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Lena Epps Brooker, American Human relations/diversity management consultant. Certified elementary school teacher, North Carolina. Grantee North Carolina Arts Council, Duke-Semans Fine Arts Foundation, 1986; recipient Personal Advocacy for Women in North Carolina Carpathian award North Carolina Equity, 1993, Martin Luther King Junior Light of Hope award Wake County Public Schools, 1998.


Brooker, Lena Epps was born on October 13, 1941 in Lumberton, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Frank Howard and Grace Evelyn (Smith) Epps.


AB, Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1962.


Elementary school teacher,, Charlotte, Robeson County, North Carolinaelementary school teacher,, Winchester, Virginiaelementary school teacher,, Chevy Chase, Maryland. elementary school teacher,, Raleigh, 1962-1975;coordinator human services program, North Carolina Commission Indian Affairs, Raleigh, 1975-1978;planner, administrator human services program, North Carolina Department Natural Resources and Community Development, Raleigh, 1978-1986;director diversity management, The Women's Center, Raleigh, 1990-1996;manager Diversity progressive, First Citizens Bank, Raleigh, 1996-1997;human relationship and diversity management consultant, since 1998. Developer model program unites states department Labor, Raleigh, 1976. Presenter President's Commision on Status of Women, Raleigh, 1979.

Governor appointee North Carolina Council on Women, 1999. Facilitator International Year of Woman, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1977. Speaker on status of America Indians to universities, schools, churches and organizations, since 1975.


Chaplain, Democratic Women Wake County, Raleigh, 1989-1991. Member Task Force on Native American Ministry North Carolina Conference United Methodist Church, chairman ethnic minority local church concerns committee, 1988-1991, board evangelism, 1986-1991, audit committee council finance and administration, 1990-1991, council ministries, 1992-1994, member bishops task force on staff and structure, 1993-1995, certified lay speaker, 2006. Member Wake County Mammography Task Force, 1990-1993.

Cultural diversity committee Wake County Arts Council, 1990. Board directors International Festival Raleigh, 1990-1991, Triangle Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, 1991-1993, North Carolina Civil Liberties Union, 1992-1994, United Arts Council Wake County, 1996-1997, secretary 1996. Member steering committee for Year of native American, North Carolina Museum Natural History, 1986.

Member city of Raleigh Human Resources and Human Relations Commission, 1990-1993. President board directors Women's Fund of North Carolina, 1993-1997. Board advisors Heritage Arts Foundation, 1993, North America Health Education Fund, 1994-1998, Women's Leadership Institute, Bennett College, 1995-1996.

Active North Carolina Council on Women, 1999-2002. Board directors Carteret County Domestic Violence Program, 1999. Administrative board Weaverville United Methodist Church, 2003.

Member North Carolina Natural Sciences Society (board directors 1987-1990), Triangle Native American Society (past coordinator special projects), Meredith College Alumne Association (board directors 1994-1995),The Women's Forum of North Carolina.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, reading, writing, collecting American Indian art and objects.


Married James Dennis Brooker, July 30, 1966. Children: Lora, Lindsey.