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J.E.W.E.L.S., Inc. 2023 National Board of Directors 

President
Tameka Vaught Williams 

Dr. Tameka Vaught Williams is a Senior Associate at Justice System Partners. She has over 16 years of work experience in the criminal and juvenile legal systems, project management, and higher education. In her current position, she provides training and technical assistance to criminal justice organizations undergoing system change. Her duties also include managing multi-million dollar projects and a diverse team, ensuring project timelines and deliverables are met.

 

After years of direct service work in public safety, Tameka joined North Carolina Central University as a Clinical Assistant Professor, where she taught criminal justice courses and directed student support. As an educator, she helped develop the next generation of criminal justice leaders and prepared them for post-graduate employment. In this role, she brought a unique "real world" perspective to higher education, drawing from her experience as a leader and practitioner.

 

She is skilled in curriculum development, student coaching, and delivering instruction both online and face-to-face. She is also the co-founder of J.E.W.E.L.S., a non-profit aimed at developing the next generation of women leaders in criminal and social justice fields. Tameka is a two-time alumna of North Carolina Central University (NCCU). She was awarded dual bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. She received her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

 

Tameka’s written work and research interests focus on student professional development, correctional managers’ leadership development, barbershops and beauty salons as community anchors, the criminalization of minority youth, and the barriers to leadership for Black women in the workplace. Her life’s work focuses on making systemic and structural changes in the criminal legal system through leadership, advocacy, research, and teaching.

Vice-President
Tyler Clark

Dr. Tyler S. Clark is a Senior Data Analyst and Evaluator at Sage Fox Consulting Group, LLC. with a profound passion for social justice, research, evaluation, and education. Her background in criminal justice and STEM education projects and extensive experience in various grant-funded initiatives make her an asset in the field. Dr. Clark has 6 years of research experience, 4 years of evaluation experience, and 11 years of education experience. Additionally, her 5 years of higher education experience and teaching background exemplify her dedication to nurturing academic growth and excellence. She has served as an adjunct professor at North Carolina Central University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Saint Augustine's University in the fields of criminal justice and public administration. Dr. Clark made significant contributions as an evaluator/researcher at the Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Throughout her tenure, she actively participated in DoD, NSF, and NIH grant-funded projects, contributing significantly to the advancement of STEM education.

 

Dr. Clark's academic journey began as she earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a B.A. in Psychology from North Carolina Central University in 2018. Further pursuing her academic aspirations, she obtained an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the same institution in 2020. Driven by her passion for educational research and evaluation, she earned her Ph.D. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation, specializing in Program Evaluation, from the University of North Carolina Greensboro in 2023.

 

Beyond her academic and professional achievements, Dr. Clark demonstrates an unwavering commitment to creating positive social impact. In 2018, she founded a non-profit organization called J.E.W.E.L.S., Inc. (Justice, Empowerment, Wisdom, Excellence, Leadership, and Service) with a vision to empower future women leaders seeking personal and professional growth through mentorship, networking, and service. Currently, the organization thrives with two active chapters on the campuses of North Carolina Central University and North Carolina A&T State University.

 

Dr. Clark's research interests and publications include the benefits of criminal justice internships, open educational resources, employment discrimination, equity, diversity, and inclusion in STEM contexts, intersectionality, as well as gender inequities in the workforce. She is also a Fall 2017 initiate of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. by way of the Alpha Chi chapter at NCCU.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
Aundrea White

Aundrea White is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of combined public and non-profit sector experience. She attended North Carolina Central University where she earned both her Bachelor of Arts in History and Masters of Public Administration. Over the span of her career Aundrea has remained dedicated to providing leadership and professional development opportunities for minority groups within local government organizations. During her tenure with the City of Durham she served as Chair of the Professional Development Advisory Committee from 2008-2014. She also served as an accessor for Developmental Associates, Inc. Leadership Assessment and Development Program. In addition to her commitment to leadership development focused initiatives, Aundrea is profoundly committed to the advancement of equity and inclusion. She has assisted with the development of organizational wide trainings and equity programs for the City of Durham and City of Raleigh.
 

Aundrea currently serves as the Equity and Strategic Initiatives for the City of Raleigh Parks Recreation and Cultural Resources Department. In addition to this role she is a member of the City of Raleigh’s Equity Team and City of Raleigh’s Strategic Planning Team.
 

Although, Aundrea is deeply driven by her work in local government she still finds time to nurture her passion for community based initiatives. She is member of the Executive Leadership Team for the Durham Chapter of the National Council for Negro Women. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Front and Back Nine Jr. Golf Academy, Inc.

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Mentorship Coordinator
Beverly Scarlett 

Judge Beverly A. Scarlett is a native of Hillsborough, North Carolina and a 1983 graduate of Saint Augustine’s College. Following a rewarding career at University of North Carolina School of Medicine, she enrolled in North Carolina Central University School of Law-Evening Division. Being conferred a Juris Doctor, Judge Scarlett engaged in the practice of law in her hometown concentrating in the areas of Family Law, Juvenile Abuse, Neglect and Dependency, Juvenile Delinquency and Child Support. In 1998, Judge Scarlett closed her practice and began service as an assistant prosecutor in Prosecutorial District 15-B, Orange and Chatham counties, under the leadership of District Attorney Carl Fox. Judge Scarlett fought to protect rights of victims of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse and the community at large from incidents of Driving While Impaired. Judge Scarlett was appointed to the District Court Bench for Judicial District 15-B by Governor Mike Easley and was sworn into office on February 9, 2007.

 

Judge Scarlett has continued her commitment to children and families by implementing Orange County Domestic Violence Court and Accountability Court for Truancy. Judge Scarlett has served as primary judge for Orange County Adult Drug Court and Family Drug Court. In 2007, Speaker of the House Joe Hackney appointed Judge Scarlett to the North Carolina Domestic Violence Commission where she served as a commission member and chair of the Legislative Subcommittee from 2007-2011. During August 2008, Judge Scarlett was appointed to serve on the North Carolina Drug Court Advisory Committee by Judge Ralph Walker, Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts. Judge Scarlett continues to work to improve the lives of children and enhance families and communities by focusing on public safety, truancy, and rehabilitation. Judge Scarlett has dedicated time, attention and resources to our most vulnerable population-children removed from their natural parents. On June 7, 2018, Judge Scarlett was appointed to the Governor’s Crime Commission by Governor Roy Cooper. Judge Scarlett retired April 1, 2021 having served the state of North Carolina for 33 years.

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