Cheryl Forbes

Cheryl Forbes

Vice Chair / Private Sector

Biography

Cheryl Forbes has always had a love for helping her community and those in need. She has served her community though various outlets be it community centered non profit employment, child care, or real estate. Cheryl’s hobby is ministry work and has worked heavily in the ministry since she was a teenager and still actively helps people within the ministry to this very day. She is a people’s person and love to see people succeed, grow, and prosper.

Cheryl is an A&T University of Greensboro graduate with a BS in Administrative Services, a Mount Olive University graduate with a BS in Early Childhood Education, and she has obtained her real estate certification. Her education has allowed her to continually serve those in need.

Cheryl was a caseworker for Wilson’s OIC for many years which allowed her to advocate for adults, children and families living in poverty. Her employment as a longtime Real Estate Broker through the Forbes Real Estate Group allows her to assist families to purchase homes they would not ordinarily qualify for, or didn’t believe that they qualified for homeownership. Cheryl was the Assistant Director at Hattie Daniels daycare of Wilson, and she is currently employed as an Employment Consultant II at the NC Works Career Center of Wilson, North Carolina. She has always had a desire to serve those in needs and assist them in moving towards self-sufficiency through resources, training, and employment education throughout her career.

Cheryl professional involvement includes being a former member of Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, Nash -Edgecombe Economic Development-Inc. Board of Director, Wilson Downtown Development Board of Directors. She was a Public Relations and Public Art Committee member, a Dynamic Leadership Member of the Chamber of Commerce, a facilitator with Global Career Development GCDF. Cheryl has always looked for ways to be apart of organizations that would allow her to gain information to better serve her community and disadvantaged families. Her love for people is what continues to drive her forward and serving the community.