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Board Members

Marilyn Cruter, Chair
Niomie Bren-Wilson, Vice-Chair
Callie Pat Smith, Secretary
Jane Jones, Treasurer
Charles Barlow
Val Russell
Laura Morris
Regina Haynes
Thomas Williams

Board Member Spotlight

Marilyn Cruter, Board Chair

Marilyn Cruter has been the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Zion Hill Community Development Corporation since 2004. Ms. Cruter is a retired civil rights specialist, having served thirty years with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights. She earned a degree in Sociology from Winston-Salem State University.

Since childhood, Ms. Cruter has been devoted to serving others in multiple volunteer capacities through her work, church, neighborhood schools, and civic and professional organizations. While employed with the federal government, she served over ten years as her agency’s volunteer representative for the United Way Annual Combined Federal Campaign. She received a leadership award for giving each year.

Ms. Cruter served on the committee at Zion Hill Baptist Church to organize and develop the Zion Hill Community Development Corporation. She has been a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church for thirty-five years where she serves as a deacon as well as in many other capacities. Ms. Cruter states that her passion to help others is driven by so many inspirational people who have been in her life coupled with her divine inspiration as found in Proverbs, Chapter 3, verses 5 and 6.

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