Charlene Proctor, Esq., Chair
Charlene Proctor, Esq. was appointed as Commissioner to the Prince George’s County Human Rights Commission in September 2019, elected Vice-Chair in October 2020, and appointed as Chair effective July 1, 2021. Chair Proctor has resided in Prince George’s County for over 30 years. She serves as Senior Counsel in the Office of Equal Employment at the Securities and Exchange Commission. She has provided executive level management of EEO programs at the Commission, Transportation and Security Administration and Merit Systems Protection Board. Prior to that, she served in attorney positions at the Merit Systems Protection Board, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Department of Justice and District of Columbia Court of Appeals, where she recommended decisions on procedural motions, complaints of employment discrimination and appeals from federal personnel actions.
Chair Proctor has a diverse training portfolio and holds certificates in workplace investigations, civil treatment training and alternative dispute resolution practices. She volunteers as a Settlement Neutral for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and as an instructor for Negotiations Works. Ms. Proctor is active in local, regional and national professional associations, community service organizations and 501(c)(3) organizations. She graduated from Hampton University with a B.A. in Economics and received her Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and U.S. Supreme Court bars.
Joseph S. Reed, Acting Secretary
Commissioner Reed has spent most of his adult life working on civil rights issues on Capital Hill and at various nonprofits, including nearly six years at the Washington Bureau of the National NAACP. Currently, he works at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) as their Senior Policy Advocate working with community leaders, policymakers, and financial institutions to champion fairness and end discrimination in lending, housing, and business. Commissioner Reed grew up in Fort Washington, Maryland and is a product of the Prince George's County Public Schools, graduating from Suitland High School. A proud alumnus of Hampton University, he obtained his Bachelors Degree in Mass Media with a concentration in Public Relations in 2002. He has also earned a Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies from Georgetown University and a Masters Degree and Graduate Certificate from John Hopkins University in Government and Government Analytics, respectively.
Llamilet Gutierrez is the Executive Director of the Amara Legal Center, a nonprofit providing legal services for anyone harmed through their involvement in commercial sex. Commissioner Gutierrez provides legal representation, connects survivors with vital social services, and raises public awareness of the legal issues facing clients. Her legal practice includes providing victim advocacy for clients, criminal defense, post conviction relief (expungements), family law representation, protective orders, and policy advocacy. Prior to her current role, Commissioner Gutierrez was an attorney at the Office of the Public Defender in Prince George's County, Maryland, where she provided criminal defense representation to individuals charged with offenses ranging from misdemeanor theft to murder and who could not afford an attorney. Commissioner Gutierrez is on the board of the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association, the President of the Prince George’s County Bar Association, a Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy Committee member and a Maryland Bar Foundation Fellow. Commissioner Gutierrez, who also coaches mock trial at DuVal High School in Lanham, was appointed as a Commissioner in October of 2020. She lives in Riverdale with her husband and daughter.
Wendi J. Howard
Sylvia L. Johnson
Sylvia L. Johnson was appointed to the Human Relations Commission early in Fiscal Year 2020. A native Washingtonian, she has resided in Prince George’s County for more than 25 years. The founder and CEO of JI-Solutions LLC, a woman owned 8a certified Health IT and Biomedical Consulting Company, Commissioner Johnson is also the president of DC Technology Systems, an IT Cybersecurity company. Commissioner Johnson started her 18 year career in public service with the US Federal government with the NIH/NCI and the US/FDA as a research scientist, compliance officer, lead FDA Inspector and Specialist for the FDA Commissioner working on International Affairs. After leaving the federal government, Commissioner Johnson held executive positions with several Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies. She’s a trusted strategic advisor and Subject Matter Expert/Expert Witness in her field. Ms. Johnson earned a BS Degree in Biology from the University of the District of Columbia and a MS Degree in Technology Management (Biotechnology Specialty) from the University of Maryland/ University College along with several professional certifications from the SBA & MIT. She’s the proud mother of one son, a recent graduate of Benedict College.
Dr. Ademola Moses Oduyebo
Commissioner Oduyebo earned a Master's Degree in Mediation and Conflict Resolution and a PsyD in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Criminology and Justice System Studies. He is an effective Mental Health Clinician working with youth of all backgrounds and cultures. He has lived in Prince George's County since 1989. He has worked with domestic and international leaders and business consultants in a variety of industries and comes to the Commission with a deep passion to assure Prince Georgians that the County cares, that it is willing and ready to protect their interests through a fair arbitration process that could help in breaking impasses and overcoming resistance and hurdles. Dr. Oduyebo is a proud husband and father to four young men.