Stephanie Barnes-Simms

Stephanie Barnes-Simms grew up in Baltimore, but her North Carolina heritage runs deep. Daughter of a school teacher and a police officer, Barnes-Simms felt the call to work in community development and moved back to the state for the second time in the early 2000s.

At the time of the interview, Stephanie Barnes-Simms worked at Self-Help Credit Union. Simms grew up in Baltimore and has lived in NC twice. Her father is from Asheville, NC. Her mother is one of six children. Her maternal grandfather was from High Point, NC and her maternal grandmother lived in Purvis, NC which is located…