Our Team

Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.”

– Buddha


Phyllis Barnette

Executive Director

Phyllis is a native Charlottean, a rarity in this 21st century as Charlotte continues to grow by leaps and bounds. She has more than 20 years of experience as an administrator, community advocate, clinician and nonprofit manager.


Phyllis has enjoyed cultivating and developing the unique experiences she has encountered as she fine tunes her work(wo)manship of our growing and sometimes challenging Charlotte community. In her spare time, Phyllis is a consultant to churches, community/healthcare organizations and local colleges.


Phyllis brings her years of education and experience in the form of a M.A.-Community Mental Health Counseling from UNCC, a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist–(LCAS) with the NC-Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board (NCASPPB) and Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor–(ICAADC) with the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC) to bear on every project, whether paid or voluntary, in which she participates.


Dedicated to providing quality leadership in the community, Phyllis strives to be committed to developing and implementing progressive solutions to education, health and social issues. 


One of the many mantras that speak to her passion of professionalism is…


"If you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life." ~ Confucius 


Sta'Nesha Johnson

Program Supervisor

Sta'Nesha Johnson is a native of Atlanta, GA, and has resided in Charlotte, NC since 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology at the University of West Georgia, and her Master of Social Work at Kennesaw State University. Sta’Nesha's experience as a Clinical Social Worker, as well as a Family Consultant with children in Foster Care, will be vital to Center 360 as we grow our work with the youth and families of West Charlotte.


Sta’Nesha finds it rewarding to work with youth and their families, and she enjoys seeing the progress that a youth makes when they have the right support in place.


During her free time, Sta’Nesha enjoys traveling with her family, doing arts and crafts, reading, as well as mentoring teenage girls.

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Andrew Prince

Program Coach, Music

Coach Prince is originally from the Metro Detroit area, and has been in Charlotte for 5 years. He is currently an Assistant Band Director at Monroe High School. Prior to Monroe High, he was an Orchestra Teacher at Cochrane Collegiate Academy and Garinger High School for 3 years. Prince received his BA in Music Ed from Hampton University in 2013, and will have his MBA in Nonprofit Management from Johnson & Wales in December of 2019.

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Nakia Savage

Program Coach, Performance Arts

Coach Savage is a native Baltimorean, but Charlotte has been my home since 2006.  She has an undying passion for The Performing Arts, and began singing at a very early age in church choirs, while performing on local stages since the age of 8. She enjoys all aspects of the Arts, and is honored to introduce young minds to their creative possibilities!

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Kobla Moats

Program Coach, Athletics & Technology

Coach Moats charismatic leader who is able to resolve conflicts, coach young people to efficiently accomplish their goals and motivate others around me. He enjoys being a problem solver who regards tradition while also embracing the inevitability of change. He has experience coaching basketball, flag football, baseball and golf. He has also played all of the sports listed above, including golf, volleyball and bowling. His technology experiences include website creation, podcast production, social media management and content creation.

His coaching style is firm but fair. My professional mottoes are "Be Flexible Like Water" & "We Don't Make Excuses/We Find A Way".

Board of Directors

anna zuevskaya, MSW | chair |
Asheville-Buncombe Community Land Trust

keisha hamilton |founder/vice-chair |
Emerald Health Services

akeliah stewart, MHC | founder/secretary |
The Relatives Crisis Center

debbie clark


chris campbell, MPA


lieutenant lebraun evans
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

wendy lyons

WellWen, LLC

P.O. Box 31653

Charlotte, NC 28231

P: 704-765-0455

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