Who’s Turn is it? Caregiving 101
What will you do, when life taps you on the shoulder and whispers, it’s your turn now?
Odell Cleveland currently serves as Chief Administrative Officer of Mount Zion Baptist Church, a 119-year-old predominantly African-American church in Greensboro, North Carolina. He is the co-founder of the Welfare Reform Liaison Project, a nationally-recognized faith-based nonprofit which he led as CEO for 16 years prior to his current role.
In 2016, he was instrumental in building Caregiver Connect Inc., a nonprofit that partners with agencies such as AARP, United Healthcare, ROS Therapy Systems, and others.
In 2018, he produced and hosted a radio show in Charleston, South Carolina called Caregiving 101: The Ministry That Cares For Those That Care For Others.
Odell, along with his sister and brother, share caregiving responsibilities for their elderly mother, Glenda.
Those experiences led him to write It’s My Turn Now.
Odell’s ability to get people from all segments of the community to work together towards a common goal has been acknowledged in a number of ways, including the 2 Those Who Care award by WFMY-TV, and recognition as one of the Triad’s most influential people by The Business Journal.
Odell graduated from a number of leadership programs, including the Harvard Divinity School’s Summer Leadership Institute and The Center for Creative Leadership’s Leadership Development Program. He received a Master’s in Divinity with honors from Hood Theological Seminary in 1997. He received a B.S. in Management from University of South Carolina Upstate in 1984.