Dr. Unique Hale is a native of Rockingham County, NC, she is the first born of 4 children. Dr. Hale is a devoted wife of Dr. James Hale since the year of 1996. Dr. Hale holds a Doctorate in Ministry whereby she sees serving others in any capacity a ministry. The word ministry is noted as “Even if you do not lead a religious community, you can still have a ministry, as the word means to provide information or services about an organization or cause.” The charity can have a ministry that serves people in various ways.
Besides Dr. Hale being the CEO of CORMII CDC (a food pantry, resources and more) she is also a , she is also a training facilitator for classes such as ServSafe, Store Rescue Project and Grants Discussion classes. Dr. Hale’s childhood dream was to become a teacher and that dream has come to true. For many that know Dr. Hale well, knows her as a Teacher, Life Coach, Spiritual Mother, Role Model and an Event Planner. She carries floral, interior and exterior designing under her belt. She is an individual that has always overflowed with joyfulness from a very young age and she always carry a smile everywhere she goes. If you ever find her not smiling it’s perhaps, she’s carefully pondering on something very important.
Dr. Hale wears many hats and one other hat being that of a marriage talk show host called “InterWoven PopUps!” Dr. Hale love being around others with the same passion of giving back to the community. In the year of 2021, she became a board member of God’s Helping Hands food pantry located in Western Rockingham County (Madison, NC).
In Dr. Hale’s own words: When I meet someone in need, I believe that the famine is finally over for that person or family, and there will be no more drought or lack especially in the area of food insecurity. As “The Purpose Teacher,” I believe that I am here on purpose, with a purpose to help you with your purpose.
Dr. James Hale is a native of Rockingham County. He is the devoted husband of Dr. Unique Hale since the year of 1996. He is also a Army Veteran. Dr. Hale is a full time employee with Old Dominion Freight Line since the year of 2000. Dr. Hale holds a Doctorate in Ministry. Dr. Hale loves grilling, gardening and fishing; he’s definitely an outdoors man. He is well known as a Teacher, Mentor, Spiritual Father and a Role Model. Dr. Hale is an easy going gentleman which love seeing others smiling, laughing and enjoying themselves.
In Dr. Hale’s own words: I just love seeing a smile on peoples face as I serve my Rockingham County, Community.
Mr. Bowers was born in Reidsville North Carolina. His heart’s passion is to help people in the Rockingham County community with all the various resources so they will be knowledgeable of such available help if needed. Mr. Bowers desires that every individual and every family should have nothing to worry or be concerned when it comes to living well. As the treasurer for CORMII CDC, Mr. Bowers is now bringing his passion of helping others to fruition
Mr. Bowers’s states: It is a blessing to be a part of something that is truly helping the community and in so many ways. I am grateful and thankful to help contribute to the overall need of the Rockingham County community.
Ms. Fisher recently relocated to Rockingham County, NC from Philadelphia, PA. Ms. Fisher retired from the school district of Philadelphia, PA. She is a licensed ordained missionary, now serving the Rockingham County Community and Surrounding areas. Ms. Fisher is as an active member at Mount Carmel Holiness Church of Reidsville, NC. She is the “Missionary Department President” and the church Outreach Coordinator.
In Ms. Fisher’s own words: I am always ready and willing to lend a helping hand were ever needed. After seeing first-hand the many faces lit up with excitement, when they receive resources provided by CORMII CDC, I myself was excited. I had been praying for an opportunity to help within the community by giving back to the community. Definitely it was a divine connection in meeting the Hale’s and to become a part of something positive and healthy in the county. It was then that I knew I was in the right place, around the right people. I am now a part of an amazing community outreach that share mutual desires for people in need. Indeed, truly it’s a blessing to meet others that share the same desires in helping and showing love to others. I am grateful and count it a privilege to serve on the board of CORMII CDC as the Secretary.
Ms. Johnson wears many hats. She is also an active volunteer in the community of Rockingham County, NC. Ms. Johnson has a heart to look for various ways to help within community, whether it be locating free resources or looking for places to collect donations. Ms. Johnson loves networking and collaborating on developing new and innovated ideas.
In Ms. Johnson’s own words: My passion is to see children and families well served. Also, I love to ensure that they have access to the necessary resources that will help support their immediate need. I adore my role as a secretary and project/program teamster, being a part of such a wonderful group of people is amazing. I love being among those that are passionate about helping others. Serving my community and watching people smile makes my heart happy; it is an enormous blessing. I love serving of the board of CORMII Community Development Corporation.
Dr. Brenda Hopper is a Pastor that serves the Reidsville, NC and surrounding communities. Dr. Hopper is excited about being on the Board of CORMII Community Development Corporation as one of the Reidsville’s representatives with a voice to share ideas that will help many in the county community. Her desire is to see people healed and restored not only from a spiritual standpoint, but in all areas of life.
In Dr. Hoppers own words: It is a pleasure to be a part of CORMII CDC, being a part of something that is help making a difference in the lives of so many people. We come together to help others, and help make our community better, one person or one family at a time.
Ms. Tonya Hooper was born in Reidsville, North Carolina and graduated from Reidsville Senior High School. Ms. Hooper is an very outgoing individual. She has also attended GTCC and received an Associates. Ms. Hooper later transferred to North Carolina A&T State University. In Ms. Hooper’s junior year she was awarded an internship at Essence Magazine working in their Advertising Department. This was a big accomplishment for her that she chosen to be among ten individuals from across the United States. The Reidsville News made sure she was recognized for such great accomplishment. After receiving this award she went on to the big city of New York and worked in the middle of Times Square, 1500 Broadway! This was an adventure for a country girl; In one of the biggest city in the US! This inspired and boosted her confidence to another level. She became a Leader!!! Ms. Hooper worked the entire time she was in school with the following Greenboro, NC companies, “Dudley Products and United Healthcare” where she was later promoted to her own department and team! Ms. Hooper has always been a leader and this is where her roots and passion really began! She continued at NC A&T State University learning about Business Marketing!
Ms. Hooper later realized that she wasn’t satisfied and wanted that big city experience. She always told her Mom she wanted to live in Washington, DC however she ended up in Atlanta, Georgia! She worked for Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. At that time Ms. Hooper worked directly for Alan Greenspan who was known for setting interest rates for the United States when he was in office. Ms. Hooper also worked as a Project Manager with Imaging Technologies, she managed several accounts however her top account was Chick-Fil-A! She also went on to manage several businesses in Atlanta, Georgia even a Construction Company. In the year of 2015 she opened her first business which was a restaurant that was open until the last ending of Pandemic. That didn’t stop Ms. Hooper because she currently owns a construction company called Evolution Construction & Contracting and some of the services offered are Credit restoration to help clients with new home ownership. The company offers renovations in home and commercial projects.
Ms. Hooper currently has a dual residency in Atlanta, GA and Greensboro, NC! She works with her Mother Dr. Neleeta Alexander at Cornerstone Christian Center in Reidsville, NC.
In Ms. Hooper’s own words: I have a passion for people and to help them. I have always been a giver. I love my roots here in North Carolina! I decided in January of 2022 to move closer to home to give services to the community within my mother’s 501c3 Non-profit organization and I was soon awarded “Director of Outreach.” I currently serve as administrator over our local outreach in regards to all of the food needs. This is for Cornerstone Christian Center located here in Rockingham County. My passion is giving back in any way possible as long as the results bring forth a statewide resolution to the current hunger problem and to help people in need. Last but not least, I bring to Rockingham County fresh ideas for my community and I am very excited to see them develop!
Dr. Alexander is a native of Reidsville, NC. Dr. Alexander grew up on a rural farm with her parents and two brothers. Although her family wasn’t big and lived in poverty, Dr. Alexander had a rich family because she had a loving family. Dr. Alexander now has a daughter and a son of her own; and she knows very well what it is to be a single parent. After her successful study at Living Epistle Bible College 2.0 Dr. Alexander recieved her Doctor’s Degree in Theology. She now does all she can with the help of others to educate the community in various areas for a successful life.
In Dr. Alexander’s own words: My mission is to bring new jobs to the city, to enable people to be self sufficient, to do housing, and whatever else can be done to make Reidsville and the surrounding areas better. I don’t want my living to have been in vain.
Ms. Ojeda is a current Bilingual Community Health Worker for Cone Health at the Clara F. Gunn Center in Reidsville. Rockingham County has been Ms. Ojeda’s home for the past 15 years, when she chose to move here from out of state. Since then Rockingham County has always been exactly what she was looking for. Ms. Ojeda and her family moved here because she wanted some peace and because which is a plus for her being a nature lover. Ms. Ojeda got tired of buildings and noise and crowds. She eventually moved to Reidsville, and she has been here ever since.
Ms. Ojeda states: My community welcomed me with open arms and has helped my family and I through hard times which I am forever grateful. People here are friendly, kind and so very strong. I welcome the opportunity to give back. Working at Clara F. Gunn Center has made it possible for me to be able to help others without judgment, touching lives one person at a time.
Chef Jarvis McCaden
Chef Jarvis McCaden lived in Pittsburgh PA for over 35 years. Chef Jarvis went to Culinary Arts School in Pittsburgh PA where he received his diploma in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Hospitality. He also did a three month Apprenticeship in New Orleans LA in Cajun and French Creole cooking. Chef Jarvis worked at Stouffer’s on the Square in Cleveland OH. He was the head chef at Hampton Yacth Club located in Hampton VA. Chef Jarvis was the the Deli Supervisor for Winn Dixie and Food Lion. He was head chef at _____Cajun Cuisine and head chef at Bucknoe Island Bar & Grill. He also tried his hand at entrepreneurship where he became the owner of Queensway Bistro. Chef Jarvis worked for SNV- “Survivors Not Victims” Center, his work included catering, children’s parties, performing arts program, mentoring program, food drive, clothing drive, and many other community affairs. Last but not least Chef Jarvis worked for the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen in Eden, NC as the Food Chef for events.
In Chef Jarvis’ own words: I like serving the community in my area of experstise.
Mrs. Dickerson is the Co-Founder and CEO of The KLD Brand, Inc. She is a lifelong resident of Rockingham County and is passionate about helping its residents. Kimberly has over 10 years of experience in the financial industry and specializes in many different areas. Kimberly, a graduate from NC Agricultural and Technical State University, enjoys spending her free time traveling with her husband, cuddling with her fur babies, and cooking for her family.
Mrs. Dickerson states: The Senior community is underserved, targeted the most for scams, and taken advantage of by sales reps and even family. My passion is to help educate, be a listening ear, a bonus granddaughter, and/or a resource for our senior community, whatever they may need. Each situation is unique and I plan to use my knowledge and resources to help serve the senior community in Rockingham County. They have given so much over their lifetime and now it’s our turn to help them when they need it most.