Tanner Community Development Corporation


TCDC provides programs and initiatives that produce outcomes in the community that changes peoples lives. Currently, each month, over one thousand bags of food are distributed to needy individuals and/or families.

Our Vision

Tanner Community Development Corporation advocates and celebrates education and healing across Phoenix's diverse communities:

Reaching In To educate and develop the physical person (family) with tools that will prepare them for the future.

Reaching Out Acting as an outreach arm into the greater phoenix community. To support individuals looking for a better outcome.

Reaching Up To provide support in order for people to experience and communicate their needs and personal goals.


Established in 2001 and remaining true to its history and dedication to families, Tanner Chapel continues to meet the needs of the community. TCDC's mission preserves family life by connecting with our community to improve lives through meeting spiritual, economic, educational, health, and housing needs.

TCDC remains committed to the needs of the total community without regard to ethnicity and as a result, has developed a long and rich history of service to all people of the metropolitan Phoenix area. TCDC, since its inception in 2001, has created comprehensive outreach programs to provide services for individuals and families in need.

TCDC provides programs and initiatives that produce outcomes in the community that changes people's lives.




TCDC Staff Members

TCDC dedicated staff consists of highly qualified professionals from various backgrounds seeking to provide service to families in need throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area. 

Executive Director

Kerwin V. Brown 

Financial Coordinator

Brunita Duncan

Media & Program Coordinator

Joi Fletcher

Media Coordinator

Tashema Oates

Executive Assistant

LeiAnn Powell

Finance Manager

Deborah L. Turnbo, CPA

Program Manager

Linda D. Arroyo

Community Coordinator

Lavern Calvin-Stevenson

Community Coordinator

David Jones

Program Coordinator

Margaret Carter

Program Manager

Loren V. Grizzard

Faith & Community Coordinator

Al Harris

Youth Coordinator

Clyde R. Miller Jr.

Program Manager

Calvin Worthen


Board Members


Chairman & C.E.O.
Rev. Dr. Benjamin N. Thomas, Sr. Senior Pastor Tanner Chapel AME
Vice Chairman
Robert L Young
Jeffrey L.  Mathews, Sr.
Angela Allen, Ph.D. CRRN
Del-Monte Edwards, CCIM
Rachel Frazier Johnson, Esq
William Smitherman, Sr.
Michael Taborn