Daryl is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of direct service that spans the areas of mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, fatherhood development, and HIV/AIDS. He believes in utilizing a holistic approach that is solutions-focused and client-centered when accompanying clients on their journeys towards healing as many of the clients he serves experience a number of structural barriers that includes lack of access to healthcare, transportation, and homelessness. Daryl holds a B.S. in Psychology and a Masters of Social Work from VCU and currently holds an appointment of associate professor in teaching at the VCU School of Social Work. He is also the current president of the Richmond Association of Black Social Workers
Daryl is passionate about social justice and works to create equity for people of color and others who experience discrimination. He has demonstrated this through his various roles at the school, university, and in the community. He is a founding member of the Black Lives Matter Student-Alumni-Faculty Collective and is a certified trainer for Building Inclusive Communities, which trains VCU faculty, staff, and students around issues of equity, diversity, difference, and inclusion. As the result of his commitment to social justice, Daryl has been the recipient of the VCU School of Social Work’s Social Justice Award in 2016 and 2018.