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Meet Dr. Rhonda L. Hamilton
Dr. Rhonda L. Hamilton is the founder and Executive Director of M.I. Mother’s Keeper, a Washington D.C. based, mental health advocacy non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization that has been assisting families with navigating through the often-complex mental health systems of care, and their challenges since 2017. Additionally, she serves as the President of The Healthy DC & Me Leadership Coalition non-profit agency.
Dr. Hamilton has spent over 20 years in the financial industry helping families to persevere and to achieve their piece of the “American Dream”, while also simultaneously caring for and helping her mentally challenged mother to navigate the District’s mental health and social service systems.
Dr. Hamilton is the former broker and owner of Coldwell Banker’s 1st African American franchised- owned brokerage in Prince Georges County, Maryland, entitled Coldwell Banker Household Realty. She is currently the owner and President of the Waterfront Insurance Network which specializes in finding consumers quality insurance coverages at affordable prices, in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Michigan, & California.
Dr. Hamilton has served on the United Planning Organization’s (U.P.O.) Health Advisory Council Board. She has served as “The Executive on Call” radio personality with the World Power Gospel Radio (W.P.G.R.), where she helped to introduce beneficial, knowledge-based, and “subject matter expert” programming to her listeners under the tutelage of Dr. Anthony T. Mays, W.P.G.R.’s President, owner, & the nephew of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, a civil rights leader, humanitarian, & educator.
Dr. Hamilton is a native of Washington, D.C. Ward 8, and was educated in the District Public School System. As a dean’s list, business management major during her studies at the University of the District of Columbia, she also donned the UDC Firebirds cheerleading uniform for a brief period upon returning from her travels in Budingen, Germany as a U.S. ARMY dependent.
In 2001, the loss of her father and hero, to a heroin/opioid addiction many years after his “post military” struggles opened Rhonda's eyes to the harsh realities that living with trauma can bring.
The M.I. Mother’s Keeper organization under the direct guidance of Rhonda spearheads mental health programming and outreach work across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, with specific focuses on providing resource linkage, housing, and mental health case management for individuals, and families located in marginalized communities’ representative of those in which Dr. Hamilton was raised.
In 2019 Dr. Rhonda Hamilton, and the Healthy DC & Me Leadership Coalition launched its “Capital City Emergency “Level II” Trauma & Wellness Center Project” with the intent on helping to eliminate healthcare, and economic disparities in communities where families like the ones that Rhonda grew up in, can successfully, and intentionally break the cycles of unhealthy living, and patterns of behavior that are plaguing far too many communities of low-income citizens in the District of Columbia.
In 2020, Rhonda L. Hamilton received her honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from "The Fishers of Men University", for her outstanding work as an emerging community leader in matters involving mental health, trauma-informed resourcing, and community programming, activism outreach, and education.
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