Meet The Founder
Dr. Carman L. Wilkins
Dr. Carman L. Wilkins is a native of Washington, DC, mother of 3 children, and author of "Building Your Table" motivational journal and published dissertation "Experiences of Compassion Fatigue in Case Managers Serving Homeless Youth While Maintaining Ethics: A Qualitative Study." Dr. Carman grew up in a single-parent household dealing with many generational obstacles. Her family plays a vital role in the Ward 7 community. Dr. Carman worked and engaged in the community with clients who are experiencing generational cycles, such as relying on governmental assistance, limited housing. Minimum to no employment, parenting, and inadequate education, mental health barriers, lack of financial literacy, and many other societal barriers.
Dr. Carman received her Bachelor of Psychology from Johnson C Smith University (2003) then went on to obtain her Master of General Studies in Human Behavior at Capella University (2015). Lastly, Dr. Carman received her Ph.D. in General Studies in Human Behavior at Capella (2020). Dr. Carman worked with many influential agencies in the mental health and housing field as a Case Manager and Housing program manager. Dr. Carman decided to venture out and become more effective in the community by starting Building My table to break the barriers by empowering the residents and providing practical training for community agencies engaging with the residents to build their table of success.