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Board Members

Pamela Brooks
Vice President

Pam Crowell Brooks, a Nash County resident with a passion to empower women through positivity. She has worked in the criminal justice field for over 10 years, in a domestic violence
shelter for over 5 years and currently in the human services field for the last 13 years. She enjoys sharing her knowledge to help others. She is a wife, stepmother and self-proclaimed “crazy dog mom”.  Pam received her B.S in Criminal Justice from Elizabeth City State University and received a Masters of Education-Management from Strayer University. 

Tiera Eason


Tiera S. Eason is a native Wilson by birth, but was raised in Northern Virginia. She is a single parent to her nine year old daughter. Ms. Eason graduated from George Mason University in 2011 with B.A., in Legal Studies. She desires to further her education to continue helping others within her community. She participates in a variety of civic engagement and development activities in her free time. Currently, she proudly serves Wilson County citizens through WCDSS as a Crisis Intervention Social Worker. Ms. Eason is a community activist, grassroots organizer and compassionate advocate.

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Victoria Vaughn
Secretary/Program Administration Assist

Ms. Victoria Vaughn was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She moved to Raleigh, NC when she started the fourth grade. 

Victoria has an Associate degree in Applied Science (Nash Community College) and a Bachelor degree in Social Work (Barton College). Victoria contributes her time by helping a cause and by building lasting relationships as a gift that can help serve others. Victoria believes in living her life with intentionality, significance, and purpose. She believes that every day is her time to make a difference and there is always something rewarding about helping and giving to others.

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Sheriff Cleveland "Clee" Atkinson Jr.

Sheriff Clee Atkinson, Jr. has been a resident of Edgecombe County for over 20 years. He is married and has one son. Sheriff Atkinson is a member of Thorne’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where he serves as Youth Advisory Chairperson and a member of the Usher Board. He is a graduate of Ralph L. Fike High School in Wilson, NC as well as a graduate of Lenoir- Rhyne College in Hickory, NC.

Sheriff Atkinson has served as a Youth Motivational speaker in the Tri-County area since 2006. He has received numerous awards.  Community involvement is very important to Sheriff Atkinson. 

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Laquita L. Pearce
License Clinical Addiction
Specialist-Associate (LCAS-A)/Member

Laquita L. Pearce has a passion for working with the mental health and substance use disorder population.  She is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) and License Clinical Addiction Specialist -Associate (LCAS-A).  She has been in this profession for  fifteen years.


Laquita is a graduate of the University of North Carolina of Greensboro in 2003, where she received a BSW degree.  She furthered her education in 2011 at Liberty University and graduated in 2014 receiving a Master of Arts degree with a concentration in Professional Counseling. 

Linda Curtis
NC State Certified Peer Support Specialist

Linda is a native of Wilson, NC for over 20 years.  She supports and advocate for individuals in transition.  She promotes health and wellness by navigating resources to help individuals re-direct and reach their full potential. 


Linda is a NC State Certified Peer Support Specialist (NC-CPSS).  She received her certification from UNC at Chapel Hill. She shares her experience in Mental Health and Substance Use and has advanced and accredited training with Cardinal Innovations in Chapel Hill, NC.  She received her certification from Legacy Coaching and Consulting in Wilson, NC. 


Linda is a member of Contending for the Faith Church Ministries.  She partners with other outreach organizations and enjoys serving the community.

Shannon D. Shields

Shannon D. Shields a Pitt County resident for the past 18 years. Born and raised in Salem, Oregon. She has 2 son's, both are grown adults and two granddaughters. Ms. Shields earned her GED from Edgecombe Martin Community College in 2011. Then went on to the University of Phoenix where she graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Human Services with a concentration in 

Family and Children Services in 2017. She enjoys working with adults, disabled and elderly of all ages in order to assist them with life long changes. She enjoys serving the community of Wilson County where she proudly serves the citizens through WCDSS as a Adult Services Social Worker. Ms. Shields is currently a case manager over the Special Assistance In-Home Program where she assists disabled and elderly adults to remain at home safely without placement.

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