Executive Board of Directors


Kenneth D. Rasheed
Executive Director

  • Graduate of Winston-Salem State University. Degree in Health & PE
  • Retired Operations Manager for FedEX
  • Enjoys golf for relaxation

Judith Whitmire-Bryant
Vice President

  • Retired Educator
  • National Board Certified Teacher
  • M.Ed.- Winston-Salem State University
  • BA- Winston-Salem State University
  • BS- Winston-Salem State University
  • Member- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Angela Whitmire
2nd Vice President

  • Attended Johnson C. Smith Univ from 1975 – 79 Majoring in Education. K-3
  • B.A. Degree from Winston-Salem State Univ. in 1992 in Public Administration
  • Currently employed with Lorillard Tobacco Company (Greensboro, NC)

Gwendolyn Smith-Rasheed

  • Retired Customer Service Rep. – Western Electric & Lucent Technologies
  • Past National Treasurer for ABLE – Alliance for Lucent Employees
  • Certificates in Microsoft Office Systems from Forsyth Tech. & Central Piedmont College
  • (Charlotte, NC)

Gloria W. Whitmire

  • First grade teacher with Winston-Salem Forsyth Co. Schools
  • National Board Certified Teacher
  • UNC-Greensboro Master of Education
  • NCCU – Elementary Education
  • Who’s Who Among American Teachers
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Board of Directors

Kenya H. O’Neal
Board Account Manager

  • Received B.A. in English from Winston-Salem State University with a Minor in Speech
  • Received her Master’s in Education Management from Strayer University in Greensboro NC
  • Has worked for the past fourteen years at Mass Mutual Retirement Services in Quality Service
  • Her Motto: If we can Teach One . . . we also can Reach One

Jamaal Rasheed
Board Special Programs Assistant

  • Received a Degree in Graphics Communications Systems from NC A&T State University
  • Received a Masters of Architecture from Morgan State University
  • Assistant Basketball Coach for Southwest Gilford High School Girls JV
  • Serves as a mentor to teenagers and adolescent children
  • Volunteers as an Assistant Coach for an afterschool basketball team
  • Currently works for FedEx Corp.

Lora J. Smith
Board Secretary

  • Attended NC A&T State University
  • Eighteen years working for Partnership for a Drug Free North Carolina as a Program Specialist
  • Treatment Engagement Expeditor for Surry County NC as a substance abuse drug trend
  • presenter
  • Coordinator for Safe and Drug-Free school classes at JF Kennedy School in Winston-Salem, NC
  • Thirty Five years of experience working with youth and families

Pablo Smith

Board Client Relations Manager

  • Graduated from A&T State University with a degree in Computer Technology/li>
  • Received Masters of Business Management from University of Phoenix
  • Volunteers as Coach for Mint Hill Mountaineers Youth Football League
  • Coaches for an after school basketball team
  • Currently works for the United States Postal Service

Latracia Starks
Board Office Manager

  • Graduated from NC A&T University with a degree in Communications
  • Received her Master of Science degree in Adult Education from NC A&T State University
  • Is a Career Developer who enjoys working with people and helping them realize their full potential
  • Volunteers as a Guardian Ad Litem for Forsyth County

Brian Reid
Board Advisor