurer, the Kandace Academy, Inc.

Kelly is the founder of World Reach Consulting and Training, Inc. She is called upon to provide clients with direction and planning in needs assessments, and design and facilitation of programs related to workplace interaction.  Kelly enters her client interventions fully researched on the organization.  She has an outstanding ability to listen to clients, which allows her to effectively assess and implement successful programs.

Kelly has been the program lead on several projects where she successfully completed a variety of tasks, including:  research and needs assessment, and design and delivery of training workshops in Diversity and Conflict Resolution, and Cross-Cultural Interaction. Client list includes::  Macmillan McGraw-Hill, City of Alexandria, VA, Food and Drug Administration, Epilepsy Foundation National Headquarters, Children’s National Medical Center, National Wildlife Federation, Southern Management Corporation, Fairfax Criminal Justice Academy, the United States Census Bureau, Pennsylvania State System for Higher Education,  International Broadcasting Bureau, and the National Credit Union Administration. She is a current member of the George Mason University Diversity Advisory Board, the American Association of University Women.  Kelly is a community volunteer and a mentor to grade school children.

Her Education consists of a M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University; B.A. Human Relations, Trinity College

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Brooke Goodwin,
Founding Director, the Kandace Academy Inc.

Brooke Goodwin earned her BA in Psychology from University of Virginia and her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University .  Brooke has always positioned herself around children. Since getting her Masters, Brooke has worked with private, government and non profit organizations whose focus is Children and Families, specifically, children in foster care, the court system and the medical field. Brooke has held a program management position and served on national committees during her non profit work. Brooke currently works at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington , DC as a medical social worker.

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