Executive Board of Directors

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Kenneth D. Rasheed
Executive Director


Judith Whitmire-Bryant
Vice President


Gwendolyn Smith-Rasheed


Gloria W. Whitmire


Angela Whitmire
Program Director

  • Graduate of Winston-Salem State University. Degree in Health & PE
  • Retired Operations Manager for FedEX
  • Enjoys golf for relaxation
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education in the State of NC
  • 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.
  • Retired Customer Service Rep. – Western Electric & Lucent Technologies
  • Certificates in Microsoft Office Systems from Forsyth Tech. & Central Piedmont College
  • North Carolina Notary Public
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education in the State of NC
  • 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.
  • 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 retired from Lorillard Tobacco Company (Greensboro, NC) 
  • 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 retired from Lorillard Tobacco Company (Greensboro, NC) 

Board of Directors


Robert Broadnax

Guilford Technical Community College

  • Conducts formal assessment of Literacy Education Information Systems (LEIS)
  • Manages the collection, analyzing, and reporting of Adult Basic Education Second Language students’ progression

Forsyth Technical Community College

  • Teaches World Civilization and United States History (HIS-111, HIS-112, HIS-131)

Bennett’s Family Care, Greensboro, N.C

  • Organized, directed, and coordinated aspects of in-home services for persons with Intellectual and
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Mentored minority male students in social and academic affairs.

Education History

Major: Adult Education
Minor: History (18 graduate credits)
Leadership Studies (6 graduate credits)

Major: History
Major: African-American Studies


Phillip T. Carter, Sr.

  • Community Activist within the African American communities of Winston-Salem, NC to ensure that my people are empowered economically, politically, educationally, and socially.

Currently on the boards and committees listed below.

  • Housing Justice Now  (2019-current
  • Paul L. Dunbar Group CDC, Inc; Spencer N.C. (2018- current)
  • Cooperation Winston, Winston-Salem (2018-current)
  • Noble Cause, Winston-Salem (2018-current)
  • Experiment in Self-Reliance (2014-current)
  • Chair/ Precinct 404 Malloy Jordan Library (2014-current)
  • Forsyth County Nursing Home Advisory Committee, (2011-current)
  • President of DAAP-FCNC (2011-current)
  • Church Lay Leader, Saint Andrews United Methodist ChurchState Executive Member of the NC State Democratic Party (2011-current)

Kesha Smith
Board Accountant

  • Top-performing, detail orientated, highly skilled and qualified accounting professional with over 12 years of experience in finance, data analysis and analytics, monthly reporting, financial reporting, budget management, internal auditing, reconciliation, strong analogical skills, and customer service.
    magna cum laude
  • Crescent Communities
    Controller and Contracts Coordinator

Lora J. Smith
Board Secretary

  • Attended NC A&T State University
  • Twenty-six years working for Partnership for a Drug Free North Carolina as a Program Specialist
  • Treatment Engagement Expediter 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.

Traci Starks

  • Workforce Development Professional, Adult Educator, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Champion
  • Assistant Center Manager, NC Works Career Center, Surry County
  • B.A. Broadcast News, M.S. in Adult Education - NC A&T State University
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Member

Dr. Patsy O’Neal Squire

  • WSSU, Bachelor’s Degree - Early Childhood Education.
  • Gardner Webb University, Master’s Degree- Curriculum and Instruction
  • Northcentral University, Doctorate-Educational Leadership


  • District Title I School Improvement Program Specialist
  • Executive Director of the WS/FCS Title I program.
  • Winston-Salem State University, Adjunct Professor
  • Forsyth Technical College, Adjunct Professor
  • Children’s Hope Alliance, Foster Parent


  • Teacher of the Year, Old Town Elementary
  • Winston-Salem State University Alumni Association
  • National Association of University Women
  • National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc.

Miranda Jones

  • Veteran Educator
  • Native of Winston-Salem
  • English Teacher & Speech/Debate Coach
  • UNCG-M.ED Education (2013)
  • UNCG-Bachelor’s Degree-English & African-American Studies (2002)
  • Founding Member & Leader of Hate Out of Winston
  • Triad Voice Magazine Senior Contributing Writer
  • Speaker
  • Grant Writer
  • Poet
  • Mentor


  • Andrews High School Teacher of the Month (Feb. 2021)
  • North Forsyth High School Teacher of the Year (2020-2021)
  • Women of the Year (2019) Winston-Salem Chronicle
  • Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods Emerging Leader (2019)