IMG_1441Shelia Reich, Executive Director, 919.463.5039,

Shelia Reich has most recently served as the Deputy Director of National Implementation & Quality Assurance for the Children’s Aid Society, an organization focused on helping children in poverty to succeed and thrive. She was responsible for the management and oversight of national program demonstrations, as well as cultivating program and philanthropic partners in support of youth development initiatives. Shelia has extensive experience and expertise in the nonprofit arena, including: program planning and operations; business development/stakeholder cultivation; strategic planning; grant writing and development; and overall management and administration. She holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University and also has an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Duke University. Previous employers include the American Red Cross, the National Association of Social Workers, and the National Black Women’s Health Project.

Shelia is active in our community, serving as a member of Leadership Cary, the Raleigh-Wake Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. and the NCSU School of Social Work Advisory Committee.  Shelia and her husband Jason reside in Cary, NC and are the proud parents of an active and vibrant 10-year-old named Collin.





Paul Brown, Director of Operations, 919.463.5012,

Paul Brown brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this role. His professional experience stems from a combination of workforce, education, government and the nonprofit sector. Most recently, he served as the Assistant Director of Information Services for the College of Charleston, where he managed campus-wide data for Student Housing and Card Access. Paul is results driven with extensive project and program management experience, where he has a proven scorecard for supporting and developing young people, adult learners, families and special populations. Paul attended Winthrop University (BA) and Savannah State University (MPA), which propelled him into the public service arena. He was also able to publish a book, along with starting his own nonprofit (JAE Foundation) where he had the chance to share his story with young people, sparking some sort of inspiration in their lives. He fell in love with those experiences, and since then has always sought opportunities in working with the youth.

Paul remains connected to his community through membership in organizations such as Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, N.A.A.C.P, 100 Black Men and Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity.


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