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TWG Success Stories:

Utilizing Innovation to deliver results

At TWG, we make it a point to take time work closely with our clients to truly learn about their business, gals, needs and concerns.  As a result, we have created a metrics to delivery exemplary results that are cost effective and leverage the latest in innovation. Learn how we delivery results and meet expectations for our broad range of clients.
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The TWG Team

Duane TaylorH. Duane Taylor, Esq., MPP, MCPH is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the Taylor-Wilks Group. He earned a master’s degree in Public Policy and a master’s certification in Public Health with a concentration in Health Care Financing from The University of Chicago. He holds a Juris Doctorate, with a concentration in Health Law from The American University’ School of Law. And he is currently pursuing a doctorate in Public Health at George Washington University.

Mr. Taylor is a seasoned health care professional with over 17 years of experience in strategic planning, leadership, health care finance, operations, health policy, team development, fund development, board governance, health information technology and public policy. He utilizes his extensive experience and education by providing technical assistance and trainings to Taylor-Wilks Group clients and for various corporations, non-profit and federal agencies, including HRSA in the areas of: strategic planning, leadership, fund development, management, conflict resolution, project management, fiscal management, team building and organizational development. Taylor is also a licensed certified facilitator for Franklin Covey in Leadership.


Reginald Fairfax Wilks is the Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of the Taylor-Wilks Group. He is a seasoned professional with over 16 years in supervisory experience in the human services field.  He is a versatile and extremely knowledge manger with an outstanding record of leadership and achievement, operational know-how, innovative thought leader and highly effective customer relations skills. He has specialized expertise in contracts management, finance, project management, operations and administration.  Mr. Wilks has a long career in local government structures and has oversaw departments with over 200 employees. As a Co-Founder of the Taylor-Wilks Group, he has developed and implemented various training programs and products for the organization.  He has helped the company grow and develop with his unique leadership style and continues to ensure that the highest level of customer service is provided daily at TWG.  Mr. Wilks earned his Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Virginia State University.   


Valerie F. BerkeleyValerie F. Berkeley, M.S. is the Director of Special Projects for the Taylor-Wilks Group. She is a skilled manager, researcher, trainer and writer with many years of experience in the fields of social services, health promotion, and disease prevention. Mrs. Berkeley has advanced experience in the areas of substance abuse, HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and human sexuality. She specializes in project management, program development, training design and delivery, curriculum and material development, research and evaluation, proposal management and marketing.

Throughout her tenure at the Taylor-Wilks Group Mrs. Berkeley has developed, implemented and evaluated core trainings and training-of-trainers workshops on a variety of health related topics. She has delivered trainings to diverse audiences, including professionals and health care personnel. She designs interactive trainings and materials and utilizes innovative methods such as role play, demonstrations, case studies, lecturettes and videos to reach diverse audiences.

Valerie is bilingual in Spanish and a native of Puerto Rico. She earned her B.A. in Modern Languages and Linguistics from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) and an M.S. in Management with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Maryland-University College (UMUC). Mrs. Berkey recently completed a second master’s in business administration (MBA) from UMUC.

Calvin O. CulmerCalvin O. Culmer, M.S., DDS is Director of Capacity Building for the Taylor-Wilks Group. His role there is to increase the importance of capacity building among health providers and consumers throughout Baltimore’s Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA). By providing the community and individuals with necessary tools and resources to protect and preserve their health, Calvin increases the positive effects of health education among Baltimore’s vulnerable and at-risk populations.

Dr. Culmer is an expert in health communications, strategic planning, program management, program planning, program evaluation, working with coalitions, training and technical assistance, proposal management and grant writing. He is a certified Master Trainer for programs such as the Positive Self-Management Program (PSMP), the HIV Prevention Counseling Series, and the Northern Virginia Local Performance Site of the Pennsylvania/Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC). He is a member of the American Public Health Association, Society of Public Health Educators, the HIV Consortium of Northern Virginia, and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Culmer earned a B.S. in Zoology, an M.S in Protozoology and Health Education, and a DDS from Howard University in Washington, DC. Additionally, Culmer is the President/CEO and co-founder Peak Performance Associates Inc. (PPAI) a Washington, DC based healthcare consulting firm that offers a broad range of health-related services and information to Federal and nonprofit clients.