Our Leadership

BPI is led by volunteers who honor the strong and longstanding tradition of Black giving and use their gifts to continue building a vibrant and growing network committed to transforming Black communities in Winston-Salem.

2021 BPI Advisory Committee

  • Veronica Bitting
  • Norma Corley
  • Leroy Davis
    1st Vice Chair, Advisory Committee
  • Shawan Gabriel
  • Nicole Gentiles
  • Robert Leak, III
    Chair, Grants Committee
  • Dr. William Lewis
  • Nicole Little
  • Roshanda McCrimmon
    Chair, Resource Development Committee

  • Brittany Norton
    Chair, Community Engagement Committee
  • Mae Rodney
  • Leslie Sadler
    Treasurer, Advisory Committee
  • Melvin Scales
    Chair, Board & Governance Committee
  • Corlis Sellers
    Chair, Advisory Committee
  • Michael (Mike) Silver
  • Tiffany Waddell Tate
    2nd Vice Chair, Advisory Committee
  • Bernadette (Bernie) Wallace
  • Carrie M. Woods


Andrea Hulighan
Director, Strategic Initiatives
(336) 604-5034
Shamika Starke
Strategic Initiatives Officer
(336) 604-5160
Katie Sonnen-Lee
Strategic Initiatives Manager
(336) 231-0503