"Coping with a missing loved one is traumatic and overwhelming. We want families to know that they are not alone."
I appreciate your quick response. Black & Missing Foundation was the only one that participated in the search for my daughter. Black & Missing Foundation gave my daughter social media attention and the attention that my daughter got just made me cry. Black & Missing Foundation does respond, does listen, does care and was there. Thank you for all your great help and what you did for my daughter. I give Special Thanks To Derrica N. Wilson, Co-Founder and CEO.
---- LETITIA SPRATT (MOTHER OF MISSING CHILD)
Co-Founder and CEO
Derrica Wilson is the co-founder and CEO of the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc (BAMFI). She brings more than two decades of expertise in law enforcement and public safety, including serving as the first black female officer with the City of Falls Church Police Department.
Recognized for her achievements in helping and bringing hope to those in need, Derrica has been featured on The View, Essence, People, The Daily Show, WUSA, InStyle, Good Morning America, and CNN to name a few, for her outstanding public service work. In 2017, she was awarded, BET's Black Girls Rock Community Change Agent Award. Most recently, Derrica appeared in the HBO four-part "Black and Missing Documentary" series spotlighting the foundations commitment to locating missing persons of color. Although, Derrica has been recognized globally for her community activism, she remains extremely humble, knowing the hardest part about what she does, happens behind the scenes.
A native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, Derrica graduated from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy. She is also a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).
She lives in Maryland with her family.
Natalie thank you so much for your help in the search to find Teleka. We would not have been able to spread her story far and wide without your help. We are forever grateful. May God continue to bless you, your family, and your work to find our missing.
---- LOVE, THE PATRICK FAMILY
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Natalie Wilson is the co-founder and chief operating officer of the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc (BAMFI). With more than a decade years’ experience in public relations, Natalie is involved in all aspects of BAMFI's operations, including the development and execution of strategic outreach and PRess to ensure coverage of the foundation's mission and initiatives.
Natalie knows the power and reach of media coverage as highlighted in the HBO docuseries, "Black and Missing." She has garnered local, national and international media placements with platforms, such as the Associated Press, CNN, Essence, Fox 5 DC, Huffington Post, NPR, Oxygen.com, People, The View, Oprah Daily, New York Times, and the Washington Post, which continue to keep the issue of missing and exploited persons of color in the forefront.
Natalie is a L'Oréal Paris 2021 Women of Worth honoree as well as a Black Girls Rock 2017 "Community Change Agent" awardee.
She holds a Master of Arts in communications from Trinity University and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Howard University.
She resides in Washington, DC with her family.