YOUR PARTNER FOR SUCCESS

Workforce Resources, Inc. provides support to federal, state and local government and corporations in the area of project management and staff augmentation. We exceed client expectations through highly effective strategies, management and processes in the areas of engineering, technical and logistics support, health information management, administrative/professional support and human resources consulting. Many of our clients turn to Workforce Resources when there is a need to manage existing projects or develop new approaches for internal programs and initiatives. Why? Because we adopt a holistic view to delivering quality that is flexible yet solid. This philosophy covers all critical components of our business that impact the value that we deliver to our clients. Our quality assurance spans areas such as talent acquisition, account management and strategic business policies that drive the way we do business.

Headquartered in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, Workforce Resources has over 100 employees located in five (5) states around the country. Our employees are the number one resource of the company. Our success lies in identifying and delivering individuals who possess strong skills and the experience necessary to meet our customers’ short and long term goals and objectives. Some of our government clients require security clearances, therefore, we actively recruit former military and government service members who already hold security clearances, as this is much more cost efficient to our clients. However, we still maintain the ability to process, update and maintain clearances through the Defense Security Service.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide innovative and effective solutions as we serve as a responsible partner to our clients and assist them in meeting their goals and objectives. We accomplish this mission through the utilization of best practices, effective communication and a highly qualified, experienced staff in an effort to meet and exceed customer requirements.

Our Value

Distinctively re-engineer revolutionary meta-services and premium architectures. Intrinsically incubate intuitive opportunities and real-time potentialities. Appropriately communicate one-to-one technology after plug-and-play networks.

Charlene T. Wade

SHRM-SCP, SPHR.


President

Charlene T. Wade founded Workforce Resources, Inc. with the goal of servicing, nationwide, corporate and private executives with their workforce personnel and human resources needs.

Ms. Wade possesses over 30 years of experience in the business arena, with approximately 25 of those years spent in human resource management. Her career has been focused on providing strategic planning and implementation of human resource initiatives and project management to minority-owned companies.

Most recently Ms. Wade served as Director of Human Resources and Corporate Project Manager for an 8a, woman-owned company headquartered in Prince Georges County, MD. In that role she served as a member of the senior management team providing strategic guidance on issues and their effect on corporate goals. She was responsible for overall project oversight, to include providing technical, marketing, customer relations, and personnel management direction of assigned projects to ensure timely and cost-effective accomplishment of contractual commitments; monitoring project tasks to ensure scope of work, schedule, and budget are well defined and maintained; and accountability for contract performance.

In addition, Ms. Wade provided strategic guidance on HR issues, to include developing and reviewing HR systems and workflow processes; formulating and implementing policies and procedures ensuring fair and equitable treatment of all employees and compliance with applicable law; developing and maintaining a solid recruitment program in order to attract qualified candidates; managing all employee relations issues; conducting new hire orientations, performance reviews, continuing training, and exit interviews; and defending unemployment claims. Ms. Wade executed all aspects of the corporate benefits program—which included plan design, carrier selection, negotiation, implementation, and administration.

Ms. Wade has attended the University of Maryland University College, College Park, MD and Bowie State College in Bowie, MD. Ms. Wade earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Society for Human Resource Senior Management; she remains a current member of the national association and has served as a Board Member for its local affiliate, the Human Resource Society of Prince George’s County, MD.

Brandon E. Ferris


Business Development/Program Manager

Brandon E. Ferris serves as our Business Development/Program Manager. In this role he has primary responsibility for the strategic development and implementation of the company’s business development methodology, with a primary focus on “life after 8(a).” He leads a team of project management professionals who ensure that all project efforts are implemented and managed in accordance with the company’s project management methodology – “Your Partner for Success.”

Mr. Ferris spent 15 years as an enlisted active duty member of the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged from his service in the grade of Master Sergeant. During his first nine years, Brandon was an Information Manager (Knowledge Operations), providing administrative and technical support at every level of Air Force leadership. Later, Mr. Ferris retrained into the Contracting career field. As a warranted Contracting Officer, he executed contracts in support of several high-visibility programs (i.e., Joint Service Open House, Wounded Warrior Program, Presidential Airlift Group, and the Maryland State Police). He also served as the sole acquisition representative on several international committees for events such as the African Leaders Summit and the Papal Visit.

Brandon earned an A.S. in Information Resource Management and Contracts Management from the Community College of the Air Force, a B.A. in Management Studies, and an M.A. in Acquisitions and Supply Chain Management from University of Maryland – University College. Brandon is also a certified APDP professional, as well as a certified master of Acquisitions and Supply Chain Management. He has completed several levels of professional military education to include Airman Leadership School and the Non-Commissioned Officer’s Academy.

Lisa R. Thompson


Project Manager

Ms. Thompson serves as the lead Project Manager in our Elizabeth City, NC office. Since 2014, she has been responsible for the oversight and effective management of various contract efforts at the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center (USCG-ALC) and the surrounding area. Ms. Thompson is a member of the Business Development team and assists with opportunity identification, capture management, proposal writing, and recruitment.

Ms. Thompson possesses over 22 years of progressively-responsible business experience. In her role as Procurement Technician for USCG-ALC, Ms. Thompson was tasked with developing and maintaining business relationships with the contracting teams and upper management. She possesses a strong working knowledge of government contracting and the ability to administer government contracts and purchase orders. Lisa also possesses the ability to interact with government personnel ranging from Contract Specialists to Chief Contracting Officers. Prior to the USCG-ALC, she served in the role of Program Support Technician with the Virginia Department of State Police and as an Administrative Support Specialist with Elizabeth City State University.

Ms. Thompson attended John Tyler Community College in Chester, VA, where she graduated Cum Laude with an A.S in Police Science in 2007. Lisa is also a Notary Public in the state of North Carolina.

Sharell Moss


Jr. Project Manager

Ms. Moss serves as a Jr. Project Manager in our Elizabeth City, North Carolina satellite office. Ms. Moss began her career with Workforce Resources in 2013, serving as an Administrative Assistant supporting the office staff. In 2015 she was promoted to her current position as Jr. Project Manager.

Ms. Moss possesses over 10 years of experience in the business arena. In 2006, Sharell began working at the U.S. Coast Guard, Aviation Logistics Center (USCG-ALC) as a participant in their Apprentice Program (a program to expose high school and college students to real work experiences at the base). Sharell supported various high-level positions during her tenure as an apprentice, to include the EEO Specialist, Administrative Officer, and several Commanding Officers. The observation of her exemplary performance and solid work ethic by Workforce’s President is what afforded Ms. Moss the opportunity to become a corporate staff member.

Based upon the effective handling of her administrative support duties, she was selected for promotion to Jr. Project Manager and was assigned a project portfolio to manage. Ms. Moss’s first assignment as a Jr. Project Manager was the oversight and management of the Apprentice Program – the very project she once supported as an on-site employee! Her responsibilities include managing employee work hours, approving leave and timesheets, processing monthly reports, and handling any concerns that may arise. From a business development perspective, Sharell conducts research to help the company identify and pursue business opportunities. In addition, she handles all office management issues, ensuring that NC office operations are functioning smoothly and efficiently. Ms. Moss also serves as the company’s Event Coordinator, planning semi-annual events for the employees in North Carolina.

Laverne Wharton


Finance/Accounting Manager

Ms. Wharton serves as our Finance/Accounting Manager. In this role she is responsible for strategic financial planning and ensuring the company’s financial stability and viability. She and her team oversee all financial/accounting tasking and work with our vendors and clients to maintain our financial stability.

Ms. Wharton possesses over 40 years of experience in the business arena, with approximately 38 of those years spent in accounting and management. Laverne has been responsible for multi-funded budgets ranging from $5M to $100M. She has experience in all aspects of financial reporting with a strong emphasis in government contract accounting. As a team player who always goes “above and beyond” to get the job done, she takes on roles outside of her normal job duties and provides support to others.

In her role as the Director of Accounting with Intellitrex Systems Corporation, Laverne played a major part in establishing indirect rates for 5 years; this allowed the accounting system to be accepted by the Government and State Agencies. Previously, Ms. Wharton worked for General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman as Manager of Billing groups. She was responsible for managing teams, implementing policies and procedures to effectively maximize billing, cash flow and the contract close-out process.

Ms. Wharton attended Essex County College, Newark, New Jersey and George Mason University where she earned a Certification for Government Contract Accounting.

NAICS Codes

WRI Certifications

  • US Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program participant; Case No. 304455; Graduation Date:  December 22, 2019
  • MBE/DBE – State of Maryland (MDOT) and Prince George’s County
  • Small Business Reserve – State of Maryland
  • Small, Woman and Minority  (SWaM), State of Virginia

WRI Certifications

  • US Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program participant; Case No. 304455; Graduation Date:  December 22, 2019
  • MBE/DBE – State of Maryland (MDOT) and Prince George’s County
  • Small Business Reserve – State of Maryland
  • Small, Woman and Minority  (SWaM), State of Virginia

WRI Certifications

  • US Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program participant; Case No. 304455; Graduation Date:  December 22, 2019
  • MBE/DBE – State of Maryland (MDOT) and Prince George’s County
  • Small Business Reserve – State of Maryland
  • Small, Woman and Minority  (SWaM), State of Virginia

WRI Certifications

  • US Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program participant; Case No. 304455; Graduation Date:  December 22, 2019
  • MBE/DBE – State of Maryland (MDOT) and Prince George’s County
  • Small Business Reserve – State of Maryland
  • Small, Woman and Minority  (SWaM), State of Virginia

WRI Certifications

  • US Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program participant; Case No. 304455; Graduation Date:  December 22, 2019
  • MBE/DBE – State of Maryland (MDOT) and Prince George’s County
  • Small Business Reserve – State of Maryland
  • Small, Woman and Minority  (SWaM), State of Virginia

WRI Certifications

  • US Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program participant; Case No. 304455; Graduation Date:  December 22, 2019
  • MBE/DBE – State of Maryland (MDOT) and Prince George’s County
  • Small Business Reserve – State of Maryland
  • Small, Woman and Minority  (SWaM), State of Virginia

WRI Certifications

  • US Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program participant; Case No. 304455; Graduation Date:  December 22, 2019
  • MBE/DBE – State of Maryland (MDOT) and Prince George’s County
  • Small Business Reserve – State of Maryland
  • Small, Woman and Minority  (SWaM), State of Virginia

WRI Certifications

  • US Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program participant; Case No. 304455; Graduation Date:  December 22, 2019
  • MBE/DBE – State of Maryland (MDOT) and Prince George’s County
  • Small Business Reserve – State of Maryland
  • Small, Woman and Minority  (SWaM), State of Virginia

WRI Certifications

  • US Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program participant; Case No. 304455; Graduation Date:  December 22, 2019
  • MBE/DBE – State of Maryland (MDOT) and Prince George’s County
  • Small Business Reserve – State of Maryland
  • Small, Woman and Minority  (SWaM), State of Virginia

WRI Certifications

  • US Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program participant; Case No. 304455; Graduation Date:  December 22, 2019
  • MBE/DBE – State of Maryland (MDOT) and Prince George’s County
  • Small Business Reserve – State of Maryland
  • Small, Woman and Minority  (SWaM), State of Virginia

WRI Certifications

  • US Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program participant; Case No. 304455; Graduation Date:  December 22, 2019
  • MBE/DBE – State of Maryland (MDOT) and Prince George’s County
  • Small Business Reserve – State of Maryland
  • Small, Woman and Minority  (SWaM), State of Virginia

WRI Certifications

  • US Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program participant; Case No. 304455; Graduation Date:  December 22, 2019
  • MBE/DBE – State of Maryland (MDOT) and Prince George’s County
  • Small Business Reserve – State of Maryland
  • Small, Woman and Minority  (SWaM), State of Virginia

WRI Certifications

  • US Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program participant; Case No. 304455; Graduation Date:  December 22, 2019
  • MBE/DBE – State of Maryland (MDOT) and Prince George’s County
  • Small Business Reserve – State of Maryland
  • Small, Woman and Minority  (SWaM), State of Virginia

WRI Certifications

  • US Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program participant; Case No. 304455; Graduation Date:  December 22, 2019
  • MBE/DBE – State of Maryland (MDOT) and Prince George’s County
  • Small Business Reserve – State of Maryland
  • Small, Woman and Minority  (SWaM), State of Virginia