Imagine Forsyth Staff
Nikki McCormick is the Director of Agency Relations for Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, having served in this role for 11 years. An alumnus of Leadership Winston Salem’s Class of 2013, she is accountable for program design and execution, budget management and oversight, grants compliance and reporting, as well as building strategic, cross-sector alliances and enhancing stakeholder relationships across the Food Bank’s 18-county service area. She oversees the services provided to and conducted by the Food Bank’s food assistance network by building the capacity of our partner agencies, ensuring compliance with policies, and seeking continuous improvement in the efficient and effective administration of scarce monetary and human resources to eliminate hunger and malnutrition in Northwest North Carolina.
With experience in results-based accountability and facilitation, Nikki has taken on the additional role of Partnership Director for Imagine Forsyth, a resident-led, collective impact initiative, focused on improving outcomes in health, housing, food security and income.
Nikki holds a Master of Science degree in Social Work, with a concentration in Management and Community Practice, from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Data & Research
Jessica Cannady provides data analysis and general support for Imagine Forsyth. In her capacity as data analyst, she identifies neighborhood level outcomes and indicators, manages pilot performance measures, and monitors feedback loop processes to inform community and organizational efforts. She believes in the importance of data as well as the vital role of relationship building in each level of Imagine Forsyth’s work.
Jessica has over 5 years of experience as a research assistant, with experience in survey development and implementation, manuscript writing for publication, and practical experience in counseling and domestic violence survivor advocacy and supportive services. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, as well as a Master of Science degree in clinical mental health counseling from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. At the core of her work, Jessica seeks to operate from a perspective of equity, recognizing opportunities for organizational development and accountability to our community.
Glynis Whitted Bell is a native of Hillsborough North Carolina. She is 1991 Graduate of Mass Communications Department at Winston-Salem State University. She obtained a MS in Consumer Apparel and Retail Studies at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in May 2006.
She has had an extensive career track which includes local government, higher education, non-profit, corporate and retail management.
She has been recognized for her community service efforts with Leadership Awards from the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and The Winston Salem Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In addition she was recognized by the Mayor Pro Temp, as an Outstanding Woman Leader of the Year in 2011.
Glynis has a passion for fashion! In March 2016 she published her first book entitled “Fierce & Fabulous” A Young Ladies Guide to Inspiration and Positive Self-Image (Authorhouse Publishing)
Glynis enjoys reading, shopping and spending time with family and friends. She is married (Larry) and has two children (Kylan & Isley) in college.
Renai Wisley is the Community Engagement Coordinator with Imagine Forsyth. In this role, Renai
engages with our neighbors in the Boston Thurmond and Greater Cleveland Avenue communities, as
well as partner organizations and other institutions in the community. Her primary role is to convene
the voices of community, in places and spaces where community is traditionally underrepresented, so
that neighborhood voices are the driving force behind the work of Imagine Forsyth.
Renai is a big believer in the power of community leaders and avidly supports resident-led initiatives,
like Imagine Forsyth, in both of our focus neighborhoods. She studied psychology and sociology at WSSU
and is a graduate of Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods’ Neighbors in Action program. She is also a
founding member of the Cleveland Avenue Transformation Team and Parents in Action. She has roots
and family in the Greater Cleveland Avenue community and is a current resident of the Boston