Permelia Addison is a Certified Grants Management Specialist for the Board of Education of Prince George’s County Public Schools System. She is a recognized authority on the policies and practices affecting the awarding, administration and oversight of more than $125 million in federal, state and foundation grants used to assist the school system in maximizing resources to improve educational services, and to ensure accountability in the use of these resources.
Prior to joining the school system, she served as Director of Development for the Prince George’s Community Foundation, Inc., (formerly known as the Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation Foundation, Inc.) for nine years. In that capacity, she responded to the critical social needs of the county by garnering the strength of individuals, businesses, government, foundations and non-profit sector to help raise funding that totaled more than $2.5 million for the Foundation, which began in 1981 as an all-volunteer organization and became one of the county’s strongest nonprofit community service organizations.
Currently, she serves on the National Grants Management Association’s Certified Grants Management Ethics Commission. She is a past founding Board of Director for the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. She is also a recipient of numerous community service awards, a member of the Norfolk State University Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
Permelia earned a B.S. in Special Education from Norfolk State University and a M.S. in Urban Planning and Policy Management from The Johns Hopkins University. She resides in Upper Marlboro, MD with her husband of 38 years, Sherman. They are the proud parents of their daughter, Alaina, and the proudest grandparents of Jordan.