Board of Directors

CEF's Board of Directors

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Brian Smith head shot

Brian Smith, Co-Chair
Senior Economic Dev. Coordinator
City of Durham OEWD

Karen Eldridge head shot

Karen Eldridge, Co-Chair
Retired Educator

Carolyn Fryberger head shot

Carolyn Fryberger, Treasurer
Assistant Director of Economic Development
NCGrowth

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Bebe Smith
Program Coordinator
Southern Regional AHEC

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Becky Holton
Senior Director of Program Innovation
HOPE International

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Ishaan Kumar, DU Advocate Representative / Secretary
Undergraduate Student, Class of 2022
Duke University

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Jada McLeod, CH Advocate Representative / Secretary
Undergraduate Student, Class of 2021 (December graduation)
UNC – Chapel Hill

Jessie Maxwell head shot

Jessie Maxwell
Small Business Development Officer
Self-Help Credit Union

Latoyia Boria headshot

Latoyia Boria
Area Branch Manager
Self-Help Credit Union

Laurel Shulman head shot

Laurel Shulman
Donor Services Officer
Triangle Community Foundation

LeAngela Baker headshot

LeAngela Baker
Elementary Teacher / Educator
Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools

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Lisa Powell, DU CEF Member Representative
Substitute Teacher
Durham Public Schools

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Mark Burnett, CH CEF Member Representative
Community Empowerment Fund

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Psiyina Davis
Director
Nehemiah Day Center

CEF: Community Empowerment Fund

Chapel Hill: 919-200-0233 Durham: 919-797-9233

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