Reverend Zelna E. Joseph, PhD, is an ordained minister and has devoted over thirty years in ministry helping women and leading faith/community-based organizations. In 1990, she founded United We Stand Women's Center supporting women, and the Teen Development Awareness Program working with disadvantaged girls in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
In 1998, she relocated to Washington, DC, and was executive director of a teen prostitution prevention organization, where she traveled to Russia and helped develop HIV/AIDS prevention outreach programs. She also served as president/CEO of an organization helping homeless women with housing and addiction recovery.
Reverend Joseph, working under the tutelage of Dorothy I. Height at the National Council of Negro Women, conducted a nationwide public campaign foraging African-American women.
Returning to Colorado in 2006, as president/CEO, she ran faith-based medical clinics offering affordable health care prior to the ACA and later served as the executive director of the El Paso County Bar Association.
Reverend Joseph received her PhD in biblical studies from Atlantic Coast Seminary, a master's degree in liberal studies from Regis University and a bachelor's degree in organizational management from Colorado Christian University.show more