Biography: Irene is a native of Savannah and has lived in the Tatemville Community for over 25 years. She is married to Frank E. Hines, who is employed by I.L.A. Local 1414. She has two daughters, Tanya and Kovada, both graduates of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. Irene is a retired educator having 32 years in public schools. Twenty-eight of the thirty-two years were spent at Windsor Forest High School as a biology teacher as well as advisor of the Science Club for many years. Irene is involved in numerous civic and community organizations including Oakland Missionary Baptist Church (church secretary, youth director, and Sunday School teacher); Savannah Branch NAACP; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Tatemville Community Improvement Association, Georgia Retired Educators Association, Inc., Chatham Retired Educators Association; and B and B Investment Club.