Family Education Initiative
Gale Wilkins is the former Executive Director of two statewide advocacy agencies (North Carolina Council for Women and Youth Involvement) within N.C. Department of Administration. Certified in several developmental training such as, but not limited too, Family Life Coach, Motivational Interviewing, Community Engagement in regards to Human Trafficking, Substance use, domestic violence, and sexual assault. Mrs, Wilkins has a Graduate Certificate in Family Life Coaching, Youth, Family and Community and a Masters of Arts, in Liberal Studies, Women in Leadership from North Carolina State University.


  • Managed the State Agency Domestic Violence Shelters and Rape Crisis Funding overseeing a $12M state grant program to serve woman and families
  • Managed Family Violence Prevention and Services Act federal award (FVPSA) $2.5 Million for shelters and prevention programs
  • Developed a statewide Human Trafficking conference, programs and trainings for middle, high school, and college students and co-creator of Project C.O.P.E. (Collaboration, Outreach, Protection and Empowerment), human trafficking awareness project, using $500,000 federal grant funding to increase awareness of human trafficking in North Carolina for middle, high school, and college students
  • Human Trafficking federal award of $1.5 million in 2017 for advancement of new programming for awareness and prevention
  • Member of Governor’s Crime Commissioner Board since 2014. The Governor’s Crime Commission (GCC) is the chief advisory body to the Governor and the Secretary of the Department of Public Safety on crime and justice issues in 2016 the board approved funding for 50 million dollars or more to human service organization, law enforcement, court systems, and local government
  • Creator of the Women & Girls Initiative, with over 100 women and girls in attendance, to inspire a lifetime of confidence, competence and courage in girls and women
  • Collaborated with NC Independent Colleges and Universities to create an Empowerment Program for Women. NCCFW&YI partnered with 5 colleges. Focused on encouraging women to choose a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) career