Rev. Gail A. Addison, Executive Director
Since 1996, Rev Addison has been engaging diverse community leaders to educate and engage young people in ETHM’s school based health and wellness, economic development, environmental health, and advocacy programs. Rev. Addison’s primary indicator of success is to see that ETHM has equipped hundreds of youth with leadership and character skills, and that they graduate from high school on-time ready for college or the workforce. As the President & CEO, Rev. Addison leads a talented team in the implementation of this work.
Rev. Addison’s educational background played a role in preparing her as a community change agent; however, her call by God into His ministry has indeed equipped her for this tremendous work. She obtained her Business Management and Organizational Development Bachelor’s Degree from Bernard Baruch College at City University of New York, and she has participated in several professional certification programs. In 2016, Rev. Addison led End Time Harvest Ministries (ETHM) to obtain the prestigious Standards For Excellence Certification and was only the 9th of 4000 nonprofits to receive this prestigious nonprofit seal of approval. Additionally, Rev. Addison was selected to participate in the inaugural three year Cohort 1 Venture Philanthropy Partnership/Fair Chance capacity building program for Prince George’s County nonprofit organizations.
Rev. Addison’s accomplishments are numerous, as she has been recognized as an outstanding community leader of youth and families throughout Prince George’s County (PGC). Some of her awards and recognitions include: Congressional Citations from three U.S. Senators; two Maryland State Governors citations; State Senators and Delegates awards; PGC County Executive and County Council awards; PGC Public School-Board of Education awards; local Port Towns municipal and local school awards; Community Builders of PGC Award; Maryland Black Mayors Outstanding Leadership Award; Washington Area Women’s Foundation Leadership Award; HUD PGC Volunteer Service Award; U.S. Conference of Mayors Award; Outstanding Planning Award from the American Planning Association; Leadership Prince George’s Class of 2016 Alumnae; Outstanding Community Service Awards from the Chesapeake Bay Trust and other nonprofit partnership awards. Rev. Addison often reflects that it is by God’s grace that we get the honor of serving people, particularly our amazing youth.