Tameka Gunn is president and chief executive officer at Community Link, succeeding Floyd R. Davis, Jr., who retired in January 2023 after 20 years of service to the agency.
Gunn is a leader on housing issues in the region. She currently serves as chair of the Coordinated Entry Oversight Committee for Mecklenburg County. Coordinated Entry connects individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with housing resources.
Gunn joined Community Link in 2007 as a housing coordinator. Over time she has worked in all of Community Link’s Homeless to Housing services. She was also program director for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which provides free tax preparation for lower-income individuals and families.
Gunn discovered her life’s work early in her career. Following graduation from Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Human Services and a minor in special education, she taught students with learning disabilities and emotional behavior disorders in Virginia and Washington D.C.
In 2005, Gunn began working for the Gastonia Housing Authority. She came to realize how difficult it is for most disenfranchised people to stay in housing by gaining meaningful access to social services. Her passion for this work is all about family and community. The lives that Community Link has changed continue to inspire her passion for service.
Gunn holds a Master of Public Administration from Strayer University. She has been married to her husband Darryl since 2007. They have one son.
Angela Cavender provides essential administrative support to the board and leadership team at Community Link to ensure all operations function smoothly.
Her responsibilities include retaining agency records, organizing meetings and maintaining effective communications.