Sharon Barrett-Mitchell Sharon Barrett-Mitchell
Executive Director

Sharon is responsible for the administration and operation of the non-profit community center and joined the Center in 2000. Ms. Mitchell is a retiree of the City of Dayton with 25 years of service. She is a 1994 graduate of the Dayton Neighborhood Leadership Institute and a 1996 graduate of the Community Reinvestment Institute.

Quiana Bickham Quiana Bickham
Program Director

Quiana Bickham is a native of Dayton and the daughter of Angela Byrdsong and Dwayne Bickham. Quiana is a 2002 graduate of Jefferson High School. Quiana started her career at Dakota Center in 2014 as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with the Homework Club after school program. Quiana has been an AmeriCorps member since 2011 where she served as a Service Mentor Coordinator and Ohio Benefit Bank Counselor. (2015- ) Montgomery County Mentoring Collaborative, (2011-2012) Montgomery County Mentoring Collaborative, and (2012-2013) Ohio Association of Food banks. Quiana is a 2015 graduate of Dayton Neighborhood Leadership Institute (NLI), a member of Women of Wisdom (W.O.W) and cheerleading advisory for Dakota /Wesley Vipers cheer squad. Quiana is currently pursuing a degree in Human Resource Management at Strayer University.

Lois Hugee Lois Hugee
3DI Director

Lois is a native of Huntsville, Alabama born to David L. Crutcher Sr. and Hannah B. (Crutcher) Haliburton. Her family came to Dayton in 1950 where she was educated at Edison and Roosevelt High School. Her education includes Alabama A&M, Wright State University, the University of Illinois in Education and Sinclair Community College in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Hugee is a mother of 2 children and 7 grandchildren, most of whom have participated in the Dakota Center & 3DI Drill Team Program. Ms. Hugee retired from Montgomery County Educational Services after 25 1/2 years, and has also worked with Model Cities and Montgomery County Action Agency. She has been employed at Dakota Center as 3DI Director/Instructor since 1969.

Erin Wilson Erin Wilson
After-School Coordinator

Erin Wilson is a native of Dayton, Ohio. She is a 2007 graduate of Meadowdale High School and a 2012 and 2015 graduate of Wright State University with BA degrees in English and Liberal Studies with a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language. Erin began her career at The Dakota Center as a Reading tutor with Project Read in 2012. In 2015, Ms. Wilson was hired as the After School Coordinator. She also tutors and mentors second language learner from Wright State University. Erin has a passion for working with youth and acknowledges that it is an honor and privilege to work with your child in our after school program.

Chaunte Lacy Chaunte Lacy
Administrative Assistant

Chaunte began her career at Dakota Center as a volunteer in 2009. She was formally hired in February 2010. Ms. Lacy is a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. In addition, she has also earned several computer class certificates, as well as a SkillPath certificate. Ms. Lacy loves making a difference in the lives of children. She is not only dedicated to her position, but is willing to help in any endeavor that will benefit Dakota Center.

Freddie Hugee III
3DI Percussion Instructor

Mr. Hugee is a native of Dayton, born to Freddie Jr.& Lois Hugee. He was educated in the Dayton Public Schools and attended Southwestern College. He was in the school of arts in music from elementary to high school. He took drum lessons under Jimmy "Diamond" Williams, Hauer Music, and with Central State Band Percussion Section. Freddie has been playing the drums since the age of 2. Freddie has 5 children, 3 of whom participate in Dakota Center and the 3DI Program.

Charles Averette
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