Jaye Vaughn
Term: 2020-2023

I was born in 1959 to Rosetta Vaughn in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have two sisters and one brother. My life partner is Lynne Howard. I was baptized as a Presbyterian, then became an AME Zion member at age 12. I attended ERUUF in the 90’s for 10 years and was a founding member of the Pink Triangles. I visited MCC churches for years. In April 2019, I renewed my membership at ERUUF. I believe we are here to help one another. We are complements of each other.

In 1992, I founded Cedar Chest for Lesbians of African descent. My education includes a BA degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in Radio, TV, and Film, and a BSN in Nursing from East Carolina University. My working experiences include an Account Executive for WSOC-Radio, a portrait photographer for PCA International, a Nutrition buyer for Whole Foods, and a RN at UNC and CRH hospitals for 17 years.