About Us

Our Board

Movement of Youth is governed by a Board of Directors made up of community volunteers and leaders who willingly give their time and talents to ensure that our members have a bright future. The Board meets six (6) times a year and creates the vision and strategic plan for the organization.

Advisory Board

Wilbert Harper

Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending

Branch Banking and Trust


The Honorable Howard N Lee

Founder and President

Howard N Lee Institute for Equity and Opportunity in Education


Everett B. Ward, Ph.D.


Saint Augustine's University

Board of Directors

King (Kenny) P. Bond, Jr.

Section Chief, Grants Management Officer (retired)

National Institute of Health


Thomas Easley, Ph.D.

Director of Community Diversity

NC State University


Bradley L. Hicks, J.D., MBA

Director of Employment Classification

North Carolina Industrial Commission


Valerie Johnson

Boards and Commissions

North Carolina Office of the Governor


Johnny Ortiz

Administrative Manager

Skanska USA Building


Lisa Pearce, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology

Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Malaika Pettigrew


ASE Life Coaching


Anna Richards

Finance Operations Executive (retired)

The Boeing Company


Tobi Shannon

Director of Education and Philanthropy

Preparing America's Tomorrow Today


Debra Taiwo, MBA

Lean Leader, Energy Delivery Carolinas

Duke Energy


Jerome Washington, Ph.D.


Mount Vernon Baptist Church