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.


Anna Richards

1st Vice President

James Williams

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

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

Joal Broun

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.


Dawna Jones


Tye Hunter

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.

Assistant Secretary



Assistant Treasurer

Herman Foushee

Minister Campbell has been married 30 years, and has one daughter. He has also served as President of the Chapel Hill Carrboro Branch from 2013 to 2016. He is a Vietnam Veteran.

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Dianne Jackson


Robert Campbell


Jesse Gibson


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.


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Carrboro, NC 27510

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