Board of Directors

Henry Phillips – Chair

I joined the AAA WLC board because I believed in the work that Pastor Adams had done in the Stockton community, and I know that it has made a difference in people’s life. The Whole Life Center continues this great work and endeavors to empower people to become their own advocate as well as advocate for others.

Judy Sommerfeld – Vice Chair

I have been a social activist my entire adult life. I knew when I met Amelia Adams, I had found a kindred spirit. We shared the belief in equality for people under the law, the freedom to worship, the ability to earn a living with employers who provide a safe workplace and who are prohibited from unfair labor practices, health care being provided to the underserved community, as well as the right for individuals to defend themselves, their families and their homes from threats to their safety. When the Amelia Ann Adams Whole Life Center was established, I proudly answered the call to become a Board member. It as a way to carry forward her legacy.

Bunje Adams – Treasurer

I am a lucky man, Amelia Ann Adams was my counselor, my friend and my mom.  She always served with a smile and gave hopes to those in need.  The Amelia Ann Adams Whole Life Center allows me to carry on her legacy. 

Christina Peoples – Secretary

I joined the AAAWLC board because of the fruitful work it produces. The vision and mission of the organization align with my core values and purpose in life. I want to use my talents and strengths to support an organization that is rooted in healing and helping others to grow. The organization is named after a woman that has and still continues to impact my life to this day. Her work in social justice, education, and health were meaningful because of her commitment to building strong relationships with those she served.  I want to make sure that I incorporate those same skills and tools within our work and continue the work that she loved the most. 

Shani Richards – Board Member

I serve on the Amelia Ann Adams Whole Life Center to express my love and commitment to the people of this community and to live the legacy of Amelia Ann Adams, my mother and mentor.


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