Keith Cradle, Ph.D., is a community engagement specialist, cultural arts advocate and a nonprofit strategist with over 25 years of experience. Dr. Cradle is currently on the Board of Directors for Carolina Voices (www.carolinavoices.org), The Bechtler Museum (www.bechtler.org), Inspire the Fire (www.inspirethefire.org) and the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council for Mecklenburg County. He has previously served on the Knight Foundation CLT Advisory Board, the Board of Directors for Hands on Charlotte and the Ada Jenkins Center
His community based initiatives have been awarded the 2001 NACO award for outstanding program of the year in the state of North Carolina, the Golden Project Award 2004 from the North Carolina Public Health Association, the Kathy Kerr Outstanding Health Education Project Award 2004, 2006 APPCNC Award for pregnancy prevention program of the year in North Carolina, and the 2007 Outstanding Service Award from Crossroads Charter High School [CMS]. In 2012, he was awarded the Young and Powerful for Obama Rising Star Award.
He has a BA in Communications from Johnson C. Smith University, a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a MBA/MSL from Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, NC. and a Ph.D. in Management from Walden University.