Executive Team


Jewel Cherry, EdD
Vice President, Student Services
Forsyth Technical Community College

Chuck Spong, MM
Executive Director, Love Out Loud
Winston-Salem First

Brenda Evans, MSW
Steering Committee Member
United Way Women’s Leadership Council

Larry Vellani, MPA
Executive Director
Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc.


Susie Campbell, BA
Senior Vice President of Business Administration
Shelco, Inc.

Trae Cotton, PhD
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Winston-Salem State University

Chris Fox, JD/MBA
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
Hanesbrands Inc.

Cindy Gordineer, MBA
President & CEO
United Way of Forsyth County

Marlon Hunter, MA
Forsyth County Department of Public Health

Victor Isler, MHA, MSW, LCSW
Director, Family & Children Services
Forsyth County Department of Social Services

Mona Lovett, MSEd
Post-Secondary Completion CAN Representative
Executive Director

Crosby Scholars Community Partnership

Ronda Mays, MSW
Forsyth County Association of Educators

Eva Phillips, EdD
Ready Schools Coordinator
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Kenneth Simington, PhD
Chief Academic Officer
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Trina Stephens, BA
Kindergarten Readiness CAN Representative
Director of Community Engagement

Imprints Cares

Jill Tackabery, BA
Former Board Member
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education

Mari Jo Turner, BA, BS
Executive Director
Hispanic League

Betty Lou Vontsolos, BS
Vice President, Client Services & Operations

Scott Wierman, MBA
The Winston-Salem Foundation



Wendy Poteat-Spicer
Partnership Director
The Forsyth Promise

Latasha "Tash" Lane, MA
Manager of Collaborative Action Networks
The Forsyth Promise

Adam Hill, MS
Data & Research Manager
The Forsyth Promise/Forsyth Futures

Christina Spence, MSW
Data Sharing Coordinator
The Forsyth Promise / Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools

Justin Long, MS
Data Analyst and Evaluation Specialist
The Forsyth Promise / Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools