Portfolio for Blacks
Victoria A. Gross is a native of Washington D.C. Victoria has 38 years of federal experience. She returned to the area after a 23 year stay in New York. While in New York, she worked for several federal agencies including the U.S. Customs Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialist with USACE, Ms. Gross processed EEO complaints at the informal and formal stages and was the program manager for the EEO collateral duty counselors. She is a previous recipient of the National Federal Women’s Program Award for Diversity in 2004.
In 2006, Ms. Gross became the first full-time Special Emphasis Program Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters and Humphreys Engineer Center Support Activity in Washington, D.C. where she was responsible for overseeing all special emphasis programs. Ms. Gross possesses extensive EEO technical and business knowledge.
Presently, Ms. Gross serves as the Black Portfolio Strategist, with the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Her portfolio’s purpose is to enhance the outreach, recruitment, retention, and advancement for members of the African American, Black and the Caribbean Diaspora communities at the NIH. Victoria is fully committed to equal employment opportunity, and creating a workplace free of discrimination and harassment, where leadership supports inclusivity, ideas and perspectives of her constituency; and are valued and leveraged for the benefit of the NIH. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration and Marketing from City University of New York.