CV

V A L E R I E B R O W N-T R O U T T

b. 1950

EDUCATION
6/98-present Doctor of Ministry
Candidacy (D.Min.) San Francisco Theological Seminary
6/94-12/97 Master’s of Divinity
(M.Div.) Graduate Theological Union (GTU) at Berkeley,

1982 State of CA Commission for Teacher Preparation and
Licensing: Multiple Subject Teaching Credential(Life)
BA Liberal Studies/English Option. California State
University, Hayward

Gallery Affiliations
Pachal-Hunter Gallery, Oakland, CA
Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
McCree-Goudeau Gallery, Vallejo, CA
Malonga Casquelord Center for the Arts, Oakland, CA
Gallery 85, San Jose, CA
Adobe Art Center and Gallery, Castro Valley, CA
Casa Beso Maya, Oakland, CA
Pro Arts Gallery (Member Artist), Oakland, CA
SOMArts Center, San Francisco, CA

Group EXHIBITIONS
2017 The Black Woman Is God (TBWIG), SOMArts Center
2009-2017 The Art of Living Black (TAOLB) Richmond Art Center,
Richmond, CA
2017 Paschell-Hunter Gallery, Oakland, CA
2016 Mills College Student Union, Oakland, CA
2015 San Francisco Federal Building, SF, CA
2015 Friday Nights@Oakland Museum of CA, Oakland, CA
2015 Prescott Community Center, Oakland, CA
2009-2015 Preview Exhibition: East Bay Open Studios;
2009-2014 Fun A Day; Rock, Paper, Scissors Gallery;Oakland, CA
2012-2014 Malonga Casquelord Center for the Arts
2013 Galeria Casa Beso Maya, Oakland, CA
2012 JanRae Gallery of the Women's Cancer Resource Center;
Oakland, CA
2011 "Wild Women Don't Sing the Blues," Vallejo, CA
2010 “LIFE-Expressions of Living, Past and Present" Castro
Valley, CA
2010 East Bay Express, “Best of the East Bay Party.”
2008-2011 “The ShePeoples Artist Collective Showcase”,

Solo Exhibition
2010 "IMAGES: Another Side of Me”
The Conscious Collective Gallery, Oakland, CA
2012 La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA

Public Art Commission
2006 Laurel District of Oakland, Street Banners
2011 Kaiser Permanente Hospital

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY
Extensive experience in human services and education. Familiarity with a full range of (child, adult, family, and community) services and support strategies for people living with HIV/AIDS, housing, mental health/counseling and substance abuse interventions, advocacy, staff supervision and training. Able to think strategically, work with details and follow through independently and in collaboration with others. Excellent communication skills –relates easily to full range of diverse people and in all levels of organizational hierarchies. Strong, caring and welcoming interpersonal skills and leadership ability. Over thirty years of progressive demonstrated ability to manage fiscal operations, facilitate programmatic and administrative operations within a non-profit organization. During administrative assignments.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Educator
Oakland Unified School District
2005-2017

Executive Deputy Director
Ark of Refuge Inc./ Refuge Ministries
1994-2005

Senior Associate Pastor
City of Refuge United Church of Christ,
1994-2005

Educator
Oakland Unified School District
1983-1994

Executive Director
Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc.
1978-1983

Mental Health Education Director
C.H.A.N.G.E., Inc.
1974-1978

Mental Health Technician III
C.H.A.N.G.E., Inc.
1972-1973

Educator, Writing Consultant
Oakland and Emeryville Unified
1968-1973 School Districts
University of CA, Berkeley, CA

CIVIC ACTIVITIES and INTEREST
Served on various state, city and local boards to implement and administer programs, impact and/or create policy for community change and growth. Present Board Member: Alameda County African American AIDS Taskforce, Aspiring Better Community, Inc. Former restaurateur -hobbies include visual art –painting, fine arts appreciation and patronage.

References Available Upon Request