About the Senator

Experience Counts

  • Eight years in the North Carolina Senate

  • Deputy Minority Leader in NC Senate
  • Ten years on the NC Board of Governors
  • Over Forty-five years of leadership of a thriving nonprofit
  • Nonprofit consultant and trainer  

Community Service Matters

  • Sunday school teacher at Providence Baptist Church
  • Bennett College for Women Board of Trustees, Chairperson
  • Member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
  • NC Task Force on Alzheimer’s disease and Related Dementia
  • NC Minority Health Advisory Council
  • NC Public School Forum
  • Democratic Women of Guilford County
  • NC Legislative Black Caucus Foundation
  • Life Member, North Carolina PTAs
  • NAACP, Life Member
  • National Council of Negro Women

Work Hard for Guilford County

  • Planned Parenthood 2017 Health Hero Award
  • NC Association of Local Health Directors-Legislator of the Year
  • Southern Health Association Outstanding Legislator Award
  • NC Justice Center- Defenders of Justice Award
  • Working America- Strong Commitment to Affordable and Quality Health Care Award
  • UNCF Alumni Hall of Fame Award
  • Trailblazer Award for Beautiful Butterflies Lupus foundation.
  • Lillian’s List of NC Featured Legislator


  • Undergraduate degree, Bennett College
  • M.S.  and Ph.D., NC A&T State University
  • Health Executives, UCLA/Johnson& Johnson

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