H.E.A.R.T.S

Helping Each Adolescent Reach Their Spark (H.E.A.R.T.S) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that educates and equips adolescent parents with the tools needed to become independent and self-sufficient.

Email: hearts@heartsnc.org

Email: tameka.brown@heartsnc.org

Phone: 984-244-1715

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Board of Directors 

Board Member

LaTida Adams

LaTida brings to us over 5+ years of experience sitting on two additional non-profit Broad of Directors. She has also served as an Event Coordinator, respectfully. We look forward to utilizing her expertise across the board to continue to grow the H.E.A.R.T.S. program.

Board Member

Alicia Andrews

Alicia brings to us over 10+ years of experience in the non-profit sector. She specializes in program development and sustainability. We are excited to put forth her knowledge and best practices for community engagement as well as mobilization of our program values. 

Assistant Secretary &

Marketing Chair

Zenzele Barnes

Zenzele has a host of community-based experience that she is bringing to the H.E.A.R.T.S program, and in addition to her community-based work, Zenzele strongly believes in the power of art as a tool for expression and empowerment.

Board Member

Nigel Brown

Nigel is bringing something new and innovative to the H.E.A.R.T.S. program. Nigel has the capacity to develop, oversee, implement policies and procedures for effective use of supplies and upcoming H.E.A.R.T.S.    facilities.

Board Member

Amanda Bruce

Amanda is supporting the H.E.AR.T.S. program by way of public education and fundraising development. She has successfully implemented a team that has collected $1,500, toys and necessities for nominated families in need.  We look forward to her advancing the H.E.AR.T.S. outreach to adolescent parents in need. 

Financial Consultant

Tiffany Carrington

Tiffany has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Masters of Business in Accounting with 15+ years of experience. We are excited for Tiffany to bring her experience and passion to the organization.

Secretary &

Mother of H.E.A.R.T.S

Kathy Chapman

Chapman is committed to providing a positive environment for young mothers and pregnant teens as they move toward graduating from high school.

Board Member

Robin Key

Robin brings years of hands-on experience with pregnant and parenting teens in Durham, NC. She is an Associate in Ministry who currently serves and plans to bring her spiritual expertise in the area of Family Life and Parent Education initiative (Blended/Step family/Adolescent/Single Parents) to the H.E.A.R.T.S. program. 

Data Analyst

Starr Redic

Starr began serving on the board of director’s in 2019. She obtained her MSW from NCCU and has over 11 years of experience analyzing data within the adolescent population. As a former teen mother of two she is motivated by her passion to help young mothers succeed and overcome adversity.