Darcel is a professional journalist, author, executive coach and motivational speaker. She is a founding member and co-president of Full Circle Health, PLLC and Executive Director of the not for profit, Full Circle Life Enrichment Center. As co president of FullCircle, Darcel oversees new project acquisitions; and develops community programs and partnerships.Before joining Full Circle, Darcel spent over 15 years in national news production and public relations that led to her oversight responsibilities at the 1997 Olympic Torch Relay. She has spent a lifetime educating mill
Darcel is a professional journalist, author, executive coach and motivational speaker. She is a founding member and co-president of Full Circle Health, PLLC and Executive Director of the not for profit, Full Circle Life Enrichment Center. As co president of FullCircle, Darcel oversees new project acquisitions; and develops community programs and partnerships.
Before joining Full Circle, Darcel spent over 15 years in national news production and public relations that led to her oversight responsibilities at the 1997 Olympic Torch Relay. She has spent a lifetime educating millions of Americans on every major news issue through her stories as a senior national news producer for CBS News and the FOX News Channel. Darcel has also worked as a senior producer and senior media consultant for the Discovery Channel, the Montel Williams Show and NBC News. Her public relations experience includesfunctioning as a Vice President/Director of Media Relations at Ketchum Public Relations Worldwide.
Darcel’s dream has always been to use her gifts for news,video production, and public relations to produce culturally competent,spiritually sensitive mental health programs. She is able to bring herconsiderable experience to bear on the various educational and promotionalvideos Full Circleproduces. As a motivational speaker, Darcel believes in an action plan that comes from within and as a woman who has strived to personally always be at her best she believes that her energy can help light the fire of others.
Darcel earned her Bachelor's degree from BarnardCollege, ColumbiaUniversity and her Masters degree in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she has served as an adjunct professor and mentor. She has also received certificates from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business for Managers.
Darcel and her soulmate Derek oversee Full Circle Health andhave published the book, Fruit of the Spirit Thorns in Our Flesh: 8 Divine RelationshipSecretswhich focuses on the power of marriage.
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Music: Jazz
Favorite Food: Italian
Favorite Hobbies: Rollerskating & Shooting Pool
Darcel is one of the most powerful speakers on the topic of stress and burnout and helped our agency look at self care in a completely different way!- Inwood House (NYC)
When it comes to women issues and moving our lives forward, Darcel has always been there to give my agency the right push.
- PHIPPS, HeadStart Program (Bronx, NY)
Nobody wants to suffer the product behind Domestic Violence... but understanding it and learning how to present it is what Darcel and her team were able to help my foster parents understand.
- Forrest Dale Foster Care Agency NYC
When you are a student looking for mentors, encouragement, and understanding communications in an age where we click more than we talk, Darcel helped our students take a second look at their relationship with social media.
- Albany University
It is rare that people understand the difference between faith and mental health but Darcel and her team were able to enlighten and educate our congregation on mental health stigma and embracing that awareness.
- Circle of Christ Church
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