Dr. Hall Bio
When it comes to leaving something behind for future generations, Dr. Marguerite Hall desires to leave something more valuable than material goods —an example for others to follow.
As president of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Southern New Jersey Chapter, Dr. Hall has been laying the roadmap for those coming behind her to follow. Dr. Hall believes that it is our walk that speaks louder than anything we ever say. We are tasked with leaving a roadmap for our children. As I have aged, I know that what I do today not only affects me but those who come after me.
The way we face controversy, what we stand for or against, our resiliency and transparency should inspire the next generation to move forward. This is a great time in our history because it shouts of our resiliency, determination, creativity and pride as a people of color.
Dr. Hall cared for her mother with her husband while she was in hospice in 2011. It was there she learned of the concerns many have with financial planning and knew it was an area where she could make a tremendous impact. She now has more than 20 years in insurance and financial services. After her mother died in August 2011, she learned that the woman who faithfully paid her insurance premiums had a policy that reaped just one-tenth of what was paid.
Dealing with the insurance company after my mother’s death opened my eyes to the information that had not been shared. After discussing my concerns with my husband about financial decisions being made by older black people without the benefit of education, I decided to go into insurance and finance to educate and empower others on making sound financial decisions. Dr. Hall is the founder of RoMaR Consultants LLC, named for herself and late husband Robert Hall.
Over the years, more financial planners, coaches, and advisors looked like me. However, my team and I focus on ensuring that there is understanding prior to decision making. We often hear ‘no one ever told me that’ or ‘if I had known that I wouldn’t have made this decision.’ Many of us did not have the benefit of financial education at a young age, but it is never too late if you are open to learning.
Dr. Hall lose her husband of 28 years to cancer in 2014, the person she called her best friend. Today, she has found her advocacy work with NCBW SNJ fulfilling and impactful.
Impact Through Advocacy
Advocacy is the reason I became involved with NCBW. Advocacy in its purest form promotes sustainable impact. Knowing that as a group of black women, we can collectively effect change at the level that makes a difference in the lives of Black women and girls is her “why”. Dr. Hall believes NCBW makes its biggest impact by advocating in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment by effecting public policy.
This creates a legacy as change is made on the local, state, and national level. As one of 61 chapters nationwide, NCBW has been on the forefront in support to the elimination of racial injustice on all levels.
Dr. Hall is also the board chair for Quest Movement, whose mission is to engage, equip and empower underserved, disenfranchised, and faith-based communities to facilitate healing from traumatic experiences locally and globally. Quest Movement specializes in trauma healing utilizing small groups. This is done by training lay leaders who can reach out to the community.
Family and Faith
Her work with NCBW SNJ, family and faith form the foundation for her passions. She is the mother of three young ladies and grandmother of two of the smartest young black men, ages 3 and 6. Over the years she has had the opportunity to mentor many who frequently refer to her as Mom Hall or Dr. Mom Hall. She is passionate about mentoring others frequently referencing her power source, the Word of God and the journey she has traveled. She is most happy when she can help others discover their strengths and understand their value. She enjoys traveling (international and domestic), music and Broadway plays She is proficient in training and performance improvement as it pertains to systems.
Dr. Hall is Christ-centered which means daily praying about any decisions. The Perfecting Church, Pastor Kevin Brown, is her church home. She is a transformative leader who enjoys working myself out of a position. She is originally from slower lower southern Delaware and one of three children and the only girl.
Through her obstacles in life, Hall has found a way to not only grow from them but to help others benefit as well. She is inspired by African American women who, like her, has learned to remain focused through those difficult time and never give up.
Inspiration From Mom, Other ‘She-roes’
Dr. Hall is inspired when my sisters have been counted out, but rise again; She is inspired by the silence just before they burst on the scene. There are so many but they all carry that same determination. The woman of God who has set her focus and will not be moved; the Stacy Abrams who believed God had something better and never lose site; the Kamala Harris’ who dare to dream.
“As I write this, I realize that I described Lauretta Kenney, a woman with just an eighth grade education, wiser than most, thrifty, God fearing woman who raised three kids who all exceeded her education by going to college. My mother has been and will always be my inspiration.”
Now, Hall is using my walk to inspire others, like her mother did for her.
Dr. Hall has her BS in Organizational Management from Eastern University; her MS in Training and Performance Improvement from Capella University and recently received her Doctorate in Education from Capella University. Her favorite saying is Be the change you wish to see in the world (Mahatma Gandhi) Her favorite scripture is Ephesians 3:20 -”Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us”.