Staff

Meet the Winston-Salem Human Relations/Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team. The following is a brief description of responsibilities and an email link that allows you to contact each person directly. Please read the job descriptions to aid in delivering your comments, questions, and concerns to the appropriate person.

  1. Wanda Allen-Abraha, J.D.

    Director
    Phone: 336-734-1226

    Areas of Responsibility

    • Chief Staff Advisor to the the African-American Heritage Initiative (AAHI), Human Relations Commission, Youth Advisory Council, and College Advisory Board
    • Nondiscrimination Ordinances Administrator
    • City Chief Diversity Officer
    • City Limited English Proficiency Program Officer
    • Human Relations Commission (HRC) Committee Staff Liaison: Hearing Board and Executive Committee 
    • LGBTQIA City Liaison
    • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fair Housing Assistance Program Partnership Administrator

  2. Adolfo Briceño

    Human Relations Specialist/Hispanic Outreach
    Phone: 336-734-1225

     Areas of Responsibility

    • Equal Opportunity Trainer
    • Hispanic Community Outreach Coordinator Host for Nexus TV
    • Landlord/Tenant and Fair Housing Investigator
    • Landlord/Tenant and Fair Housing Trainer
    • Marketing Liaison for Tu Comunidad TV/Newsletter

  3. Alex Bohannon

    Equity & Inclusion Coordinator
    Phone: 336-734-1356

    Areas of Responsibility

    • DEI Educational and Special Programs
    • DEI Presentations and Trainings
    • Planning and implementing city’s equity plan
    • City departments on DEI Initiatives and Guidance

  4. Karlyn Duncan

    Intake/Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 336-734-1227

     Areas of Responsibility

    •  Administrative Support to the Director/Department
    •  Case Tracking
    •  Financial Reconciliation
    •  Greeting and Receiving Citizens and Residents
    •  Human Relations Commission (HRC) Secretary, the African-American Heritage Initiative (AAHI) Secretary
    •  Intake and Administrative Processing
    •  Internal Report Processing
    •  Outreach Assistance

  5. Iris McKnight

    Human Relations Specialist
    Phone: 336-734-1229

    Areas of Responsibility

    • Equal Opportunity Trainer
    • Fair Housing Outreach
    • Landlord/Tenant and Fair Housing Investigator
    • Landlord/Tenant and Fair Housing Trainer

  6. Brittane Pitts, J.D.

    Equity Assurance Administrator
    Phone: 336-734-1497

    Areas of Responsibility

    • Recommendations on plans, policies and programs related to access and opportunity
    • Legal compliance with organizational processes policies and mandates
    • Analytical research and statistical reports
    • Track, measure, and troubleshoot policies and practices to prevent bias

  7. Jayme Waldeck

    Human Relations Specialist/Outreach
    Phone: 336-734-1228

     Areas of Responsibility

    •  Coordinator for Youth Advisory Council and College Advisory Board
    •  Departmental Website Editor
    •  Grants Assistant
    •  Human Relations Commission (HRC) Staff Liaison: Community Relations Committee, Multi-Cultural Committee, and Student Relations Committee
    •  Intern Coordinator
    •  Marketing Liaison
    •  Outreach and Training Coordinator

Fall 2021 Interns

Mayra Ramirez-Manriquez

Salem College - 2021