John W. Edwards, Jr., is the former Executive Director of Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. (NFCAA) since October 1993. Edwards is also former Chairman of the board of directors of Community Action Partnership, Washington, DC; past President of Florida Association for Community Action (FACA); past Co-Chairman of the Jacksonville Living Wage Coalition; and current Immediate Past Chairman of the Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of Jacksonville, Inc., are among his community involvement interests. In addition, he is a certified national Peer-Peer ROMA Master Trainer, a national certified Pathways Reviewer for the Community Action Standards of Excellence and a Certified Community Action Professional. Edwards consults with community action agencies and other networks nationally.
He has a broad background and knowledge in: Program Policy Administration, Organizational Planning, Management Principles and Administration, Administrative Services Management, Budget Preparation and Control, Cost Accounting Principles, Contract Management, and Managing and Leading People. Edwards is a leadership, board of directors, management, and organizational problem-solving consultant with a track record of effectiveness.