Basil Foster - President
Basil Foster Native New Yorker moved to Charlotte, NC at an early age. He was admired by his
He retired from Charlotte Mecklenburg School Systems after 20 years of service. He now is a Financial Advisor with Western & Southern Insurance Company. Currently is Pastor at Freedom Ministries of Jesus Christ International here in Charlotte. Basil worked with the following community organizations Right Moves For Youth, Young Men Arise, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Combination Community Choir, Resurrection Community Choir, Parent Advocate & Educator and very heavenly involved in Church Ministries various Community Organizations
A. Maurice Harvey (Maurice) - Community Partners Director
Maurice Harvey defines what it means to be a good community leader and has surpassed the stereotype of what it means to be
Through his consulting firm, Choose Better For You, Maurice exemplifies his philosophy daily on the fact that clinical work hinges on three theoretical approaches; behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, and
Dana Reid - Secretary
Dana Reid is a graduate of High Point University with a Master’s in Public Administration and currently serves as Secretary of the board for Gracious Hands. Dana at one point in her life was a homeless/displaced woman and single mother, in which she overcame and is thankful every day that she was given another chance at life. Given her past personal history, this is what drives her and gives her the motivation to be a part of Gracious Hands; and to give back to women who were just like her. Dana provides project management direction to Gracious Hands.
In her spare
Crystal is married to Charles Singleton and has two children and one grandson. She attends Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and has been there for over 40 years. Crystal is proud to be in the human resources capacity of Child Care since 1996. In addition, Crystal is a Bridal Consultant and Party Planner. She also has been a Cheer Leading Coach for over 25 years and currently coaching at Johnson & Wales University. Crystal Edwards-Singleton lives in Charlotte NC.
Lisa Armstrong, a native of Tennessee, is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked at various professions including Technical Member of Staff at Bellcore in Piscataway, New Jersey and GED Math Instructor at Central Piedmont Community College and Rescare in Charlotte, North Carolina. Teaching GED math is her passion. She made several lifetime friendships with her students and continues to mentor them. She is currently working at her own business, Outsider Creations, in Matthews, North Carolina.