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Our Team

 

STAFF

Southeast Raleigh Promise is committed to providing a model for the region to improve the alignment of systems and policies that promote equity and increased social mobility. We are led by a dedicated team invested in the success of this initiative.

Dalia Place

Dalia Place

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Dalia serves at the Partnership Director for Southeast Raleigh Promise. In her role she is responsible for implementing strategies to develop and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders, including nonprofit and community organizations, corporations and individuals. Dalia comes with over 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Originally from New York, Dalia moved to Raleigh shortly after graduating from the State University of New York at Cortland in 2006. She is passionate about serving her community in a meaningful way and committed to creating lasting change. In her free time, Dalia enjoys traveling and eating good eats with her family and friends.

Jennifer Castillo

Jennifer Castillo

Director of Youth & Family Engagement

Jennifer serves as the Director of Student and Family Engagement for Southeast Raleigh Promise. Jennifer has over 15 years experience working in public universities and youth-serving nonprofit organizations in Wisconsin as well as Raleigh, North Carolina. As a former Americorps Access member, she enjoys learning with and serving her community and is especially passionate about youth wellbeing and leadership, diversity and equity, and utilizing education as a transformative tool for social change. Jennifer has her Bachelor’s in Social Work and Master’s in Administrative Leadership from the University of Wisconsin and Master’s in Social Work from NC State. Jennifer currently serves on the boards of Corral Riding Academy, Seasons Village and Write, Speak, Inspire LLC. Jennifer enjoys serving in the community with her daughter, reading, walking her dog on the greenways of Raleigh, dirty chais, and backyard bonfires with friends and family.

Samara Tena

Samara Tena

FoodCorps Service Member

Samara Tena serves as the FoodCorps AmeriCorps Service Member with Southeast Raleigh Promise. In addition to managing Southeast Raleigh Elementary School’s two on-site gardens, she is responsible for working alongside students, teachers, and community members to connect kids to healthy food. Samara grew up in Raleigh, NC as well as Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, where her father is from. She has her B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from Appalachian State University and is currently working on a M.S. in Environmental Nutrition. Through her studies and work, Samara has become passionate about food’s power to heal, connect, and sustain communities. Samara enjoys traveling with friends and family, backpacking, and tackling new recipes or DIY projects in her spare time.

Renada Jackson

Renada Jackson

Office Manager

Renada Jackson serves as Office Manager with Southeast Raleigh Promise. She is a native of North Carolina and is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a focus on Project Management at Liberty University. Renada has 5 years of administrative experience, but has
also been an advocate for change. Over the years, Renada has expressed her passion for giving back to her community by bringing awareness to issues such as domestic violence and being involved with various community-based organizations. In her free time, Renada loves being
with her children. She loves attending her children’s’ sporting events, serving in leadership at her church, and the beach. She also has a green thumb when it comes to indoor plants.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

This initiative takes strong leadership, unprecedented partnerships and strong support from community leaders and organizations. Our Board of Directors are vital to reaching our goals..

Asa Fleming, Chair

Asa Fleming, Chair

Allen Tate Realtors

Thomas Bradshaw Jr

Thomas Bradshaw Jr

Consultant

Crawford Crenshaw, Vice Treasurer

Crawford Crenshaw, Vice Treasurer

HomeReach

Mia Bailey

Mia Bailey

Charter Communications

Jon Mills, Secretary

Jon Mills, Secretary

YMCA of the Triangle

Cathy Moore

Cathy Moore

Wake County Public School System

Wanda Thomas

Wanda Thomas

Jobs for Life

Damon Circosta, Treasurer

Damon Circosta, Treasurer

AJ Fletcher Foundation

Courtney Crowder, Immediate Past Chair

Courtney Crowder, Immediate Past Chair

Crowder Consulting

Maria Spaulding

Maria Spaulding

Human Services Consultant