Our Team

  1. Dr. Shanitria Cuthbertson Pastor and Program Director
    Emmaus is led by Dr. Shanitria Cuthbertson. Dr.Cuthbertson is a Charlotte native and graduate of West Charlotte High School. Dr. Cuthbertson received her B.S. in Psychology from Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC. Dr. Cuthbertson also completed a Master of Social Work/Master of Divinity dual degree program from the Duke University and the University of North Carolina. Dr. Cuthbertson completed her doctoral studies in Curriculum and Instruction-Urban Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Cuthbertson is a former Special Education teacher, Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate Tutorial Coordinator for struggling learners, and Community Liaison. Shanitria specializes in integrating social work practice, education, community partnerships, and faith..
  2. Robert Mason, BS, AA Technical Audio,Visual Manager
    Robert is currently a Customer Service Associate at Hendrick Mini. Robert is the leader of the Emmaus Mentoring program. Robert studied Engineering Technology at Elizabeth City State University and Drafting and Design at ITT Technical Institute. ​
  3. Darian Cuthbertson Community Liasion
    Darian currently is currently an officer with the Mecklenburg Sheriff Department. Darian specializes in providing support and community services to at-risk youth. Darian has been honored by Novant Health and Spectrum News as a Local Hero. Darian volunteers with the Emmaus Mentoring program and coaches little league and middle school football.
  4. Lieutenant Bobby Cuthbertson, Mentor Recruitment and Program Development
    Bobby L. Cuthbertson is a Lieutenant at the NC A&T SU Police Department. Prior to joining the NC A&T SU Police Department, he served as a Sergeant at the University of North Carolina School of The Arts. Lt. Cuthbertson is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University, where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in leadership (B.S.). Lt. Cuthbertson also holds a Master’s Degree from Walden University in Business Administration (M.B.A.). Lt. Cuthbertson is an Advance Law Enforcement Officer and a certified North Carolina General Law Enforcement Instructor.g.
  5. LaQuita Austin, MS, LPC, CRC Administrative Specialist
    LaQuita is currently a Transition Coordinator at Vaya Health. Prior to joining Vaya Health LaQuita served as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the State of North Carolina from 2010-2016. LaQuita is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in at-risk adolescents.
  6. Cierra Harris, BS Worship Leader
    Cierra is currently an Elementary Music Teacher with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Prior to joining the Emmaus team Cierra directed collegiate gospel choirs and led worship across an array of ministry settings. Cierra is also a private children's music instructor.
  7. Jennifer Fields
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