Karla Korenegay, Ph.D.
Dr. Karla M. Kornegay, MBA is a Disabled Air Force Veteran and an avid Community/Political Advocate. Dr. Kornegay spends time volunteering her services to help others. She is a mentor, and a member of several organizations, which include the VFW, the American Legion, the NAACP, the National Black MBA Association, the National Council of Negro Women, The Links, Inc., and the Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., just to name a few. Additionally, Dr. Kornegay sits on the Board of Directors for the Charles County Library Board of Trustees (a County Commissioner appointed position). If that is not enough, Dr. Kornegay also served on the Board of Directors for The Jude House, Inc. (a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center) in Charles County. Dr. Kornegay was a Charles County Board of Education Candidate in 2014, who advanced to the General Election. She gave of her time serving as the Assistant Dean of the Junior Ambassador Program, while also chairing the Veteran’s Council at Global Oved Dei Seminary & University.
Just as important, Dr. Kornegay is a published author, a business owner, and a mother of 2 two successful college students. Last but not least, Dr. Kornegay was a Ms. Veteran America Competition Finalist. As a Ms. Veteran America Competition Finalist, Dr. Kornegay joined 24 other women veterans finalists to compete for the prestigious title of Ms. Veteran America. Having been 1 of hundreds of women to be brave enough to step in the unfamiliar realm of competing in a pageant of this magnitude, Dr. Kornegay believes that the sky is the limit, and stepping outside of one’s box to determine your purpose in life is absolutely necessary.
Founded by Mrs. Jas Boothe, who is also a disabled veteran, the Ms. Veteran America competition highlights more than the strength, courage, and sacrifice of our nation’s military women, but also reminds us that these women are Mothers, Daughters, Sisters and Wives. Ms. Veteran America is a movement, encouraging women veterans to uplift each other and find their tribe. Proceeds from this event provides housing for homeless women Veterans and their children. Women Veterans are currently the fastest growing homeless population in America. Over half of homeless Women Veterans are single mothers.
Dr. Kornegay references Psalms 41:1, noting that helping those in need is necessary to move people in a direction to be their best selves.