Board of Directors

CEF's Board of Directors

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

Eric Breit, Co-Chair
Strategic Initiatives Director
Capital Area Workforce Development Board

Jessie Maxwell, Treasurer
Small Business Development Officer
Self-Help Credit Union

Sherry Kinlaw
Retired Senior Project Manager
Self-Help Credit Union

Jennifer Sherwin
Member Business Loan Officer
Self-Help Credit Union

Bebe Smith
Program Coordinator
Southern Regional AHEC

Mark Burnett, CH CEF Member Representative
Community Empowerment Fund

Jessie Maxwell, Treasurer
Small Business Development Officer
Self Help Credit Union

Karen Eldridge, Fundraising Commitee Chair
Retired Educator

Psiyina Davis
Director
Nehemiah Day Center

Becky Holton
Senior Director of Program Innovation
HOPE International

Carolyn Fryberger
Assistant Director of Economic Development
NCGrowith

Laurel Shulman
Donor Services Officer
Triangle Community Foundation

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

Joyce Yao, CH Advocate Representative / Secretary
Undergraduate Student, Class of 2020
UNC – Chapel Hill

Varun Prasad, DU Advocate Representative / Secretary
Undergraduate Student, Class of 2020
Duke University

CEF: Community Empowerment Fund

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

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