My Kid’s Club Announces Two New Board Members

SELMA – My Kid’s Club (MKC), a Johnston County non-profit providing after school programs and summer camps for youth to grow through opportunities for academic success, announces two new members, Mr. Denton Lee and Mrs. Lama Sinno, to their Board of Directors.

Denton Lee
Mr. Denton Lee is a retired Executive Vice President of First Citizens Bank after 44 years of service. Prior to retirement Mr. Lee managed the Bank’s Operations and Business Segment and led the Bank’s Merger and Acquisition Team. He is a former member of the Johnston County Board of Education, a past President of the Johnston Community College Foundation, a guardian ad litem volunteer, and a 20-year volunteer fireman with the Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department.

He currently serves as the Vice Chairman for the Johnston Health Foundation. He is a member of the Tuscarora Council for the Boy Scouts of America, the Board of Directors of the Triangle East Chamber of Commerce, member of the McLemore Fire District Tax Board, and an active member of Oakland Presbyterian Church in the Cleveland Community. A native of Smithfield, he is a U.S. Army Veteran, attended the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and the BAI School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. He and his wife Jane, their two children, and seven grandchildren reside in the Cleveland Community.

In retirement, Mr. Lee has completed two residential developments in the Cleveland Community, the 43-home McLemore Estates and the 25-home Freedom Farms neighborhoods. Having previously provided sites for the Cleveland Food Lion and HealthSmart Pharmacy, he is currently engaged in developing a new 30,000 square foot business services hub that will be known as Parkview Center in the Cleveland community. Mr. Lee has spent the majority of his life in service to Johnston County.

“I have been closely following the progress of My Kid’s Club and the services provided for at-risk children. I have been impressed by the courage of the MKC leadership to take on this challenge and provide learning and leadership for the children of Johnston County. I believe in the MKC vision and I’m willing to devote time and resources to help expand the opportunity to change the course for the children now served, and those to come.”

Lama Sinno
Mrs. Lama Sinno grew up in Durham, North Carolina, and obtained her undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill in 1995. She obtained her law degree from Campbell University in 2001. Mrs. Sinno has been in private practice in Johnston County since October 2003. She practices criminal and juvenile law. She is a member of the Johnston County Youth Crime Prevention Council and a member of the Smithfield Junior Women’s League.

In 2019, she was a co-chair for the My Kid’s Club Railroad Days 5k Run and looks forward to helping with this event again. She lives in Clayton, North Carolina, with her husband, Antoan Whidbee, and ten year old daughter, Lily. They are all loyal Tarheel fans and spend most weekends attending Lily’s soccer games.

“We are very excited to welcome Mr. Denton Lee and Mrs. Lama Sinno to My Kid’s Club Board of Directors,” said Sarah Sheraski, Executive Director of My Kid’s Club. “They each bring a deep knowledge and commitment to the community and knowledge of the issues facing our youth in Johnston County. Their leadership, expertise, and experiences will be extremely valuable in advancing the mission of My Kid’s Club.”

Additional board members are Samantha Barbour, Steve Bryant, Kay Carroll, Shirley Cohen, Zeke Creech, Lynn Daniels, Leo Daughtry, Elwanda Hyman-Farrow, Rhaegan Jackson, Jean Kelly, Wendy Kelly, Maggie Lampe, Kathy Mast, Roger Pope, Dana Riley, Corey Scarboro, Meg Scovil, Norwood Thompson, Chris Torgler, Susan Watson, William White, and Thad Woodard.

About My Kid’s Club
My Kid’s Club supports the intellectual, creative, and social-emotional development of Johnston County’s underserved elementary, middle, and high school members. We enable these young people to navigate school successfully and prepare optimistically for a lifetime of learning, career success, and community involvement, and create partnerships with parents to empower their children’s achievements. You can learn more or make a donation at