About Progressive Life Center


The Progressive Life Center PLC was founded in 1983, by Dr. Frederick Phillips.  The first program, with five staff, provided an array of community based services to adjudicated African American youth and their families in Washington, D.C.; the focus was on meeting their mental health needs from a cultural and spiritual based approach.  PLC is today working in the District of Columbia; Baltimore, MD; Prince George's County, MD;  Philadelphia, PA; Wilmington, DE; and Accra, Ghana to help individuals and families recognize and maximize their inner resources and strengths, enhance their relationships, and function harmoniously in a broader environment.

 PLC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and is licensed as a child placement agency in the State of Maryland, District of Columbia, State of Delaware, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition PLC is accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

In 29 years of service, PLC has developed a rich tapestry of behavioral and mental health services. Our services combine core principles of ancient African worldview with techniques of humanistic psychology. Our targeted populations include children, youth and families who have experienced negative life events and challenges.

Founder/Senior Advisor
  Dr. Frederick Phillips  
Board of Directors
Oversight for PLC is vested in an 6-member Board of Directors:
Anthony L. Williams   Bio
Reginald G. Daniel   Bio
James E. Ray   Bio
Raymond A. Skinner   Bio
Diana Banks   Bio
Ayanna Dun   
The Executive Management Team
  Dr. Laurence E. Jackson   Bio President & CEO
  Kofi Boateng, CPA   Chief Financial Officer
Leadership Team
    Washington, D.C.:
  Charity Jones   Director of Bridge Builder Coalition
  Veda Rice   Director of Performance
  Deyandria Logan-Wade   Director of Human Resources
  Maurice Hawkins   Information Technology Manager
  Andrea Sakyi   Director of Finance
  Mark Boothe   Director of Independent Living Program
Leadership Team cont
    Maryland and Delaware:
  Winnifred Cazeau-Edwards   Director of Family Preservation - Landover, MD
  Peter Fitts   Regional Director of MD Therapeutic Foster Care, Director of Independent Living Program-Landover, MD
  Devon Blackwood   Director of Adolescent Clubhouse – Baltimore, MD
  Aisha Mackall    Director of Therapeutic Foster Care – Baltimore, MD
  Evette Clarke   Regional Director of Prince George’s, MD, Director of Kinship Care – Landover, MD
  Carolyn Morgan   Regional Director – Wilmington, DE
  Dr. Rosalind C. Lee   Regional Director – Philadelphia, PA

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