Mayor Munyeneh matriculated from Columbia College with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Georgetown University with a Masters in Leadership (Organizational Development). She has also completed her Public Sector Leadership Certificate from Cornell University. Mayor Munyeneh was in the Honors College and graduated cum laude, cum honore, garnering membership in academic honor societies such as Alpha Lambda Delta and Golden Key International Honor Society.
Mrs. Munyeneh started her career as a Grants Management Specialist for the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, working on Violence Against Women’s Act grants and compliance. She also worked in concert with the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) tosupport the Hope Lights Project for Sexual Assault Victims.
After relocating to the District of Columbia, Mayor Munyeneh was hired as the first official domestic violence victim advocate for the Metropolitan Police Department. Determined to build the Victim Services Program to a full-fledge resource for victims, she worked with a team to address all victimization in the District of Columbia.
Instrumental in creating what is now known today as the Victim Services Branch, Mayor Munyeneh held positions with the Metropolitan Police Department and the National Center for Victims of Crime in full-time and part-time positions respectively while also serving as an Adjunct Professor for the Department of Homeland Security’s FLETC Domestic Violence Intervention Program. She acted as a liaison inter-departmentally, created public policy and education initiatives, as well as advocated on behalf of victims of violent crime and vulnerable adults. In her tenure, she has served over fifty thousand victims of crime.
Mayor Munyeneh also extended her advocacy role to supporting her colleagues and staff when she was elected as Chief Shop Steward of the National Association for Government Employees. She served as a Certified EEO Counselor to all District of Columbia employees which laid the groundwork for labor-management partnerships with the Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Forensic Science. Mayor Munyeneh transitioned into conducting investigations as an Employee Labor Relations Manager and contract EEO Investigator/Reviewer.
Ready for a new challenge, she joined the federal government and served as a Program Manager for the Office of Civil Rights and Diversity and liaison for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team before deciding to be a full-time federal contractor and entrepreneur.
In her “spare” time, Mayor Munyeneh serves as a Commissioner on the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and volunteers in her respective sororities, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and Order of the Eastern Star. Of course, she also takes time to enjoy all things Cheverly and is the proud wife of Alonzo and mom of her rambunctious son, Justice.