Fundraiser coordinator for the Palmetto State Barbers Association, Charleston, South Carolina Chapter.
Master Barber OJT Instructor
A proud member for over 10 years for the YWCA Greater Charleston, South Carolina Martin Luther King Parade Committee and the Charleston Branch NAACP
A member of THE ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR
A former member of the Shriners /Daughters (ARABIAN COURT #128) where she received outstanding woman of the community award, and a certificate of recognition & appreciation runner up Queen contest. Received a certificate of appreciation from the South Carolina Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons. She also won in 2010 Queen for the Palmetto State Association, 2 times E.L. Ellison service award winner, and also 2018 Humanitarian Award winner. An Honorary member of Charleston Southern University Student Veterans Association through a Partnership with Mount Zion AME Church Veterans Outreach Ministry.
As the Founder and Executive Director of a non-profit 501 © (3) organization PSO INC. (Project Street Outreach homeless distribution and referral program for veterans) advocating For veterans and taking several trips to Capitol Hill fighting for change for veterans in crisis, ETC.
J. Denise Cromwell has spent over 16 successful years benefiting her community through a restaurant business (Asia’s Ice Cream and Snack shop), and a Barber Shop/Salon Barbering Plus , mentoring in the community. Her Shop is much more than beauty for men and women, but it's exactly what the name says it is Barbering Plus a whole lot more, it's a place for the community to gather and receive community information informing them about the AIDS awareness program every year since 2012 through the efforts of MUSC and her former church Mount Moriah Baptist Church, voting registration assistance, providing jobs for people in the community.
Being a community activist is embedded in her DNA, she comes from many generations of community activists within her family. She is also a Community Outreach Lead of Moms Demand Action, a proud member of an elite volunteer organization, the South Carolina State Guard that helps assist the South Carolina National Guard, She is also a honorary member of The Triple Nickel 55th 2nd Infantry Company Ranger (airborne), a proud member of First Baptist Church of James Island were her pastor is Rev. Charlie Murray.
Mrs. Cromwell provides free haircuts for the residents residing in the nursing home at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center for over 15 years. For her dedication and volunteer service there she has received pins, and The President Volunteer service award from four sitting Presidents. She is an ideal team leader and good role model to people in her personal and entrepreneurial community.
On the personal side Mrs. Cromwell really love her family and works very hard on keeping it together and well bonded. She has a loving supportive husband and they are proud parents of adopted daughter. The Cromwell’s had set out with adopting a baby girl who they were told would be biracial, however, she turned out not to be, but they still move forward with the adoption, believing that love is color blind. She is also an author of a book, Loving and Raising Asia, which tells a story of a proud African-American couple adopting a white child in the south to eliminate racism. The book tells of trials and tribulations of an interracial family through the eyes of a young African-American couple, and that child recently graduated college with an Associate’s Degree in applied science for Aircraft Maintenance Technology which have made her parents proud and they forever grateful to family, friends, and the community at large for their hands in loving and raising Asia for she believes it takes a village!!!