Our Advisory Board

Lisa Fischbeck, Board Chair
Former Vicar, The Episcopal Church of the Advocate

Maggie West, Treasurer
Coordinator, Student Wellness & Basic Needs, Durham Technical Community College
Co-founder and former Co-Director, Community Empowerment Fund

Catherine Petrusz, Secretary
Community Reinvestment Act Coordinator, National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Julius Alston
Alumni Ambassador, Community Empowerment Fund

Mellicent O’Brien Blythe
Implementation Specialist, Center for Child & Family Health
Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work

Sarah Stehli Howell
Architect, Legerton Architecture

Leonard Newsome
Current Resident, Pee Wee Homes

Greg Rockett
Residential Construction Director, Self-Help Credit Union

Cherie Rosemond
Director, Partnerships in Aging Program
Adjunct Assistant Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health

Hudson Vaughan
Former Senior Director, Marian Cheek Jackson Center

Marion “Smalls” Warren 
Current Resident, Pee Wee Homes

Jonathan Youngpenn
Owner, JY Visuals
Former Co-Director, Community Empowerment Fund

Our Staff

Erika Walker
Executive Director

Maggie Simonds
Graduate Intern (UNC Partnerships in Aging Program)

Our Partners

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