Meet the Winston-Salem Human Relations Team. The following is a brief description of responsibilities and an email link that allows you to contact each person directly. Please read the job descriptions to aid in delivering your comments, questions, and concerns to the appropriate person.

  1. Wanda Allen-Abraha, J.D.

    Phone: 336-734-1226
    Areas of Responsibility
    • Chief Staff Advisor to the the African-American Heritage Initiative (AAHI), Human Relations Commission, Youth Advisory Council, and College Advisory Board
    • City Limited English Proficiency Program Officer
    • Department Director
    • Department Sub-Grantee Administrator
    • Departmental Grant Writer/Administrator
    • Human Relations Commission (HRC) Committee Staff Liaison: Hearing Board and Executive Committee 
    • LGBTQIA City Liaison
    • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fair Housing Assistance Program Partnership Administrator

  2. Adolfo Briceño

    Human Relations Specialist/Hispanic Outreach
    Phone: 336-734-1225
    Areas of Responsibility
    • Equal Opportunity Trainer
    • Hispanic Community Outreach Coordinator Host for Nexus TV
    • Landlord/Tenant and Fair Housing Investigator
    • Landlord/Tenant and Fair Housing Trainer
    • Marketing Liaison for Tu Comunidad TV/Newsletter

  3. Karlyn Duncan

    Intake/Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 336-734-1227
    Areas of Responsibility
    • Administrative Support to the Director/Department
    • Case Tracking
    • Financial Reconciliation
    • Greeting and Receiving Citizens and Residents
    • Human Relations Commission (HRC) Secretary, the African-American Heritage Initiative (AAHI) Secretary
    • Intake and Administrative Processing
    • Internal Report Processing
    • Mail Distribution
    • Outreach Assistance

  4. Jayme Waldeck

    Human Relations Specialist/Outreach
    Phone: 336-734-1228
    Areas of Responsibility
    • Coordinator for Youth Advisory Council and College Advisory Board
    • Departmental Website Editor
    • Grants Assistant
    • Human Relations Commission (HRC) Staff Liaison
    • Interdepartmental Liaison
    • Intern Coordinator
    • Marketing Liaison for Nexus Newsletter
    • Outreach and Training Coordinator

  5. Iris McKnight

    Human Relations Specialist
    Phone: 336-734-1229
    • Equal Opportunity Trainer
    • Fair Housing Outreach
    • Landlord/Tenant and Fair Housing Investigator
    • Landlord/Tenant and Fair Housing Trainer

Spring 2021 Interns

Cyerra Cruise

North Carolina Central University - 2022

Mayra Ramirez-Manriquez

Salem College - 2021