Shelva has committed her professional career to the fields of marketing and communications. With more than fourteen (14) years experience in campaign management, program management and overseeing corporate initiatives and sponsorships, Shelva is skilled in building relationships to create communication tactics and marketing materials to support an organization.
In her current role, Shelva is the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications at the National Children’s Center (NCC) in Washington, D.C. Utilizing her experiences within the private sector, Shelva is responsible for leading and managing marketing, reputation management, and communication efforts -internally and externally- to raise awareness for the nonprofit organization’s cause.
Shelva’s previous positions within her career include the automotive, insurance and financial services industries. She has worked for Ford Motor Company, Allstate Insurance Company, The Ad Council and T. Rowe Price Financial Investment Firm.
To diversify her experiences within the field even further, Shelva began her teaching career as a Guest Lecturer at Morgan State University; PR Case Studies & Issues Management. Currently, she is an Adjunct Instructor at Georgetown University within their Public Relations & Corporate Communications Program in the School of Continuing Studies.
Staying closely connected to nonprofit organizations, Shelva serves on the Prince George’s Child Resource Center of Largo, Maryland. In the past, she has held board seats with Junior Achievement of Central Maryland of Owings Mills, Maryland and the National Children’s Center. Her involvement with these organizations not only includes volunteering and fundraising, but also consulting on communication deliverables to stakeholders, employees and potential donors. In addition to her membership with the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Shelva’s board service combined now reaches more than five years of her professional career.
Shelva has a Bachelor in Business Administration from Howard University with a concentration in Marketing. As a graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s Masters Program in Communications, her focus was Public Relations. In 2015, Shelva completed her Doctorate of Philosophy from Howard University with a focus on Communication, Culture & Media Studies.