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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Christine Diaz

Christine grew up in Harlem, New York and relocated to North Carolina to study at Davidson College, where she graduated with a BA in Environmental Studies and Anthropology. As an activist and advocate for social and environmental justice issues, she has worked on projects relating to public transit and accessibility, as well as projects involving […]

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Board of Directors

Marshall Tyler
Oriental, NC
Chair

Anita Simha
Cary, NC
Vice Chair

Nathanette Mayo
Shiloh, NC

Emma Sellers
Charlotte, 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.