Antron is CTIPP’s Director of Empowerment and Engagement and is responsible for nurturing and growing relationships with community members through advocacy, elevating promising practices across the country, and creating opportunities to leverage resources and support to continue growing the movement and mobilize advocates to support policy priorities.
Antron has over 17 years of specialized experience in advocacy, advising, and consulting through research, data analysis, and policy work while advancing the organization’s goals with an evaluation of programs and briefing of finished products in dynamic-driven environments. His career has spread from working with non-profits in child welfare, federal government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and higher education to achieve organizational objectives.
Outside of these organizations, Antron has also worked with agencies such as the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). Within this agency, he has sat on many committees to help shape the scope of these groups by providing leadership in evaluation, policy development, and analysis by developing strategic priorities and programmatic improvement. He has also helped develop and disseminate trauma-informed resources by incorporating family and young adult partners with lived experiences into the development process of NCTSN products and resources.
Antron has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a specialization in Management, an MBA degree, and is currently a doctoral candidate (DBA) at Saint Leo University. His dissertation topic is “The Relationship Between the Funds Spent on Child Welfare Programs and Youth Outcomes.”
He lives in Ocala, Florida.
What brings you to this work? I’ve seen individuals within child welfare who were unable to advocate for themselves and fell to societal pressures. I’ve watched others suffer who could not overcome obstacles, nor could they break those generational curses of stigmas and trauma. I was able to become the voice of the voiceless and bring attention to these challenges through advocacy work at the local, state, and national levels. My experience has now led me to my current position working with CTIPP and its mission for a trauma-informed nation.
What helps you maintain a balanced life? Being out on the water (ocean, lake, or spring), swimming, fishing, or riding jet skis. I enjoy traveling and experiencing different customs and cultures; I like the touristy things, but I enjoy mixing and mingling with the locals even more. I also have a thing for architecture. I love visiting monuments and buildings from previous civilizations to the present day.
Top 3 podcasts or books: My top three books are The Four Agreements, The Art of War, and Think and Grow Rich (which comes with prosperity cards that help you recondition your mind into positive thinking). A bonus book is Emotional Intelligence 2.0.