Anna received a BA in English Literature from Westminster College (PA) and MBA from Washington University’s Olin School of Business. In 2013, after retiring from a 42 year corporate operations and finance career she relocated to Chapel Hill. She is a member of St. Paul AME Church.
James retired from being Public Defender for Orange and Chatham Counties in May of 2017. 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.
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
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
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.
3rd Vice President
Before retiring Tye Hunter had a 35-year career as a criminal defense lawyer. He served as the NC Appellate Defender, the executive director of Indigent Defense Services and the Director of The Center for Death Penalty Litigation. He also serves on the Criminal Justice Committee and works with the Chapel Hill Police Advisory Committee.
Dawna currently works in Student Affairs at UNC Chapel Hill and is owner of 4 Simplicity Sake, LLC Travel and Retreat Planning. Dawna has received degrees in Sociology, Higher Education, and Social Work and has been a member of the branch since 2016.
As a Senior Program Manager at the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA, Margaret works on the policy and practice of local food access and coordinates events that work to shift anti-hunger advocacy towards a social justice framework. Prior to joining RAFI-USA, Margaret worked as a farm hand and farm manager, and ran the SNAP/EBT program at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. She holds a BA in International Studies from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.
Barbara is a Senior Technologist in a molecular oncology lab, and a member of the Carrboro Board of Aldermen. Barbara has also served on the Town of Carrboro's Human Services Advisory Board and the OWASA Board of Directors. Her other community involvement includes: Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.-Eta Phi Zeta Graduate Chapter; Undergraduate Advisor to the Omega Iota Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. at UNC-CH; Blue Ribbon Mentor; Member of the Order of the Eastern Star, PHA Randolph Chapter #185; and Past Chair of the community awareness and political action ministry at First Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, NC.