Cynthia D. Mitchell
Cynthia D. Mitchell grew-up in one of the more economically depressed inner-city neighborhoods of Boston, Massachusetts, but because of her faith in God, her gifted intellect and her steadfast determination to succeed in life, she rose above negative environmental influences. Ms. Mitchell is uniquely equipped with a wealth of meaningful life experiences and knowledge that cannot be gleaned from textbooks. As a single parent, Ms. Mitchell successfully raised two children, a daughter who is a retail sales executive and a son, who is a career law enforcement officer. She is also the proud grandmother of four grandchildren.
Because of her impeccable character, her love for humanity and her compassion for the disadvantaged, she brings an invaluable perspective to the Board of Directors. Ms. Mitchell is a graduate of Copley Square High School and has acquired training and certification in several areas of healthcare services, to include employment in a hospital environment personal home healthcare services for the elderly, hospice care for terminally ill seniors, and personal pediatric care for terminally ill children. She has also provided care for severely mentally challenged residents at the Carobell Children's Home in North Carolina. To fulfill her love for children, as a staff member of the St. James Daycare Center, she utilized her parental skills to aid in the educational and social development of many preschoolers.
However, her many personal and career achievements are not limited to raising a family and excelling in the healthcare and childcare professions. She has also worked extensively with at-risk youths. Most notably, she worked as the direct care assistant at the JRI Metropolitan Treatment Center for delinquent youths, supervising and monitoring teen boys. Ms. Mitchell's spirit of voluntarism continues to be a driving force in her life. Recently she was awarded the 2008 Volunteer of the Year Award by the Board of Directors and Staff of Citizens Opposed to Domestic Violence (CODA). Ms. Mitchell was honored because of her innovative ideas, dedicated service and exemplary leadership: the very same qualities that make her a tremendous asset for the Circle Hope Ministries Board of Directors.