NCLEWA 2022 Conference - REGISTER HERE - 2022 Annual Training Conference
***** 2022 Banquet Guest Speakers *****
Rev. Dr. Aileen Maddox
Rev. Dr. Aileen L. Maddox was licensed and ordained in ministry at The Park Church in Charlotte, NC 2003 and 2011, respectively. She has also been ordained in the AME Zion church and currently attends Steele Creek AME Zion.
Rev. Maddox received her undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from South Carolina State University in 1989. In 2003 she was awarded a Master of Divinity from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio in 2018.
Rev. Maddox currently serves as the Lead Chaplain for the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she teaches classes that focus primarily on but are not limited to Urban Ministry.
Rev. Maddox approaches ministry pragmatically. She aspires to make the desire of God for the lives of others as practical as possible. She believes that transformation begins with understanding; This is a part of her teaching and Pastoral Care ministry. Rev. Maddox believes transparency and testimony are also essential tools for prophetic change.
Past affiliations include the Mecklenburg County Domestic Violence Advocacy Council, Mecklenburg County’s Women’s Commission, and Shamrock Senior Center’s Advisory Board.
Aileen is the third of five children born to the now-deceased Ret. Lt. Col. Richard and Fay Kenner Maddox.
Hendersonville Officer Joreeca Dinnall, past NCLEWA scholarship recipient
As a teenager, Joreeca Dinnall faced many challenges. After her father was deported back to Jamaica, she was homeless, hopeless, and felt alone. She was also bullied in middle school and struggled academically. But Officer Dinnall refused to allow her past to dictate her future.
Her unique personal story has helped her provide a platform to encourage youth to find their special gifts despite the obstacles they have faced.
A native of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Dinnall moved back home to complete her education at Blue Ridge Community College, after attending school in Raleigh.
With dedication, hard work, and determination, she was able to become the first person in her family to earn a college degree. Through the support of The Boys and Girls Club, she found her special gift and followed her dream of becoming a Law Enforcement Officer.
After working on patrol, Dinnall pursued and obtained the School Resource Officer position at Hendersonville High School, giving her the opportunity to protect, mentor, and educate the youth in her hometown.
She has a passion to share her life experience and empower youth to achieve greater success. In her new book, Meet Officer Dinnall, she uses her inspiring story to lead by example and help kids facing adversity.
Dinnall has received many awards for outstanding service including being recognized as 2012 Homecoming Queen, 2012 North Carolina Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year, 2020 MVP of the city of Hendersonville, 2021 North Carolina School Resource Officer of the Year, 2021 Axon Rise Award Winner, and 2021 Hometown Hero.
Dinnall has also been featured on popular media outlets like Fox Carolina, WLOS ABC 13, Bold Life Magazine, WHKP radio, PBSNC for the school safety segment, Blue Ridge Community College Excellence video, Axon, and NCJA Podcast: Women in Law Enforcement.
Joreeca Dinnall is dedicated to giving back to the youth in the community. She is currently a board member for Homes for Youth and the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County.
When she is not giving back to her community, Dinnall can be found creating gourmet meals, reading, writing, and traveling.
***** 2021 Banquet Guest Speaker *****
Durham District Court Judge Shamieka Rhinehart
Judge Shamieka Rhinehart is a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She was raised by her retired grandmother and her working class mother. Her grandmother instilled in her the importance of obtaining an education and treating everyone with dignity and respect.
In 1993, she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received a Bachelor’s of Art in English. Upon her graduation in 1997, she took a year off and she became an eagle at North Carolina Central School of Law in 1998. She received her law degree in 2001. After graduating from law school, Judge Rhinehart worked as an associate attorney with Willie R. Perry, Jr. in 2002. In 2003, she worked as an associate attorney with Brown, Flebotte, Wilson, Horn & Webb, PLLC. In May of 2005, Judge Rhinehart became an assistant district attorney in Durham County where she prosecuted various misdemeanors and felonies. During her years in this position, she supervised the property and fraud teams for two years until she became the supervisor of District Court in 2012. As the District Court Supervisor, Judge Rhinehart prosecuted various misdemeanors and felonies and supervised other assistant district attorneys.
On January 2, 2017, she was sworn in as a district court judge for Durham County. Currently, Judge Rhinehart presides over civil jury matters; child support matters, misdemeanor criminal matters; abuse, dependency and neglect cases, traffic court and jail court. Judge Rhinehart is the presiding judge in Durham’s misdemeanor diversion court.
Judge Rhinehart loves to mentor young people and is involved in several organizations, such as Rebound, that helps provide educational needs to students during short term suspensions. She is also a board member of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee and advises local government about housing issues in Durham. She also loves to volunteer with the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties and her beloved Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. as she works relentlessly in trying to improve her community. She is currently a faithful church member of St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Durham, North Carolina where she serves on the Racial Justice and Reconciliation Committee.
When she has spare time, she loves to speak inspirationally to young people, spend time with family and friends and curl up with a good book.
Every Year NCLEWA offers members top of the line training, consisting of 16 to 24 continuing education credit hours.
2020 CONFERENCE HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19.
Hosted by: Durham Police Department and Sheraton Imperial Center
602 E. Main St. Durham, NC and 4700 Emperor Blvd Durham, NC