BERNICE. J. WASHINGTON is CEO of BJW Consulting Group and is a nationally recognized successful businesswoman with more than three decades of experience in executive sales, marketing and management.

Washington is a veteran trustee having served on Texas Health Resources Boards for more than 20 years. Texas Health Resources has 27 hospitals, 22,500 employees in Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and is one of the largest not for profit healthcare systems in the nation. In addition, Washington has served on more than 18 other boards of directors holding major leadership roles on most.  She has served as a member of DFW International Airport Board of Directors (Chair $2.7 Billion Terminal Redevelopment Improvement Program-TRIP); Regional Transportation Council of North Texas; Salvation Army Board (Chair Management Services Committee); Texas Healthcare Trustees and Women Corporate Directors.

She is a member of Leadership Texas Alumnae Association (Former Regional Director-Life Member); Leadership Plano; Southern University Alumni Association (Life Member); Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Life Member); The Links, Incorporated; NAACP (Life Member); and St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church.

Washington earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Missouri; is a registered Medical Technologist, MT (ASCP) Research Hospital and Medical Center-Kansas City, Missouri; and has a Bachelor of Science in Bacteriology/Microbiology from Southern University-Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  She is a Certified Master Coach by the Behavioral Coaching Institute and is a member of The International Coaching Council (ICC).

She is a sought after television and radio talk show commentator and has been featured in movies, magazine articles and in News stories. She has been featured on CNN and NBC Today, and in Southern Living Magazine, Dollars & Sense, Jet Magazine and many other National publications.

Mrs. Washington is married to Lt. Col. (Ret) Lymon Washington, Jr. for 44 years and they have two adult children Andrea Renee and Michael Benjamin.