about us

APOV, INC's vision is to inspire and educate youth to develop decision making, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. Meet the team behind our growing vision.

our team

Mrs. Ora Killebrew
Delegate Tony Knotts
Mrs. Diane Bradley
Ms. Francesca Killebrew
Commissioner Franklin Killebrew

apov. inc. president

Mrs. Ora killebrew

A health care advocate for adults and youth; she is dedicated to motivating and empowering ardent minds. Mrs. Killebrew is an active member at a local church, and joyfully shares the awesome favor of Jesus Christ. Some of her involvement in the community is evident through apovinc.org website.  She was recognized among One-Hundred Extraordinary Nurses by Sigma Theta Tau.

Founder APOV, Inc. (A Place Of Vision) 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization

Vision: Inspiring youth to develop decision making, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.

Areas of Expertise:

Registered Nurse (greater than 30 years clinical experience)

B.S.N. Howard University; M.A. Trinity Washington University

Retired: Medical Surgical Nurse; Clinical II Pediatric Nurse; Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependence Nurse; Certified Adult Psychiatric & Clinical Specialist III Nurse

Present: Substance Abuse/Addiction counselor

Skills Include:

Community Health Promotion- Disease Prevention

CBT- Cognitive Behavior Therapy; REBT- Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Motivational Interviewing, assessment, and intervention/counseling

Chemical Dependence/ Family assessment, and intervention /counseling

Substance Abuse Recovery Counseling

Smoking Cessation Education Counseling

Anger Management

Stress Management

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delegate tony knotts

First elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2014.

Member of the House since 2015.

Current Assignments:

2015- Environment and Transportation Committee

2015- Natural Resources, Agriculture & Open Space Subcommittee of the Environment and Transportation Committee

2015- Local Government and BiCounty Issues of the Environment and Transportation Committee

2015- Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland

2002-2010- served two full terms, as the District Eighth Councilman District representative on the Prince George’s County Council. His constituent area included Camp Springs, Clinton, Forest Heights, Fort Washington, Glass Manor, Marlow Heights, Oxon Hill, and Temple Hills.

He immediately assumed a leadership role as Council Vice-Chair for the 2003 Legislative Year. The following year, Council Member Knotts served as Chair of the Prince George’s County Council for the 2004 Legislative Year.

He also served as Vice-Chair of the Council Public Safety and Fiscal Management Committee, and as a member of the Council Transportation Housing and the Environment Committee, and served on the Transportation Planning Board of the Metropolitan Council of Governments, and on the Board of the Economic Development Corporation for Prince George’s County.

Is a lifelong resident of Prince George’s County, currently residing in Oxon Hill, Maryland. He is a graduate of Fairmount Heights High School, where he was a substitute teacher while pursuing an Undergraduate Degree in Political Science from Bowie State College. He also holds a Masters Degree in Administrative Management from Bowie State University, and a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park.

He has a long history of community service. He maintains membership in a host of citizen associations, and an active membership in the Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington, Maryland.

Delegate Knotts’ professional affiliations include the Coalition of Concerned Black Christian Men and the South County Economic Development Association among other. Council Member Knotts is a Vietnam War Veteran having served his country in the United States Marine Corps.

Delegate Tony Knotts has embraced a recurring theme since taking office. “We will continue to make the right decisions for the right reasons to guide our County into the future. After all, it is all about the people.”

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Mrs. diane e. bradley

A former resident of Chicago, Illinois where she received her early education, and gained an appreciation for the importance of vision and leadership in the young minds of youth. Presently resides in Fort Washington, Maryland where she volunteers her service in the community. Her involvement with APOV Inc. has proved immeasurable as she is knowledgeable and engaging in her efforts to make a difference in the lives of our youth. Mrs. Bradley victoriously lifts her voice in fellowship and praise for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in her community and at a local church.    

Formal Education:

B. S. New School University- Human Resource Management

M. S. Central Michigan University- Public Administration

Retired:

Retired federal employee totaling 30 years of service. Worked with The U. S. Air Force F-16 Program, and NASA Hubble Space Telescope Program. She celebrates an extensive career in Procurement, Accounting, and Budget with the Department of Defense and NASA. Mrs. Bradley’s renowned professional experience has elevated APOV‘s knowledge base in an expanding technical world.

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Ms. francesca killebrew

Areas of Expertise:

Leadership, New Technology Implementation, Strategic Planning and Analysis, Industry Networking, Network Security, Data Base Management, Employee Training, Policies and Procedures, Updates, Quality Assurance, Compliance, Configurations.

Network Security Experience:

Manage, develop, and implement databases from development to production; Analyze and rectify technical problems using test procedures and available tools; Perform IT diagnostics to evaluate, isolate, and correct cause of performance problems; Utilize SQL and Unix to create shell scripts and enhance database optimization; Test  new software builds to ensure accuracy, security, and maximum performance; Establish a documentation process flow to identify system upgrades and installation; Write discrepancy reports on software problems and assign resolution goals; Develop streamlined process for site production cleanup and deployment; Monitor and maintain data entry and billing software along with network security for a high volume hospital; Interview, hire, train, and schedule staff while acting as support contact for clients; Conduct routine inventory of supplies while handling purchasing and procurement requests; Analyze and compile data into reports and articles for company reference; Ensure optimum system performance by maintaining updated versions and patch levels

Technical Proficiencies: 

Security Application: Wirehsark, NMap, Snort; Computer Database Environments:  SQL, MS Access, Oracle; Computer Languages:  C++, C#, Java, UNIX, VB; Microsoft Office Suite: 2003, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013; Web Design Applications: Dreamweaver and MS Visual Studio; Ability to Read and Write Shell Scripts

Work History: 

AIR FORCE SERGEANTS ASSOCIATION, Technology MGR, Suitland, MD (2014-Present); SUCCESSFACTORS, Software Analyst, Tier II, Reston, VA  (2012-2014) PATRIX USA, Project Leader/Software analyst, Alexandria, VA  (2009-2011);CPA GLOBAL, Software analyst, Alexandria, VA (2007-2009) 

Education & Certifications:

Security+; Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH); Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems, DeVry University, Arlington, VA; Masters of Science, CIS Information Security Management, Strayer University, Suitland, MD.

 

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COMMISSIONER FRANKLIN KILLEBREW CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT, USAF (REtired)

Chief Killebrew entered the United States Air Force on 26 August 1960.  Served in many locations around the world including Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Completed two tours in Republic of South Vietnam. Served as the Fuels Management Officer at King Salmon Alaska responsible for supporting “Top Cover” and “Operation Brim Frost” for the Alaskan Air Command. Last duty assignment was at Andrews Air Force Base as the Fuels Manager for Air Force One and other Distinguished Visitor Aircraft assigned or visiting the Nations’ Capitol. Provided fuel support to all assigned or transient aircraft.  Retired as Chief Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force 1 January 1987.

Upon retirement, assumed duties as Aerospace Science Instructor at Oxon Hill High School in the Junior ROTC Program. Oxon Hill AFJROTC was one of the first twenty Air Force Junior ROTC units established in September 1966 and continues to be one of the oldest and most active units to date. Assisted in the organization and implementation of the present Cadet Officer Leadership Program in Prince George’s County. Assumed supervision of the JROTC Drill Teams at Oxon Hill and guided them to National recognition as some of the best teams nation-wide. Assisted Junior and Senior Cadets in the scholarship application process. My greatest desire was to see all students feel a sense of accomplishment and go on to higher education. Retired from Oxon Hill 1 July 2011, but continues to mentor junior and senior cadets. Recruits students for the Tuskegee Airmen “Youth in Aviation Program” that teaches high school students to fly.

Formal Education:

Bachelor of General Studies at University of Nebraska at Omaha- History and Sociology

Master of Education at Bowie State University- Guidance and Counseling

Awards: Outstanding JROTC Instructor ten times plus, and the last Outstanding Award was Outstanding Instructor with MERIT. Due to the performance of Oxon Hill’s Drill Teams for the past 24 years I was one of the first two JROTC Instructors inducted into the ‘National Drill Team Hall of Fame’ as was the Oxon Hill AFJROTC Program. In 1958 awarded the Eagle Scout Rank by the Georgia/Carolina Boy Scout Council.

A member of the East Coast Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. mentoring ‘Youth in Aviation Program’ for high school students. Serves as Commissioner for the Fourth District, ‘Governor’s Commission for Veteran Affairs’. A Life Member of the Disabled Veterans of America, and an active member at a local church in the community.

 

Contact Us At apov.4.today@gmail.com