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Meet The Founder


A.W. BURGESS (he/him/his)

"America's Domestic Violence Expert"

C.E.O/Founder & National Executive Director

A.W. Burgess is a healed, publicly admitted, domestic violence offender. He has used this platform not to call out or judge domestic violence offenders, but rather, to lovingly call them in to receive the necessary mental health solutions. He works tirelessly with evangelical organizations, corporate, private, and government entities and agencies, along with domestic violence victim's advocacy individuals and groups, to assist victims in reaching their corporate and personal initiatives. He is considered by many corporate and community leaders as the solution to domestic violence, a man who lovingly delivers peace throughout the world, and an inspiration to humanity.

He is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. At 21, with a promising future in collegiate and professional sports, he went to prison at the onset of his senior year of college as a result of domestic violence. After receiving mental & behavioral services, he emerged from prison as a change agent charged to help individuals find the root cause of their violent behavior. By aiding abusers to find their mental wellness, he will consequently keep innocent victims from being harmed or killed, while also ending cycles and cultures of violence, secrets, and generational trauma-curses.

Today he is affectionately called The FAMILY MAN® because he has been married for nearly three decades and is the loving father of 4 daughters, and 2 grandchildren. Since 2019, he has been the CEO, Founder, and National Executive Director of Family Mankind® who advocates for survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and bullying in LMI, LGBTQIA+, Deaf, Blind, Hard of Hearing, and individuals living with disabilities communities. He is a Domestic Violence Expert, Advocate, Speaker, Publisher, and Author. He is the author & publisher of the book "The Family Man: Solutions To Permanently Eradicate Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, & Bullying."

In late 2021, Burgess was appointed as a Domestic Violence Commissioner by N.C. Governor Roy Cooper. He holds professional certificates in Non-Profit Leadership Management from Duke & Harvard University.

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