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Meet the Bonner Office Staff

Jilo Tisdale, Director

Jilo Tisdale serves as director of the Bonner Office of Community Service and Student Development.  In this role, she ensures that Spelman community service programs support individual service, scholarship programs, and special initiatives. Tisdale has been charged with supporting the growth of service learning at Spelman and managing evolution of a campus culture of service.  Tisdale was born in Detroit, but has also lived in South Carolina, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, California and Georgia.  She holds an undergraduate degree in comparative literature from Northwestern University, and a graduate degree in education from the University of Michigan.

Tisdale enjoys reading, rodeo, and relaxing with her family.

Sheryl G. Belizaire, Coordinator, Bonner Scholars Program

Sheryl Belizaire manages and implements service projects and student development programming for the Bonner Scholars Program and general body students. Hailing from Miami, Florida, and born in Brooklyn, New York, Belizaire holds an undergraduate degree from Florida International University in public administration and a master of science degree in leadership from NOVA Southeastern University's H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. 

She spends her free serving at her church, being a soccer mom, and reading.

Britney Peyton, Community Service & Bonner Fellow

Britney Peyton assists the BOCSSD with implementing community service projects and special events. She is also the campus coordinator for the UPS Community Scholars' Program, and the Spelman Serves Newsletter.  Peyton is a native of Atlanta, and a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a bachelor of science degree in public relations and journalism.

In her spare time, Peyton enjoys reading, watching movies, traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family.

Lonna M. Houston, Administrative Coordinator

Lonna Houston coordinates all budgets and administrative operations of the Bonner Office of Community Service and Student Development.  In this role, she ensures that faculty, staff and students have access to financial support for approved community service projects and initiatives.   Houston is a native of Chicago, and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in sociology, with a minor in anthropology and gender & women’s studies.

Houston enjoys reading, writing poetry, traveling, exploring the arts and spending quality time with family.