Advisory Councils

The Institute benefits from the expertise of community leaders and university members. We are grateful to our advisory councils for their support and encouragement of our efforts.

Academic Advisory Council

NC State faculty expertise shapes the development and implementation of Institute activities.

Kim Allen
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Director of Graduate Program, Youth, Family, and Community Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Steve H. Barr
Professor, Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Poole College of Management

Rajade Berry-James
Associate Professor, Public Administration
Humanities and Social Sciences

Craig C. Brookins
Associate Professor, Psychology, Africana Studies
Humanities and Social Sciences

Myron Floyd
Professor and Department Head, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
Natural Resources

Sandria Freitag
Teaching Associate Professor, History
Humanities and Social Sciences

Susan Jakes
Extension Assistant Professor, Associate State Program Leader CRD
North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Jessica Jameson
Associate Professor, Communication
Humanities and Social Sciences

Sheri L. Schwab
Associate Director of NCCES and Director County Extension Services
North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Melinda B. Sopher
First Year College-Commons Advisor, Lecturer, Communication
Humanities and Social Sciences

External Advisory Council

Our community leaders offer their expertise and encouragement in support of our efforts. 

Beth Briggs 
Executive Director, Dress for Success Triangle NC

Damon Circosta
Executive Director, A.J. Fletcher Foundation

Barbara Goodmon 
President, A.J. Fletcher Foundation

Clare Jordan
Director of Marketing, Capital Development Services

Carol Mattocks 
Board, Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention

Vansana Nolintha
Co-owner, Bida Manda

Kristin Replogle 
Presidential Appointee, Advisory Committee on the Arts; President and Executive Director, Replogle Family Foundation

Virginia Sall 
Co-Founder and Director, Sall Family Foundation

Kevin Trapani 
President and CEO, The Redwoods Group
Emeritus Members

Charlie Anderson

Dan Moore