Our special Board of Directors comprised of dedicated and compassionate humanitarians who believe and help strengthen our cause.
Each member’s commitment goes beyond measure relative to increasing the agency’s visibility/awareness in the community and the maintenance of financial sustainability. Our Board is the driving force to ensure Make A Difference, Inc. holds true to its mission, which is to make a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve.
Bruce Cole, Chairman
Bruce Bernard Cole holds a Master of Arts degree (M.A.) from the University Of Memphis. He is currently employed at Diersen Charities Memphis and an Adjunct Professor at Lemoyne-Owen College. Bruce has held various administrative positions with various companies such as Lakeside Behavioral Health, Memphis City Schools, The ARC of the Mid-South, and Diersen Charities Memphis (currently). He is currently president of Strayer University’s Business Society (Memphis) and a member of Diersen Charities Community Relation Board. Bruce is a native of Jackson, Tennessee. and the proud son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cole. Mr. Cole as an administrator has always been instrumental in helping organizations evolve and grow into prosperity. He has been a major key to the growing success of Make A Difference, Inc. and we’re fortunate to have him represent our agency as the Board Chair.
Carla Renee Smith-Anderson
Carla Renee Smith Anderson is a native of Memphis, TN, she graduated from Hamilton High School and attended LeMoyne Owen College. Mrs. Anderson is retired from General Motors Corporation after 30 years of service. She has served as a Volunteer and/or done Community Service for the following: Girl Scouts Inc., Girls Inc., Habitat for Humanity, Episcopal Health Care Center, Women’s Domestic Violence, Room in the Inn, and Memphis Beat the Odds. She is a member of and also serves on the Hospitality and Greeter’s Committees of Freedom’s Chapel Christian Church.
Ling Gitter has 24 years of nursing and research experience in the health science, inlcuding 15 years at the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center the Regional Medical Center of Memphis with 5 years of case management departmental experience. She has also been a nurse at East Memphis Surgery Center, Fressenius Medical Care, UT-Bowld Hospital, and University of TN in the Department of Surgery. Ling received the following: Bachelor of Science from Union University, Associate’s Degree of Science in Nursing from Shelby State Community College, and Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from University of Arkansas. She is currently pursuing a certification of case management.
Lloyd Erskine Stovall
Lloyd Stovall, II is a native of Memphis, TN. Lloyd is the proud son of Lloyd and Rita Stovall, I. and is married to Deaunn Stovall, they have 3 children (Lloyd III, Jaelyn, and Ellyse). He is a graduate of Fairley High School. The University of Memphi and Memphis Theological Seminary. Lloyd is currently employed at FedEx Express as a Project Engineer and serves as an Associate Pastor at Freedom’s Chapel Christian Church. Lloyd is a proud member of the Epsilon Phi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,, Inc. where he currently serves as Chaplain and Social Action Chairman.