Rasheeda Jamison-Harriott is currently the President/CEO at United Communities Against Poverty, Inc. Rasheeda, originally from New Jersey, relocated to Prince George’s County eleven years ago. She is married to Mr. Almaran Harriott and they have three beautiful children. Rasheeda considers her chosen career path as missionary because “everyone is driven by some sort of passion to solve problems that seem intractable.” She feels her entire professional career has been dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through advocating and providing direct services to Prince George’s County’s most vulnerable populations. This desire comes from the heartfelt reflection of overcoming her own economic and social barriers to achieve academic and professional success.
Rasheeda has eighteen years of experience in social services and community advocacy for vulnerable, underserved, low-income and homeless populations. Under her leadership, the programs she has developed and managed have successfully assisted at-risk and homeless families achieve self-sufficiency through economic stabilization. Her background, experience and skills over the years have produced quality service delivery for nonprofit organizations in the social service industry. Rasheeda graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Hampton University, Hampton Virginia, and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Greenbelt Md. Rasheeda is the Board Chair for the Maryland Emergency Food and Shelter Program, she is the Board Secretary for Prince Georges County Education Coalition and an Executive Board Member for the Maryland Community Action Partnership. Rasheeda is also a proud member of Leadership Prince George’s Class 30.