"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."
Meet Our Servant Leaders
FOUNDER and EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
BERNADETTE POTTS is from a family of entrepreneurs and has a special passion for teens who dream of starting their own business after high school graduation. She has served her community through several organizations: Greensboro Urban Ministry (Stephen Minister); Reading Connections (Adult Literacy Tutor); and The Pregnancy Network (Peer Advocate). Bernadette retired in 2020 after a twenty-seven-year career in customer service with the City of Greensboro. Her entrepreneurship experience includes self-publishing an inspirational book for young women and selling her visual art photography images and greeting cards through local galleries and small businesses.
She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Bernadette is a member of Oak Ridge First Baptist Church.
Her favorite vacation destination: the beach.
TERESA GILLIARD is a native of Greensboro, NC and is a graduate
of Page High School. She obtained her BA degree from Bennett College and is currently a Social Worker with Guilford County DSS.
Teresa has been married to her husband for 39 years. She has three beautiful daughters, and four wonderful grandchildren. She is a devout Christian who enjoys mission work, helping others to reach their full potential, and serving people in the community.
DENISE LITTLE: After 20 years in the corporate world, Denise started Le’Pri Promotions, LLC, an event planning company for executives and nonprofits. Her connections in business and her mission to help people led Denise to certify as a Master Life Coach and Life Purpose Life Coach. She is now fulfilling her dream of helping people create amazing improvements in their productivity,
time management, motivation, leadership skills, flexibility, goal attainment, creativity, stress reduction, and work/life balance.
A go-getter, Denise is very passionate about making a difference in people's lives.
EBONY GILLIARD: I am Ebony Gilliard, hailing from Greensboro, NC. I am a Spring 2010 Graduate of North Carolina Central University. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, and I love the arts!
I am very family oriented, with my parents and my 2 sisters.
I have a total of 6 fur babies, who are my world!
I am one of the Youth Church School teachers for my church,
Oak Ridge First Baptist Church, and serve as Vice President of our Youth Ministry.
I love serving others and ministering to our Youth. I am truly thankful to be on the board for OPERATION SEED, Inc! I look forward to the future of what God has in store for Mrs. Bernadette’s vision, for our high school youth!
EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT
CHANDLER PRICE: Chandler Price has been working with the Guilford County school system for 10 years. After working in after school care for a few years, he took a brief hiatus in order to work for a nonprofit that provides academic support services to students who are often overlooked. He then transitioned to the exceptional children classroom, where he participated in the delivery of special services for students with disabilities, provided academic instruction, and reinforced learning within small groups. Chandler now has his own after school program within the school system where he works at a title 1 school (a school where federal funds are used to help close the student achievement gap, and increase student achievement).