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Our Team

Our Team

Charles R. Tyner, Sr.

CEO of The White Oak Foundation
Yvonne Harrison, Admin

Rev. Charles R. Tyner, Sr. is the founder of the WOF, Inc., (founded in 1998) and served as Chairman for the first seven years. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Board (since 2005). He is a retired educator in the Northampton County Public School System – with thirty years of experience as a teacher, principal and consultant in the North Carolina School System. Rev. Tyner earned a BA degree from Shaw University (Religion, Philosophy and History) and a MA degree from N.C. Central University. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards and achievements uses his expertise and knowledge by serving on several Committees and Boards within the State of North Carolina.


Jeanette Peace

Chairman of The White Oak Foundation


Kathleen Herndon-Lee

Director of Human Services

Kathleen Herndon-Lee spent a lifetime of service as an educator in the Public School System as well as a Professional Services Consultant for numerous Corporations during her vibrant career. Kathleen joined the White Oak Foundation team in 2006 as Director of Human Services. Kathleen received her BA degree in Education from Shaw University and a MA degree in Education for North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC.

Kathleen leads the Senior Program, Crisis Management and Food Pantry program for the White Oak Foundation.


Michele Harrison

Housing Office Manager, HUD Certified Housing Counselor

Michele Harrison has extensive experience in the non-profit industry. Michele’s currently serving as Manager of the Housing Program for the White Oak Foundation. Michele received her BA degree in Mass Communications from the University of North Carolina. She’s NC Certified by NCLR, NCHFA, FreddieMac, NCRC & National Service Center. Michele’s experienced in providing education and counseling in budgets and financial management, rentals, mortgage pre-qualification & pre-purchase and foreclosure prevention, default & delinquency.


Yvonne Harrison

HUD Certified Housing Counselor

Yvonne Harrison worked in both the non-profit and for profit industries for over 15 years. Yvonne’s currently serving as a Housing Counselor for the White Oak Foundation. She analyzes the information presented by a client and offers guidance; renders advice to prospective home buyers and at risk clients and provides recommendations on how to best handle financial issues. Yvonne received a B.S. in Business Administration and A.A.S. in Office Information Systems. She holds certifications in NHNLA Housing Counseling, NCHEC Pre-Purchase Homeownership Education, and Essentials of Human Resources Management, Duke University, Durham, NC.


Regenia Sanders

Compliance and Human Resource Officer

Regenia Sanders is a retired IBM Sales and Services employee with over 40+ years of experience in Management, Marketing, Enablement and Computer Consulting. Regenia currently serves as the Compliance and Human Resource Officer for the White Oak Foundation and is responsible for driving the annual Foundation Golf Classic. Regenia received her BS degree in Business Administration: Manpower and Industrial Relations from the Ohio State University. She’s currently Information Technology Infrastructure Library® (ITIL) Certified.


Janet Burnette

Housing Intake Specialist


Janet carries over 18 years of excellent customer service experience of interfacing with customers and providing warm proficient guidance to the client. She’s also an accomplished sales person making critical bottom-line impacts for her previous employers. She currently serves as the Intake Specialist for the Housing Program. Janet initiates the entire housing process once a call is received into the center.


Juanita Young

Volunteer Grant Writer Fundraiser


Juanita Young spearheads the Black and White Scholarship Ball Fundraiser and Scholarship Program for the White Oak Foundation.