MEET OUR BOARD, LEADERSHIP TEAM and STAFF
Mrs. Bettie Green – LHCC Board Member
Bettie has spent the past 34 years of her career as an educator. Previously, Bettie was the principal of Arborbrook Academy. She is most passionate about children and has been actively involved in serving elementary school children at title one schools, and others, through local counseling, reading & mentoring. Bettie has been instrumental in designing our summer enrichment spiritual curriculum for the past five years. Ms. Bettie and her husband Jerry reside in Mecklenburg county.
Mrs. TaShawn Mathews – Treasurer & Secretary
TaShawn is a newly relocated to Charlotte and is an experienced Financial Manager. She has been actively engaged in Latina/Latino education and cultural diversity and has undertaken mission trips to Central America. Ms. Mathews and her family reside in Mecklenburg county and in directly involved in the PTA of a local CMS school.
Mr. Richard Osman – LHCC Board Member
Ozzie is a retired engineer having held various leadership positions in engineering, product and process development, sales and marketing, and new business development. He and his wife, Desiré, are active volunteers with LHCC programs during the school year and during the annual LHCC summer camp program, as well as with other non-profits in Charlotte. Mr. Osman and her family reside in Mecklenburg county.
Mr. Fady Sidhom – Chairman
Fady is a Senior Vice President at Bank of America, where he is a Structured Credit specialist in the Merrill Lynch Management Group. Fady is an active community volunteer and participant in our program.
Mr. Brian Paley – LHCC Board Member
Brian is the newest member of our board, having joined the board in January 2019. Brian is the Southeast USA Regional Manager at Northgate Technologies. He is also deacon at his local community church and is also an active community volunteer. He has participated regularly in our after-school literacy and enrichment programs. Brian resides in Waxhaw, Union County.
Brent Morris – Executive Director
Brent has been serving marginalized children and families in Charlotte since 2004. Brent resigned from his corporate management consulting position in March 2013 after 16 years of working in corporate America, in order to follow his calling to serve, predominantly, at-risk immigrant and refugee children in the inner city of Charlotte. Attracted to the LHCC ministry due to its mission to serve children, Brent is an advocate for unity and reconciliation among all people. He has take on the challenging task of leading a new non-profit in hopes of building an awareness and an operating model to continue to sustain the mission of LHCC. These services include planning, coordination and delivery of after-school intervention and summer enrichment camp programs, sports camps and clinics. He also facilitates coaching and mentoring, fundraising, marketing and social media, web-site development and volunteer and sponsor campaigns. Brent is a member of Forest Hill Church and is an active social entrepreneur who builds collaborative partnerships with schools, churches, non-profits and businesses alike, to address unity among all groups of people and the needs of local inner city communities.
Mr. Diego – South-side Program Coordinator
Along with our loyal team of volunteers, we are thrilled to work alongside community representatives and parents of our children, who have a passion to give back to their communities. Volunteers have been serving for many years and include educators, LEP literacy teachers and elementary school teachers. Mr Diego has been supporting our program and the children we serve for over 2 years and is an active participant in our weekly after-school program. Mr. Diego has a young family member in our program, so he genuinely recognizes the value of our time and talents to connect other families to our program. Any contribution to our work with children, especially building relationships and literacy mentoring, is appreciated.