The WrightVision Foundation
Board of Directors
DARNICE L. WRIGHT
Chief Executive Director
Mrs. Wright is an Author and a Humanitarian who began her journey over 10 years ago as a committed and enthusiastic, Community Leader, Youth Advocate and Motivational Speaker. She is also native Washingtonian.
In 2000, Mrs. Wright studied in the legal field at the University of the District of Columbia. Furthermore, she received her Paralegal Certification from Howard University in 2005. Additionally, she volunteered for several years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children for DC Superior Court. Darnice has shown great determination to plant good soil in the lives of the youth in our community.
In 2010, Mrs. Wright started the WrightVision Foundation. The WrightVision Foundation is committed to helping individuals in the community by promoting family togetherness, developing life skills for problem solving and effective communication to encourage individuals to grow to their fullest potential. The WrightVision Foundation's three signature programs are designed to promote family unity: (1) The Life Changes parenting program; (2) The Ment4U Mentoring program; and (3) The Blake House, (the opening of this group home is in the development stages.)
Although, she has remained employed since 1999 with the local government in the Procurement field and she is active throughout the community. Nonetheless she maintains her priorities as a devoted wife and mother. She is the proud mother of four beautiful daughters and a loving wife of 13 years.
Ms. Griffin has dedicated her time and talents as a big Sister, a Student Leader and Youth Advocate. She is a graduate of St. Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 2011. Kenice is currently attending Grenoble Graduate School of Business in France pursuing her Masters degree in International Business.
Furthermore, Ms. Griffin traveled to China in 2009 and 2010. She attended Nan Jing Normal University, where she studied the Mandarin language and the Chinese culture through the St. Augustine's College Study Abroad Program. Each year her scores were ranked, the highest of her class. In 2006, she traveled to San Jose, Costa Rica and attended Conversa there Ms. Griffin studied the Spanish language and as a result she is fluent in three languages.
Also, she is the Host and Producer of the Teen Talk Radio Show, "Where Teens Have a Voice". The show is used as a platform to impact domestic violence amongst teens, character development, civic engagement, and critical thinking. Ms. Griffin is best known for her following quote:
Excuses are the tools of the incompetent and those who specialize in them will not succeed.
Guided by the principal that life is a journey and a process, Charisse Armstead is an advocate for children and families. As a Counselor, she works with a broad spectrum of clients around issues including: anxiety and depression; empowerment; college and career exploration; life transitions; relationship challenges; spiritual formation and personal growth. She has an extensive background in management and communication.
Her professional highlights include ABC Radio Networks, where she assisted the Vice President for Urban Development for nationally syndicated programs such as The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Doug Banks Show, Rick Dee’s Top 100 and Radio Disney; Prince George’s County Government, Maryland where she served as Executive Director for the Commission for Women as well as Special Assistant to the Director of Family Services.
Throughout her educational journey, Charisse has been afforded many opportunities that have elevated her intellectual aptitude. Charisse is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication; and a graduate of Methodist Theological School in Ohio, where she received her Masters in Pastoral Care and Professional Counseling from. Charisse is a motivational speaker, mentor, and active volunteer within the community, and currently collaborates with All Saints Temple Outreach Ministry where she provides community counseling services. In addition, she is the Treasurer of the Central Ohio Counseling Association.
In 2009, Charisse created A Chance to Change Counseling and Consulting Services. She has a vested interest in the well being of youth and families and is dedicated to empowering, educating and assisting with the alleviation of the many stressors affecting the African American family.