Board of Directors

Chairs Emeritus

The Honorable Howard N Lee, Founder, Howard N Lee Institute for Educational Equity, Former Chair, NC State Board of Education

Linda Harrill, Retired, Former Commissioner, SC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, Founding President & CEO, Communities in Schools of North Carolina/NC Mentoring Partnership


Executive Committee

Barbara Jessie-Black, Executive Director, CommunityWorx, Board Chair

Dr. Teresa Thompson-Pinckney, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Access & Student Success, Fayetteville State University, Vice-Chair

Atrayus O. Goode, President & CEO, MENTOR North Carolina, Secretary

King “Kenny” P. Bond, Jr., Retired, Former Grants Manager, National Institute of Health


Board of Directors

Jasmin Spain, Assistant Vice President of Student Development & Community Standards, Pitt Community College

Kennedy Ruff, Student, Guilford College

Vivianna Strong, Student, Hardin-Simmons University

Rebecca L. Stelter, PhD, Research Scientist II, Innovation Research & Training

LaTanya Pattillo, Director of Policy and Advocacy, NWEA

Justice Skinner, Student, North Carolina State University