Our Staff

Richard M. Clerkin, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Associate Professor of Public Administration
(919) 513-7031
Richard_Clerkin@ncsu.edu
Elizabeth Benefield
Social Entrepreneurship Program Manager
(919) 515-0272
eabenefi@ncsu.edu
Sandra Cyr
Public Communication Specialist
(919) 515-0271
sicyr@ncsu.edu
Christine B. Howell
Academic and Engagement Programs Manager
(919) 515-0596
Christine_Howell@ncsu.edu
Melonie S St. John
Program Associate
(919) 513-7031
msstjohn@ncsu.edu
Winta Brehane
Work Study Student
wybrehan@ncsu.edu
Kate Hanson
Work Study Student
khhanson@ncsu.edu
Ashley Owens
Communication Intern
aowens2@ncsu.edu
Jordan Smith
Graduate Editor, Philanthropy Journal
jtsmit11@ncsu.edu
Charlena Wynn
Graduate Assistant Editor, Philanthropy Journal
cmwynn@ncsu.edu