Nedra Commodore is the proud mother of Niko (sophomore at Norfolk State University) and Eamon (7th grader in Norfolk Public Schools). She has been an ELG mentor since program inception and currently serves mentees Corimah, Kayla, Gabriella, and Arriana from Portsmouth.
As Director of Quality Assurance at ARDX (Norfolk-based healthcare management and technology consulting firm), Nedra is responsible for defining and implementing organizational continual improvement strategies that distinguish the company from its competitors. One of Nedra’s proudest professional accomplishments was leading ARDX to a CMMI Level 5 Appraisal Rating which bestows the honor of being ranked in an elite 1% of businesses nationwide that demonstrate high performance. On one occasion Nedra was assigned to a struggling project and her boss instructed her to “Nedra-tize them” suggesting Nedra’s leadership style and approach would yield the desired results.
Nedra enjoys life lessons and inspiration from Brene’ Brown and Oprah Winfrey. When life is going really good, Nedra remembers the source of all her blessings. When life becomes difficult, Nedra still remembers that source along with knowing “trouble doesn’t last always.“ Nedra’s top principles by which she lives include:
- Trust God
- Love and Protect Family
- Practice Gratefulness
- Love Like God Has Loved Me
- Be Accountable
- Forgive Quickly
- Treat People Right
- Mind My Business
- Give Generously Without Expectation
- Remember, I Can Do All Things!
Nedra is a devoted, lifelong member of the United House of Prayer for All People where she was introduced to volunteerism and the responsibility to sew good into others. Nedra has been a leader and mentor of young people for over 30 years. Nedra counts it an honor and a duty to serve others in love.