CWFNC Executive Director Hope Taylor

Hope Taylor

After a 25 year research career in physical biochemistry at National Institutes of Health and Duke University, Hope completed an MSPH degree at UNC School of Public Health, then began providing technical assistance to communities at Superfund sites…

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CWFNC NE Organizer Belinda Joyner

Belinda Joyner

Joyner grew up in Northampton County and has worked as a teacher’s assistant specializing in reading skills. She has been involved in numerous local environmental struggles…

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Amanda Strawderman

Amanda’s roots are firmly set in the Appalachian Mountains through her heritage and love of the land and people. She became involved in environmental advocacy…

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Rachel Velez

Rachel has spent most of her adult life living abroad and working on various public health projects, specifically focused on water and sanitation access and affordability. After graduating with her master’s degree in Sustainable Development Practice from the University of Florida, she moved to the Research Triangle to become more involved in domestic environmental health […]

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Shelby Cline

Shelby grew up outside of Atlanta and is a recent graduate of Davidson College with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. They have spent the past few years engaged with sustainable agriculture efforts in the Southeast, ranging from migrant farmworker advocacy in North Carolina to local, community farming on Sapelo Island, Georgia. After being introduced to […]

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Kyle Cornish

Kyle is an environmental justice advocate and activist who grew up in Virginia. After relocating to North Carolina, they graduated from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment with a Master of Environmental Management in Environmental Policy and Analysis and a certificate in Community-Based Environmental Management. Previously, Kyle graduated from the University of Virginia with […]

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Board of Directors

Anita Simha
Cary, NC
Vice Chair

Nathanette Mayo
Shiloh, NC

Marshall Tyler
Oriental, NC

CWFNC Board of Directors

Back row: Staff: Hope Taylor, Katie Hicks, Xavier Boatright. Board members: Nathanette Mayo, Marshall Tyler, Andrea Emanuel, Robert Hamilton, Steve Gurley. Front row: Nydia Morales, Tina Motley-Pearson.