Doug obtained his Master of Social Work in Public Policy Admin from Atlanta University and a Master’s in Public Health focusing on Hospital Admin from Emory University. These provided an opportunity to study and work with public and private policy, leadership, and organizational systems. He has been awarded in his fields of study and has presented at local, state, and national conferences. Throughout his career he volunteered on various non-profit boards and with churches, community organizations, and served 6 years as a member and co-clerk for the American
Friends Service Committee’s Southeastern Regional Office. As an Independent Contractor in Organizational and Leadership Development he worked with non-profit, private, and governmental entities ranging at the local, state, and regional levels to national and international work with CDC and UNICEF.