Nonprofit organization adds housing and financial literacy depth
ORLANDO, Fla., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InCharge Debt Solutions, a nonprofit organization that provides financial literacy education and assistance to consumers and servicemembers struggling with debt problems, announced today that it has added four new members to its Board of Trustees. "The addition of these leaders will help us make even greater progress in areas like housing issues and financial literacy education," said Etta Money, InCharge's President. "We are proud to add these outstanding professionals and are grateful for their service."
Richard Anderson, Ph.D. - has extensive experience working with Congress, federal agencies, the executive branch and numerous state legislatures. For many years, he has been an instrumental leader in positively affecting national and state legislation, and he is a respected advocate on energy, environmental and tax issues. Dr. Anderson served as Director of Government Affairs for Wheelabrator Technologies, Inc. from 1987 to 1998.
Joseph Chavez, Ph.D. - a member of the faculty and consultant of NeighborWorks America, Dr. Chavez has extensive experience in all aspects of housing including real estate development, lending, credit, property acquisition, foreclosure intervention, and property management. Since December 2002, he has served as the President of the National Housing Advisory Group, LLC of Vero Beach, Florida.
Peter Kennedy - a principal with Kennedy & Rand Consulting in Washington, D.C., Mr. Kennedy also works jointly with PRM Consulting as a lead consultant for certain clients of that firm. Prior to co-founding Kennedy & Rand Consulting, he was Aon Consulting's Southeast Region Compensation Consulting Practice leader. Mr. Kennedy has had extensive experience in conducting and managing consulting projects for a variety of employers in the private, nonprofit and public sectors.
Robert J. Ruiz, Esq. - an attorney with over 35 years of experience in government and public interest law. His career includes service as Solicitor General for the State of Illinois, National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association as well as being a founding member and officer of the National Hispanic Prosecutors Association and the Illinois Association of Hispanic State Employees. Mr. Ruiz also serves as a member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
InCharge Debt Solutions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides bankruptcy counseling, credit counseling, and housing counseling services to consumers and service members in need of financial literacy education, money management guidance, and help finding the right debt solution for their specific situation.
InCharge® Debt Solutions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization specializing in personal finance education, housing counseling, bankruptcy services, and credit counseling. Founded in 1997, InCharge interacted with over 1.1 million consumers in 2011 alone. InCharge is affiliated with InCharge® Education Foundation, Inc. (ICEF) which is dedicated to providing educational products, services and research supporting the personal financial literacy of consumers across America. ICEF also provides financial literacy training to servicemembers and their families through MilitaryMoney.com. InCharge is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).