TAA's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force Members Announced

Posted By: Josie Eatmon Diversity & Inclusion, TAA News & Updates,

TAA would like to thank everyone that had an interest in serving on its Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Task Force and submitted a form. President Kelli Lea is excited to announce the following members appointed to serve.

Congratulations are extended to: (in alpha order by first name)

Akeshia Thomas

SERVPRO of N Raleigh, Wake Forest & N Durham

Alicia Poindexter

King Properties

Anthony Thaxton

Northwood Ravin

Ashley O’Connor

King Properties

Brandon Negron

Landura Management Associates

Buddy Bryson

GroundWorks Landscape

Danielle Parker

Carroll Management Group

Derek Tarrant


Elizabeth (Liz) Newkirk

Loebsack & Brownlee

Heather Arndt

The Greens at Tryon

Jesse Jenkins

Valet Living

Judy Wade

TradeMark Property Services

Keisha Purvis

NC Housing Finance Agency

Kelli Lea


Melody Galvez

Carroll Management Group

Rachel Garavito Young

Loebsack & Brownlee

Rebecca Mahon

Highmark Residential

Reem Shammari

Bell Partners Inc

Rob Boggs

Park and Market

Shauntay Johnson

Bell Partners Inc

Susan Caulder

NC Housing Finance Agency

Sydney Bryan

The Liberty Group

TeJay Smith

IRT Management

The Task Force will begin meeting in April with a goal of completing its work by October. Goals include: (1) creating and executing a survey to the membership to assess its DEI capacity and bandwidth; and (2) providing recommendations to the TAA Board of Directors on steps to move its DEI initiative forward, which is part of TAA’s Strategic Plan.