Board of Directors


  • Kaia Clarke, MPA


    Kaia Clarke is the Partnership Coordinator at East Durham Children’s Initiative, but is also the mother of three amazing children. Her perspective as both a professional and a parent allows her to lead in the community and parent engagement space from direct experience.

  • Elizabeth Adams, Ph.D.

    Vice Chair

    Currently ‘Liz’ is an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Psychology at UNC-CH and Elon University. She also works as a consultant for a social change organization serving philanthropic and public sector organizations (Frontline Solutions International), and Liz is an expert in Black Child Development.

  • William P. Jackson, M.A.T

    General Member
  • Avril Smart, Ph.D.

    General Member
  • Omisade Burney-Scott, MPA

    General Member
  • Adrian Bridges, Ph.D.

    General Member