Ms. Richardson is an eco-feminist and has been working on welfare reform, environmental justice, economic development, education, behavioral health, and health issues for the past 25 years. She is co-founder and vice-chair of Friends of Oxon Run Park, and president of Chozen Consulting, LLC, a consulting company that focuses on community engagement, facilitation, training, and government relations. Among her activities, she facilitates the Police Service Area 702 Outreach Committee. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Capital Nature.
Formerly, Ms. Richardson was the deputy chief of staff for Councilmember Marion Barry. She also served as the managing director of the Metropolitan Dialogue, a group of people of faith who met monthly to discuss civic issues in D.C., for many years.
From 1995 to 1996, Ms. Richardson was the Director of Resident Services for the D.C. Housing Authority, and prior to that the Executive Director of the Anacostia/Congress Heights Partnership.