Board Members


Janet Brower

Board Chair

Janet Brower is a reading tutor for Harnett County Schools. She has years of experience planning and coordinating events such as fundraisers, church & community programs for youth, and family reunions.

Priscilla Burton


Priscilla Burton is a social worker and a community organizer with experience in nonprofit financial management, event planning, volunteer recruitment and community engagement. Priscilla's background makes her a valuable asset in work with the elderly and with intergenerational initiatives.  

Debra Clyde


Debra Clyde came to Spring Lake in 2006 after serving in the United States Army and became active in the community soon after. In her former positions with the Spring Lake Chamber of Commerce she successfully communicated the mission and vision of the organization throughout the region increasing awareness and programs to support the local businesses. 

She is on the ministerial team at Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church having been ordained in 2013. She is very active with the young people in the community. Her B.S. Degree in Public Administration and Policy affords her the skills to work with non-profit organizations along with municipal governments.  

Ms. Clyde also serves on the board of directors for Grands To Grown, a non-profit organization providing assistance to grandparents and other kinship caring for another’s children by pulling together resources to help relieve burdens of an already stressful situation.  

Doris Lucas

Board Member

Doris Lucas is an active member of the Sandhills community. Lucas volunteers with her church and with SFHA to organize health and wellness workshops and events. Lucas, who holds a Master's Degree in Health and Physical Education, taught for the Cumberland County school system for 33 years and also served as a sports medicine trainer. Lucas has been an SFHA association member for over ten years, She a member of  the SFHA Sankofa Players and serves as Coordinator of the SFHA HealthWise program.

Desi Campbell

Board Member

Desi L. Campbell, born to Ernest and Dorothy Wells Campbell. A 1986 graduate of Johnson C. Smith University and a newly hired contract genealogist for  Campbell specializes in African American History in North and South Carolina and has experience in researching wills, probate records and deeds.  He is author of six family history books.

Ammie McRae Jenkins

Executive Director

Ammie Jenkins, SFHA Founder, is committed to documenting and preserving Sandhills African American contributions to the history and heritage of North Carolina. She recently returned from a two-year retirement to continue her service as Executive Director. She brings decades of experience as a community activist, researcher, historian, author and heritage keeper. 

Chanai Winborn

Administrative Assistant

Chanai “Genie” Winborn is the CEO, Manufacturer and Co-Founder at Naturally Blessed, the one-stop shop for #naturalfixers. Chanai’s expertise is in social media presence, youth and community involvement. She has planned, helped and led many community events in the Cumberland County area. Chanai also serves as Coordinator of Sankofa Youth and Girls REACH program which are both SFHA programs. 

Volunteer Leaders


Coordinator, Friends of SFHA

Serves as a volunteer to Coordinate the Friends of SFHA and the activities and membership of the SFHA Members. 


SFHA Volunteer Manager

Serves as a volunteer to coordinate recruitment and management of SFHA volunteers. 

Sandhills Family Heritage Association

Creating partnerships to save and protect

our natural resources, livelihoods, health and cultural heritage.

This organization is supported in part by a space grant from the BB&T Term Endowment of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

2020 Sandhills Family Heritage Association

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P.O. Box 754, Spring Lake, NC 28390

910-309-2198 or 919-888-0389