Sheila joined our board in March of 2019. Her education includes a Bachelor’s of Science, with a Biology major and Chemistry minor, from Johnson C. Smith University; a NC Teacher Certification from UNC-Charlotte; an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Central Piedmont Community College; and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. She is also currently a candidate for a Master’s of Divinity at Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury. She is the proud parent of a son with dual developmental disabilities, and she has worked as a parent and family advocate since 2002, when she started a support group for parents of children with disabilities in Mecklenburg County. Sheila founded ParentVOICE in 2004, a program that provides education, support and resources for parents of children with disabilities, and has also served on several mental health collaboratives, including two terms on DRNC’s PAIMI Advisory Council where she served as chairperson and liaised with DRNC’s Board of Directors. Sheila is motivated by the zeal of our board, council and staff, and appreciates the importance of the board’s work to DRNC’s mission.
Disability Rights North Carolina is a legal advocacy organization that fights for the rights of people with disabilities in North Carolina.