• Andrew Albosta

Welcome Derrick J. Washington, new Executive Director

More exciting news to share with you: The Nova Labs board is pleased to announce that Derrick Washington has accepted the role of Executive Director and will be starting with us Monday, November 22nd.

Derrick is a program director with more than 15 years of experience in the fields of Education, Social Work, and Human Services, to include workforce development, policy design, program development, program management, project management, vocational and occupational skills training, and coaching.


Most recently he served as the Regional Director of Programs at Merit America where he managed six cohort launches annually with over 200 adult learners and brokered relationships with businesses, community organizations, and other institutions to strengthen the program experience.


Derrick is also a native Floridian, avid reader, seasoned baker and children’s book author. He has a particular passion for working with diverse populations. He considers himself to be a “people builder,” aiming to empower others with the skills needed to improve their quality of life and be successful.


Please join in welcoming Derrick to Nova Labs.


Email: Derrick.Washington@nova-labs.org

Slack: @Derrick J. Washington

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