Directors & Advisors

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

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

Lisa Thornton M.S. MBA –
Founder and Executive Director
Charlotte, NC 28277
(m) 704.242.0867
Lisa@TeenReach.Us

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
smd0262@gmail.com
Susan Dupuis, President

BIO: Retired VP of Human Resources at SPX
 

Emily Tucker – Vice President (2017)
Tega Cay, SC 29708
704.905.9482
ehtucker@bellsouth.net

Jackie Jant-Davis – Treasurer (2016, 2017)
Charlotte, NC 28214
(m) 704.614.4840
jjant00@gmail.com

BIO: Jackie continues her twenty year career in banking.
 

Richelle Hemendinger – Secretary (2017)
Harrisburg, NC 28075
704.458.7212
rhemen48@carolina.rr.com

Lisa Yankie – ex officio At Large Board Member (2017)
Charlotte, NC 28277
(m) 980.428.1696
lisa.yankie@domtar.com
lisa.yankie@yahoo.com

Theresa Viera, Attorney – ex officio Advisor to Board (2017)
Sodoma Law
211 East Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
704.442.0000
(m) 919.239.3776
tviera@sodomalaw.com

2016-2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Other Key Advisors:

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

2014-2016
 

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.

2014-2015
Lori Matthews, Treasurer, Charlotte NC 28227
Background in Human Resources

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