Shineece Sellars has been a member of the board since it's inception. She is the daughter of Jane Sellars, founder of the Center. She received her Bachelors from Appalachian State University in accounting and business management. She has worked in the accounting field for several years before transitioning into financial services. She currently is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. She partners with individuals and small businesses to build and manage wealth. Her passion has been to help educate the African American community on strategies to build wealth. It is her goal to help grow the organization to expand it's reach to young and old members of the community.
Garry Wiley, Jr.
Garry Wiley Jr. is a Burlington native, who's family has lived in Alamance and Caswell County for generations. Knowing the importance of having knowledge of one's history, Garry enthusiastically joined the African-American Cultural Arts and History Center from it's inception to help preserve the rich history and contributions of African Americans from the area.
Garry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master’s in Social Work from Western New Mexico University along with a graduate certificate in rural social work services. Garry has worked with various populations within the behavioral health field since 2000. Garry is actively involved with AACAHC and other community service organization within his home town of Burlington, NC. Garry’s goal with AACAHC is to continue the great work started by the late Jane K Sellars, which is to educate others about the great works many African Americans in the area have contributed.
Sharee L. McCall, a Raleigh native, serves on the Executive Board as Secretary for the African-American Cultural Arts and History Center. Prior to becoming a board member, she sought out various community efforts and non-profit organizations who were making a great impact. With that, she joined the Board in 2017, after speaking with the founder, the late Jane Sellars. Ms. McCall was blown away by the diligence and passion exhibited by Mrs. Sellars after attending an Alamance County Commissioners’ meeting in Burlington, NC. Although she was not from the area, she felt a sense of closeness because of her research on the historic Hayti District located in Durham, NC. A predominately black, independent community founded after the Civil War. The area flourished vastly, so much so there were over 200 black-owned businesses. Around the 1960s, urban renewal and development resulted in several acres of land being expropriated. Given these circumstances, the vision, goal and mission of the organization became abundantly clear. She strongly believes that the Center has the potential to innovate, inspire and serve as a cornerstone of the community of Alamance County. Read More
Dr. Toya Corbett
A new member of the board of the African American Cultural Arts & History Center of Burlington, Dr. Toya Corbett is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs for the University of North Carolina System Office. Prior to this opportunity, she worked for North Carolina Central University serving as the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students for three years and as the Executive Director of Student Engagement and Leadership for almost two years. Earlier in Dr. Corbett's career, she enjoyed being the Coordinator for the Office of Student Activities at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Before diving into student affairs, Toya spent five years in the corporate office of Wachovia, now Wells Fargo in Charlotte, North Carolina. While at Morgan State, she was named one of the top 50 Women under 40 in Maryland. Read More
Dr. Andre Richardson
Dr. Andre S. Richardson is a native of Henderson, North Carolina. He serves as a Board Member for the African American Cultural Arts & History Center. He joined the Board in 2018, after learning about the great work that was being done by the organization in Burlington, NC. He was also inspired by the passion and tenacity of the organization’s founder and former executive director, the late Jane Sellers.
Dr. Richardson works in the State Authorization Unit at the UNC System Office, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In this role, he monitors higher education institutions in a regulatory and assessment role. These institutions offer post-secondary degree activity in North Carolina, but they are not institutions that are a part of the UNC System. Most of these institutions are located outside of North Carolina and must seek authorization in North Carolina to offer post-secondary degree programs in the state. He serves on the School Closures committee for the National Association of State Administrators and Supervisors of Private Schools. Read More