Kendall Qualls is Founder and President of TakeCharge. TakeCharge strives to unite
Americans regardless of background toward a shared history and common set of
beliefs. At Take Charge, they promote that the promise of America is available to everyone regardless of race or social standing.
Mr. Qualls has a unique vantage point to convey that message and to plant the seeds of change desperately needed. During his childhood, Mr. Qualls lived with his divorced
mother and siblings in public housing projects of Harlem, NY in the late 1960s. Before
middle school, Mr. Qualls left NYC to live with his father who lived in a trailer park in
Oklahoma. Neither of his parents finished high school.
Despite the challenges and turmoil of his early life, Mr. Qualls worked full-time to pay for college, served as an officer in the U.S. Army, earned three graduates. He worked his
way up the ranks at several Fortune 100 healthcare companies.
Mr. Qualls articles have been published in national newspapers across the country. His new book, Prodigal Project is scheduled for release in December 2023. Mr. Qualls has been married to his wife, Sheila for 37-years and they have five children together.