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About A.R.E.

ARE President/CEO

Dayna Nokes-Minor
Dayna Nokes-Minor President/CEO
Associates for Renewal in Education, Inc.

Mrs. Minor joined the ARE staff in February of 1996. She began as a consultant for residential programs, then quickly became Manager of ARE's first home for abused and neglected boys. She was appointed as the Deputy Director for Residential Services in 2001. Mrs. Nokes-Minor has an extensive history of working in the Human Service arena as a counselor, mentor, trainer, and administrator. She provided administrative and fiscal oversight for ARE's Residential Services Division that was at one time comprised of as many as 9 therapeutic homes for abused, neglected, and adjudicated youth.

In 2011, Dayna Nokes-Minor became President and CEO of ARE with the vision to be one of the most effective family service providing agencies in the District of Columbia. She is driven to enhance current programs, introduce new initiatives, strengthen the clinical components, and provide outcome driven services.

Mrs. Minor is a graduate of Clark College, Atlanta, Georgia, with a major in Social Work. She has also taken graduate courses at Howard University's School of Human Ecology.

Mrs. Nokes-Minor may be contacted at

ARE Board of Directors

  • Iris Bond-Gill, Chairperson
  • Dr. Cubie A. Bragg, Vice Chairman
  • Dr. Demitri Kornegay, Secretary
  • Treasurer - VACANT
  • Kerslyn Featherstone, Member
  • Ino Okoawo, Member
  • Dayna Nokes- Minor, Ex Officio
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