Our Team


Leadership + Staff

Sherry Overton Shudra

       Executive Director

Joseph McNeill

       Program and Evaluation Director

Mandi Baggett

       Program and Operations Coordinator

Avani Patel

       Data Coordinator

Will Transou

       Salesforce Administrator

Kelly Donaldson

       Fleet Manager

Sophia Moreno

       Americorps Member – Capacity Building

Fearne Storelli

       Americorps Member – Capacity Building

Abby Pendergraft

       Program Site Coordinator

Brittany Ireland

       Remote Program Support

Avery Hobgood

       Remote Program Support




Board of Directors

Ron Ottavio


The Ottavio Group CEO, Bank Leadership, Former Chief of Staff to NC State Treasurer

Matt Merletti

       Vice President

Benefits Consultant – Scott Insurance

Niya Fonville Swint, JD

       Vice President

Chief Community Engagement Officer – Legal Aid of NC

Austin Yarber, CPA


Director of Finance – Integrated Asset Advisors

Mary Jane Royals


Assistant Vice President / Branch Manager – Fidelity Bank

Jan Frantz

       Founder & Past President

Retired Global Vice President – Reichhold Emulsions

Carmita Bass

Solutions Director – Business Critical Services, Cisco

Leigh Day

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer – Red Hat

Nia Doaks, JD, MBA

Employment Attorney – Constangy

Drew Dodson

Director, Accounting & Reporting Advisory – Stout

Antwine Jackson

President & Founder – Enitech

Benjamin Swaney, CFA, CFP

Senior Financial Advisor – Wells Fargo Advisors FiNet

Juan Carlos Villalobos

Client Experience Officer, AVP – Southern First

Wilson Zhang

Corporate Controller – KBI Biopharma