Brenda M Francis
Consultant, Volunteer, and Small Business Owner in Bronx, NY
Brenda M. Francis, President & CEO of For My People Empowerment, Inc., where she is dedicated to bring an awareness to her community in the area of Emergency Preparedness. Mother of two, Shartel and Bryant, and grandmother of five of the most beautiful children, Sade, Jada Justin, Jodi and Zahir, she has always had the desire to, and an immense wealth of experience in managerial, administrative, human and social services expertise dating back to 1980 when she was a Contributing Editor to R.R. Bowker (Xerox Company) and received worldwide publication credits as an editor. From 1980 to the present, Brenda served in various corporate and non-corporate managerial and administrative capacities: (a) Serials Assistant to Taylor Carlisle Booksellers in New York; (b) MIS Manager to the Director of Social Services, Volunteers of America Men’s Shelter, Wards Island, New York; (c) Office Manager, Eddie Harris Residential Facility, Brooklyn, New York, and as (d) Administrative Manager, Smart’s Management Consultant Services, New Rochelle, New York. She is well grounded in organizing and maintaining PC, designing and implementing training programs for staff and clients, providing technical and administrative services to churches and not-for-profit organizations, including budget and analysis preparation, fundraising, tax preparation and grant writing.
Her volunteer experience is extensive: she served as Service Unite Manager/Cadette Leader/Troop Consultant, for Girls Scouts Council of Greater New York, Tiger Cub Coach, for Boy Scouts of America, Church Administration-Computer Trainer, at Faith Covenant Christian Church, Program Director for Bronx Arts Cultural Center. Brenda assisted the Executive Director of The National Association of Blessed Billionaires to start and open their Summer Camp.
In January 2008 she graduated from the New York Police Citizens Police Academy. Her recent accomplishment was when she was elected as the Deputy Chief of the Bronx 10 CERT Team (Community Emergency Response Team) where she provides preparedness steps in advance to minimize the impact and to makes a big difference in ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals, families, businesses and communities.