Meet the Team
Chief of Staff
MEd., Concordia University
BS, Grand Valley State University
Darnell thrives on two words: efficiency and effectiveness. With over 12 years of experience in education leadership, operations, sales, diversity training, and partnership management, Darnell brings to vCheif a suite of skills to support and enhance the work of mission-driven
Darnell’s professional experience began as the co-founder lead producer of Cultural Competence LLC, a diversity development and training organization that has supported the cultural awareness efforts of over 100 colleges and universities. In addition to facilitating and producing cultural awareness content, Darnell supported student growth and transformation within Chicago Public Schools as a teacher and school leader. While working with Teach For America, Darnell advised Chicago school principals on human capital and building operations. Darnell also served as the Director of Operations for Relay Graduate School of Education, seeing to the successful management and growth of the New Orleans campus, while also leading the launch of the Baton Rouge campus.
Darnell is passionate about supporting the vision of driven leaders, executing across project plans and developing systems to ensure goal attainment. Darnell is currently in the final stages of his dissertation, in which he has studied the sustainability of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and is excited to use this experience to support vChief clients.