Tracy Mills-Howell

Executive Director


Tracy was born and raised in High Point, North Carolina. She moved back to North Carolina in 1999 after spending six years volunteering with nonprofit organizations in Alaska. These opportunities included work as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for neglected children and work with Covenant House’s Rights of Passage program for runaway and homeless teens. Tracy has spent the majority of her adult life connecting with and volunteering with various nonprofit organizations whose missions involve education, social justice, human rights and equality. 

Being an advocate of lifelong learning, Tracy’s educational background includes undergraduate studies in Computer Information Systems with concentrations in Business and Nonprofit Management from Guilford College, a Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University and a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Wake Forest University. In her spare time, Tracy enjoys photography, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Tracy’s pronouns are she, her, and hers.

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Vondalyn McQueen-Simmons, BSN, MSHS


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Vondalyn is a native of North Charleston, SC. She is a retired major from the US Army after 26 years of dedicated service, to include a twelve-month tour in Bagram, Afghanistan under Operation Enduring Freedom. She holds a BSN in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina and a MSHS in Healthcare Management & Health Informatics from Trident University International. After retiring in 2014, Vondalyn relocated to Charlotte NC with her wife, Melissa. They are the proud parents of an 18-month-old beautiful daughter, Camdyn LaVon. Vondalyn currently works as a pediatric home care nurse taking care of sick children in the comfort of their homes. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and traveling.

Vondalyn’s pronouns are she, her and hers.

Tiffany Mills-Howell, LCMHCS



Tiffany is originally from Iredell County, but grew up in Greensboro, NC. For more than 14 years she has been working in the Human Services field. Tiffany is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor operating her private practice, Enhance Your Life Center. She is the author of “Affirming Life”, a book of encouraging life affirmations. Her additional experience includes being a CPR/1st Aid Instructor and past President of the Lexington Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. 

In her spare time Tiffany loves to sing, write and provide community service. Tiffany’s life mission is to help others reach their personal and professional goals, encourage self-love, and continue to build a life for her family within the Guilford County community.   

Tiffany’s pronouns are she, her, and hers.

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Ruth “Nikki” Watkins


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Ruth is a native of North Carolina. She possesses both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting with a Tax Concentration. She strives to maintain a healthy lifestyle through nutritious eating and exercising. She enjoys learning new technologies that foster working smarter not harder. Ruth currently works for a non-profit organization where she is highly involved with the board members of this organization. She works very closely with the CFO to ensure the board members are knowledgeable and abreast of the financial position of the organization. Ruth is very passionate about helping others, the community, and leaving a legacy for her great-nephew and great-niece.

Ruth’s pronouns are she, her and hers.





Communications Specialist

Create awareness of the organization via marketing campaigns and advertising

Develop printed publications (brochures, flyers, leaflets)

Manage social media

Promote organization programs and events

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Programs Coordinator

Coordinate and support community partnerships, outreach and engagement initiatives

Develop and coordinate recurring programs and activities:

  • peer support
  • discussion groups
  • youth programs
  • wellness events, and more