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., SHRM-SCP

    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. Ronnie Christian, Ed.D., M.S.

    Assistant Director
    Phone: 336-734-1356

    Areas of Responsibility

    • Assists with managing the day-to-day operations of the department
    • Supervises and leads key departmental initiatives, including HUD grant management
    • Works closely with the DEI and NDO divisions
    • Supervises departmental training programs

  3. Adolfo Briceño

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

     Areas of Responsibility

    • Equal Opportunity Trainer
    • Supervises Fair Housing, Landlord/Tenant, Public Accommodations, and Employment Investigations and Mediations
    • Supervises Hispanic Outreach Program 
    • Supervises Language Access Program
    • Host for Nexus TV
    • Landlord/Tenant and Fair Housing Lead Trainer

  4. Javier Correa-Vega

    Language Access Coordinator
    Phone: 336-734-1509

    Areas of Responsibility

    • Leads Hispanic outreach and communications for the City
    • Provides and/or assists with Spanish translating and interpreting for the community and City departments
    • Establishes and maintains key partnerships within the Hispanic community
    • Hosts Tu Comunidad Hispanic Outreach TV Show
    • Liaison for Tu Comunidad Newsletter

  5. Karlyn Duncan

    Senior Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 336-734-1227

    Areas of Responsibility

    • Intake for Housing, Landlord/Tenant, Public Accommodations, and Employment Discrimination complaints
    • Administrative support to the Director/Department
    • Tracks cases
    • Financial reconciliation
    • Greets and receives citizens and residents
    • Secretary for the Human Relations Commission (HRC) and African-American Heritage Initiative (AAHI)
    • Internal report processing
    • Outreach assistance

  6. Iris McKnight

    Human Relations Analyst-Housing
    Phone: 336-734-1229

    Areas of Responsibility

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

  7. Eleanore Tebbetts, J.D.

    Human Relations Analyst-NDO
    Phone: 336-397-7585

    Areas of Responsibility

    • Lead for all Employment and Public Accommodation Investigations
    • Lead Mediator for Employment and Public Accommodations
    • Employment and Public Accommodations Presentations and Trainings
    • Employment and Public Accommodations Legal Compliance

  8. Robert Thompson

    Language Access Coordinator (BIC)
    Phone: 336-734-1306

    Areas of Responsibility

    • Provide multilingual support and resources for residents with limited English proficiency;
    • Liaise with the BIC stakeholder committee organizations to synthesize community resources;
    • Coordinate the Community Ambassadors Program to establish contacts among diverse national origins of persons;
    • Liaise to ensure digital equity training for multilingual individuals seeking to access City programs and services 

  9. Jayme Waldeck

    Senior Human Relations Outreach Analyst
    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

2022 FALL INTERN

Amanda Hubany '23
University of North Carolina at Greensboro 
BA-Peace and Conflict Studies/BA-Social Science