Sarad Davenport, CAPM (he/him)

Vice President of Operations

Sarad has a long history of working with marginalized communities in the educational, professional and community settings using asset-based community development practices. Prior to joining TMI, Sarad served as Principal for Organizational Health & Performance where he co-led  the DEI Data and Research working group and also developed the DEI electronic assessment tool. Sarad served for two years on the Health & Economic Mobility policy group at the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC with a group of professionals seeking to make population level change at the intersection of health and economic mobility. In addition to that, Sarad co-lead collective impact work with national partners, Strive Together and the Coalition for Community Schools in communities across the country. Prior to working at the national level, Sarad served as the founding director of the Charlottesville Promise Neighborhood, also known as City of Promise, a federal planning grant recipient. Sarad spent more than five years working with key stakeholders to build City of Promise into a sustainable and outcomes-driven organization focused on improving life-outcomes for youth and families in Charlottesville.


  • Distinguished Dozen Award – Daily Progress, Central Virginia Newspaper Leader Award,
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Epoch Awards, Eta Phi Omega Community Heroes Award, 2015
  • Alicia B. Lugo Award for Outstanding Service to Community, 2014


  • Certified Associate in Project Management, Project Management Institute
  • Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH), Certified Trainer
  • Check & Connect, Certified Trainer | Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
  • Mental Health First Aid, Certified
Sarad Davenport

"I think Sarad has really brought attention to a community of people... He helped families draw on their strengths.”


— Cathy Smith Train,
Former President,
United Way, Thomas Jefferson Area