Charles A. Archer ’01, CEO of the Evelyn Douglin Center for Serving People in Need, Inc. (EDCSPIN), will be honored at the 15th Annual “40 Under Forty” Achievement Awards Dinner, on June 28, 2012 for his professional accomplishments and for having made an important contribution to his community. The event is sponsored by The Network Journal (TNJ), the New York tri-state premier magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives and small business owners. Archer will also be profiled in a special June issue of the magazine.
EDCSPIN is a nonprofit social services organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with mental and developmental disabilities and their families. It serves more than 1,000 consumers each month, offering programs that include crisis intervention, Medicaid service coordination, after-school programs, and residential programs, to name a few.
“I have enjoyed the opportunity to lead a remarkably dedicated staff at EDCSPIN, where we strive to meet the needs of a largely overlooked population,” said Archer. “This recognition brings great personal satisfaction and I accept it on behalf of all those who serve the disabled and disadvantaged.”
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Archer studied business administration and accounting at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, earning his B.S. in 1996. He resumed his post-graduate studies in Brooklyn, earning his J.D. from the Law School in 2001. He subsequently earned his Masters of Public Administration degree from Baruch College in 2011.
After graduating from law school, Archer was an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County for three years. He then took on a lobbying role as the Associate Executive Director for The InterAgency Council on Mental Retardation and Developmental Disability Agencies. In 2006, he joined the faculty of Baruch College, serving as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Affairs. In 2007, he became the Chief Executive Officer of EDCSPIN.