Belinda is a business oriented change agent with more than 30 years’ experience of consistent achievement in providing vision, innovation, strategic planning in execution of community based employment and day service programs for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her past work experiences have included employment in the private and government sectors as well as the academia world with emphasis on services persons with disabilities. Belinda worked with and coordinated opportunities in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs and HANDS for Professional Fellows from Egypt and Tunisia to increase intercultural understanding to support Egyptians in their efforts to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities. She is a strong advocate for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and wholeheartedly believes that everyone can work with the proper supports. She has provided ADA training to federal and private agencies and developed educational curriculums for employers that were used to bridge the gap and myths associated with hiring persons with disabilities.
Belinda leads a very multi-complex business at NCC which encompasses Community Living Services, Day Habilitation, Employment Readiness, Supported Employment, Active Treatment, Nursing, and Clinical Services. She is a high-energy leader with a track record of building cohesive teams.
Belinda is a Certified Administrative Litigator from the California Federal School of Law. She obtained a dual B.A. degree in Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling from Wilberforce University and received her M.Ed. with a concentration in Rehabilitation Counseling from Kent State University. She is a motorcycle enthusiast, enjoys hand dancing, antique shopping, and spending time with her family.