Meet the HeARTs

Our Founder

Deborah Sheppard is the founder and CEO of HeARToscope. With a degree in Sociology and being a certified life coach, Deborah has made it her life mission to utilize her passion for the arts to become a voice for the voiceless. Deborah is a firm believer that art is a huge tool for healing and is a key component to helping cities grow socially and economically. Deborah advocates for equity in arts, education,creativity, entrepreneurship and healing.

Our Founder

Deborah Sheppard is the founder and CEO of HeARToscope. With a degree in Sociology and being a certified life coach, Deborah has made it her life mission to utilize her passion for the arts to become a voice for the voiceless. Deborah is a firm believer that art is a huge tool for healing and is a key component to helping cities grow socially and economically. Deborah advocates for equity in arts, education,creativity, entrepreneurship and healing.

Board Members

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Brandi Harris, MPH

Advisor & Adjunct Professor, East Carolina University

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Montez Bishop, MPA

VISIONS College Coordinator, Pitt Community College
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Jennifer Hodgson, PhD, LMFT

Professor, East Carolina University
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Tyler Pulley, BSA

Relationship Banker, BB&T (Truist)

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Misty Lahiff, M. Ed.

5th Grade Teacher & Mentor, Pitt County Schools
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Richard Williams, BSCJ

Sergeant, Greenville Police Department
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Serenity Norman, JD

Staff Attorney, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office

HeART to HeART Testimonials 

Tonya Lynch

Kayla Hathaway

Jermaine McNair