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Sabrina D. Wooten is a native of Stuggart, Germany. However, she grew up in the Hampton Roads area and has lived in Virginia Beach for over 13 years. Her passions include creating solutions to combat poverty and homelessness, business development and leadership. She also enjoys writing and golfing. Sabrina is a business professional and community leader with more than seventeen (17) years of business, leadership and administrative experience in both the private and non-profit sectors. Sabrina is a proven administrative professional who is committed to excellence and resolving complex administrative problems. Currently, she serves as an Adjunct Professor at Old Dominion University. A consensus builder and Conflict Resolution Specialist, Mrs. Wooten also served as a Supreme Court Certified Mediator for many years in the Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Portsmouth Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts as well as the General District Courts.
Sabrina continues her passion for reconciliation through her professional mediation firm, Strategic Impact Services, LLC that provides mediation services and business management solutions to business organizations and the community. Sabrina has been declared a subject matter expert by her peers and was appointed to the 2018 Board of Governors for the National Association of NonProfit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) for her accomplishments in the non-profit sector. Mrs. Wooten was also appointed to the Process Improvement Steering Committee for the City of Virginia Beach and she is a member of the National Small Business Association. Additionally, she is a member of the American Society for Public Administration, the National Association of Professional Women, the National Society of Leadership and Success Honor Society. An Administrative Pastor, Mrs. Wooten serves in her church in the areas of Strategic Outreach, World Missions and the Prison Ministry. Similarly, she served as a Chaplain for the Virginia Beach Police Department.
A published author and life long learner, Sabrina graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.
In addition, she received her Masters degrees in Business Management and Public Administration from Regent University. She also earned a certificate in Biblical Studies from Liberty University and a certificate in Practical Theology from Regent University. Sabrina is pursuing her PhD in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Non-profit Management and Leadership. Sabrina was appointed to serve as a member of the Minority Business Council where she was recently appointed Vice Chair, serves as the Chair of the Outreach Committee and as a member of the Minority Awareness Committee (MAC).
Council Member Wooten was sworn into office on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 to fill the unexpired term of the seat Mayor Dyer vacated as the Centerville district representative in Virginia Beach. On November 3, 2020, Council member Sabrina Wooten was re-elected as the first African American to serve a second term ever on Virginia Beach City Council. She serves on the following boards and commissions: Vision 2040, the Planning Council, Hampton Roads Planning Commission, Arts and Humanities Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission. Mrs. Wooten resides with her husband Donald and son, Ricardo in the local Virginia Beach area.
Sabrina D. Wooten
Addressing the needs of people in the community and around the world is pertinent to the quality of life for everyone. I believe that it is important to reach out, to touch others and provide resources and services to those in need.
Food insecurity, poverty and homelessness are pervasive in communities all over the nation. The impoverished community encompasses people from all walks of life and represents faces that we see everyday.
Business & Nonprofits
The business community is the lifeblood of our community and the architect of a thriving economy. Advocating business opportunities for everyone is essential to continued growth and economic vitality.
Strategic Impact Services, LLC provides strategies for success in the following areas of mediation/conflict resolution services, security, training, administrative services and business management. The mission is to help the community and business entities reach their greatest potential by providing superior business solutions and services.
* Meet monthly with staff and leadership to set strategy and plan decisions for the church and future church plants. Provide information necessary to make key decisions.Hire and supervise staff for various departments.Work with Lead Pastor to prepare and present budget to the Board and the church.
*Provide financial reports, trends and other data as needed. Oversees the church’s ongoing revenue and expenses and provide regular reports. Develops policies and methods of operations for fiscal control.Develop and implement accounting procedures, records and controls. Provide weekly reports on offerings for the staff.Track and forecast all expenses and ensure construction projects are maintained within budget.
* Initiate, approve and reconcile transactions with depository banks.Perform accounting procedures involved in administration of the budget.Prepare and negotiate contracts with private, public and corporate vendors.Prepares accurate and timely reports such as monthly financial status reports, quarterly tax, unemployment insurance, monthly FICA reports, retirement, etc.Oversee all and manages financial budget for multiple church plants estimating over $500,000.Exercise budgetary controls including payrolls, purchasing of supplies and equipment.
* Review cost reports, cost based reimbursement programs to monitor the financial and operating efficacy of the agency based on existing funds and advises the CFO and other leadership staff.Serve as church liaison to City, County, or any other governmental agencies.Set up plans to forecast needs and allocate dollars for large item replacements or repairs. Ensure proper hiring procedures for new personnel are followed and appropriate documentation is produced and filed.
Parkway Christian Center
September 2017 - November 2018
One of Sabrina’s greatest strengths is her work ethic and attention to detail. She is extremely methodical and deliberate in a highly efficient manner, a very important skill. She is a person of exceptional Christian character and integrity, and can be trusted to complete her duties with a commitment to excellence. Her work demonstrates the ability to systematically critique and analyze policy and management problems and provide relevant detailed recommendations to improve management practices.
Dr. Gary Roberts
Regent University, School of Government
Sabrina serves on the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) in an effort to" build guidelines rooted in principles of moral agency, stewardship, freedom of speech, freedom of peaceful assembly, ethical practice, and transparency that supercharge charity. This position qualifies Sabrina as one of society's guardians who use their expertise to ensure everyone experiences a life worth living."
Tracy Ebarb, CFRE, CNE, CDE, CNC
National Association of Nonprofit Organizations
and Executives (NANOE)
Purpose: To focus leaders on key issues that impact Hampton Roads and its position in the state, the nation and the global economy.
For the past 29 years LEAD has identified and supported the leaders who shape our region’s future by bringing together proven leaders from across the region to provide avenues for innovative problem solving and the development of lasting professional and civic relationships.
National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) 2018 Board of Governors Service Award
1997 Delta Sigma Theta Academic Achievement Award
2002 Recipent of the Stokes Award
Finalist in 2015 Regent University M. P. A Mock Interview for City Manager
2019 Marquis Who’s Who Award
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Lead program Class of 2018
Recipient of the Reginald
Swinson Leadership Award
Virginia Beach Police Department
April 2017 - July 2020
Provide spiritual and emotional assistance as appropriate and requested. Counsel the families of law enforcement officers, visit sick or injured officers and department personnel, make death notifications, assists in crisis intervention, conduct weddings, memorial services, provide assistance to victims, patrol with police officers, train officers in areas such as stress management, Ethics, Family Life, Pre-retirement classes and courses, serve as liaison with other clergy in the community, serve as part of the department's Crisis Response Team, serve on review boards, award boards and committees as requested.
2019 NAACP History Maker
2019 Power of the Woman Award
Indian River High School Distinguished Alumni Award
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P.O. Box 68393, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23471
Entrepreneurship & Business Academy, Kempsville High School, Virginia Beach, VA
Incubator EDU Program Instructor
Facilitated and instructed business seminars and modules to increase the growth and
knowledge of participants
Supreme Court of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
Developed syllabus and overall course structure
Calvary Revival Church, Norfolk, Virginia
Volunteer Instructor, Ordained and Licensed Minister
Facilitated and instructed weekly seminars for the purpose of spiritual growth at local nursing homes and youth mentorship programs
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
PhD candidate, Public Policy and Administration
Specialization in Non-profit Management and Leadership
Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Master of Public Administration
Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Master of Arts in Business Management
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
B.S. in Political Science
Minor: Criminal Justice
Other Relevant Skills
Nonprofits, event planner, public speaking, training, customer service, administration, management, event management, creative writing, volunteer management, public relations, research, team leadership, policy, teamwork, supervisory skills, office management, mediation and conflict resolution skills, project management
Business/Education/Religious conferences, workshops and seminars
Certified Nonprofit Executive (CNE)
Adjunct Professor Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
Facilitator and Instructor Develop curriculum and manage modules in Blackboard
National Society of Leadership
and Success Honor Society