Madeline started her career in direct services after college working as an Employability Skills Training Instructor with the Department of Human Services. She was a part of the first jobs opportunity and business skills program in the country designed to help persons on public assistance secure unsubsidized employment. She retired from government to help her husband open a cable construction company. As Vice President of the company, they built cable systems and the company gained professional recognition in 1992 when they were featured in Black Enterprise magazine for their outstanding accomplishments in the telecommunication industry.
Madeline walked on the battle field to end breast cancer after her mother-in-law; Carolyn Gill passed away passed away from complications from breast cancer in 1995. She went on to volunteer for Komen for 9 years and has participated in Race For The Cure for 14 years. She is a member of KOMEN’s Advocates in Science program and was selected to represent the State of Maryland as a Cohort with the National Leadership Academy For The Public’s Heath, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). NLAPH is a national program focused on improving population health by working with multi-sector leadership teams and training the teams through an applied, team-based collaborative leadership development model. The program is implemented by the Center for Health Leadership and Practice (CHLP), a center of the Public Health Institute (PHI), and will provide training and support for a period of one year.
She is the president of Sisters Network Prince George's County, an affiliate of Sisters Network Inc., a leading voice and the only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States. Founded in 1994 by Karen Jackson, the organization's purpose is to save lives and provide a broader scope of knowledge that addresses the breast cancer survivorship crisis affecting African American women around the country. As a breast cancer survivor and president, she works to help women positively navigate through the process and improve continuum care for breast cancer survivors.
She wore many hats working as an advocate for over 8 years providing advice, support and resources to women across the country who were struggling with domestic violence and sexual assault experiences. Her passion to end teen & young adult violence lead her to open a center on the campus of St. Louis Community College at Forest Park; the Forest Park Center for Family Resources, a family crisis center created to help students, faculty and staff.
Madeline was a homicide minister providing support to homicide victims families with the Homicide Ministers and Community Alliance with the St. Louis Police Department. She was executive producer & director of a cable television program; Pathways to Healing, a monthly television program dedicated to providing information about the myriad of services available to victims and survivors of family violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. She believes that people have intrinsic value beyond their tangible contributions and she deeply committed to seeing their personal, professional, economic and spiritual growth.
On February 3rd I set out to change my lifestyle because as a breast cancer survivor, I felt I was playing Russian Roulette with my life. I think the real tipping point and motivation to commit ...
June 12, 2014 - 3:23pm
IN HONOR OF NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MONTH
Why Doesn’t She Leave Him
I wish a had a penny for the number of times I hear the statement, “Why doesn’t she just leave”. Why aren’t we asking ...
October 3, 2011 - 7:39am
When I started the group, it was because I think so often society focuses and tries to keep you stuck in the negative. I chose not to live in that space because honestly NOTHING GOOD ...
May 15, 2011 - 7:14pm
Don’t Ask…Don’t Tell
The issue of sexual assault remains silent in our community and on college campuses
In honor of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, I want to address don’t ask…don’t ...
April 11, 2011 - 1:54pm
One of my favorite books is ”How Starbucks Saved My Life.” Now let me share with you how a magazine saved my life and maybe the lives of others. It all started in October of 2006 when my mentor ...
November 10, 2010 - 10:29pm