ABOUT US

Welcome to the website of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Branch of the NAACP!  The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

ADDRESS

PO Box 1236 

Carrboro, NC 27510

naacp5689@gmail.com

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The Executive Committee is comprised of all elected branch officers as well as current committee chairs.

James E. Williams, Jr.:is Public Defender for Orange and Chatham Counties in North Carolina where he has served since 1990 (Retires 5/31/17).  Prior to 1990 he was felony chief of the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office.  He graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in 1973 and Duke University School of Law with a J.D. in 1979.  In October, 2010, while a member of the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Mr. Williams moved the Board to establish a Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Criminal Justice System. 

Tye Hunter: lawyer, married to branch member Wanda Hunter for 46 years; two children and two grandchildren. Born and raised in Greensboro, Mr. Hunter has two degrees from UNC. 

Anna L Richards: retired in 2013 from The Boeing Company, Seattle Washington, where she provided enterprise leadership of Finance Operations including payroll, payment services and supply chain financial analysis. During a 42 year career with several corporations, while pursuing increasing professional responsibility, Anna was a committed mentor and community volunteer.  She is the proud mother of three children and is married to her friend and husband of 31 years, LeRoi Brashears. 

James E. Williams, Jr.:is Public Defender for Orange and Chatham Counties in North Carolina where he has served since 1990 (Retires 5/31/17).  Prior to 1990 he was felony chief of the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office.  He graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science in 1973 and Duke University School of Law with a J.D. in 1979.  In October, 2010, while a member of the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Mr. Williams moved the Board to establish a Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Criminal Justice System. 

Richard Paddock: Retired; California native, Stanford BS, physics; Duke MA, physics; Professor physics and computer science North Carolina Wesleyan College, 1966-68. Engineering analyst and computer programmer, RTI, 1968-2004. Current member of Southern Anti-Racism Network (Treasurer Emeritus); Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (Steering Committee,); Coalition for Health Care of North Carolina.

Anna L Richards: retired in 2013 from The Boeing Company, Seattle Washington, where she provided enterprise leadership of Finance Operations including payroll, payment services and supply chain financial analysis. During a 42 year career with several corporations, while pursuing increasing professional responsibility, Anna was a committed mentor and community volunteer.  She is the proud mother of three children and is married to her friend and husband of 31 years, LeRoi Brashears. 

Richard Paddock: Retired; California native, Stanford BS, physics; Duke MA, physics; Professor physics and computer science North Carolina Wesleyan College, 1966-68. Engineering analyst and computer programmer, RTI, 1968-2004. Current member of Southern Anti-Racism Network (Treasurer Emeritus); Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (Steering Committee,); Coalition for Health Care of North Carolina.

President

Anna Richards

    1st Vice President

    James Williams

    2nd Vice President

    Richard Paddock

    3rd Vice President

    Joal Broun

    Treasurer

    Tye Hunter

      Assistant Treasurer

      Collene Rogers

      Secretary

      Barbara Foushee

      Assistant Secretary

      Kris Garvin

      Member at Large

      Dianne Jackson

        Member at Large

        Minister Robert Campbell

        Communications Chair

        Leroi B

        Education Chair

        Greg McElveen

        Criminal Justice Co-Chair

        James Williams

          Criminal Justice Co-Chair

          Tye Hunter

          Health and Wellness

          Co-Chair

          Doreen Stein-Seroussi

          Health and Wellness

          Co-Chair

          Housing Co-Chair

          Heather Brutzh

            Housing Co-Chair

            Delores Bailey

            Labor Co-Chair

            Miriam Thompson

            Labor Co-Chair

            Jesse Gibson

            Housing Co-Chair

            Heather Brutzh

              Housing Co-Chair

              Delores Bailey

              Labor Co-Chair

              Miriam Thompson

              Labor Co-Chair

              Jesse Gibson

              Joal Hall Broun: 1992-1998 Assistant Public Defender, Orange and Chatham counties; 1998 served with Self Help, a community development bank; 1999-2011 Carrboro Alderman; 2004 in the office of the NC Secretary of State as General Counsel; since 2006,  Director of the Lobbying Division; currently on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board. Married to Jonathan, their two children attend Chapel Hill High School.  Member of St. Paul AME Church, where she serves as a bus driver, usher, and trustee.  

              Kris Garvin: Experienced the work of the NAACP in action the summer of Journey for Justice in 2014 and became a NC member. She gained more exposure to the work by volunteering at the state office in Durham before joining the Chapel Hill Carrboro branch. Newcomer to the South, Kris moved from the Central Coast of California in 2014. Married to Jeff Sherman. Professional Career: Registered Nurse, retired in 2015.

              Barbara Foushee: OWASA Board of Directors,  Secretary to Executive Committee; Town of Carrboro Human Services Advisory Board, Vice Chair;  Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate; Mentor Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Undergraduate Advisor to the Chapter at UNC-Chapel Hill; 

              Collene Rogers: Retired from Citibank, NA, Vice President, Upper Manhattan Healthcare Team; Married to Fred J. Rogers, AT&T (deceased); 3 sons, 3 daughters. Joined NYC NAACP, Harlem Branch in 1969, Newark, NJ Branch 1973 and CHC Branch 1999-Present (Life Member).

              Joal Hall Broun: 1992-1998 Assistant Public Defender, Orange and Chatham counties; 1998 served with Self Help, a community development bank; 1999-2011 Carrboro Alderman; 2004 in the office of the NC Secretary of State as General Counsel; since 2006,  Director of the Lobbying Division; currently on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board. Married to Jonathan, their two children attend Chapel Hill High School.  Member of St. Paul AME Church, where she serves as a bus driver, usher, and trustee.