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Tayuanee Dewberry

Distinguished Alumna

Leader, scholar, strategist, entrepreneur, professional - these are just a few words that describe Tayuanee L. Dewberry.

Tayuanee is the Executive Director of Right Moves for Youth, a non-profit dropout prevention and youth development program in Charlotte, NC. She is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She later graduated with the Master of Arts in Counseling with an Education Specialist certification. She is now a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in North Carolina. In sum, Ms. Dewberry has more than 18 years of executive-level experience, and over 14 years of group work and counseling experience as a skilled practitioner.

With great passion, Tayuanee believes in building people. She works to develop the potential in today’s youth, and with that same passion serves as a business mentor and consultant to teach, build, and empower other professionals across various disciplines. As principal of Reconciliation Counseling & Consulting, her areas of expertise include family systems, organizational leadership and talent development. She offers organizational consulting focused on structural and operational efficiency. For three years, she used her talents to further the mission of the Queen City Metropolitan Chapter (QCMC) of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and served as Second Vice President of Finance for two of those years. Tayuanee has also served as vice-chair, and later the chair, of the United Way of Central Carolinas Council of Agency Executives (CAE). She has used her leadership skills and commitment to child advocacy to serve on the leadership team for the Mecklenburg County Children’s Alliance.

Along with a passion for empowering others, Tayuanee is committed to continual growth and learning for herself. She was a member of the inaugural cohort of Women’s Leadership Corp, a professional development program offered in conjunction with Flynn Heath Holt Leadership. She also completed Leadership Gift School, a year-long professional development training for non-profit leaders offered by the Institute for Philanthropic Leadership, to enhance the cultivation of philanthropic giving and fund development for organizations. She is a 2016 recipient of the Z. Smith Reynold’s Sabbatical, a prestigious honor awarded to non-profit executives with a track record of phenomenal leadership, strategic planning and non-profit vision, and organizational growth.

Tayuanee is the mother of two boys, Jeremiah and Tremayne. She has always been a scholar-athlete through high school and college. She is an avid runner and skilled musician.