Latrece Rowell, CAPP, CPS, CMHP

A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Ms. Rowell has traveled across the country providing program development and grants management to various not-for-profit organizations for the past 22 years.  A celebrated grant writer, Ms. Rowell is credited with obtaining over $18.5 million dollars to initiate and support programs that focus on women, children, housing, mental health, education, technology, and HIV/AIDS Projects.

Currently, Ms. Rowell is working as an Independent Consultant to several agencies throughout the East Coast including serving as the Executive Director of Florida Community Prevention Center, Inc.  Her major focus and development has been placed on the infrastructure development of minority community-based agencies and faith-based operations.  Ms. Rowell has created a 55-point matrix that has successfully guided several agencies through a development phase that enables them to receive Federal funds.

In addition to her work as an Independent Consultant, Ms. Rowell has spent 13 years as an Adjunct Professor of Adult Education at Florida Community College of Jacksonville.  Her area of concentration dealt with oral and written communication to better prepare students for the GED and other life experiences.  She has served as Curriculum Developer and Department Head for Language Arts at one of Jacksonville’s newest State Charter Schools.  Most recently, she directed the model development of Health Care Curriculum funded by Center for Substance Abuse and Prevention for faith-based organizations.  This model is being used in both Florida and Georgia to educate and certify faith-based institutions and outreach advocates on the procedure of establishing a Health Care Ministry that is outcome driven and integrates scientific-based practices.

While living in Houston, Texas, she was responsible for the development and research of funding and administrative duties for organizations dealing with social services, economic development, environment issues and many more.  Her aggressive fund development campaign lead to 42% increase in profits in just one short year.

She was also instrumental in obtaining $1.2 million in funding for the public housing residents of Jacksonville.  With the plight if the low-income communities in mind, Ms. Rowell has gained renown status as a motivator and educator in her community.  She serves on several community boards and school advisory councils around Jacksonville.  Additionally, she is credited for taking part in the development of a new $3.5 million federally funded Community Health Care Center.  This center was the first of its kind in Jacksonville to provide primary care to an estimated initial population of 190,000 people.

Ms. Rowell received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Miami in Miami, Florida.  She majored in English with a dual minor in Business Law and Business Management.  She is an honoree of Who’s Who of International Professionals (1995) and a Graduate of The Neighborhood Leadership Development Institute in Washington, D.C.; a nationally known organization developed to enhance leadership skills of grassroots leaders.  She continuously appears at and conducts various workshops and seminars that focus on economic development strategies for low-income people and issues surrounding youth and family preservation, non-profit development, and health wellness.

Latrece Rowe