MEET OUR TEAM
Polly Boyd has worked with individuals and families in a variety of community service fields for more than fifty years. She has a passion for social justice and individual empowerment and has worked at local, regional, and state levels across the country in education, training, social services, counseling, diversity training, resource development and community organizing.
Polly received her Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is Co-founder and Clinical Director of Peacewerks Center for Well-Being, where she and her husband Gerald provide training and supervision to mental health interns, clinical therapy to individuals, families, and groups, and diversity training to groups and organizations.
Polly and Gerald are also Co-founders of ESTACI – Eastern Shore Training And Consulting, Inc., where Polly serves on the Board of Directors and as Director of the Empowering Women and Girls programs.
Peacewerks Center and ESTACI are co-located in Exmore, where Polly and Gerald work “to reduce the impact of poverty on the lives of Eastern Shore residents”.
MDIV, CADCII, ICADC
Gerald Boyd, MDiv, humanist, has more than fifty years’ distinguished leadership in human rights, anti-oppression, anti-racism, community organizing, and liberation struggles. He is Co-founder and COO of Peacewerks Center for Well Being, LLC and Co-founder and Executive Director of Eastern Shore Training And Consulting, Inc. (ESTACI). He has worked in the fields of applied sociology, transpersonal psychology, human development, and addiction recovery for more than forty years.
He holds an honorary Ph.D. as well as an earned MDiv in Transpersonal Psychology, is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, a Certified Anger Management Specialist, Certified Domestic Violence Specialist, a Certified Life Coach, a Certified Mediator and consultant specializing in Diversity, Conflict Resolution, and Personal and Social Transformation.
Gerald is currently living on Oak Grove Plantation with his wife Polly, in Eastville VA, while living his dream of building a personal counseling practice (Peacewerks Center) as well as directing a social change organization (ESTACI).