I was born and raised in North East Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1955 and graduated
from East Forsyth High School in Kernersville, North Carolina in 1974. I am a decorated
Veteran of the United States Air Force. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting
from Shaw University, in Raleigh, N.C. and a Master of Science degree in Taxation
from Southeastern University in Washington, D.C. I was an Adjunct Professor of Taxation
at Strayer University in Arlington, Va. I am a retired U.S. Diplomat Inspector General
Auditor in Charge, from the Department of State's, U.S. Agency for International
Development, (USAID) 2005. I was commissioned by Former President Bill Clinton and
Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright with the advice and consent of the U.S.
On several occasions, I volunteered my services with the political evacuations of
Liberia and Sierra Leone, Africa. I have helped many people, Americans, Foreign
Nationals and especially veterans with disabilities exercise their rights under
the law. I have managed several political campaigns including former President Bill Clinton's campaign visit to Dakar, Senegal. I have served
on the housing board for the U.S. Department of State in Dakar Senegal, West Africa,
and served as an Inspector General representative on the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency Handicap Committee. I worked as a student aid with the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs Eligibility Clinic and Finance Office in Winston-Salem, N.C. I
am a member of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, the Women's Fund of Winston
Salem, N.C. and the Northeast Suburban Area Citizensí Advisory Committee. I am a
Notary Public in and for the State of North Carolina.
For over 22 years as an Inspector General Auditor-in-Charge under the authority
of the Inspector Generalís Act of 1978, I was responsible for Preventing and Detecting,
Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement in the Executive Branch of Government. I have
lived and worked in Europe, South and Central America, Africa and in the Middle
East, conducting risk assessments, congressionally mandated audits, including audits
of the Government Management Reform Act of 1994 (GMRA) and the Government Performance
Results Act of 1993 (GPRA). I implemented, reviewed, and recommended revisions to
policies passed by the Legislative Branch of Government. I am an award winning inspector
general auditor having conducted hundreds of risk assessments, and congressionally
mandated audits in the United States and in numerous countries around the world.
I have seen and know the faces of fiscal and social mismanagement all too well.
I was appointed to the board of Winston-Salem Sister Cities by the Winston-Salem
, where we are tasked with creating and strengthening partnerships
between U.S. and international communities
in order to increase global
cooperation, promote cultural understanding, and stimulate economic development.
In addition, I currently serve as Treasurer
where I am required
to account for all financial aspects of the organization. I am the People's Representative!
- I will support all the people regardless of your race, gender, political affiliation
or religious beliefs.
Responsible Use of Your Tax Dollars:
- I have been very successful in saving hundreds of millions of your
tax dollars during my career as an Inspector General Auditor-in-Charge.
- I will continue to fight against government Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement.
- I will address your concerns relating to double taxation.
Economic Development and Redevelopment:
- I will support initiatives that will help keep and bring jobs into
Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
- I will initiate a buy local ordinance.
- I will continue to work with government and private industry to
encourage and promote economic development and redevelopment.
Ethical and Transparent Representation:
- I will always keep you in mind and consider your views and opinions
relating to how your tax dollars are being spent and used.
- I will not use your tax dollars for personal gain and will not
support others misusing your tax dollars.
- I will continue to be your financial and social watchdog and
will make sure that your tax dollars are not being misused.
- I will be ethical, transparent and fiscally responsible with your