Senior Director of Development
Catherine is a recognized High Point community leader for more than 25 years with a passion for
improving the lives of children and families. She has held various titles in her almost 10 years serving CIS
connecting the Greater High Point community to CIS needs. Her strengths center around networking,
creating, retaining, and growing partnerships with churches, businesses, high schools, and universities.
She helps Site Coordinators develop community partnerships and volunteer programs at each school.
She is an experienced public speaker able to share enthusiasm for organizational missions and goals
encouraging community members to take action. Catherine works with the community to connect
resources to the CIS organization through fundraising events like Dancing with the High Point Stars and
the Bill Horney Memorial Community Picnic.
She is also an active leader with other community organizations: Kiwanis Club of High Point, Board Member and Terrific Kids Award Program Coordinator; Good Friends of High Point, Founding Board Member and
Current Board Member; Wesley Memorial UMC, Fairview Elementary Partnership Chair.
She has also enjoyed 12 years of leadership with the Junior League of High Point, volunteering with Family Service
and working on United Way campaigns.
Prior to becoming an employee of CIS, Catherine was a CIS volunteer at High Point Central. Her careers
in advertising and sales allowed her time to engage in meaningful volunteering. She graduated from
Elon University with a BA in Corporate Communications. Each year Catherine continues to volunteer as a
mentor and reading buddy in the CIS program. Last year her daughter was old enough to join her in
volunteering as a high school breakfast buddy. Her daughter, son, husband, and church are all engaged
in partnerships with CIS. Her love for volunteering and serving the High Point community shines through
her work and family.
Executive Assistant &
As the Executive Assistant and Finance Manager for Communities In Schools of High Point, Inc., Leronda brings over 25 years of finance, banking, and management experience to the table.
After approximately one year with the company, she began transitioning financial operations and
many other duties from manual to electronic tasks. Her areas of expertise include problem solving, conflict resolutions and finance. Strong relationships are important to her, both professionally and personally.
She has called High Point, NC home for the past 16 years, but she was born in Fort Knox Kentucky and reared in Camden, South Carolina. She is a graduate from South Carolina State University. She has worked for First Union Bank, Lincoln Financial (formerly Jefferson Pilot), Bank of America, and Liberty Tax.
Currently, Leronda is excited to hold a position in the nonprofit world as she continues to grow her
professional skills, gain experience in finance management and reporting, and continue to strive for excellence under the CISHP.
Welborn Middle School
Ferndale Middle School
Fairview Elementary School
Allen Jay Elementary School
Kirkman Park Elementary School
Montlieu Math and Science Academy
Northwood Elementary School
Receptionist & Office Assistant
(336) 883-6434 Ext 4
Martec Consultants, Grant Writer
Change Often LLC, Special Projects Consultant
Brittany Burton, Marketing & Communications Consultant
Jackie Decker, Finance & Accounting Consultant
Greg Commander, Leadership Ambassador Training Coordinator Consultant
LeRoy Fullwood, Jr., Peer Crisis Mentor Coordinator Consultant
Albert Lambert, Maintenance & JCPC Job Skills Consultant
Robin Simington, Volunteer Associate Director of Parent Services
Abdul Talib, Van Driver & Programs Consultant