Our Board of Directors
Helen “Sunny” Ladd, Ph.D., Board Chair
Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Duke University
Shawn Cockerham, Vice Chair
Insurance Agent/Business Owner, State Farm Insurance
Della Michaux, MBA, MHA, Secretary
Broker, Union Insurance and Realty Co.
Sherrod Banks, J.D.
Founder, The Banks Law Firm
Shannon Tucker, J.D.
Assistant Public Defender, Durham County, District 14
Melissa Ekanem, MBA
Data Consultant, Fidelity Investments
Nikia Williams, J.D.
Attorney, State of North Carolina
V. Dianne Pledger
Senior Director of Development, Shaw University
I had a conference this week with my son’s teacher about his grades, and she reported to me that she had seen such a magnificent change in him within the last month. And I owe it all to the Strengthening Families Program.