Meet the Founders


Chiquitta W. Lesene MS, NCRT, I/O Psy.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Founder/Visionary of Shackle Free COA, Inc.

Master of Science - Psychology

(Concentration in Industrial/Organizational Systems) 

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ

Bachelor of Science - Psychology

(Concentration in Human Services)

Fayetteville State University, NC

NC State Licensed Real Estate Broker 2020

AAS - Office Systems Technology

James Sprunt Community College

AA - General Education

Fayetteville Technical Community College

Certified Strengths Based Family Worker Coach - Temple University


Developed the initial grant for NCCARE360

National Certified Results Oriented Management

Accountability Trainer

Certified Credit Counselor

Field Instructor, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Certified Elections Administrator

Order of the Eastern Star - Golden Jewel #71

Benjamin J. Moore MBI


Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer

Shackle Free COA, Inc.

Master Barber Instructor

James Sprunt Community College

Kenansville, NC

Master Barber Instructor

Heads Up Barber Academics

Jacksonville, NC

Issued by: NC Board of Barber Examiners - Raleigh, NC


Master Barber


Level Up Barbershop

Jacksonville, NC


Certified Fatherhood Curriculum Facilitator - National Fatherhood Initiative (2019)


Professional OTR Truck Driver

CDL Endorsement

Owner of Sky Hawk 360 Drone Co.



Keyboard and Mouse

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

North Carolina A&T State University

E-4 United States Army - Ft. Hood, TX

PHA, Tyre Lodge #60, Warsaw, NC

Cape Fear Consistory Lodge #262, Clinton, NC

Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine - Mizpah Temple #66, Goldsboro, NC


SPC. Raheim J. Phillips

Associate Director

 President of Scholarships & Foundations

Dezarae' T. Phillips

Associate Director

& Coordinator of Camp Unity Programs & Services

Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice

Fayetteville State University (2019)


Barber School Training (2021)

James Sprunt Community College

Certified (2020)

Effective Teacher Training

Sampson Community College

Assistant Coach/Girls Basketball

James Kenan High School

Tishie Williams

Director of Special Operations



Effective Teacher Training Certified

James Sprunt Community College

Early Childhood Education

James Sprunt Community College


Resource Development/

Fundraising Coordinator