Credentials & CV

 

 

 

Melveena D. Edwards, Founder, President, and CEO                                                                                          

RN, BSN, BA, ThM, MCE-CC
DD, PhD, DCE, DCC, DMin, PhD, CA and CCP, RA
NCCA-LCCC-AC, LCPC-AC
AACC-IBCC, BCPCC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founder, President, CEO, and Entrepreneur of LCCOC, Inc., CCEP
Founder, President, Executive Administrative Director, and Chancellor of CEU, LLC
Founder and Manager of MDEM, LLC
Professor and Dean of Colleges, Christian Counseling, Christian Education, and Ministry
SACC Certified Pastoral Member
SACC APS Certified Temperament Counselor
NCCA Board Certified Death and Grief Therapy

NCCA Board Certified Crisis and Abuse Therapy                                                                                                                                                                   
AACC Member and Christian Counselor
AACC Member Christian Counseling Certification
AACC IBCC Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor

AACC Grief Crisis and Disaster Divisional Membership-GCD

Called to the ministry in 1988

Ordained Clergy July 1993

Parish Nurse (PN)/Faith Community Nurse (FCN)/Minister of Health and Wellness/Congregational Health
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse with Administration, Director of Nursing, Program Director, Management, and Supervision  Experience
Co-Founder, Co-President, Director, Provost, and Professor  July 2000-2012
ARC Certified Instructor, Basic HIV/AIDS course, African American HIV/AIDS Course November 1998
ACI Teacher's Certification

 

Credentials, Curriculum Vitae, and Networking:  Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling (SACC)-Certified Pastoral Member, SACC-APS-Certified Therapist/Pastoral Counselor, Board Certified Temperament Counselor/Therapist, National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA)-Board Certified Professional Clinical/Pastoral Member, Board Certified Death and Grief Therapy, Board Certified Crisis and Abuse Therapy, Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor/Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certified,  (SACC)- International Representative/Certified Academic Institution (CAI) for the College of Christian Counseling (providing academic training for certification in Christian counseling and licensing), American Association of  Christian Counselors (AACC)  Member, (AACC) Certificate in Biblical Counseling, (AACC) Grief Crisis and Disaster Divisional Membership-GCD, (AACC)-International Board of Christian Counselors-Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (IBCC-BCPCC): Good standing as a Christian counselor who serves as a state-licensed mental health professional. Among the vanguard of professional Christian Counselors who exemplify the standards of ethical excellence in practice (July 2007).   Melveena established her own clinical/pastoral counseling practice and is the founder, president, and CEO of two nonprofit Religious Organizations (2000, 2001) with a state and federal 501 (c)(3), which encompass a vision/mission for Christian education and counseling.   In seminary, Melveena was an honor student, Summa Cum Laude, distinguished graduate, and valedictorian.   Melveena is a member and rewarding connection of the Honor Society of Nursing: the Omicron Delta Chapter- Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) for professional, academic achievements/success, and personal commitment/dedication to the nursing excellence; one of the largest and most prestigious nursing organizations in the world March 2012.

General background experience: Executive administrative director of theological university, university provost, associated adjunct professor  in theological studies, dean of college(s), she loves to teach on a university level, has designed, and written numerous books, thesis/dissertations, established numerous university courses and curriculum for eight colleges from associate to doctorate degrees, educational books, materials, Global Authors Registry/registered author (RA), a Consultant for Christian Education Programs (CCEP), and ACI teaching certification. Dr. Edwards developed and organized accreditation for a theological university with an accrediting commission in 2001, and the university's registry with the State of California as a Religious Exempt Institution by the Bureau for Private and Postsecondary and Vocational Education of Sacramento, California (BPPVE).  American Red Cross (ARC) certified instructor November 1998 (trained to teach Basic and African American HIV/AIDS classes).  Through God's direction Melveena is the founder, president, CEO, and Chief Executive Director of the Lighthouse Christian Counseling and Outreached Center, Inc. (LCCOC)/ Consultants For Christian Education Programs (CCEP), founded February 1, 2001 (A religious nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation- state and federal status) that encompasses Christian counseling, Christian education, and outreach entities: http://www.lighthousechristiancounseling.org and Capstone Excelsior University, LLC http://www.CapstoneEU.org . Melveena has been instrumental in coordinating and assisting several churches in organizing and establishing a Health Ministry/congregational health or Faith Community Nursing (FCN) entity.

Registered Nurse/nursing background experience: (LPN-1976, ASN-1980, from the Columbus State Community College (CSCC), and BSN-2011from University of Phoenix). Dr. Edwards has practiced in numerous areas of nursing some of which include tertiary and quaternary hospitals and community health settings-Medical, Surgical, Pediatrics, Obstetrical, Rehabilitation, Community Health/Public Health Nursing- PHN (public health case management, communicable disease/ immunizations, community, and clinic nursing), cancer care- hospice care/oncology/hematology/chemotherapy certification/infusion nursing, occupational health, congregational health/parish nursing/minister of  health and wellness or Faith Community Nursing- FCN (completed a Parish Nursing Course at Otterbein College of Columbus, Ohio, August 1998), special training by the Ohio Department of Health in obstetrical nursing and childbirth education/educator, travel nursing.  Nursing Specialty: psychiatric/mental health nursing-MHN encompassing forensic milieus, immediate supervisor for psychiatric hospital, correctional juvenile nursing, in-patient psychiatric units/milieu, psychiatric emergency room-Psych ED, psychiatric/mental health administration: clinical nurse manager, house nursing supervisor, clinical program director of acute care services - for child, adolescent/residential training center, adult-geriatric of a psychiatric hospital and Director of Nursing for adolescent psychiatric hospital.   Most recent position: healthcare organization specializing in Utilization Review, Managed Care, Medical Claims Review as a Care Review Clinician II Inpatient Behavioral Health - (CRC II).  Educational Goals: Master's of Science in Nursing - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner {PMHNP}, NCCA Diplomat Clinical Supervisor; and certification in Crisis and Abuse Therapy.

Registry:

Cambridge Who's Who: Registered, and recognized member of, among executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs, having access to the tools, a gain of competitive edge, and strategic positioning within her industries of expertise www.cambridgewhoswho.com  (2007-2008).

Acknowledgments & Awards:
(2018) Who's Who In Black Columbus-Fifteenth Edition
"Celebrating African-American Achievement in Columbus, Ohio"
Inducted and featured in 2018 Who's Who In Black Columbus Fifteenth Edition and among many other distinguished leaders. The event: "The Who's Who In Black Columbus 15th Anniversary Awards and Unveiling Ceremony" was held at The Ohio State University-OSU Student Union, Archie Griffin Ballroom on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

(2019) Who's Who In Black Columbus-Sixteen Edition
"Celebrating African-American Achievement in Columbus, Ohio"
Inducted and featured in 2019 Who's Who In Black Columbus Sixteen Edition and among many other distinguished leaders. The event: "The Who's Who In Black Columbus 16th Anniversary Awards and Unveiling Ceremony" was held at The Ohio State University-OSU Student Union, Archie Griffin Ballroom on Monday, July 22, 2019.


Awards & Honor:
(2012) Inducted into the Honor Society of Nursing: the Omicron Delta Chapter-Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), and now she is a member with the rewarding connection. STTI is designed for professional, academic achievements/success, and personal commitment/dedication to nursing excellence. STTI is one of the largest and most prestigious nursing organizations in the world.

                                 
Acknowledgments:
(2007-2008) Recognized as an honored member and in the registry of an accomplished individual/ professional/mark of achievement with Cambridge Publishing, Inc. -Who's Who, Uniondale, N.Y., among executives, and professionals in Nursing/health care.

First Scholarship Award:
(1980) Honored by the Black Organization of Registered Nurses (BORN) with a scholarship, and the first recipient to receive this scholarship for nurses from this organization originated in Columbus, Ohio.

Some thesis and dissertation writings:

Thesis: "Opening the Door to Health Ministry the Study of Congregational Health"

Dissertation: "From Vision to Program Implementing a Health Ministry Program for your Congregation"

Thesis: "Bridging the Gap to Salvation Through the Vehicle of Christian Education-Christian Counseling"

Dissertation: "The Developing and Building of The Five-Fold Ministry Theological University of San Diego, California (FMTU) Founded July 1, 2000 Part I and Part II"

Dissertation: "Developing An Accreditation Proposal for Religious Institutions and Theological Universities - The Basic Steps to Compiling Higher Standards Procedures for Christian Education Program"

Dissertation: "Pain, Suffering, and Pressure Turned Into Empowerment Through Biblical Counsel - Helping Interventions for God's People in a Hurting World Experiencing Pain, Suffering, Pressure and Distress and Turning It Into Power"

Research: Several Research Projects related to ministry completed in partial fulfillment of her Doctor of Ministry

Author:

Book published March 31, 2015

 

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S.A.C.C. Enlightener Newsletter:

Newsletter article published in August 2013
http://newsletter.sacc.bz/?p=10

Founders' Credential Outline and Associations:
Co-Founded the Five-Fold Ministry Theological University of San Diego, CA, Inc. (FMTU) Non-profit Religious Organization/Educational Institution 501 (c)(3) State and Federal status July 2000

Founder, President, and CEO of the Lighthouse Christian Counseling and Outreach Center, Inc. Non-profit Religious Organization 501(c)(3) State and Federal status February 2001

Founder of the Capstone Excelsior University, LLC (CEU) February 2014

Founder of the Melveena D. Edwards Ministries, LLC/T.O.P. THE olive PRESS February 2015

NCCA Certified Academic Institution (CAI) /SACC International Representative (IR)

Executive Administrative Director, Manager, Chancellor, Adjunct Associate Professor, and Dean of Colleges

Education:

High School Diploma, Columbus, Ohio
Nursing Degree, Columbus State Community College
Nursing Degree, University of Phoenix
Registered Nurse - Nurse for 43 Years, Retired
Undergraduate, Graduated Education, and Seminary, 17 Years of Theological Studies
Years of Education 28 years
Aenon Bible College
Karl F. Smith Bible Institute {Honor Student}
International Apostolic University of Grace and Truth {IAU}
Accredited by ACI - Accrediting Commission International
Five-Fold Ministry Theological University of San Diego, CA, Inc.
Cornerstone University
17 Years of Theological Studies -
Karl F. Smith Bible Institute {Honor Student}
Aenon Bible College
International Apostolic University of Grace and Truth {IAU}
Accredited by ACI - Accrediting Commission International
Five-Fold Ministry Theological University of San Diego, CA, Inc.
(FMTU) Accredited by ACI - Accrediting Commission International
Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling
National Christian Counselors Association

Degree and Certification Earnings:

Bachelor of Administration and Organization
{Summa Cum Laude, Distinguished Graduate, Valedictorian – {IAU}
Bachelor of Science in Nursing {BSN, University of Phoenix}
Master of Theology
{Summa Cum Laude -IAU}
Master of Christian Education-Christian Counseling
{Summa Cum Laude, Distinguished Graduate -IAU}
Doctor of Divinity
{Summa Cum Laude, Distinguished Graduate & Valedictorian -IAU}
Doctor of Philosophy - Administration and Organization
{Summa Cum Laude - IAU}
Doctor of Christian Education
{Summa Cum Laude - FMTU}
Doctor of Christian Counseling
{Summa Cum Laude - FMTU}
Doctor of Ministry
{Summa Cum Laude - FMTU}
Registered Author /Global Authors Registry
Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling
SACC Member
National Christian Counselors Association NCCA Member
SACC Certified Pastoral Member
SACC-APS Certified Therapist / Pastoral Counselor
NCCA Professional Clinical Member
NCCA Certified Temperament Counselor
NCCA Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor- Advanced Certified
NCCA Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certified                                                                                                                                                         

NCCA Board Certification in Death and Grief Therapy

NCCA Board Certification in Crisis and Abuse Therapy
SACC International Representative, CEU for the College of Christian Counseling
AACC Member and Certificate
AACC Credential: IBCC-BCPCC                                                                                                                                                                         

AACC Grief Crisis and Disaster Divisional Membership-GCD
International Board of Christian Counselors (IBCC)-Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (BCPCC) — [state-licensed mental health professional with a doctoral degree identified with practice as a Christian Counselor]                                                                                                                                                          
Cornerstone University of Lake Charles LA-
National Christian Counselors Association of Sarasota, Florida
Doctor of Philosophy - 2nd Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Psychology
Appropriate Board Certification Certificate for the Selected Specialty Area of Death and Grief Therapy -NCCA
{Summa Cum Laude}

 

Other Accomplishments:

Hospice Care/Certified in Chemotherapy Administration
Childbirth Educator
Current career growth, enhancement, and continuing educational goals:
Chaplaincy Studies

N.C.C.A.- To verify the NCCA membership, visit their website at http://www.ncca.org/Directory/ enter the Zip code 43086 at the tab.

Businesses:
Lighthouse Christian Counseling and Outreach Center, Inc. (LCCOC)
http://www.lighthousechristiancounseling.org

Capstone Excelsior University, LLC (CEU)
http://www.CapstoneEU.org

Melveena D. Edwards Ministries, LLC (MDEM)

http://www.MDEMLLC.org

Personal e-mails:
mdedwards.phd@att.net                   
mdedwards.phd@facebook.com 

Business e-mail:
drmdedwards@MDEMLLC.org  

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