Board Members

Various professions are represented on Lift2Enrich’s Board of Directors. Cumulatively, senior leadership has over seventy-five years of experience in program management, education, professional writing, and evaluation. The Board is charged with the overall governance and performance of organizational work, as well as financial oversight. Board members participate in strategic planning, financial monitoring, and individual and large-scale fundraising.

Terri Whitmire

Terri obtained a B.S. in Computer Science which allowed her to work for several Fortune 500 companies. She later earned a writing certification from The Institute of Children’s Literature. Utilizing her passion for literacy and education, Terri has been able to develop creative learning opportunities for students of all ages, teaching, mentoring, and tutoring thousands of students. As a seasoned writer and author of five published books, Terri founded Writers’ Tablet, LLC in 2011 to help other aspiring authors. Originally from Connecticut, Terri lives in Marietta, Georgia, where she has been an active member of the community for over twenty-three years. Terri is married to Will Whitmire and together they have three young adult children. Terri enjoys reading, yoga, and traveling off the beaten path.

Yolanda Hunter

As the Vice President of Human Resources & Quality Assurance at Phoenix Senior Living, Yolanda Hunter’s business acumen and strategic planning ensure that any Senior Living Company/Community at her helm has the necessary quality systems in place to ensure the care and services are delivered at its highest level. She is internally motivated, approachable and detailed oriented. Yolanda earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of New Orleans and a Masters in Counseling at The University of Missouri-Saint Louis.  Yolanda hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. She has been married to Chad Hunter for over 17 years. Together, they have four kids.

Wendy Tyson-Wood

Wendy Tyson-Wood is a sought after business strategist specializing in the areas of managerial insight, interpersonal relationships, analytical analysis and technical proficiency. She has managed globally diverse teams in executing software deliverables and operations using a variety of methodologies.  Wendy has also conducted business outreach workshops in person and virtually for a Two-Billion Project, achieving a 30% contract goal for M/WBE firms and organizations. With over ten years of experience in Information Technology her knowledge encompasses solution delivery, data, program and budget management. She continues to build and maintain customer relations with local community leaders and elected officials.

Simone Smith

Since earning her B.S. in Finance Simone has garnered over 16 years of experience within the areas of Accounting and Finance. She started her career as an Accounting Manager for one of the world’s largest food retailers and has since gained experience working for major U.S. firms within the Telecom and Oil & Gas industries. With a passion for all things Finance, she is currently a Uniform CPA Exam candidate working to secure licensure within the state of North Carolina, while also working to become a Certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst. Simone is a native of Birmingham, AL, and the mother of one child currently in college pursuing his dream of Graphic design. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, reading, researching, cycling, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Advisory Board

Willie Whitmire
Georrometta Byrd
Sydney Slaughter


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