Voices Changing Communities – Angela Hubbard: Leading by Listening

Angela Hubbard, Director of Student Services at West Forsyth High School, is enjoying her 24th year in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School district. She found her career in education by listening to her heart while attending the University of South Carolina. She had considered a career in physical therapy early-on at USC but changed her […]

Voices Changing Communities: Cheryl Lindsay: A Leader Who Relishes in Being the Solution

This summer, June 17th, was an incredibly special day for Cheryl Lindsay. She celebrated 31 years of service at Hanesbrands Inc, where she currently serves as the Director of GLOBAL Diversity & Inclusion and Community Engagement. While at Hanes, Cheryl has been accountable for employee relations, has directed human resources and has led the development […]

IMBA Together: Many Faces, One Voice

PHOTOS BY PHOTO ARTISTRY BY MELINDA Amidst all the options for entertainment this summer, be sure to mark your calendar for an event unlike any other! IMBA – the Swahili word for SING IMBA Together is a free concert featuring gospel and Christian contemporary music that will take place at the Millennium Center in Winston-Salem […]

Voices Changing Communities: Dr. Doria “Kathy” Stitts

Dr. Doria “Kathy” Stitts: From Family, Faith, and Fun to University Leadership Some leaders make positive changes in small, local communities, or in their own families. Others are destined to impact hundreds, or even thousands, of lives. Dr. Kathy Stitts, Associate Professor of Marketing, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of University College at […]

Voices Changing Communities

Goldie Smith Byrd, PhD: “Investing in Herself so She Can Invest in Her Community” Goldie Smith Byrd, PhD, is the director of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (MACHE) and a Professor of Social Sciences and Health Policy at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. That is a big title for a small-town girl […]

Voices Changing Communities: Seeing the World Through the Lens of Jodie Brim

Jodie Brim, owner, and lead photographer of Jodie Brim Creative, photographs the world through a lens of positivity. Wife, mother, daughter, business leader, and entrepreneur, Jodie’s interactions with everyone in her life develop from a lens of love, empathy, honesty, and creativity. Watching and emulating her mother, Jodie took to heart her saying, “The world […]

Voices Changing Communities: Baraka Riptoe, Leading with Her Heart

The Bethesda Center for the Homeless in Winston-Salem has a new executive director since September 2021.  Her name is Baraka Riptoe, and she leads this important center with a caring heart and first-hand knowledge of the challenges of being homeless.  Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Ms. Riptoe describes her career in the helping professions as a […]

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