Flora Hamilton

Executive Director, Family Medical and Counseling Services

Flora Terrell Hamilton, DSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, Executive Director, is a founder of Family and Medical Counseling Service, Inc. (FMCS), incorporated in 1976, and has been executive director since 1981. A social worker, Dr. Hamilton has a B.S. in psychology and Master's and Doctorate in Social Work from Howard University. With vast experience in social services as a practitioner, administrator and educator, she has successfully managed and led numerous projects. She is also a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Dr. Hamilton has run HIV prevention and treatment programs, first offender pretrial diversion programs, mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment programs for adults and youth, and adolescent substance abuse prevention and youth rites projects.

Under her direction FMCS's HIV program evolved into one of the District's most comprehensive programs with funding from Ryan White Titles I, II, and III, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The current HIV program includes primary medical care, case management, discharge planning, substance abuse treatment, mental health, outreach/prevention education, HIV counseling and testing, nutritional support, foodbank, prevention case management, and psychoeducational skills building. Dr. Hamilton is a board member on the District's Primary Care Association and an active participant on numerous advisory and planning groups. Additionally, Dr. Hamilton has served as the president of the DC CARE Consortium Board of Directors since 1996.