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Board of Directors

Del Woods

Ms. Del Woods has over 30 years of experience working in International Policy and Affairs.  She has traveled abroad extensively to the Continent of Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and South and North America.

Ms. Woods is the Vice Presidents of  Wilberforce University (WU) National Alumni Association. She also serves as the Chair of Chapter President Council. Ms. Woods served as President of the Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter from January 2014 – October 2016. She has been instrumental in developing programs to promote education to enhance the welfare of the university's goals and objectives. She has a passion for mentoring young people and often seeks opportunities to speak with students about Wilberforce University. Ms. Woods is a Platinum Lifetime member of the WU Alumni Association.

Ms. Woods earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from Wilberforce University and Masters of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University in 1982 and 1993 respectively. Ms. Woods is a 1999 Fellows graduate of the Council for Excellence in Government. She earned her Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell University in 2014. She is currently pursuing her Master of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary School. Ms. Woods is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc.

She was born and raised in Philadelphia and currently resides in Bowie, Maryland. She has three sons: Lamar, Reggie, and Jamar. Ms. Woods loves traveling and trying exotic foods and making new friends wherever she travels.

Lamar Woods

Lamar Woods was born in Silver Spring, Maryland and raised in Prince George's County, Maryland. He graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. In May 2020, he earned his Master of Science degree from George Washington University in Engineering Management with a concentration in Systems Engineering.

He also works full-time as a Radio Frequency Engineer supporting the U.S Department of Defense in the Office of Secretary of Defense, Chief Information Officer. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. and actively participates in community service activities throughout the Washington Metropolitan area. Lamar is also an active member of Ebenezer AME church located in Fort Washington, Maryland. In his spare time, he advocates for living a healthy lifestyle for his friends and family. He enjoys reading and watching historic documentaries on inspirational people in society that have made positive impacts on entrepreneurship and social equality.

Gabriella Woods

Gabriella Woods was born and raised in Medford, Massachusetts. She graduated from College of the Holy Cross in 2012 with a B.A. in mathematics and a concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies. She then moved on to graduate from Boston’s Northeastern University with an MBA with specializations in International Business and Corporate Renewal.

Gabriella volunteers for many organizations specifically aimed to help the homeless such as Samaritan Steps and Christmas in the City. Gabriella also spends a significant amount of time volunteering with the Boston Alzheimer’s Association and is one of their team leads for their “Walk To End Alzheimer’s.” In her spare time, she advocates for mentally healthy lifestyles and Alzheimer’s awareness.

Jamar Woods

Currently works for Brooks and Association, CPA as a training officer responsible for assembling training manuals and materials. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering at homeless shelters. I have also volunteered my skills and talents in providing film and video recording on several occasions for the RUACH Worshipping Arts Center to support Easter Programs and other productions. Jamar worked with multimedia equipment to record, video, and film play productions. He has provided assistance with multi-media services to include working the sound systems for Easter Productions and Black History month programs.

I am looking to further my education in mass media. What I like the most is helping others in need and watching sports with my big brothers. I also enjoy spending quality time with my family.


Reggie Woods


Reginald graduated from the prestigious College of the Holy Cross in 2014, while successfully balancing the schedule of a student-athlete. One month after graduation, he officially changed my lifelong residence from Bowie, Maryland to Boston, Massachusetts and started working as a software engineer at Oracle.


One year later, he found himself yearning to learn more in his field.  In  May 2021, he earned a Masters of Business Administration from Cornell University. The software industry has provided  him great opportunities over the past four years.  After becoming a homeowner,  he co-founded a real estate investment entity to provide opportunities for people to invest or own property in the real estate market.


Reginald often volunteers his time to outreach services and  donating to charities, such as the Alzheimer Association and Boston Serve. He joined the President's Council and Bishop Healy Committee at College of The Holy Cross to donate his time to serving others and mentoring students. During our first mission for GWIM, we went to Johannesburg, South Africa to assist in Soweto. As he becomes more and more successful in his career, he plans to continue working towards paving opportunities for others.


Dr. Akendra Johnson

Dr. Akendra S. Johnson was born and raised in Statham, Georgia. She graduated from Savannah State University in 2013 with a B.S. in Biology, where she pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority of the Delta Nu Chapter. In 2016, Dr. Johnson was accepted into Howard University College of Dentistry to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery. On May 9th 2020, Dr. Johnson completed her degree. She is a practicing dentist in Maryland.


The Excellence Endodontics Department Award

Award of Distinction from the Department of Prosthodontics,

The Washington Dental Studio Award

The Frank M. Lapeyrolerie Memorial Award - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Quintessence Award in Restorative Dentistry

The American Student Government Association (ASGA) Honor Cords and Certificate

The Lily M. Mitchell Memorial Award

In 2018, Sponsored Sudan Dental Mission Trip

Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc since 2012

Our Members

Del Woods, MPA

Founder and President

Lamar Woods, MS

Vice President

Reggie Woods, MBA

Chief Information Officer & Director of Finance

Gabriella Woods, MBA

Chief Campaign Coordinator Officer

Jamar Woods

Chief Training and Communications Assistant Officer

Akendra Johnson, DDS

Chief Program Development Officer

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