SABRINA WOOTEN

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SABRINA WOOTEN

Virginia Beach City Council Member •
Community Advocate •
Police Chaplain •

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Sabrina D. Wooten is a native of Stuggart, Germany.  However, she grew up in the Hampton Roads area and has lived in Virginia Beach for over 13 years. Her passions include creating solutions to combat poverty and homelessness, business development and leadership.  She also enjoys writing and golfing.  Sabrina is a business professional and community leader with more than fifteen (15) years of business, leadership and administrative experience in both the private and non-profit sectors. Sabrina is a proven administrative professional who is committed to excellence and resolving complex administrative problems. Currently, she serves as an Executive Administrator in a local non-profit organization.  A consensus builder and Conflict Resolution Specialist, Mrs. Wooten also served as a Supreme Court Certified Mediator for many years in the Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Portsmouth Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts as well as the General District Courts.  


Sabrina continues her passion for reconciliation through her professional mediation firm, Strategic Impact Services, LLC that provides mediation services and business management solutions to business organizations and the community.  Sabrina has been declared a subject matter expert by her peers and was appointed to the 2018 Board of Governors for the National Association of NonProfit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) for her accomplishments in the non-profit sector.  Mrs. Wooten was also appointed to the Process Improvement Steering Committee for the City of Virginia Beach and she is a member of the National Small Business Association. Additionally, she is a member of the American Society for Public Administration and the National Association of Professional Women.  An Administrative Pastor, Mrs. Wooten serves in her church in the areas of   Strategic Outreach, World Missions and the Prison Ministry. Similarly, she serves as a Chaplain for the Virginia Beach Police Department.  
 

A published author and life long learner, Sabrina graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.
In addition, she received her Masters degrees in Business Management and Public Administration from Regent University. She also earned a certificate in Biblical Studies from Liberty University and a certificate in Practical Theology from Regent University.  Currently, Sabrina is pursuing her PhD in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Non-profit Management and Leadership. Sabrina was appointed to serve as a member of the Minority Business Council where she was recently appointed Vice Chair, serves as the Chair of the Outreach Committee and as a member of the Minority Awareness Committee (MAC).  Mrs. Wooten currently resides with her husband Donald and son, Ricardo in the local Virginia Beach area.

PASSIONS

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Addressing the needs of people in the community and around the world is pertinent to the quality of life for everyone.  I believe that it is important to reach out, to touch others and provide resources and services to those in need.

HOMELESSNESS

Food insecurity, poverty and homelessness are pervasive in communities all over the nation. The impoverished community encompasses people from all walks of life and represents faces that we see everyday.

BUSINESS & NONPROFITS

The business community is the lifeblood of our community and the architect of a thriving economy. Advocating business opportunities for everyone is essential to continued growth and economic vitality.

CAREER

Administrative Pastor
Parkway Christian Center
Finance Administrator
Administrative Pastor

September 2017 - November 2018

Chaplain
Virginia Beach Police Department

April 2017 - present

Strategic Impact Services, LLC provides strategies for success in the following areas of mediation/conflict resolution services, security, training, administrative services and business management. The mission is to help the community and business entities reach their greatest potential by providing superior business solutions and services.

* Meet monthly with staff and leadership to set strategy and plan decisions for the church
   and future church plants. Provide information necessary to make key decisions. Hire
   and supervise staff for various departments.Work with Lead Pastor to prepare and
   present budget to the Board and the church.

 

* Provide financial reports, trends and other data as needed. Oversees the church’s
  ongoing revenue and expenses and provide regular reports. Develops policies and
  methods of operations for fiscal control.Develop and implement accounting procedures,
  records and controls. Provide weekly reports on offerings for the staff.Track and forecast
  all expenses and ensure construction projects are maintained within budget.

 

* Initiate, approve and reconcile transactions with depository banks.Perform accounting
   procedures involved in administration of the budget.Prepare and negotiate contracts
   with private, public and corporate vendors.Prepares accurate and timely reports such
   as monthly financial status reports, quarterly tax, unemployment insurance, monthly
   FICA reports, retirement, etc.Oversee all and manages financial budget for multiple
   church plants estimating over $500,000.Exercise budgetary controls including payrolls,
   purchasing of supplies and equipment.

 

* Review cost reports, cost based reimbursement programs to monitor the financial and
  operating efficacy of the agency based on existing funds and advises the CFO and
  other leadership staff.Serve as church liaison to City, County, or any other governmental
  agencies.Set up plans to forecast needs and allocate dollars for large item replacements
  or repairs. Ensure proper hiring procedures for new personnel are followed and
  appropriate documentation is produced and filed.

 

Provide spiritual and emotional assistance as appropriate and requested. Counsel the families of law enforcement officers, visit sick or injured officers and department personnel, make death notifications, assists in crisis intervention, conduct weddings, memorial services, provide assistance to victims, patrol with police officers, train officers in areas such as stress management, Ethics, Family Life, Pre-retirement classes and courses, serve as liaison with other clergy in the community, serve as part of the department's Crisis Response Team, serve on review boards, award boards and committees as requested.

"One of Sabrina’s greatest strengths is her work ethic and attention to detail. She is extremely methodical and deliberate in a highly efficient manner, a very important skill. She is a person of exceptional Christian character and integrity, and can be trusted to complete her duties with a commitment to excellence. Her work demonstrates the ability to systematically critique and analyze policy and management problems and provide relevant detailed recommendations to improve management practices."

Dr. Gary Roberts
Regent University, School of Government



“Sabrina serves on the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) in an effort to" build guidelines rooted in principles of moral agency, stewardship, freedom of speech, freedom of peaceful assembly, ethical practice, and transparency that supercharge charity.  This position qualifies Sabrina as one of society's guardians who use their expertise to ensure everyone experiences a life worth living."

Tracy Ebarb, CFRE, CNE, CDE, CNC
National Director
National Association of Nonprofit Organizations
and Executives (NANOE)

LEAD Hampton Roads
 

Purpose: ‍‍‍To focus leaders on key issues that impact Hampton Roads and its position in the state, the nation and the global economy.
 

For the past 29 years LEAD has identified and supported the leaders who shape our region’s future by bringing together proven leaders from across the region to provide avenues for innovative problem solving and the development of lasting professional and civic relationships.

1997 | Delta Sigma Theta Academic Achievement Award

2002 | Recipient of the Stokes Award

Recipient of the Reginald Swinson Leadership Award

2015 | Finalist in Regent University M. P. A Mock Interview
for City Manager

National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) 2018 Board of Governors Service Award

2018 | Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Lead program Class of 2018

2019 Marquis Who’s Who Award

2019 Power of the Woman Award

Indian River High School Distinguished Alumni Award

2019 NAACP History Maker

Education

• Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
   PhD candidate
   Public Policy and Administration
   Specialization in Non-profit Management 
   and Leadership

• Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
   B.S. in Political Science
   Minor: Criminal Justice

 

• Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
   Master of Public Administration

• Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
   Master of Arts in Business Management

Teaching Experience

• Entrepreneurship & Business Academy
   Kempsville High School, Virginia Beach, VA
   Incubator EDU Program Instructor
   Facilitate‍d‍‍ and instructed business seminars and modules
   to increase the growth and knowledge of participants

• International Speaker/Instructor
  Business/Education/Religious conferences, workshops and
  seminars

• Supreme Court of Virginia
   Richmond, Virginia
   Certified Mediator-Instructor 
   Developed syllabus and overall course structure

• Calvary Revival Church
   Norfolk, Virginia

   Volunteer Instructor, Ordained and Licensed Minister

   Facilitated and instructed weekly seminars for the purpose of   
   spiritual growth at local nursing homes and youth mentorship
   programs

Skills

• Nonprofits
• Event Planner
• Public Speaking 
• Training 
• Customer Service 
• Administration 

• Management 
• Event Management 
• Creative Writing

• Volunteer Management
• Public Relations 
• Research 
• Team Leadership

• Policy 
• Teamwork 
• Supervisory Skills 

• Office Management
• Mediation and Conflict Resolution Skills 
• Project Management

Certifications

• Certified Nonprofit Executive (CNE)

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