Program Manager (Norfolk)
Standice J. Rumph serves as the Program Manager for the Hope Unity and Freedom Center located in Norfolk, Virginia. Standice is responsible for managing all aspects of the HUF Center’s Psychosocial Day Support program for adults with severe and chronic mental illnesses and possible co-occurring disorders.
A graduate from Virginia State University, Standice Rumph earned both a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s in Counselor Education. She is currently a licensed eligible clinician with anticipation of becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor by summer 2012. She takes interest in marriage and family therapy and human sexuality. An active student and leader, Standice was president of Sociology Board, co-chair of student relations for the Alumni Association, and Recording Secretary of Sista 2 Sista, Incorporated.
After graduation Standice immediately made an impact on the mental health field as a team leader and program manager of leading mental health agencies in Richmond, Virginia. She participated in successful Medicaid and DMAS audits where she implemented policies that strengthen the agencies. In November 2010, Standice Rumph became an entrepreneur as co-owner of an intensive in home service agency focused on helping those with emotional or behavior issues becoming productive members of society. She works with teachers, counselors, case managers and community members to help restore the lives of those with mental health difficulties through counseling and treatment planning.
Born in Misawa, Japan, Standice is the middle child of a loving and supportive military family. Living in several locations around the world helped open her mind about international relations. Standice was one of the first students at Virginia State University to study abroad at the University of Limpopo in South Africa. While in South Africa, Standice studied the African family dynamics and worked with U.S. Embassy on international and social issues. During her stay in the country, Standice participated in several rites-of-passages of the culture including celebrations and vocation which forever changed her outlook on the power of people with a purpose.
She is an avid international traveler, yet she most enjoys spending time in her family’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. For leisure she enjoys cooking healthy desserts, designing, writing poetry, and working with her sorority. She works diligently with Relay for Life to help raise money for cancer research, remaining one of the leading teams in Hampton Roads. She also serves as a mentor for young men in the Portsmouth Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated were she is an active member. Since its foundation in 2001, Standice Rumph has been a loyal member and volunteer for Excellence Girls Club, Inc. (EGC). She has participated in countless projects to aid the organization with positively impacting young girls’ life. In 2007 she served on the Board of Directors for EGC and helped plan the 10 year anniversary.
Her favorite quote is “It’s time, past time, to redefine and become” and each day she attempts to live out that meaning by helping other define and become who they were meant to be.