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Belinthia Berry, M.S.

Belinthia Berry, M.S. is a native of Tampa, FL. she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations with a minor in Human Resources from Florida A & M University and a Masters in Organizational Leadership and Management from Springfield College. She is also certified in Media Sales, Contract Training and holds several leadership certificates. Her experience is diverse and includes community, government and media relations; consultative and economic/business development; nonprofit management, events and strategic planning and social media.

Belinthia has over 10 years of experience in higher education Workforce training. She has strategically partnered with academic leadership and other internal departments to provide workforce training programs and/or continuing education unit credits to students, faculty and staff. In addition to, successfully partnering with local workforce boards, United Way, governmental entities, private for profit and nonprofits organizations to place low income disadvantaged residents in career programs to self-sufficiency.

Belinthia has built intentional partnerships with key public and private sector organizations including Hillsborough and Pinellas area schools, employers, local and national colleges and universities and peer institution. She has developed and implemented new partnerships with business and industry in the community by fostering a supportive economic development environment which included contract and community education.

As the Acting Dean of Workforce Development at St. Petersburg College, Belinthia Berry manages the workforce and economic development departments that meet the needs of local and national businesses, industry, and individuals which include:

  • Provides administration to over 15+ million dollars of local, state and federal grants
  • Workforce Education: Career & Technical and professional development training programs
  • Career Connections: Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education grant, State and federal grants, articulations, job/internship placement, Career Advisory Committees
  • Corporate College: Corporate contract training, Lifelong Learning, St Pete Works, Silver Scholars, College for Kids, Tampa Bay Education to Employment Connection (TBEEC)
  • Collaborative Labs

As an advocate and community servant, Belinthia provides service and advocacy to her community through several nonprofit organizations. In addition to, a member and Chaplain of the Tampa Metropolitan Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She was recently appointed to the Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative Board of Directors, a nonprofit organization that promotes and advances the health and wellness of those underserved through community collaborations.

Belinthia has been an active member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. since 2008 and currently serves as the National Financial Secretary. Her national experience consists of four years on the National Board as a Board of Director (2017-2021), Co-Chairperson, 100 LEAD Academy (2019 – 2021), Fund Development Committee (2021) and the Finance Committee (2022). She also serves as the local President for the Tampa Bay Area Chapter.

In 2021, Belinthia was Named Top 10 under 40 by the Tampa Bay Magazine, an Florida African American History Calendar Honoree (Community Activist) by AT&T, along with receiving the Tampa Bay Rays, Jackie Robinson Breaking Barriers (Integrity) award and was recognized at the You Deserved to Be Loved Girls Summit -Significant Spotlight Award.

Contact Information: Belinthia A. Berry, M.S.; 813-368-3324;

Social Media: Facebook: Belinthia Berry; Twitter: @mylifeisPR; Instagram: @mylifeispr; Linkedin: BelinthiaBerry