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Eastern NC

Staff + Board

Board of Directors

Kelley Russell, President
Attorney

Jamilla Hawkins, Vice President
Senior Program Manager, Food & Community Development
NC Rural Center

Brandon A. Robinson, Secretary
Attorney

Rosa Naprstek, Treasurer
Senior Manager, Financial Reporting and Analysis
Martin Marietta

Dawn Chávez
Executive Director
Asheville GreenWorks

John Gonella, III, CPA
Partner
Cherry Bekaert LLP

Kathy Hamilton Gore
Associate Professor Emerita
North Carolina State University

Dodd Haynes, CPA, MBA

Bill Leslie
Journalist, Musician

Raymond E. Owens Jr.
Partner
Higgins & Owens, PLLC

Alton Perry
Forest Management-Land Retention Consultant
Roanoke Electric Cooperative

Susan Ross
Philanthropist

John Stanback
International Public Health Expert
FHI 360

Lysandra Weber
Owner & Designer
geekchicfashion

Staff

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Chris Canfield

Executive Director
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(919) 828-4199 x 1100

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Nick DiColandrea

AmeriCorps Project Director
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(919) 828-4199 x 1500

Lacey-Frownfelter

Lacey Frownfelter

Program Manager
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(919) 828-4199 x 2100

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Mary Alice Holley

Communications Director
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(919) 828-4199 x 1700

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Rusty Painter

Land Protection Director
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(919) 828-4199 x 1600

Steve Payne

Stephen Payne

Finance Accountant
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(919) 828-4199 x 2300

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Kylie Seib

Philanthropy Associate
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(919) 828-4199 x 1400

Amy-Smith

Amy Smith

Director of Philanthropy
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(919) 828-4199 x 1300

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Carolyn J. Winder

Director of Finance & Administration
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(919) 828-4199 x 1900