We are honored to have welcomed Madame Vice President Kamala Harris and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper at Durham Center for Senior Life

Due to inclement weather DCSL will be closed Friday, September 30th

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.

Click Their Images to Learn More About Each of Them

Leadership

Seanyea Rains Lewis, MS

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

Shaun Cosby

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

Christopher Lindsay, CPA

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
PHONE:
 919-688-8247 EXT. 109
EMAIL: clindsay@DCSLNC.ORG

Jacquline Johnson

Senior center director of programs Phone: 919-688-8247 Ext. 122
Email:
jjohnson@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

Joseph W. Barnes, III, MSW, LCSW

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

Staff

Barbara Algood

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

Daniel Lightheart

Volunteer and Program Coordinator
Phone: 919-688-8247 Ext. 124
EMAILDLIGHTHEART@DCSLNC.ORG

Helen Carrington

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

James E. Neal

Evening Porter
EMAILjneal@dcslnc.org

Jamie Foust

Dementia care manager
EMAILjfoust@DCSLNC.ORG

Lisa Miles, LPN

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE
EMAILHMILES@DCSLNC.ORG

Katherine Santiago

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

Melissa Nunn, CNA

Certified Nursing Assistant
EMAILmnunn@DCSLNC.ORG

Jessica Ojeda

Marketing & Communications Specialist
Phone: 919-688-8247 
EMAILjojeda@dcslnc.org

Olivia Coy Daniel

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

NaQuana Johnson

Adult day health 
Activities and Program Coordinator
Phone:
 919-688-8247 EXt. 103
EMAIL:
njohnson@dcslnc.org

Neikya Mumford, MSW, LCSWA

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

Niya Carrington, CHES

SUPPORT Services coordinator
Phone: 919-688-8247 Ext. 104
Email: ncarrington@dcslnc.org

Noah Penny

Health Promotions
& Programs Coordinator

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

Sherri Walker, CNA

Certified Nursing Assistant
EMAIL: swalker@DCSLNC.ORG

Sheryl Morris, RN

Healthcare Coordinator
EMAILsmorris@DCSLNC.ORG

Tiara Mouzzon, MHA

Adult day health
Program Administrator

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

Willie Mae Tatum, CNA

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT
EMAILwtatum@DCSLNC.ORG

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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.

Shaun Cosby

Human Resources Generalist

Shaun has been part of the Durham community for over 30 years. He spent his formative years between Bahama and Durham’s West End. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Organizational Development from the University of Mount Olive. For over twenty years, he has provided Human Resources and Operations support for Old Navy and Publix Super Markets in North Carolina. Shaun enjoys time with his wife and two young kids, visiting museums, and learning to play the guitar.

Christopher Lindsay, CPA

Director of Finance

Chris is originally from Indianapolis, IN and has been in North Carolina since 2015. Chris is a graduate of Indiana University Kelley School Business and brings a variety of experiences ranging from audit, tax, and accounting. Chris holds an active CPA license in state of North Carolina. He and his wife enjoy the Carolina beaches and mountains. He has two 100 pound plus Rottweilers (Rico & Mya) and enjoys playing the guitar in his down time. 

Jacquline Johnson

Senior Center Director of Programs

Jackie is a native of North Carolina. She has her have a degree in Commercial Art, and a Certificate in Interior Design and Carpentry. She is also a licensed Real Estate Agent. Jackie’s experience includes being involved in the startup of a Senior quality of life nonprofit organization. Her combined experience of 30 plus years, has given her the ability to be creative and provide services to enhance the lives of others.
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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 at the Durham Center for Senior Life since2018 initially as Facilities Coordinator and currently as the Facilities Operations Manager. As FOM, Thomas manages DCSL’s building operations and maintenance. Thomas attended North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. He enjoys motivational speaking, singing and music and planning special events.

Jospeh W. Barnes III

Support Services Manager

Joseph was raised in Durham NC and a graduate of both Hillside High and North Carolina Central University. He holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and has 12 years of experience working directly with the senior population. Mr. Barnes also has over six year of experience providing in-home treatment and mental health counseling to families. Joseph enjoys traveling and exercising, is a proud father of two and retired veteran of both the US Marine Corps and the US Army.

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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Gerald Ennis

Porter

Daniel Lightheart

Volunteer and Program Coordinator

Helen Carrington

Satellite Coordinator

James E. Neal

Lead Porter

Jamie Foust

Dementia Care Manager

Jamie is from Greensboro, NC, and has devoted her career to working with and advocating for seniors and adults with disabilities. She holds a Master’s degree in Gerontology, a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Bachelors of Social Work from East Carolina University. Her hobbies include writing, photography, and cooking. She also enjoys road trips and exploring our beautiful state.  

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. 

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.

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.

Jessica Ojeda

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Hi! My name is Jessica and I’m the Marketing and Communications Specialist here at DCSL. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from NC State University and currently pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Digital Marketing at Wake Forest University. A few of my favorite things, I enjoy traveling, eating, dancing, and learning new languages such as Arabic and French. I enjoy learning from others, serving my community, and helping where I can.  

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! 

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.

Niya Carrington

Niya Carrington

Social Services Coordinator

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.

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.

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.

Sheryl Morris, RN

Healthcare Coordinator

Sheryl has worked in nursing for 22 years. She graduated from Lynchburg General School of Nursing in 2000, and she previously worked in the Oncology units at both UNC Hospital and Durham Regional Hospital.

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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.

Willie Mae Tatum, CNA

Certified Nursing Assistant

Willie-Mae has worked in nursing for 28 years, and her specialty areas are home health care and dementia care. Willie-Mae’s favorite color is white, and she enjoys singing.