Directors & Advisors

TEEN REACH Tax ID 47-1797126
9935 Rea Rd. Ste D-232 Charlotte NC 28277
Facebook: TEEN REACH

A WARM WELCOME to 2017 Teen Reach Board of Directors & Key Advisors

Lisa Thornton M.S. MBA
Managing Director
Charlotte, NC 28277
(m) 704.242.0867

Background: Retired Lab Supervisor of Orthopedic Research at Carolinas Medical Center and Adjunct Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Carolinas College of Health and Science.

In 2011, as part of a North Carolina initiative for freshman high school health curriculum, I began sharing Rana’s story, my story, our family’s story.
We discussed bullying, violence, stress, depression and self-harm prevention including QPR, the current best practice for recognizing and helping a friend in trouble.

“After receiving feedback from over 2000 students, we realized an hour wasn’t enough to address the issues students, (and teachers and parents) shared with us.
At Teen Reach, we walk the talk of open communication and healthy choices, educating participants with coping skills so that they may always find hope in their tomorrows.”

Sue Dupuis – President (2016, 2017)
Rock Hill, SC 29732
(m) 980.406.2446
Susan Dupuis, President

BIO: Retired VP of Human Resources at SPX

Emily Tucker – Vice President (2017)
Tega Cay, SC 29708

Jackie Jant-Davis – Treasurer (2016, 2017) At Large (2015, 2016)
Charlotte, NC 28214
(m) 704.614.4840

BIO: Jackie continues her twenty year career in banking.

Lisa Yankie – At Large Board Member (2017, 2018)
Charlotte, NC 28277
(m) 980.428.1696

Theresa Viera, Attorney – At Large Board Member (2017, 2018)
Sodoma Law
211 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
(m) 919.239.3776

Key Advisors:

Richelle Hemendinger Ph.D. Research/Statistics (2014 – present)
Secretary (2017) At Large (2015, 2016)
Harrisburg, NC 28075

Jessica McCall MS LMFTA (Board Member 2016)
Bio: Jessica has a family practice off Carmel Road.
She is key in developing our events and youth programs.

TRob Wyatt, IOPT Consulting for IT and Web Design

Lori Davis, MA, CRS, family and relationship counseling

We would like to thank the host of educators, therapists, and counselors, especially Alice McGinley from H.U.G.S., and Bess Hurdle, our 2014 hospitality coordinator, who helped with program concept and development. We couldn’t have done it without you. To our event day volunteers, corporate sponsors and friends thank you for your tireless efforts and support!

Thank you to Past Board Members:

2016-2017 Maribel Willis, Admin. Director


Wendy Kemp, Vice President
Governance and Grants
Fort Mill SC

Background in sales and marketing for M&M Mars, Kellogg’s and BYB brands (owned by Coke). Wendy has also started and helped run other non-profit organizations.

Lori Matthews, Treasurer, Charlotte NC 28227
Background in Human Resources

Join us in celebrating the life of one of our founders:
Charles (Charlie) Thornton
October 23, 1966-December 5, 2016