Our Board


The Board of Directors elects a Chairman from among its members for a three-year term. The Board also elects a Vice-Chairman.

The Board is responsible for determining the strategic and policy direction of the TCDC, supervising management and fulfilling the regulatory responsibilities assigned to it by TCDC Statues. It meets at least six times a year. Four advisory committees, made up of selected Board members, assist the Board in its work.

The Board has adopted a Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest statement for its members, and are held to a high standard across the scope of their responsibilities.


Board Members

Chairman & C.E.O.
Rev. Dr. Benjamin N. Thomas, Sr.
Senior Pastor Tanner Chapel AME

Vice Chairman
Janet Felton, Ed.D.

Judy Berry

Candace Hughes, Ed.D.

Exectutive Director
Darlene Little Ed.D.

Jeffrey Mathews

William Smitherman

Angela Allen, Ph.D. Nursing