Board of Directors

NATASHA House Board of Directors, Meet our Team!

Dr. Deloris Lee Borum 
Board Director, Founder, Pastor

– Co-founded Faith For Living Deloris Borum Ministries, Inc., in 1983, along with her late husband, George R. Borum
– Served as Senior Pastor and Executive Director of the church and ministry since conception
– Bachelor of Arts in Education from Christopher Newport University 1975
– Master of Arts in Education from the College of William and Mary 1981
– Master of Arts in Biblical Studies & Doctorate of Ministry in Christian Counseling from Patriot University, Del Norte, CO.

Karen Brown
Executive Director

– Personifies the face of the NH resident as she tells her gripping success story that began when she found herself homelessness with three young boys after serving 9 ½ yrs in the Air Force. She has spoken across the peninsula inspiring individuals, civic organizations, businesses, and the faith community to help change lives through NH as she shares her story.
– Ordained minister since 2003
– Bachelor of Arts in Education from Christopher Newport University 1997
– Master of Arts in Christian Education (Patriot University, 2004)

Dr. Karyn Ward
Board Chair

– Currently the Associate Director of Teacher Preparation at Christopher Newport University
– Past adjunct professor and university supervisor for Christopher Newport University, classroom teacher, an assessment compliance intervention coordinator, and an assistant principal
– Has worked in both Newport News School Division and York County School Division and has been an educator for the past 16 years

Shirley Cooper
Emeritus Member

– Bachelor of Arts in Math from Old Dominion in 1967
– Certified to teach Math, Science, Computers and GED Preparation
– 27 years teaching experience in the public school system, Post graduate courses toward a Masters degree in Public Administration
– Served 8 years on the York County Board of Supervisors from 1974-1982, two of which, she served as Chairman of the Board

Crystal Moore
Emeritus Member

– Served 13 years in United Air Force as A Reprographic Specialist
– Appointed as liaison to the Government Printing Office.

Arthur Lee Evans
Emeritus Member

– Retired Marine Corp non-commissioned officer, serving from 1953-1976
– Earned 13 medals and honors during his service
– Retired from the Defense Logistics Agency after 21 years in 1997
– Licensed and ordained minister

Phyllis M. Henderson
Emeritus Member

– Founder and president of VISIONS 2000, INC.
– Certified executive coach with the World Wide Association of Business Coaches
– B.A. degree from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas
– M.S. from National Louis University, Evanston, Illinois
– Postgraduate training in organizational development and diversity

Dee (Demetria) Wildman
Emeritus Member

– Assistant VP of over 10 years
– Professional Process Improvement Deputy Director with expertise in: Project and Process management, Business management, Quality assurance, and Performance Based measurements
– Certified CMMI© Lead appraiser and consultant

Dr. Michelle Boone-Thornton
Board Member

– Assistant Professor at St. Leo: Leadership, administration, curriculum/program development, research, counseling, testing, teaching, grant writing and assessments

Elizabeth Howard
Asst. Treasurer

– Accountant with T. Parker Host
– Former NH client and now graduate and homeowner; finance, outreach, and networking

Tina Chase
Board Member

– Financial careers in banking-branch management
– Treasurer volunteer
– Educational background in Human Services

Tanya Ford

– Sentara CarePlex Hospital Manager
– Patient Care Services for 24 years
– Human services, finance management, & project management experience
– Experience working as a mentor, instructor, trainer, and consultant

Nickesha Lewis

– Non-Profit Certification
– Case Management
– Program Development

Barbara Smith
Board Member

– Technology, mentoring, training, tutoring, data entry, and networking and social media marketing

Debra Carroll
Board Member

– Relations

Quinisha Slade
Board Member

– Financial careers in banking-branch management
– Quickbooks, marketing, sales, leadership, & customer service

Shante’ (Tia) Bell
Board Member

– Community Relations; Public Affairs, Business & Fund Development

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