Lunch Keynote Speaker:

LeVelle Moton

North Carolina Central University Head Men's Basketball Coach

From humble beginnings living in the projects of Boston MA to arguably one of the greatest players and coaches in the history of North Carolina Central University, LeVelle Moton, father, son, mentor, author and philanthropist, continues to lead by example, making great strides and moves vividly reflecting his nicknamed “Poetry in Moton”. In his formative years, LeVelle began attending the Boys Club in Raleigh and credits this organization with being one of the things to save his life and keep him off the streets. There, he encountered Ron Williams, who became a father figure to him and for over 30 years, Coach Williams has been a role model serving as a mentor, advisor and friend.

As a basketball player, Levelle was always a standout. From 1992–1996 LeVelle was a standout player at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. In 1996, he graduated from NCCU with a bachelor’s degree in recreation administration. During his NCCU playing career, his teams racked up an 80-28 record, which included three 20-win seasons. Close to 25 years after the magical run of the 1989 NCAA Division II National Championship team, and just 10 days shy of the fifth anniversary of the day of his official hiring as Head Coach, NCCU soared to its first MEAC Tournament Championship on March 15, 2014 following its 71–62 victory over Morgan State in front of a near-capacity crowd inside the Norfolk Scope Arena.  With the rings of a champion came the accolades as Moton earned MEAC Coach of the Year honors, MEAC Tournament’s Most Outstanding Coach award, and was named the HBCU National Coach of the Year.

LeVelle is married to Bridget and they have two children Brooke and LeVelle Jr.

Morning Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Sampson Davis, MD

Physician, Inspirational Speaker, Best-Selling Author

Dr. Davis speaks about his own life with complete candor in a style that is a contagious delivery of timely messages. “It is extremely important that I stay in tune with my community.” Dr. Davis focuses often on courage – courage to cope with life’s difficult circumstances, courage to set goals for yourself and most importantly, the courage to accept responsibility for achieving them. Dr. Davis notes that education saved his life. His immediate goal is to “become the Michael Jordan of education” so that learning becomes a glamorized trend throughout all communities.

Dr. Davis considers his 3 D’s – Dedication, Determination, and Discipline, as the necessary ingredients to success. When faced with challenges, the 3 D’s will prevail. It is clear that the compelling story of Dr. Davis and his colleagues, Drs. Jenkins and Hunt contain a message that both young and old can relate to and benefit from. Even Oprah has chimed in, calling The Three Doctors, “The Premiere Role Models of the World”.

Dr. Davis received his bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University, graduating with honors, his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the same hospital in which he was born, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Today, Dr. Davis is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician at several emergency departments in New Jersey.

Dr. Davis is also the author of “Living & Dying in Brick City–An ER Doctor Returns Home”. A riveting personal exploration of the healthcare crisis facing inner-city communities, written by an emergency room physician who grew up in the very neighborhood he is now serving.

Honorary Morning Speaker:

Michael Bivens

Founding Member of New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe

Michael Bivins is one of the founding members of the R&B group New Edition. With this group he has released the albums ‘Candy Girl,’ ‘New Edition,’ ‘All for Love,’ ‘Under the Blue Moon,’ ‘Heart Break,’ ‘Home Again’ and ‘One Love.’ When the group broke up, Bivins formed Bell Biv DeVoe with Ronnie DeVoe and Ricky Bell. The group’s debut album titled ‘Poison’ was released in 1990. This album peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. Soon after this, the group released their second album titled ‘Hootie Mack’. Then in 2001, Bell Biv DeVoe released the album titled ‘BBD’.  In 2017 the trio released the album ‘Three Stripes’.

Bivins also manages, discovers and produces for other acts. He serves as a music entrepreneur as well as A&R for several of his own acts.  Bivins  is also the CEO as well as the founder of the Sporty Rich Enterprises record label. The singer has even appeared in the basketball flick ‘Crossover’. In addition, he has appeared as a judge in many TV singing competition shows.


June 16, 2018 Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center RTP

Dynamic speakers from across the state of North Carolina will be presenting workshops at this year’s conference.

About The Conference

You are cordially invited to attend the 2018 North Carolina Fatherhood Conference, sponsored by the Family Resource Center South Atlantic. This yearly event strives to strengthen the bond between fathers and their families. It is targeted towards fathers and father-figures 18 years of age and older.

We are excited to announce that North Carolina Central University Head Men’s Basketball Coach LeVelle Moton as our lunch keynote speaker this year, while best selling author and TV personality Dr. Sampson Davis, MD will serve as our opening keynote speaker during breakfast.

Family Resource Center South Atlantic Executive Director
Kim Best

It is my hope that you will join me at the 2018 NC Fatherhood Conference. This conference, made by and designed for DADS is sure to equip, empower, and  enlighten ALL on the value of fathers engaged with their children at home and in the community.

Yours Truly,

Kim Best

NC Fatherhood Conference Co-Chair
Kenneth D. Perry

Welcome to the 2018 Conference!  Where fathers are King because they are present in their children’s lives.  We have another fantastic conference planned for you.  We really appreciate your continued support.  Enjoy the conference!

Kenneth D. Perry, Conference Co-Chair

NC Fatherhood Conference Co-Chair
Derrick W. Byrd, M.P.A.

” As we continue to come together year after year to celebrate men of value and men of success, we also promote throughout North Carolina the importance that fathers play in the lives of their children and families. Join us at the 2018 NC Fatherhood Conference and become a part of a movement to strengthening fatherhood and, in turn, strengthening the future.”

  Derrick W. Byrd,

2018 NC Fatherhood Conference Co-Chairperson

Workshop Presenters

This year our conference will feature speakers from all over the state of North Carolina to discuss issues affecting fathers in our community.

Martin Woodard
2BUnderstood, LLC
Dr. Terrance Ruth
Executive Director NAACP
Raleigh Police Department’s Youth Services Unit
Raleigh, NC
Dion “Showtime” Chavis
Derrick W. Byrd
Family Resource Center South Atlantic
William J. Lassiter
Assistant Secretary for Juvenile Justice
BB & T Bank
Eric Owens
Day 2 Day Dads

Conference Schedule

The Conference will feature concurrent sessions, vendor displays, networking opportunities and much more. The Conference will kick-off with a continental breakfast and resource market on Saturday morning at 8:00am. Our opening plenary session will begin at 8:30am.   There will be two workshop sessions from 9:45am-11:00am and 11:15am -12:30pm  and wrap up with a dynamic keynote address from Eddie George at 1:00pm. Please take a look at our conference schedule at a glance for more details.


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the conference begin/end?

The conference begins at 9:00am on Saturday, June 10, 2017.  The conference will conclude at 2:00pm after our keynote address.

Who attends the conference?

Each year our conference is filled with fathers, father figures, and other members of the community who are concerned with the issue of responsible parenting.  Year after year individuals who advocate for fathers and children take part in this exciting event.

How much are tickets?

Tickets for this year’s conference are $50

Will my photo be taken during the conference?

Family Resource Center South Atlantic takes photographs during its meetings and events for use in advertising, newsletters, and other promotional materials, whether in print, electronic, or other media, including the NC Fatherhood Conference website and social media. By participating in this conference you grant Family Resource Center South Atlantic the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes.

A Recap Of Our 2017 Fatherhood Conference

Conference Venue

The Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center is located at 4700 Emperor Blvd, I-40 at exit 282 (Page Rd) Durham, NC, 27703. The hotel is close to RDU and a host of universities and attractions.

4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703