Meet Our Board

Danielle Matthews, ABR, GRI

President

Danielle is a Native of Birmingham, Alabama. She has over 10 years experience in Real Estate, and over 13 years experience in the Social Work industry. Danielle truly enjoys her work and has a commitment to excellence in all she undertakes. 

 

Along with being a part of various real estate professional organizations, which consist of Public Relations Committee  and Government Affairs Committee with The Birmingham Association of Realtors, she also sits on the Board of Directors for the High Forest Lakes Community in McCalla, AL; she's a member of The Birmingham Urban League Young Professionals; and the founder of Living Legends, Inc. 

 

Danielle passionately believes that Living Legends, Incorporated is a vital solution to the potential crisis that adolescent and teen girls face in their communities. She's giving her time and effort to dispelling the myth that African American girls are not at a greater risk as African American males who live in the same neighborhoods. Living Legends, Inc is a Peer Mentoring program that provides the five C's to becoming LIVING LEGENDS--Character, Confidence, College/Career, Connection, and Compassion.

Andrea McTyer

Secretary

Andrea McTyer is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and currently resides in Pinson, Alabama.  A product of the Birmingham School System she was educated at EPIC and Glen Iris Elementary Schools and Ramsay High School.  Ms. McTyer received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. 

 

Ms. McTyer is a Master’s level Social Worker and has practiced social work at the Jefferson County Department of Human Resources since 1996 primarily in the area of Foster Care and has practiced in the area of Adult Protective Services since 2014.  Ms. McTyer has served in a Supervisory or Managerial capacity for 17 years and has been responsible for staff in excess of 90 people during her tenure.  

Ms. McTyer is a member of the Jefferson County Alumane Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a member of Nichols Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, where she serves as Steward pro tem.  Ms. McTyer is a single mother of one son, Jason. Andrea has always been interested in mentoring adolescent girls and boys who have become parents at a young age.  

Tiffany Carson

Parliament / Chaplain

Tiffany L. Carson, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine where her primary focus is biomedical and public health research. In this role, Dr. Carson also devotes significant time to the mentoring of students and junior faculty members. Additionally, Dr. Carson is an Associate Scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center, and the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at UAB. Dr. Carson has successfully secured grant funding from the National Institutes of Health to support her research and training and has published 30 manuscripts in peer-reviewed scientific journals. 

 

Dr. Carson earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biological sciences from Florida State University. She completed her Master’s and Doctoral graduate work at UAB with a concentration in epidemiology. Dr. Carson also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. 

Shaniqua Hunter

Board of Directors

Shaniqua Seawright Hunter grew up in the Ensley neighborhood and graduated from Ensley High School in May 1998.  She went onto to pursue her college education at the University of Alabama where she received her Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice in 2003.  Shaniqua was then employed at the Department of Human Resources as a case worker in the Family Preservation Unit in November 2003 until July 2008. 

 

During her time at JCDHR, she was responsible for assessing the safety of children in their homes, and referring families to services that would assist in preserving the family unit.  In July 2008, she became employed at Jefferson County Family Court as a Juvenile Probation Officer. 

Shaniqua Hunter is responsible for supervising at risk youth, who have committed delinquent offenses and have been placed on court supervision.  She has been assigned to the Juvenile Drug Court docket for almost 6 years where she works with a treatment team of professionals from other agencies to provide intensive supervision and services to the children that have been identified to have a substance abuse or dependent diagnosis. 

 

She works with the children and their families to identify the underlying issues that contribute to the delinquent behavior, and locate services to address the identified issues.  She has worked with families and at risk youth in the Jefferson County area for over 13 years, and is very aware of the issues in the community that contribute to delinquency and youth violence in our communities.  In addition, she has coordinated the Annual Community Resource Fair at Family Court for the last 5 years, in order to bridge the gap between the court and the community. 

 

Shaniqua Hunter is married to Toney Hunter, who currently works in the Social Work field, and they are the proud parents of a 9 year old daughter, Christian Rose Hunter.

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