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

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© 2017

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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

President

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. 

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1st Vice President

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. The motion carried and Mr. Williams served as Chair of the Task Force.  The work of the Task Force led to the establishment of the North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System in September, 2012.  Mr. Williams is a member of the Board of Directors of the Commission.  He is the founder and Board member of the North Carolina Public Defender Committee On Racial Equity. He served as the Committee’s President from its creation in 2011 until 2016. He has twice served on the North Carolina Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. Mr. Williams serves on the Advisory Board of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts. He chairs the Orange Bias Free Policing Coalition and co-chairs the District 15B Bar’s Racial Justice Task Force. Mr. Williams was presented the Thurgood Marshall Award in 2016 by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. He is a regional co-chair of the National Association of Public Defense Racial Justice Task Force.  

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2nd Vice President

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.

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3rd Vice President

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.  Favorite Bible verse: Ephesians 3:23-24  Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.

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Treasurer

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. 

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Assistant Treasurer

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).

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Secretary

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; Order of the Eastern Star, Randolph Chapter #185, Democratic Women of Orange County; League of Women Voters–Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties; Community Awareness and Political Action Ministry–First Baptist Church, Chapel Hill;  NAACP Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award, 2016; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Finer Womanhood Award, 2016 & 2017. 

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Assistant Secretary

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.

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Member at Large

Dianne Jackson, now retired, worked as an Elementary School Librarian for thirty years in the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools. She has a small family, a dog, and loves travel and community service. She volunteers at UNC Hospital as a Pediatric Cuddler and is mentoring her second match through the Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocate Program.  Dianne is President of the American Federation of Teachers of North Carolina and has been a member of the NAACP for the past decade. 

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Member at Large

Minister Robert Campbell: has been married 30 years, and has one daughter; Past Present of the NAACP Chapel Hill Carrboro Branch 2013-2016; Vietnam vet; initiated the Equity campaign for Chapel Hill Carrboro schools working with administrators, teachers, parents, and community professionals. 

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Communications Committee Chair

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Criminal Justice Committee Chair

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Education Committee Chair

Greg McElveen: Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives, School of Business and Economics, Fayetteville State University, previously Strategy and Marketing Manager, IBM. Also prior member, Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board. BA in Economics with Distinction, Stanford University, MBA, Stanford University. Married to Karen Green-McElveen, with blended family of six children (now all young adults). NAACP member for15 years.

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Health and Wellness Committee Co-Chair

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Health and Wellness Committee Co-Chair

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Housing Committee Co-Chair

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Housing Committee Co-Chair

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Labor Committee Chair

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Legal Redress Committee Co-Chair

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Membership Committee Chair

Dawna Jones. Dawna, originally from New Jersey, is a transplant to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area by way of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Dawna is owner of 4 Simplicity Sake LLC, a travel and retreat planning company specializing in romance and group travel. Dawna also works as the Case Manager in the Office of the Dean of Students, at UNC Chapel Hill. At UNC, Dawna serves on the Carolina Black Caucus steering committee, is Chair of the UNC Sister Circle, and organizes the UNC Employee Forum Book Club. Dawna is a passionate social worker, and dedicated community member, who enjoys reading and international travel. She has been a member of the Chapel Hill Carrboro Branch since 2016 and is a past member of the Pennsylvania State University collegiate branch. 

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Mother of the Year Chair

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Political Action Committee Co-Chair

Diane Robertson is a recognized leader in North Carolina grassroots training/organizing, fundraising, and political strategy. She is a successful businesswoman and consultant to political, social justice, and arts organizations. As an active volunteer in her community, she serves on the boards of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic (PPSAT) and Democracy North Carolina (DemNC). Ms. Robertson’s undergraduate degree is in history and Asian Studies from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. She did graduate work in Latin American history at Indiana University. Her commitment to social justice work stems in large part from being a proud mother and grandmother.

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Political Action Committee Co-Chair

Diane Robertson is a recognized leader in North Carolina grassroots training/organizing, fundraising, and political strategy. She is a successful businesswoman and consultant to political, social justice, and arts organizations. As an active volunteer in her community, she serves on the boards of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic (PPSAT) and Democracy North Carolina (DemNC). Ms. Robertson’s undergraduate degree is in history and Asian Studies from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. She did graduate work in Latin American history at Indiana University. Her commitment to social justice work stems in large part from being a proud mother and grandmother.

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WIN Chair

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Youth Council Chair

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