Katelin Burch – arts & culture, social media, personal assistant

My name is Katelin Burch. I am a graduating senior from Winston-Salem State University. I major in Healthcare Management. I am from Wingate, NC. My roles at Hope To Thrive consist of arts and culture, social media and being Joy’s personal assistant. 

Adante Hart, MPH, RD, LDN


Adante Hart is a Registered Dietitian, nutrition educator, speaker, and foodie. He strives to improve public health through advancing food sovereignty, primarily in communities of color. Drawing from a wealth of experience working around food in various capacities, Adante leads classes and interactive workshops on preparing meals that are both healthy and flavorful. In addition, he regularly speaks on topics related to nutrition, foodways, and health. 

Adante holds a Master of Public Health from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Bachelor in Biology from Johns Hopkins University. He currently resides in Durham, NC, and spends his spare time cooking, volunteering, and gaming.

Paris Coleman – Counseling


Hello, My name is Paris. I’m from Mobile, AL. I went to college for Psychology and I am pursuing a degree in Counseling. In the past, I’ve worked with families and individuals dealing with a wide range of issues including domestic violence, food and housing insecurity, and depression and anxiety. This semester I hope to utilize therapeutic art techniques that clients can take home with them to replicate in times of need. In the future, I hope to become an art therapist using drama, pottery, and writing. Being from the bay area, I enjoy the beach, seashells, and water in general. My hobbies include crafting, watching tv, thinking, and cooking new recipes. I also enjoy writing poetry and puzzles. I look forward to working with you all!

Angel Daniels – mental health coordinator & special projects intern

My name is Angel Daniels. I am a senior Healthcare management major at Winston-Salem State University. I am from Greenville North Carolina. My roles at Hope to Thrive are the Mental Health Coordinator and special projects intern. I will be assisting another intern with counseling sessions as well as being an outreach finding resources assisting other interns. 

De’Asha Sumpter – Holistic Pantry, Healthcare Outreach, website designer 

Hello everyone, my name is De’Asha Sumpter. I’m from Wendell North Carolina, born and raised. I’m a senior Healthcare Management major with a minor in Business. I’m the manager of the holistic produce pantry. I will also be administering healthcare outreach and coordinating the Hope To Thrives website. 


Hope To Thrive was featured in the Herbicide-Free Campus Newsletter this week! Hope to Thrive is constantly helping organizations across the country to improve all aspects of health through arts & culture, counseling service & feeding those who need it most.


Our students and staff are eagerly awaiting the HFC Orientation Series, which will help to make sure students across all six campuses are well versed in the intersectionality of pesticide use. Joining us to facilitate part of the series is Joy Williams —pictured— director and founder of Hope to Thrive, an organization that works to increase the daily intake of fruits and vegetables of food insecure populations in the Carver School Area Neighborhoods in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Joy will be facilitating power mapping, campaign strategy building, and narrative training with students. We are looking forward to sharing the results of this training with you.

In Solidarity,

HFC Team