LEAP Community Board Members
We’re excited to introduce the current LEAP Community Board. See below to learn more about each of our board members.
Lynette Smith is a native of North East Greensboro who also volunteers with Step Up and the Women’s Research Center. She is passionate about children, cooking, and animals. In her spare time, she enjoys bowling, listening to music, reading, and writing. She wants to contribute new ideas and fresh perspectives.
Trey Godette is a native of Greensboro with strong ties to NCAT and the surrounding North East Greensboro area. He is passionate about connecting people experiencing homelessness and other underserved populations with resources and support and increasing physical activity in the youth. In his spare time, he enjoys watching classic movies, listening to music, traveling, and reading. He is excited to contribute his passion and innovative ideas.
Jo Anne Foster is originally from Burlington but currently resides on the East side of Greensboro. She is passionate about the senior population, helping others, and discussing solutions to community problems. She represents the Mustard Seed Clinic and many faith-based organizations. When not doing community-based work, she enjoys dancing and listening to music.
Cornelia Montaque is a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who is passionate about helping others. She is involved with her church, the Interactive Resource Center, the YWCA, and other organizations serving her local community. She loves to cook for other people, watch old tv shows, and do crossword puzzles.
Ashley Atkinson is a committed mother originally from Georgia but currently resides in North Greensboro. She has a passion for community work and is involved with the Greensboro Housing Authority, NC Works, Guilford County Partnership for Children, and more. She is looking forward to contributing her resources to help the local community live overall healthy lives. In her spare time, she enjoys going to concerts, trying new restaurants, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Gloria McMasters lives in East Greensboro, in the heart of AggieLand. She represents the New Hope Community Development Center and is a member of NACHWs. She is passionate about food deserts, transportation needs for the senior and disabled community, and affordable housing. She supports the food pantries in the community and provides transportation for Seniors to doctor appointments and to the grocery store.
Keith Manley is a Greensboro native with a background in youth development. As a former D1 collegiate athlete, he is passionate about coaching and mentoring at-risk teenagers. In his spare time, he enjoys writing, traveling, and spending time with family. He looks forward to sharing and implementing ideas that could benefit his local community.
Yolanda Ikazoboh is African. She is passionate about the health and safety of immigrants, refugees, and low-income families in the community. She volunteers with UNCG Center for Housing and Community Studies and is a Guilford Parent Leader Network member. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and participating in creative activities.
Kimmerly Walden was born and raised in Lexington, North Carolina but has called Greensboro home for the last fifteen years. She is involved with the nonprofit organization, Hope to Thrive and facilitates a “Paint Your Feelings” class to help people deal with emotional blockages. Her battle with abuse and fibromyalgia has led to her passion for physical, mental, and spiritual health. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, paint, dance, exercise, garden, and go on new adventures of discovery.