David W. Swan Jr.

Practicing Since: 2003

Issues: addictions, grief, sexual abuse

Special Populations Served: adults, married couples, family

About: David retired from 33 years of employment with Verizon Communications Corporation, formerly Bell Atlantic Communications, on July 31, 2000, after working as Vice-President Wholesale Operations. During his career, David worked in the areas of Human Resources, Information Systems, Regulatory Affairs, Marketing and Finance.

Prior to joining Verizon, he served in the US Army for two years, leaving with the rank of First Lt. His military service included a one year tour in Vietnam. After retirement from Verizon, David enrolled as a full time student at the Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, Maryland. He completed a Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies in 2002 and a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling and Discipleship in 2003. David is currently pursuing advanced studies in counseling to become certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

David is a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church of Edgemere, Maryland. At Shiloh he serves as Minister of Counseling and as the instructor for the Adult Sunday School Class and in the Shiloh Bible Academy. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the NAACP. He served on the Board of Directors of the Reginald F. Lewis Maryland Museum of African American History. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Community Ministries of Prince George's County.

David currently resides in Mitchellville, MD, with his wife Lorraine; they have two grown children.