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Rev. Chester A. France, Jr.

Chairman, Board of Directors

Chester A. France, Jr. is a Certified Life Coach (CLC), Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master Social Work (MSW), and Offender Workforce Development Specialist (OWDS).


Mr. France has more than 35 years of professional experience in sales, sales training, and management in the for-profit sector.  For more than 15 years, Mr. France has provided management and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, particularly in the faith-based community, to include establishing several nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporations. 


Mr. France is a graduate of Morgan State University with a degree in Business and Marketing. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Howard University School of Divinity and is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a Management and Community Organization concentration.


He is also a 1999 graduate of the Summer Leadership Institute for Church-based Community and Economic Development sponsored by the Harvard University Divinity School, Center for the Study of Values in Public Life.


Mr. France is currently retired after spending seventeen (17) years as a Protestant Chaplain with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

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