Meet The Founder


A.W. BURGESS (He/Him/His)


A.W. Burgess is a healed, publicly admitted, domestic violence offender, abuser, and bully. He has used this platform not to call out or judge domestic violence offenders, child abusers, or bullies, 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, child abuse, sexual assault, and bullying victims advocacy individuals and groups, to assist victims in reaching their corporate and personal initiatives. He is considered by many corporate and community leaders as a solution to domestic violence and a man who lovingly delivers peace throughout the world, and an inspiration to humanity.

He is a native of Baltimore, Maryland where he is a 1988 graduate of the elite private McDonogh School. He has attended Oklahoma State, Hampton, & Old Dominion Universities respectfully. With a promising future in collegiate and professional sports, as well as incredibly rare career opportunities on the horizon, he went to prison at the age of 21 at the onset of his senior year of college as a result of domestic violence. After receiving a life-altering treatment in 1992 at the Central State Hospital, a penitentiary psychiatric hospital located in Petersburg, Virginia, he emerged from prison as a permanently disenfranchised convicted felon and a change agent charged to lovingly help domestic violence offenders, bullies & child abusers find the root cause of their violent behavior so they do not harm others, the community they reside, their families and their very own legacy as he once did with his very own life. By aiding the batterers, bullies, and 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, silence, secrets, and generational trauma-curses in offender’s bloodlines-DNA.


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. He worked as an Executive Manager with the Hendrick Automotive Group from July 1996 to June 2004. He went on to be the Chief Executive Officer of the A.W. Burgess Companies which includes the A.W. Burgess Companies and IMPACT Business Development Sales & Service Training. Since 2018, he has been the Founder and Executive Director of FAMILY MANKIND Inc. a Federally recognized IRS 501-(c)3, Non-Profit Organization that advocates for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and bullying. He is a Domestic Violence Expert, Victims and Offenders Advocate, Speaker, Publisher, and Author. He has recently released the book The Family Man: Solutions To Permanently Eradicate Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, & Bullying.