Board of Directors

CEF's Board of Directors

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Karen Eldridge head shot

Karen Eldridge, Co-Chair
Program Manager
Society for Translational Oncology

Psiyina Davis headshot

Psiyina Davis, Co-Chair
The Armstrong Center for Hope

Carolyn Fryberger head shot

Carolyn Fryberger, Treasurer
Assistant Director of Economic Development

Ananya Tadikonda headshot

Ananya Tadikonda, CH Advocate Representative / Secretary
Undergraduate Student, Class of 2023
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Bebe Smith
Director, Mental Health
Southern Regional AHEC


Carl Welch, DU CEF Member Representative
God’s Property Complete Lawn Services


Chris Jarrett, CH CEF Member Representative
Community Empowerment Fund

Jessie Maxwell head shot

Jessie Maxwell
Senior Business Development Officer
Center for Community Self-Help

Joanna Headshot

Joanna Bowen

Headshot of Katie Barnett: A white woman with arm-pit length brown hair wearing a green blouse.

Katie Barnett
Banking Center Manager, AVP
First Horizon

Latoyia Boria headshot

Latoyia Boria
Area Branch Manager
Self-Help Credit Union

LeAngela Baker headshot

LeAngela Baker
Elementary Teacher / Educator
Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools

Ryan Regan headshot

Ryan Regan
Vice President of Economic Development
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

Tessa Delgo headshot - a mixed raced woman wearing a gingham dress and hoop hearings with long dark hair.

Tessa Delgo, DU Advocate Representative / Secretary
Undergraduate Student, Class of 2023
Duke University

CEF: Community Empowerment Fund

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