Archive | January 2010

Nichelle Mitchem: An Advocate for Women and Children

For nearly a decade, Nichelle Mitchem has served as the executive director of nonprofit organizations providing comprehensive and holistic programs and services for families in need. Most recently, Nichelle Mitchem served as the Executive Director of My Sister’s Place, Inc., a nonprofit domestic violence agency based in Washington, D.C. for more than four years.

Spending the majority of her professional career involved with nonprofit organizations, Nichelle Mitchem possesses knowledge of best practices in the area of service provision to vulnerable persons. From building external partnerships with community stakeholders to implementing measures to better assess and meet the needs of clients, Nichelle Mitchem remains singularly adept at setting and achieving organizational goals and objectives.

Nichelle Mitchem has spoken at national and regional events on numerous topics concerning family welfare. Nichelle Mitchem’s presentations include but are not limited to “The Hidden Victims: Ramifications of Domestic Violence on Children”,   “An Innovative and Comprehensive Service Delivery Model: Intergenerational Kinship Care Families,”  “Best Practices in Service Provision for Intergenerational Kinship Care Families”,  “Legal Service Needs for Intergenerational Families: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren”,  Providing Comprehensive Services to Intergenerational Families: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren’,  “An Innovative Comprehensive and Holistic Service Delivery Model for Children Resident in Grandparent-Headed Families,”   “Protocols for Health Care Providers in Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention,”  “Violence Against Women–The Legal Aspects,” and  “Effective Strategies for Handling Crisis in a Crisis Laden Environment”.

A published author, Nichelle Mitchem has contributed research to several leading periodicals. Nichelle Mitchem’s articles include “Legal Needs Assessment for the Aged,” which appeared in BIFOCAL from the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging, as well as “Elderly Legal Needs Assessment,” which appeared in AGING Magazine, published by the Administration on Aging within the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Dedicated to serving disenfranchised persons, Nichelle Mitchem has held several leadership positions for a number of local, statewide, and national nonprofit organizations. Nichelle Mitchem has served on the Board of Directors for the Kiwanis Club in Atlanta, the  Morris County Mental Health Association, where she also served as Vice President, The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, as well as the National Advisory Committee for A Better Philadelphia.

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