SONJA WIGGINS, President
Ms. Sonja Wiggins is an administrative professional with over 20 years of experience in the non-profit association field specializing in membership and governance affairs. She was appointed to the Restoration Center’s Board of Directors in February of 2017. She has been a member of Reid Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church since 2015. Ms. Wiggins holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland University College and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
CHRISTLE PARKS, Secretary
Christle Parks is a Senior Integrated Marketing Specialist with Radio One – Urban One; with 12 years of tenure this Summer 2017. She has 25+ years of media marketing, employed with companies such as USA Today and Comcast Spotlight. Ms. Parks’ area of expertise focuses on networking and branding media solutions for churches, businesses and nonprofit organizations. She is also affiliated with Nubia Filmworks, a premier motion picture and television production company.
Mrs. Parks holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications from Norfolk State University. She is a “Basketball Mom” who has traveled from state to state watching her son play the game of basketball and now she enjoys watching his college games. She is a member of Calvary Gospel Church in Waldorf, MD, and has 3 young adult children and 1 adorable grandson.
DEBRA REED, Treasurer
Debra Reed is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. Ms. Reed works at D.C. Public Schools as a Specialist in the Youth Engagement Division. She serves as a field practicum instructor in the School of Social Work for Howard University, Catholic University and University of Alabama. Ms. Reed joined the Reid Temple Restoration Center, Inc. Board of Directors in February of 2017.
Ms. Reed has over 20 years of diversified clinical social work practice offering psychotherapy, supervision, training and consultation. Her areas of expertise include childhood trauma, grief and loss, and domestic violence. Ms. Reed’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Howard University.
SYLVIA PAULING, Member
Sylvia Pauling, M.A., LPC, is a licensed professional counselor who has been an activist and advocate in the movement to end domestic violence for over twenty years. Ms. Pauling is a Program Manager with the U.S. Department of Justice. She is also the President/CEO of The Pauling Institute Inc. in Washington, D.C., where she maintains a private practice; her areas of expertise are domestic violence, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief and family therapy.
Ms. Pauling is a Certified Danger Assessor and a DC Victim Assistance Academy Graduate. Ms. Pauling received her B.S. Degree in Psychology from South Carolina State University, M.A. Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Trinity College.