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Staff

Here at the Durham Center for Senior Life, 

we are proud of the wonderful team of professionals who serve the older adults of Durham.

 

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Leadership

Seanyea Rains Lewis, MS

Executive Director
Phone: 919-688-8247 Ext. 106
Email: slewis@dcslnc.org

Monica Weaver, MS HRM, PHR

HUMAN resources generalist & Compliance Officer
Phone: 919-688-8247 Ext.128 
Email: mweaver@dcslnc.org

Debbie Ball

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
PHONE:
 919-688-8247 EXT. 109

 Email: dball@dcslnc.org

Danny Lightheart

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 Interim director of programs
Phone:
919-688-8247 Ext. 124

EMAILDLIGHTHEART@DCSLNC.ORG

Gillian Hayden

Director of development
Phone: 919-688-8247 Ext.123 
Email: ghayden@dcslnc.org

Sharon Conyers

Adult Day Health Director
Phone: 919-688-8247 Ext.125 
Email: sconyers@dcslnc.org

Melissa Black, MPH

Dementia Care & Services Director
Phone:
919-688-8247 Ext. 113
Email: mblack@dcslnc.org

Thomas R. Vanhook, Jr.

Facilities Operations Manager
Phone: 919-688-8247 Ext. 140
Email: tvanhook@dcslnc.org

Niya Carrington

 Support Services Manager
Phone: 919-688-8247 Ext. 103
Email: ncarrington@dcslnc.org

Staff

Barbara Algood

REceptionist
Phone: 919-688-8247 Ext. 100
Email: balgood@dcslnc.org

David Henkens

ADH Receptionist 

Email: dhenkens@dcslnc.org

 

Diane Carter

ADH RECEPTIONST

Email: dcarter@dcslnc.org

Noah Penny

Health Promotions
& Programs Coordinator

Phone:
919-688-8247 EXT. 114
EMAIL:
NPENNY@DCSLNC.ORG  

Phyllis Massenburg

Technology Connections Coordinator 
Phone:
919-688-8247 EXT. 127
EMAIL:
pmassenburg@DCSLNC.ORG
 

Olivia Coy Daniel

Fundraising Coordinator
Phone: 919-688-8247 Ext: 131
EMAILodaniel@dcslnc.org

John Williams

Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 919-688-8247 Ext: 120
EMAIL: jwilliams@dcslnc.org

Katherine Santiago

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FINANCE SPECIALIST
Phone: 919-688-8247 Ext. 108
EMAILksantiago@dcslnc.org

Harold O. Anderson

Satellite Coordinator Little River
Phone: 919-477-6066
EMAIL: Handerson@dcslnc.org

Sherry Campbell

Nutrition Assistant

Helen Carrington

Nutrition Specialist
Phone: 919-477-6066
EMAIL: hcarrington@dcslnc.org

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Gloria Robinson-Marsh

Dementia care manager
PHONE:
 919-688-8247 EXT. 116 
EMAIL: grobinson-marsh@DCSLNC.ORG

NaQuana Johnson

Support Services Coordinator
Phone:
919-688-8247 EXt. 103
EMAIL:
njohnson@dcslnc.org

Tyra Ayala

Porter

James E. Neal

Porter

Beau Johnson

Porter

Tiara Mouzzon, MHA

Adult day health
Program Administrator

Phone:
919-688-8247 Ext. 129
Email:
tmouzzon@dcslnc.org

Madeline Brandy, RN

ADH Registered Nurse

 

Janet Robinson, RN

Healthcare Coordinator
EMAIL: jrobinson@dcslnc.org

 

Lisa Miles, LPN

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE
EMAILHMILES@DCSLNC.ORG

Sherri Walker, CNA

Certified Nursing Assistant
EMAIL: swalker@DCSLNC.ORG

Leneeka Laney, CNA

Certified nursing assistant

Melissa Nunn, CNA

Certified Nursing Assistant
EMAILmnunn@DCSLNC.ORG

Sequova McMannus, PCA

Personal Care ASSISTANT

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Seanyea Rains Lewis

Executive Director

Seanyea is a native of Durham, NC, and has worked in the nonprofit sector for 20+ years. She holds a Master’s in Administration of Human Services from Wilmington University and a Bachelors of Social Work from Shaw University,  as well as a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University.  She is currently completing her dissertation for a Doctorate in Human and Social Services. 

Her favorite color is purple; she enjoys cooking; and her pride and joy are her six children and husband, Jamal.

Monica Weaver

Director of Human Resources, Compliance and Safety

Monica is a native of Manhattan, NY (New York City) but has enjoyed living in North Carolina for many years. She has worked in Human Resources for 20+ years and has a Master of Science degree in Human Resources from Troy University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Hampton University and a Professional in Human Resources Certification. She most loves spending time with her husband, children, very large family, and dear friends! She also loves traveling, time at the beach, dancing and listening to many genres of music.

Debbie Ball

Director of Finance

Debbie has spent 10 years in the nonprofit sector of Finance and 20+ years in the private sector. She holds a BS in Accounting from Old Dominion University. She loves spending time with family, friends, and her two dogs.

Daniel Lightheart

Volunteer and Program Coordinator

Danny holds a Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin and is a licensed occupational therapist. He has more than ten years of experience working with families and children with special needs. His passion for partnering with people to create enriching, health-promoting experiences led him to DCSL. He is a Certified Instructor of Tai Chi for Arthritis and Tai for Falls Prevention and Arthritis. Danny is grateful that he gets to benefit from the wisdom and friendship of DCSL members on a daily basis. In his free time, Danny enjoys cooking, making music and seeking out new ice cream shops with his family. 

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Gillian Hayden

Director of Development

Gillian has spent 15+ years in the nonprofit sector and Development in particular. She holds a BA from Florida State University, and she is currently obtaining a Masters in Public Administration at UNCG. She joined the DCSL team in 2020 and currently oversees fundraising and donor engagement opportunities for the Center. She enjoys time with family, bird-watching, traveling, and all trivia games.

Sharon Conyers

Sharon Conyers

Adult Day Health Director

Sharon is a native of Raleigh, NC. She is a graduate of American Public University Systems with a Bachelors Degree in Public Health Administration and currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration. Sharon has 12 years of experience as a Program Director working with the Senior and IDD population and a total of 20+ years in the Health & Human Services field.

Sharon enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has a son name Trey who she truly adores, and her favorite food is Sushi.

Melissa Black

Dementia Care & Services Director

Melissa Black has a Master’s degree from UNC in Public Health and has served the aging community for many years throughout her career.  Melissa is no stranger to the Durham Center as she has worked with directly with DCSL partners in her work as an Aging and Disabilities professional. Melissa enjoys time with her husband, two boys, and you can find her on a baseball field during the spring and summer.    

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Thomas Vanhook

Facilities Operations Manager

Thomas has served as the Facilities Operations Manager at the Durham Center for Senior Life since 2018.  As Facilities Operations Manager, he provides direct management and supervision to personnel involved in the building operations of maintenance and service.  Thomas serves as point-person for all day-to-day office and building operations responsibilities, procedures, and IT support.

 

Thomas attended North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. He is a new author and has published and released his first book, “Pebbles on The Journey!” He   enjoys motivational speaking, singing, music and event planning.

Niya Carrington

Interim Support Services Manager

Niya is a native of Durham, NC and received her Bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health in 2019. She recently completed an internship with the Durham County Health Department and began working as a Support Service Coordinator for DCSL in July of 2020. She is excited by the opportunity serve the Seniors of the Durham community. Niya played soccer in school and was nick named “Super Foot” for scoring goals from half field. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and shopping.

Barbara Algood

Receptionist

Barbara Jean Algood, graduated from Durham Business College with a degree in Secretarial Science. She spent (37) years at North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company in Customer Service and has been with DCSL 10 plus years as the Main Receptionist. Barbara favorite colors are white and orange.

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David Henkins

ADH Receptionist

Diane Carter

ADH Receptionist

Noah Penny

Health Promotions & Program Coordinator

Noah has a B.S. in Recreation Management with a focus on Outdoor Recreation from Lock Haven University.  Noah most recently worked implementing wellness programs with Alder Health Services in Harrisburg, PA and has extensive experience running outdoor youth empowerment programs. He moved to Chapel Hill NC in the past year and enjoys canoeing with his dogs and family.

Phyllis Massenburg

Technology Connections Coordinator

Hello! My name is Phyllis Massenburg, and I am the Technology Connections Coordinator at DCSL. After IT Certification from Durham Technical Institute, including HTML and CSS Coding, I am currently obtaining a Master’s at the North Carolina Central University School of Education Graduate E-Learning Program. The E-Learning Instructor Certification prepares professionals to teach interactively, design content, and maintain learning management systems for corporate training and distance learning.

 

My longevity and experiences allow me to translate the “old school” habits into “new world” technology. I now specialize in Information Technology after a successful entrepreneurial journey as the founder of a cosmetology company. www.phyllisatperfection.com/home
I came to DCSL as a volunteer and served as a Technology Trainer licensed by Senior Planet. With a unique perspective, I have committed to helping seniors use technology to improve their lives!

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Olivia Daniel

Fundraising Coordinator

My name is Olivia Daniel and I am Creedmoor, NC native and a recent graduate of North Carolina Central University. In 2021, I finished my collegiate softball career and graduated with my BA in Political Science. Eagle Pride! My passion is service, specifically serving the community of Durham that has provided me so many fulfilling opportunities! I am so excited to bring my passion to the Durham Center for Senior Living! 

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John Williams

Outreach Coordinator

John Williams is the Older Adult Outreach Coordinator. John comes to DCSL with 15+ years of working and making connections with local organizations in the Triangle. John has a solid community-relationship-building background, working at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and with his church. John holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina Central University.

 

Fun facts: John is newly married and has a two-year-old son. He also has a background in culinary, so he enjoys cooking and entertaining friends. When time permits, John enjoys fishing in the ocean.

Katherine Santiago

Finance Specialist

Katherine was born in New Jersey and moved to Clayton, North Carolina, where she has resided for the past 15+ years. She is currently attending Wake Technical Community College for her Accounting and Finance degree. Katherine loves anything that has to do with being outdoors, including bicycling, trail walks, and basketball. She has two dogs, Rue and Bruno, as well as a bearded dragon by the name of Drakeo.

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Sherry Campbell

Nutrition Assistant

Helen Carrington

Satellite Coordinator

NaQuana Johnson

NaQuana Johnson is a certified Activity Coordinator for Long Term Care, and she is a native of North Carolina. She is a 2018 graduate of Capella University’s Master of Science in Human Services with a specialization in Social and Community services. NaQuana also holds a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation that she obtained at Winston Salem State University in 2015. While attending Capella University, NaQuana obtained a graduate certificate in contemporary mental health theory. NaQuana joined DCSL as a program assistant in June 2020 and since then has helped create and facilitate various programs in several departments within DCSL. NaQuana has a passion and heart for serving others. In her spare time, “Quana” enjoys singing, shopping, traveling and spending time with her family but especially her son, Mikael.

Tyra Ayala

Day Porter

James E. Neal

Lead Porter

Beau Johnson

Porter

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Tiara Hargrove, MHA

ADH Program Administrator

Tiara Hargrove, MHA-is a native of North Carolina. She is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University’s Master of Healthcare Administration program. Tiara joined DCSL in 2018 as the Program Assistant and later transitioned into her current role. Tiara oversees the day-to-day operations at the Adult Day Health Center. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her loved ones, visual and performing arts, and traveling.

Madeline Brandy, RN

ADH Registered Nurse

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Janet Robinson, RN

Healthcare Coordinator

Lisa Miles, LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

I’m a Bull City native. I graduated from the PN program at EPCI University in 2018. I have over 15 years of experience working with seniors. In my free time I enjoy writing poetry and traveling with my family. 

Sherri Walker, CNA

Certified Nursing Assistant

Sheri has worked in nursing for two years, and she graduated from Gericare Home Healthcare. She has had her CNA license for one year. Sheri’s favorite color is black, and she enjoys networking.

Leneeka Laney

Certified Nursing Assistant

Melissa Nunn, CNA

Certified Nursing Assistant

Melissa has been a Certified Nursing Assistant for 27 years, and her specialty areas are geriatrics, dementia, hospice care, and home health. Melissa graduated from Gericare Home Healthcare in 1995. Her favorite colors are pink and black.

Sequova McMannus, PCA

Personal Care Assistant