Community-Engaged Pathways and Partnerships (P2) Grant Teams

Cohort 5 (2022-2024)

A Community Comes Together: Supporting Integration of Newly Arrived Congolese Refugees through Empowerment and Facilitating Young Children’s Readiness for School

  • Rachel Boit, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, UNCG
  • Claudine Mbangu, Resident Cultural Broker, Greensboro
  • Linda Hestenes, Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, UNCG
  • Dorothy Muhoro, RN3 BSN PCCN Congregational Nurse, Cone Health & New Arrivals Institute
  • Helene Mwadi, Resident Cultural Broker, Greensboro
  • Lynn Thompson, Community Engagement Director, New Arrivals Institute
  • Joi Bulls, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, Health and Human Sciences, AP Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, UNCG
  • Savannah Bayer, Doctoral Student, UNCG
  • Joy Birabwa, Doctoral Student, UNCG

Reproductive Harm Reduction Toolkit

  • Heather Adams, Assistant Professor English, UNCG
  • Tamika M. Davis, Instructional Technology Consultant, School of Health and Human Sciences, UNCG
  • Regina McCoy, MPH, Professor of Public Health Education, UNCG
  • Tracy Nichols, PhD, Professor of Public Health Education, UNCG
  • Abby Coulter
    • Executive Assistant, Special Projects Coordinator, North Carolina Survivors Union
    • Methadone Liaison, Urban Survivors Union
    • Board Secretary, Womens Harm Reduction International Network
  • Louise Vincent, MPH
    • Executive Director, North Carolina Survivors Union
    • Leadership Team Member, Urban Survivors Union
  • Dinah Adames (Otriz)
    • Independent Consultant
    • Harm Reduction Expert
    • Expert on Mothers Who Use Drugs
    • NCSU Board Member
    • USU Leadership Team Member
  • Tina Reynolds, MSW
    • Consultant, North Carolina Survivors Union
  • Caty Simon
    • USU Leadership Team Member
    • Editor, Narcofeminism Storyshare Project at North Carolina Survivors Union,
    • Leadership Team Member at and Sex Worker Liaison for Urban Survivors Union, the national drug users union,
    • Co-founder, Whose Corner Is It Anyway, Massachusetts organization by and for low-income sex workers who use drugs and/or experience housing insecurity.
  • Ria Tsinas
    • Director of Development, Academy of Perinatal Harm Reduction

Cohort 4 (2021-2023)

Crafting a Community-Engaged Approach: Creating Pathways for African Americans in Public History

  • Torren Gatson, Assistant Professor, Department of History, UNCG
  • Anne Parsons, Director of Public History, Associate Professor, Department of History, UNCG
  • Omar Ali, Dean, International Lloyd Honors College, Professor, African  American and African Diaspora Studies and History, UNCG
  • Angela Thorpe, Director, North Carolina African American Heritage Commission
  • Charles Johnson, Director of Public History, Assistant Professor, Department of History, NCCU
  • Adrienne Nirde, Associate Director, North Carolina African American Heritage Commission

Community Placemaking Action Lab

  • Marcia Hale, Assistant Professor, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, UNCG
  • Lalenja Harrington, Director of Academic Program Development and Evaluation, UNCG
  • Jennifer Feather, Associate Professor, Department of English, UNCG
  • Glenda Knight, Town Manager, Town of Princeville
  • Phun H, Education & Advocacy Coordinator, FaithAction International House
  • Linda Joyner, Town Commissioner
  • Esther Leerkes, Associate Dean for Research, School of Health and Human Sciences, UNCG
  • Alicia “LeeCee” Jones, Social Justice Advocate & Community Liaison
  • Kelsi Dew, Historical Outreach Coordinator, Town of Princeville

Cohort 3 (2020-2022)

Social Work and Social Workers in the Public Library

  • Brigitte Blanton, Director, Greensboro Public Library
  • Melissa Floyd-Pickard, Professor, Chair, Social Work, UNCG
  • Alicia Kaplan, Co-Field Director, Joint Master of Social Work Program, UNCG
  • Noah Lenstra, Assistant Professor, Library Information Sciences, UNCG
  • Maruka Rivers, Lecturer, Co-Field Director, Joint Master of Social Work Program, NC A&T University
  • Lorrie Russell, Assistant Director, High Point Public Library
  • Mary Sizemore, Director, High Point Public Library
  • Michelle M. Vance, Assistant Professor, Joint Master of Social Work Program, NC A&T University
  • Jennifer Patterson, Deputy Director, Greensboro Public Library

Industries of the Blind and School of Art Public Art Project

  • Chris Cassidy, Director, School of Art, UNCG
  • Leah Sobsey, Associate Professor, Art-Photography, UNCG
  • Richard Oliver, Director of Community Outreach and Governmental Relations, Industries of the Blind
  • Maggie Murphy, Assistant Professor, First-Year Writing, Visual Art, and Humanities Librarian, UNCG
  • Pat Wasserboehr, Professor, Art-Sculpture, UNCG
  • Caitlyn Schrader, Director of GPS CVPA Community Engagement, UNCG
  • Derek Toomes, Assistant Professor, Interior Architecture, UNCG
  • (Year 1-2 member)Nicole Scalissi, Assistant Professor, Contemporary Art History, UNCG
  • (Year 1-2 member)Mariam Stephan, Associate Professor, Painting/Drawing, UNCG
  • (Year 1-2 member) Dane Winkler, Assistant Professor, Art-Sculpture, UNCG

Cohort 2 (2019-2021)

Restorative Practices Health and Physical Education Partnership

  • Pam Brown, AP Professor, Kinesiology, Director, Doctor of Education in Kinesiology Online, UNCG
  • Cheryl Donahue-Wright, Site Director, Dudley High School, Communities in Schools
  • Omari Dyson, AP Assistant Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies, UNCG
  • Rinda Estes, Assistant Director & Programs Operations, Communities in Schools
  • Michael A. Hemphill, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, UNCG
  • Yongsun Lee, Doctoral Student, Kinesiology, UNCG
  • Darlene Mitchell, Physical Education, Dudley High School
  • Meagan Patillo, Director of Clinical Services and Health Education, Triad Health Project
  • Sarah Ragab, Undergraduate Student, Kinesiology, UNCG
  • Amy Reese, Director of High Point Services, Triad Health Project
  • Jeremy Rinker, Assistant Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies, UNCG
  • Melvinia Robinson, Chair, Physical Education and Health, Dudley High School
  • Jimmi Williams, Executive Director, Communities in Schools

A Marketing and Tourism Partnership with the Triad Brewing Industry

  • Stuart Barnhart, President, Triad Brewers Alliance, Owner, Fiddlin’ Fish
  • Tim Bucknall, Associate Professor, Assistant Dean, Electronic Resources and
    Information Technology in the University Libraries, UNCG
  • Erick Byrd, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality, and Tourism, UNCG
  • Richard Cox, Digital Technology Consultant, University Libraries, UNCG
  • David Gwynn, Associate Professor, Digital Projects Coordinator, University Libraries, UNCG
  • Erin Lawrimore, Associate Professor, University Archivist, University Libraries, UNCG
  • Joel McClosky, President, Triad Brewers Alliance
  • John R. Szymankiewicz, Attorney, The Beer Law Center in Raleigh, Associate member, TBA

Cohort 1 (2018-2020)

Strengthening Community-Engaged Education and Research in Health Equity

  • Phyllis Carter, Executive Director, The Partnership Project
  • Crystal Dixon, Assistant Professor, Public Health Education, UNCG
  • Kari Thatcher, Chair, The Partnership Project
  • Jennifer Toller Erausquin, Assistant Professor, Public Health Education, UNCG
  • Kathleen Williams, Senior Associate Dean, School of Health and Human Sciences, UNCG
  • Christina Yongue, Assistant Professor, Public Health Education, UNCG

Eviction Resolution

  • Jeremy Bray, Professor of Economics and Head of Department, Economics, UNCG
  • Brett Byerly, Executive Director, Greensboro Housing Coalition
  • Kenneth Gruber, Evaluation Section Chair, Center for Youth and Family and Community Partnerships, UNCG
  • Somya Mohanti, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, UNCG
  • Bruce Rich, Graduate Researcher, Center for Housing and Community Studies, UNCG
  • Stephen Sills, Director, Center for Housing and Community Studies, Associate Professor, Sociology, UNCG