We are governed by the ABS Board of Directors

This is a voluntary board comprised of community leaders, business people, educators, and parents committed to the success of our school and its mission. The Board of Directors convenes a monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:45 pm at the school. Board meetings are open to the public. 


Board of Directors

Executive Committee 2023-24:

Shannon Meares, Chair
Attorney, National Labor Relations Board

Elizabeth Repetti, Vice-Chair
Attorney, Bell Davis Pitt

Larry Barron ("L.B. the Poet"), Immediate Past Chair 
Spoken Word Artist, Community Organizer, Author, Educator, and Entrepreneur

Asher Ellis, Finance Chair
Business Banker, First Citizens Bank

Michelle Lawrence, Secretary
History Teacher, Salem Academy

Board Members:

Endia Beal
Studio Artist

Joy Blaser
Database Administrator and Photographer

Ellen Coble
Development Director, Retired

Chanita Coulter
Educator, Reflective Pages

David Ford
Reporter/Producer, 88.5 WFDD

Tomisha Gladman
NC Certified Paralegal, Allman Spry Davis Leggett & Crumpler, P.A.

Maya Gilliam
Business Owner, Hempress Farms

Amir Henry
Chief of Police, WSSU

Brenda Kennedy
Associate Professor of Education, Winston-Salem State University

Jay Kumar
Civil Engineer

Tonya Monteiro
Relationship Director, Love Out Loud

Dani Parker-Moore
Assistant Professor of Education, Wake Forest University

Kimberly Pemberton
Associate Professor of Elementary Education, Winston-Salem State University

April Ruffin-Adams
Visiting Asst. Professor, African American Studies, UNCG

Letitia Wall
Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff, Winston-Salem State University

Non-Voting Board Members
ABS Director – Robin Hollis
Parent Council Representatives – Katy Whiteheart and Stephanie Smith