North Carolina Central University, CCFH Co-Founder

Cheryl Amana-Burris, JD, LLM Emerita

Cheryl Amana-Burris is one of the four founders who established CCFH in 1996. Ms. Amana-Burris served as the second Board chair in 1999, and is now an emeritus member of the Board and a North Carolina Central representative. Ms. Amana-Burris was a professor of law at NC Central from 1995 to 2020. Her expertise in the legal and social services aspects of the larger system serving children and families was integral to the creation of CCFH. She currently resides in California.