Mark began his career in 1994 in the for-profit world and has 19 years of experience managing $20M+ contracts for the Department of Defense. While he was over-seeing the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) support services contract, it was brought into the AbilityOne Program. In that position, Mark had the privilege of transitioning over 200 NMCP jobs to people with disabilities. That experience led Mark to make his own transition to the nonprofit world in 2012 when he joined PORTCO.
Mark is certified through the American Society of Hospital Engineers and is an experienced Registered Executive Housekeeper. Mark also received his ICE certification from the International Sanitary Supply Association, which qualifies him to provide training and consulting services to cleaning organizations interested in complying with and preparing to be certified to the Cleaning Industry Management Standard . Mark has developed comprehensive Support Services Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that have been ISO 9001 certified. These SOPs allow PORTCO employees to easily work toward instant success.
Outside the office, Mark spends most his free-time with family and friends either on the links or at sporting events. Mark and his wife, Janet, have four kids. In the last five years, he and his eldest son have followed the Mountaineers to football and basketball games in Texas, Missouri, Georgia, Louisiana and Florida. While he’s an avid supporter of WVU, Mark spends even more time rooting for his kids – both daughters play field hockey for their schools and his younger son is on a football scholarship at Bucknell University.
Julius oversees PORTCO’s Contract Performance, Business Development, and Safety & Quality Control. His former career as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps laid the ground work and gave him the skills he needs for this job. As a civilian, Julius has over 9 years of experience in operational management while working directly with persons of differing abilities. Our disabled employees are why Julius is at PORTCO. He admires their work ethic and their positive attitudes. He enjoys working with people who are excited about coming to work, and he hopes to impact each of their lives in a positive way.
Julius was born in the Philippines and grew up in Hawaii. He traveled the world in the military and still loves to travel, but he has put down roots here in Suffolk. Married with three children and a dog, he and his wife own BRACHA Salon in Chesapeake. When they’re not working, Julius loves to cook, take the kids to the beach and participate in church functions and ministries.
Belinda Daugherty has been employed with PORTCO since April 2000. Beginning her career as a Human Resource Manager, Belinda was responsible for all aspects of payroll, personnel management and regulatory compliance. As the current VP of Programs and HR, Belinda superintends the services provided to program participants with significant disabilities and continues to oversee PORTCO’s Human Resource function. Prior to her employment with PORTCO, Belinda was the Liaison for the school to work transition program with a public school system in Hampton Roads. She is well versed in the challenges and barriers that individuals with disabilities face within employment. Belinda has maintained her Professional in Human Resources Certification for ten years and the designation of Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resources. In addition, Belinda is a Certified Instructor in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention through the Crisis Prevention Institute. She is member of the Society for Human Resources, national and local chapters.
Outside of her profession, Belinda is an active board member of a local Little League Baseball organization and an active member of her son’s high school Booster Club where she volunteers at concession stands, maintains statistical data for the players and coordinates fund raising events. She is married and the mother of four children and four grandchildren. In her spare time Belinda enjoys raising chickens and goats on her 5 acre farm.
Ralph’s 46-year career has been exclusively focused upon military and federal service contracting. He has captured over 150 government contracts with an award value in excess of $1.3B. These contracts provided services such as hospital critical care housekeeping (HAMS), base-wide janitorial, Base Operating and Support Services (BOSS), base-wide grounds maintenance, and armed/unarmed security guards. Ralph’s entrepreneurial past career has lead him to the nonprofit world and joining PORTCO in 2019.
Ralph is a member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), an author (Military Review), held a DoD Secret Clearance for 25 years, gained his Registered Executive Housekeeper (REH) certification, and held membership in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). His companies have employed thousands of employees and managed with one goal – teamwork. He’s lived the saying “you never work a day in your life when love what you do”!
Traveling stateside and internationally (Ralph holds US and Swiss citizenship), golf, hockey (Go Knights!) darts, corn hole and bowling are Ralph’s choice activities outside of work. Ralph and his wife, Tish, are constantly on the go. They both have children from former lives and love them dearly. Tish has 3 children and Ralph has 2 children and 4 grandchildren.