Sherley Jones Jr. is currently a counselor with Right Path Addiction Center since October 2017, and is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). His career in the mental health-counseling field started in 2008, with the Healing Waters Counseling Center (HWCC), Newport News, Va. At the time, Sherley was serving in the United Sates Air Force. His counseling experience and services range from anger management, psycho social, marital, and addiction; administering therapeutic treatment to adolescents and adults in group and individual forums. Sherley has facilitated and participated in numerous and various intervention individual/group sessions for at risk youth, teenagers, and adults in academic settings, community outreach centers and churches to develop healthy coping skills mitigating habitual violent behaviors, to increase individual academia productivity and sustain effective wellbeing mental and physical states. He has facilitated seminars at leadership conferences, leveraging counseling and mediation skills. Sherley has authored and facilitated teambuilding sessions for challenged environment organizations, family challenges and for addressing individual maladaptive behaviors.
Sherley is also a Director, Gates County Community Partnership (GCCP), a nonprofit organization where its mission is to inspire and increase community engagement by the citizens of Gates County for the educational and social development of its youth. He hails from Sunbury, North Carolina, entered the USAF in 1986, where later in career retrained into the Equal Opportunity career field after graduating from the Defense Equal Opportunity and Management Institute, Patrick AFB, Florida in 1999. Sherley has a Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, 2012 and Bachelors in Workforce Education & Training Development, Southern Illinois University, 2004 along with several other training certifications in Human and Workplace Relations (Equal Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion, Workplace Violence, Science of Well Being, etc.) from various federal and private institutions and centers.
Sherley Jones Jr. is also currently the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Special Emphasis Program Manager (SEPM) at Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), Wallops Island, Virginia. Sherley assumed his role with NASA, Wallops Flight Facility in February 2017. In this capacity, he manages the WFF EEO Program Office daily operational functions providing services compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for sustaining equity and favorable treatment of WFF employees regarding EEO programs and processes, such as complaint processing, special emphasis programs, reasonable accommodations, workforce data analysis and unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment training and education. Additionally, he provides subject matter expert guidance on Diversity and Inclusion Program Office initiatives and events.
Sherley has over 21 years of professional experience in the EEO and Diversity and Inclusion program areas on initiatives for training, policy development and recruitment of highly skilled personnel to include service in the United States Air Force (USAF). During his service, Sherley’s roles and responsibilities ranged from Equal Opportunity Specialist and Manger roles developing program requirements, assignments of personnel, EEO education and training, mediation, climate assessments; and force readiness, posturing, and sourcing. He served at various levels from the field, direct reporting unit, regional and headquarters agency positions managing complaints processing, Affirmative Employment, Special Emphasis and Reasonable Accommodations Programs, climate assessment trends; and certifying data for civilian employment reports to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as performing as a liaison for AF high level equal opportunity complaints and congressional inquiries. Sherley’s AF service included holding the prestigious Equal Opportunity (EO) Career Field Manager (CFM) position, AF’s senior enlisted position over all EO enlisted and civilian personnel both stateside and overseas.