Board of Directors

Board Officers

Christina Latta

Chair, Board of Directors

Christina  is responsible for the administration and finance of Duke university's  Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research (CHPIR), a part of  the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI). In addition to overseeing the  financial reconciliation and compliance on 30 grants and more than a  dozen unrestricted funds. She began handling human resource management  for the Center in 2008. She is the liaison between the CHPIR and the  financial management team of DGHI, other financial departments of the  University and the Medical Center, the Office of Research Support, and  Sponsored Programs.

De'Aja (Dee) Sanders

Vice-Chair, Board of Directors

De’Aja  holds a B.S. in Zoology from N.C. State. She has spent a number  of years working with high school and middle school students and has  contributed to a number of project implementation, evaluation and  curriculum development.  In her career, as a Research Technician,  De’Aja, analyzes data using statistical approaches; reports analysis  findings through tables, figures, and presentations; and participate in  writing reports. She is presently pursuing her Ph.D.. 

Mary Welch

Secretary, Board of Directors

Mary’s  passion for social justice and desire to help children and families has  been instrumental in positively impacting their lives. She has more  than 20 years’ experience and background in the medical/hospital  setting. Her commitment to social responsibility and activism extends  into her personal time, as well; she has served as a volunteer at local  elementary schools mentoring students and parents.

Tremaine Stephenson

Member, Board of Directors

Tremaine  is a Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CPLC, specializes in  counseling and coaching to those struggling with addictions, anxiety,  stress, panic attacks, mental health issues, depression, relationship  discord and career planning. With more than 8 years’ experience in the  human services field, she has developed and conducted workshops and  provides consultation, mentorship to counselors and individuals across  the nation. 

Enriquetta Garcia-Mangum

Member, Board of Directors

Enriquetta  graduated from North Carolina Central with a B.S. in Family &  Consumer Science with a Concentration of Child Development and Family  Relations. She is Certified in CAPS/Mental Retardation/ Developmental  Disability, First-Aid/CPR, SIDS, CNA, and Medication Administration.  Enriquetta is a Lead Teacher and has worked 19 years in the public  school system helping students gain independence and laying the  foundation to help build social skills needed to move forward and  prepare for the outside world. 

Kimmerly Patton

Member, Board of Directors

Kimmerly  is the Annual Giving Coordinator at Public Media North Carolina  (UNC-TV) and a proud double alumnus of North Carolina Central University  with a BA in English and a Master’s in Public Administration  respectively. Kimmerly’s background includes 15 years’ experience in the  non-profit sector. Her passion is helping individuals and families  advance to the next level in 

their lives.

Michiko Brown

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Michiko  is a Business Manager at Georgia State, who plays an advisory role in  staff-related issues, assists with strategy development, annual  planning, performance management, and internal operations.  She received  her BS in Business & Human Resources and brings more than 28 years’  experience from Rochester, New York while working at the University of  Rochester as a Human Resources Manager and Administrator. She focuses on  compliance, dedicated to education, developing deep content knowledge  and expertise in administration and state and federal policy working at  the institutional, state, and nonprofit levels. Michiko will use her  analytical skills to generate and implement policies, procedures to  support the organization’s goals and has a genuine interest in the  well-being of youth and young adults, and sought an avenue to positively  impact their lives. 

Kiana Stephenson

Member, Board of Directors

Kiana  coordinates educational and training events for Georgia State  University. She focuses on community engagement and dissemination, and  provides support for a range of public relations functions, including  strategies, media outreach, messaging and branding. Kiana received her  BS in HR Policy from Georgia State University. She has more than 13  years in youth development, establishing and maintaining a community of  inclusion for all students which are built on the values of respect,  openness, sensitivity and personal responsibility. Kiana is passionate  about youth growth and development with a strong interest in educational  and vocational development.