Brenda Richardson

Brenda Richardson is an eco-feminist and has been working on environmental justice, economic development, health issues, and welfare reform for the past 25 years. Richardson helps lead the group, Friends of Oxon Run Park, and is also a member of the Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative. She is passionate about using nature as a source of connection and healing, and attends a forest bathing group that meets in Oxon Run. She is also an environmental justice advocate and works on connecting people to Oxon Run Park. She serves as the President of Chozen Consulting, LLC, a consulting company that focuses on community engagement, facilitation, training, and government relations, and is the principal for “Women Like Us,” an initiative that focuses on design thinking for women. Richardson was formerly the Deputy Chief of Staff for Councilmember Marion Barry. She also served as the Managing Director of the Metropolitan Dialogue, a group of people of faith who met monthly to discuss civic issues in D.C. for many years. She is a former board member of A Greater Washington, Anacostia Watershed Society, Congress Heights Main Streets, DC Commission of Women, DC Public Library Trustee, DC Water Trustee. She has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Brenda Richardson is an eco-feminist and has been working on environmental justice, economic development, health issues, and welfare reform for the past 25 years. Richardson helps lead the group, Friends of Oxon Run Park, and is also a member of the Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative. She is passionate about using nature as a source of connection and healing, and attends a forest bathing group that meets in Oxon Run.

She is also an environmental justice advocate and works on connecting people to Oxon Run Park. She serves as the President of Chozen Consulting, LLC, a consulting company that focuses on community engagement, facilitation, training, and government relations, and is the principal for “Women Like Us,” an initiative that focuses on design thinking for women. Richardson was formerly the Deputy Chief of Staff for Councilmember Marion Barry. She also served as the Managing Director of the Metropolitan Dialogue, a group of people of faith who met monthly to discuss civic issues in D.C. for many years.

She is a former board member of A Greater Washington, Anacostia Watershed Society, Congress Heights Main Streets, DC Commission of Women, DC Public Library Trustee, DC Water Trustee. She has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.