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Erma Barron

Empowerment Associates

Lanham, MD 20706


The company provides consulting services to nonprofit organizations in such areas as starting a nonprofit, capacity building and organizational development, strategic planning, fund development, board development and project design and evaluation. Ms. Barron has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She was the founding president of the Ivy Community Charities of Prince George's County, Inc., a nonprofit organization that advances the educational, cultural, health, economic and social status of disadvantaged youth and families. She later served as its Executive Director for 10 years. During that she guided the organization in board development, operating procedures and staff development, securing government and foundation grants for service projects as well as capital bond funds from the state for the Ivy Youth and Family Center. Ms. Barron has served on numerous boards such as the Family Crisis Center that serves women victims of domestic violence, the Prince George's Department of Social Service, the Prince George's Minority Business Opportunity Commission, Women Business Owners of Prince George's County. She served on the Policy Committee of the Human Services Coalition. She currently serves on the Prince George's County Redevelopment Authority Board and the Harlem Remembrance Foundation. Ms. Barron began her career as a mathematical statistician for the Federal government. She served as the Director of Disability Policy Studies for the Social Security Administration and Congressional Liaison for the Department of Health and Human Services. She was a Fellow of the Excellence in Government Program. Ms. Barron has been honored professionally and for her community service. She was honored as Prince Georgian of the Year, Prince George's Woman of Achievement and Who's Who of American Women.