Mercedes Kirkland DoyleMercedes Kirkland-Doyle is a disabled Army Veteran, mother of two amazing teenagers, humanitarian, diversity and inclusion game changer and advocate for women’s rights. She holds a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from the University of Maryland, University College. Her certifications include Georgetown University’s Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program, Yale’s Women in Leadership, Yale’s Fostering Inclusion and Diversity, Dr. Stephen Covey’s Speed of Trust, Office of Personnel Management’s Executive Development Leading Change, and Lean Six Sigma. 

She has developed strategic plans and implemented programs and initiatives that assisted towards the overall effort of building and cultivating an inclusive workforce through outreach, hiring, professional development, and retention of those identified as underrepresented. 

She is the 2018 “Citizen of the Year” Award recipient from the Washington, D.C. Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., the 2018 Prince William Living “Give Back” Award recipient, a Leadership Center of Excellence 40 Under 40 Honoree, and received the 2017 “Community Service” award from The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Mercedes is the founder of The Good News Community Kitchen (TGNCK), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and is an active member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.