I am a native of Union County, where I graduated from Parkwood High School. I received a B.S. in Political Science and a B.S in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
I am the owner and Principal Consultant of T.U.T.O.R. Financial Counseling & Literacy Services LLC, a certified, minority-owned, and small business enterprise established in 2020 to close the wealth gap and make financial stability available to individuals and families in the Southeastern Region of the United States. I am currently a member of the Financial Counselor Professional Community as an AFC® Candidate with the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education( AFCPE®). AFCPE® is the nationally recognized leader in financial counseling, coaching and education.
In 2006 I served as the first African American female elected to the Board of Education in Union County. I also served in several other roles geared towards the betterment of the community. In 2015, I was appointed to serve on the Union County Joint Working Group to the Union County Board of Commissioners and Union County Board of Education. In September 2020, I was appointed to the Union County Public Schools Citizens Advisory Committee for Diversity, and most recently, February 2021, I was appointed to serve on the Community Action Board of Directors in the slot designated to Commissioner David H. Williams.
For the past 18 years my family has been a member of the Marvin AME Zion Church, where the Reverend Dr. Haven O. Anderson is the Senior Pastor. I serve in the Greeters Ministry where my roles and responsibilities include welcoming visitors during morning worship and church events as well as live and pre-recorded announcements.
I feel very blessed to have the continued support of both my parents. September of this year will mark 30 years of marriage to my beloved husband Archie Hansley, Jr. I am very proud of our three amazing, brilliant and talented children and five grandchildren.
To know me is to understand that my passion and commitment is unwavering. I am very grateful to have served alongside great pioneers of change, the late Carolyn Lowder and John Crowder. They ignited within me my passion and commitment to serve this community.
If you ever want to catch me in my element you will find me shopping, traveling, on the basketball court officiating, in the stands, close to the baseball diamond or spending time in my backyard hosting family and friends.
My call to the community is: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead
My desire to serve all residents of Union County on the Board of Commissioners has been a very well thought out decision. I understand the rigor of a political campaign. I seek the office of County Commissioner in pursuit of “A More Perfect Union.”
I firmly believe that diversity is our greatest strength. The benefits of having diverse perspectives and opinions is what will unite us and allow our community to grow stronger.