Family Services announces the appointment of two new members of its Board of Directors, beginning in fall 2014: William B. Reingold and Linda Jackson-Barnes.

“All three of our newest Board members embody the spirit of community and bring talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them by our side as we continue to strengthen families and our community in Forsyth County,” said Bob Feikema, President and CEO of Family Services.

Bill Reingold, Judge

William B. Reingold

William B. Reingold served as the chief district court judge for the 21st Judicial District of North Carolina. A former prosecutor, he held this highest position on the district court bench from March 1998 to October 2013, and also served as district court judge in Forsyth County since 1986. In his position, he had a long history of being firm on crime while understanding and addressing its underlying causes.

As the first of his family to even attend college, Bill recognized the immense value of education and peer influence, and how individuals — especially young people — can lose direction and eventually end up in court on the wrong side of the law. In response, Bill particularly focused his efforts in the judiciary upon improving the lives of youth and families, from addressing drug abuse and domestic violence to correcting truancy and delinquency issues.

A New York native, Bill graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1983. He has mentored Wake Forest law students in the Clinical Program (now Litigation Clinic) for his entire legal career, and has taught Trial Practice at Wake Forest since 1995. He has also partnered with the law school on law-related community outreach efforts such as the Domestic Violence Advocacy Center, for which the law school won the Harris Tweed Award.

Bill is a past board member of several Triad area nonprofits, including The Children’s Law Center and RiverRun International Film Festival. Bill and his wife, Peggy, live in Winston-Salem.

Linda Jackson-Barnes

Linda Jackson-Barnes is the Assistant to Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines. She assists the Mayor in formulating and implementing policies, programs and special projects related to the Mayor’s office involvement in critical community issues.

In addition, Linda plans, coordinates and facilitates community problem-solving efforts, special events, meetings, conferences and public forums initiated by the Mayor. She also manages all aspects of internal and external communications for the Mayor’s office, including public information programs, news releases, news conferences and annual reports.

Linda also conducts research and provides staff support for the Mayor during selected conferences and seminars and coordinates citizen participation in the citizen advisory boards and commission application process. She coordinates the development of annual action plan, budgetary responsibilities and long-range planning for the Mayor’s office.

Linda serves on several boards and committees to represent the Mayor’s office and serves as the Mayor’s liaison with various community organizations and citizen groups.

Prior to coming to Winston-Salem, she developed a highly notable 23-year career in law enforcement with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she began as a patrol officer and was promoted to detective, sergeant, and administrative lieutenant, earning numerous professional and community awards such as Officer of the Year, Woman of the Year, Sheriff’s Department Outstanding Leadership and Dedicated Service Award, and Distinguished Achievement in Law Enforcement Award.

Jackson-Barnes is an active member of the United Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Winston-Salem Chapter of The Links, Inc., and Leadership Winston-Salem.