Meet the Team
Cofounder of the Center and has been its primary decision-maker since October 1992. He is a graduate of Ramapo State College of New Jersey and holds a BS degree in Business Administration and Contemporary Arts. He is the Center’s Administrator, Disability Advocates Supervisor, and Chief Community Advocate.
Graduate of NC A&T State University. She holds a BA degree in Psychology from that institution and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Benita has worked for Joy A Shabazz Center since 1998, is one of the Center’s decision-makers, and is responsible for program and resource development.
Graduate of Prince George’s Community College. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and is an experienced QuickBooks user. Laura has worked for Joy A Shabazz Center for 14 years and is one of the Center’s decision-makers. She is primarily responsible for office and financial management.
She has studied Sociology at Alamance Community College and has worked for the Center since 2005. She is an expert on nursing facility transitions and is primarily responsible for options counseling, individual and community advocacy, independent living skills training, I&R, and peer counseling and support.
She is a graduate of Rutledge College in Winston-Salem with a degree in Business Management. She has been an entrepreneur for 15 years and a Program Coordinator at Senior Resources of Guilford County. Jane has worked for Joy A Shabazz Center since 2006 and is responsible for providing independent living core services such as individual and community advocacy, independent living skills training, information and referrals and peer counseling and support.
He graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a BA degree in Sociology. Recently retired, he continues to volunteer at the Center. He is responsible for disability etiquette training, editing the Self Advocacy Newsletter, creating a disability rights publication, and using local media to educate the community about disability issues.
She studied secretarial studies at Brookstone College. In 2013 she was the Special Projects Coordinator at the Center and is currently responsible for individual and community advocacy, independent living skills training, I&R, and peer counseling and support.