Who Am I
Wife, mother, community activist and playwright are a few words used to describe Dr. Ladel Lewis. Dr. Lewis earned a doctorate degree from Western Michigan University. Her highly analytical work on crime reporting in the inner city is one of the most requested dissertations at WMU, being used by the federal government and top research institutions. She was recently honored with the Distinguished Alumnae Award from her other alma mater, the University of Michigan-Flint. She served as a Senior Research Strategist at Meaningful Evidence, LLC, where she assists non-profits in program evaluation, policy research, organizational development, and strategic planning. Currently, she is the National Evaluation Chairperson for Blacks in Government (BIG).
With too many accolades to list, she recently was inducted into the Greater Genesee County Athletic Hall of Fame for basketball, appointed two times to Donna Edwards Congressional Advisory Committee, appointed by the Governor of Maryland to the Citizens Review Board for disadvantaged Children and was appointed by the Prince George's County Executive to the Commission for Women. With several publications under her belt, she is proud to be a contributing writer for "Courageous Woman Magazine" (a nationwide publication) and is a contributing author in their book "What is a Courageous Woman."
She's no stranger to getting her hands dirty and going over and beyond the call of duty. In addition to being active in the Oxon Hill/Glassmanor Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) in 2016 she took an indefinite leave of absence and went back to her hometown to coordinate pro-bono need assessments and water distribution efforts. Her work targeted vulnerable populations such as the elderly, poor, women with children and the homebound. She continues to support these efforts from Oxon Hill.
Dr Lewis was a member of PowerTalk International, where she was president of the Judiciary Square Club and working on her Distinguished certification. There, she has conducted various workshops at the club, council and regional levels including "Recruitment, Retention and Reclamation" "Networking Like a Pro" and "Conversational Tactics". She also presented at training's for Minority Access and the PFC Coalition.