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

Eric Breit head shot

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

Jessie Maxwell head shot

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

Audrey Vila headshot

Audrey Vila, DU Advocate Representative / Secretary
Undergraduate Student, Class of 2021
Duke University

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Bebe Smith
Program Coordinator
Southern Regional AHEC

Becky Holton headshot

Becky Holton
Senior Director of Program Innovation
HOPE International

Carolyn Fryberger head shot

Carolyn Fryberger
Assistant Director of Economic Development
NCGrowth

Karen Eldridge head shot

Karen Eldridge, Fundraising Commitee Chair
Retired Educator

Laurel Shulman head shot

Laurel Shulman
Donor Services Officer
Triangle Community Foundation

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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

Psiyina Davis headshot

Psiyina Davis
Director
Nehemiah Day Center

Tara Murray headshot

Tara Murray, CH Advocate Representative / Secretary
Undergraduate Student, Class of 2022
UNC – Chapel Hill

CEF: Community Empowerment Fund

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

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