Vernon Oakes discusses the guiding principles of the Modern Day Cooperative. He also correlates the principles with those of Spirituality to draw attention to the close relationship between cooperatives and Spirituality. He also demystifies the complexities of the different types of cooperatives. Vernon Oakes is President of Oakes Management Inc. As President, he has renovated and managed his own properties, and those owned by other entities since 1985.
Mr. Oakes is the immediate Past President of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, and serves on several boards to advance the interests of cooperatives. He is also a former coordinator of the MBA program at Howard University, and an MBA graduate of Stanford University, who has used his business acumen to benefit the community by providing quality housing for all populations. Vernon is a consummate advocate for cooperatives.