Charline started her writing career even before she knew that's what she wanted to do. She began writting short notes on pieces of paper as soon as she could hold a pencil and put a few thoughts on paper to her brothers and sisters. Being the 7th child of 8 siblings, writing was a way to escape when she wanted to and express her thoughts when it was difficult to get a word in otherwise.
With Double Bachelor Degrees and a Master's Degree, Charline went on to earn a Seminary education that lead to 22 years of faith-based work inspiring people to live their best life.
Charline is an inspirational keynote speaker, presenter, workshop facilitator and board consultant. In her consulting work she leads seminars, retreats and workshops that empower boards with education and training programs on topics of Inclusive Leadership, Building Board Capacity, Effective Governance and Compassionate leadership. At the heart of her board work, Charline utilizes the ideas presented in two of her books: The Power of One Accord for faith-based organizations and Boardroom Culture Shock for nonprofit organizations.
Charline has led initiatives for clean water in Africa, partnered to build a school in Haiti, peace immersion in Costa Rica and was a presenter at the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions in Toronto Canada.
Founder and chief executive of One Accord Strategies, Inc. a Maryland-based, nonprofit company. She works with other nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations strengthening their board leadership capacity. Charline serves on several boards, teachings courses on board leadership and facilitates board workshops and retreats around the country.
Charline currently makes her home in Maryland. She is the proud mother of two adult children and two grandchildren.