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Renata Hedrington-Jones

Renata Hedrington-Jones

NSAA Consultants,LLC

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Renata's work combines: Non-Profit Organizations, Education, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life

Program Director

Develop and operate therapeutic programs for children, adolescents, & special needs adults.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    McKinley Tech Sr. High

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Social Work

    Virginia Intermont College

  • Graduate Degree

    Social Work

    Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Doctorate

    Youth Services/Administration

    Walden University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Social and Community Service Managers:

Bachelor's Degree: Clinical/Medical Social Work

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Childbirth before marriage.

  • 2.

    Took care of the elders in the family.

  • 3.

    Family illnesses.

  • 4.

    Loss of income, unemployment.

  • 5.

    Obtained higher degrees.

  • 6.

    Full time employment while studying for MSW (which included a field placement).

  • 7.

    Graduate programs are not always flexible when one works, has a family, and needs time for school.

  • 8.

    Graduated with honors with PhD.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    Social workers don't make money.

  • How I responded:

    Social work is a helping profession. I believe that it is a calling on my life to impact social change. I believe God is very particular about who He allows to work with His children. I am pleased to be one of the chosen. I absolutely love every opportunity to be caring, compassionate, and considerate. When I teach on the collegiate level my goal is to share and transfer my knowledge and skills to others who embark upon this journey of human services.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • A savings account for business is a must. Grants are not as easy as people say they are to obtain.