Project Encompass, Inc.
Board Of Directors

The following have been selected from various backgrounds with outstanding skill sets and will be the initial board for Project Encompass, Inc. Maryland: 
  • Pastor Gerad Washington has been turned around by the power of Christ, he understands the need and value of approaching every human being with the message of redemption.  I truly embraced the need that Project Encompass desires to fill. Pastor Gerard Washington is a graduate of Morgan State University School of Business Administration in 1977.  He is a successful business man in the field of insurance.  Pastor Washington volunteered for the Christian Jail Ministry from 2001 until 2011. This organization ministers to those who are incarcerated at the Howard County Detention Center in Jessup, MD.  They offer counseling, church services and other ministries to uplift the men and women there.  In 2012 Pastor Washington became the Chaplain at the detention center.   Rev. Washington was very instrumental in doing some of the footwork that allowed Celebrate Recovery to enter into the Maryland Correctional Institutions. He was also one of the first volunteers for CR Inside in Maryland.     Pastor Gerard Washington is an ordained minister of the Church of God and he also sits on the Board for the Christian Jail Ministry. He mentors men that are reentering into society, who are looking for a changed life.  He is married to Gwendolyn Washington and has four children.
  • Joceyln Whitfield is the CEO of the Center for Creative Life and Learning, Inc. a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization providing supportive/ transitional housing for women in Baltimore Maryland and a mentoring program for girls 7-14 years of age in Maryland. The program designed to move women from homelessness and poverty to self-sufficiency through stable housing, education, job training and job placement. 

    Prior to retirement, she served as a Senior Public Health Advisor, providing oversight for adults and children health initiatives and serving as the Coordinator for the President’s Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnership Initiatives for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Established over 38 coalitions across the country to address behavioral health and other health issues.  Convened over 900 capacity building meetings nationally to strengthen the capacity of community based organizations to deliver effective services. In addition, served as the principal developer of several government capacity building technical assistance organizations such as: Sustaining Grassroots Community Organizations, Maximizing Program Services through Private Sector Partnerships and Relationships: Successful Strategies for Recruiting, Training, and Utilizing Volunteers and the new video and instructional manual, “Building Strong Partnerships Among Community and Faith Based Organizations.”  

    Ms. Whitfield also served as a Brooking Legislative Fellow with the U.S. Senate and also served on a variety of congressional, HHS and White House Faith and Community based workgroups. 

Jocelyn retains a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and a Masters Degree in Business Management and Administration.

  • Kenneth Cooper- Bio coming soon

  • Gwendolyn Washington currently serves in the mentoring program as a mentor for females for the program “Year Up” based in Baltimore on the campus of BCCC. Year Up is a one-year, full-time professional IT training and internship program for 18-24 year olds with a High School Diploma or GED.She has been retired for two years after 42 years of employment with the Federal government. Her specific agency was the Social Security Administration and two thirds of her employment was primarily in the Office of Disability overseeing the processing of disability benefits being paid to disabled beneficiaries. She is a Christian women and a long time faithful member of Celebration Church where she serves as a Deacon and on various other ministries.
  • Philip Green- 

    Mr. Philip A. Green is a retired Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) and Senior Signals Analyst that served a distinguished career in the US Army for over 20 years. Mr. Green founded INNOPLEX, LLC in 2005 to provide the benefits of his experience and expertise to serve the interests of the company’s government clients, whose missions are critically important to the United States, the Department of Defense, and the nations’ citizens. Mr. Green holds a BS Degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, University College and Graduated from the US Military's Undergraduate Intelligence Program. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, IL, he is a Bear's/Ravens fan who resides in Clarksville, MD.  Phil is married to Denise Green.  Denise and Phil have three children: Phil Jr. (31) Christopher (27) and Marissa (19).  When not working, Phil enjoys exercising, keeping his wife happy and participating in local church activities.


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