Board of Directors

Families & Communities Rising Board of Directors

We are proud that these community leaders have chosen to lead our charge and provide invaluable guidance. The board is comprised of individuals who volunteer their time, guidance, energy and support to help FCR to achieve and maintain successful outcomes. Our Board of Directors includes:

Dr. Angeloe Burch, Chairman of the Board

Dr. Angeloe Burch is the Chairman of the Board for FCR and has been involved with Head Start/Early Head Start for many years as he is a proud Head Start father. He is the father of 4 children and 3 grandchildren. A former pastor and CAA Worker, Dr. Burch is an accomplished and dedicated servant to our community.

FCR Board Members

Denaa Jade Griffin (Vice President)
Jackson Lewis, P.C.
Raleigh, NC

Angela Poole, CPA (Treasurer)
NC Community Development Initiative, Inc
Durham, NC

S. Lavi Wilson, DSW, MSSW (Secretary)
North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC

Richard Schramm (Past President)
National Humanities Center (Retired)
Carrboro, NC

Eric M. Williams, Esq. (Member at Large)

Karen White, MSW, LCSW (Member at Large)

Ikenna Martin Opara (Member at Large)