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Board Members



Janet Brower

Board Chair

Janet Brower is a retired reading specialist from Harnett County School with more than
40 years working with children.. She has years of experience planning and coordinating events such as fundraisers, church & community programs for youth, and family reunions.She enjoys coordinating the SFHA Annual Rural Heritage Food Celebration.


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.  

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Debra Clyde


Debra Clyde came to Spring Lake in 2006 after serving in the United States Army and became active in the community. She is on the ministerial team at Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church having been ordained in 2013. She is very active with 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.

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Larry Dobbins

Board Member

Full bio is forthcoming! 

Larry Dobbins, former Spring Lake Mayor, has been a faithful SFHA  supporter and volunteer for many years. SFHA welcomes Dobbins to its Board and looks forward to working with him to achieve our mission. 


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.


Myron Jones

Board Member

Myron Jones is a retiree who served 25-years in the US Air Force as Superintendent in Human Resources. For more than 19 years, Myron was employed with the
Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau as Director of Sales. He has worked closely with Sandhills Family Heritage Association promoting African
American heritage tours in the Sandhills. He is a resource person for SFHA’s Veterans History Project
and Deerfield Cemetery Project. Myron holds a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management. His home church is Spring Lake Memorial Missionary

Baptist Church in Spring Lake where he is an usher.


Ammie McRae Jenkins

Executive Director

SFHA Founder/Executive Director, is committed to documenting and preserving Sandhills African American contributions to the history and heritage of North Carolina. Her goal is to help others preserve the stories of people, places and experiences that impacted their lives. She brings decades of experience as a community organizer, family historian, author, heritage keeper, and Purpose Prize Fellow.


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. 


Pamela Marks

SFHA Food Distribution Coordinator

Pamela Marks, a dedicated servant-heart leader, is the SFHA Food Distribution Coordinator.  She supervises our food distributions at AME Zion church food pantries and mobile locations in Harnett County.  She also recruits volunteers who are passionate about helping the poor and feeding the hungry. 

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