Steve Lockwood, the CDC’s Executive Director, joined the organization in 2002. Mr. Lockwood’s experience includes three years as the Executive Director of the Vollintine-Evergreen CDC and three years as Program Director at Memphis Community Development Partnership. Prior to joining the non-profit world, he spent 15 years as a real estate developer specializing in residential rehabs.
Charia Jackson, the CDC’s Deputy Director, joined the staff in 2005. She has worked with many Frayser families over the years through the Housing Counseling Program to attain their home ownership goals or by resolving housing issues through specialize foreclosure prevention counseling services.
Joined the staff in 2016 as the Rental manager. She has years of property management experience. She works with current and potential tenants by proving them with safe, descent and affordable rental housing options in Frayser.
Joined the staff in 2011 as the Housing Counseling Program Assistant. She works directly with the housing counselors by conducting screening interviews to gather information from potential clients that enables the agency to identify the clients' need or housing problem.
Vernatria "Vee" Turnage joined the staff in 2018 as a Pre-Purchase Housing Counselor. She works with participants of the Housing Counseling Program who are interested in becoming a home owner. She specializes in working with clients to understand the home buying process and addressing obstacles so that they can achieve their dream of owning a home.
Joined the staff in 2016 as a part-time Housing Counselor. She has been helping families through housing counseling services through the city of Memphis since 1996.
Beverly Richardson, the CDC’s Chief Financial Officer, joined the organization in 2003. A banker by training, Ms. Richardson has an MBA from Columbia University and spent over 15 year in the financial services industry. She came to FCDC after five years at a CDC in South Memphis where, as Director of Real Estate and Economic Development, she developed programs that channeled $1.2 million into that community’s residential housing stock.
Joined the staff in 2009 as the Office Manager. She works to maintain the general daily administration functions of the agency. Before joining the staff she worked to serve the Frayser community while volunteering for different community groups, like the Frayser Community Association.
Frayser CDC Board of Directors
The agency's board of directors has a roster of 12 members, most of whom are Frayser residents. Directors that are not residents have a strong association or affiliation with the community. Input from the Board is critical to staff’s ability to do an effective job for both the CDC and the community as a whole. The Board maintains 3 standing committees: Housing, Finance and Counseling & Outreach; that continue to improve in function and expertise.