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Meet Our Board

Paul LaVack

Board President

Paul LaVack, has a MS in Conflict Resolution from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His studies include: Facilitation: Conflict Resolution in Groups, Cultural Dimensions of Conflict Resolution, Gender and Conflict, Conflict Transformation: Reconciliation and Healing, Conflict in Communities, Cultural Dimensions of Conflict Resolution, and Dispute Systems Design. He has worked as a Conflict Consultant, and presently he is an Employment Consultant for NC Dept of Commerce Division of Workforce Solutions. In addition to serving on the Joy A. Shabazz Center as Board President, Paul is a former member of the Statewide Independent Living Council.

Jamey Gaddy

Vice Chairman

Jamey is the youth member of the Board. She studied Office Systems Technology at Guilford Technical Community College and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the ARC of Greensboro. She is a strong self advocate who monitors the Specialized Community Assisted Transportation (SCAT) Riders Advisory Committee (RAC).

Jacqueline Wilson

Board Member

Jaqueline Wilson, has an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Shelby State Community College in Tennessee. Her professional experience includes business administration assistant secretary, customer service, updating files, maintaining customer relations, help desk support, research, etc…. Other certifications include: Certificate in Marketing and Tourism, Licensed Missionary COGIC, The Black Poets Society. Publications: A Place of Healing Writers Blog

Teresa Staley

Board Member

Teresa is a self advocate who seeks to improve the lives of persons with disabilities in North Carolina as a member of the State Independent Living Council. She has a lifelong disability and relies on experience and a keen intellect to help the Center provide consumers in the Triad with first-rate Independent living services. 

Nancy Fitzgerald

Board Member

Nancy has over 20 years experience in transportation and customer service management. She has studied computer science, business operations, and liberal arts at North Carolina State University, Guilford Technical Community College, and Rockingham Community College.

Bernetta Lemon

Board Member

Bernetta Lemon’s, educational experience includes: Business Writing — Hadley School f/t Blind Online, Medical Transcription — Medical documentation Training Online, Medical Billing and Coding, Ultimate Medical Academy Online, and Communication Studies and German, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Community Civil Rights Educator, Chapel Hill, NC — Education and advocacy within Orange County, North Carolina on the Civil Rights Ordinance, including issues such as housing, employment, predatory lending, landlord/tenant conflicts, domestic violence and hate crimes. Her professional expertise includes: Sensitivity Awareness Trainer, Chapel Hill, NC — Training groups of employers, transit drivers and restaurant/department store staff on how to provide effective customer service to persons with disabilities in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the ADA., Relay Agent, Sprint Communication, Charlotte, NC Sent and received calls for the deaf and hearing impaired, Minister of Music (1997 to present): Director and Musician for various churches, Computer Instructor, Lion Services, Charlotte, NC, worked with persons with disabilities on basic computer skills and assistive technology.

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