Our Team

Staff

Taylor Brennan

Taylor Brennan

Community Leader

Zach Bond

Zach Bond

Community Leader

Amy Curran

Amy Curran

Cafe & Farm Program Coordinator

Julie DeConto

Julie DeConto

Operations Director

Alisa Ginyard

Alisa Ginyard

Outreach Coordinator

Quinn Holmquist

Quinn Holmquist

Coordinator of Community Engagement & Giving

Anna Hood

Anna Hood

Program Director

Miriam Valle

Miriam Valle

Bookkeeper

Adrian L'Esperance

Adrian L'Esperance

Community Leader

Lisa McKee

Lisa McKee

Residential Coordinator

Susan McSwain

Susan McSwain

Executive Director

Tammy Rodman

Tammy Rodman

Volunteer Coordinator

Cody Andersen

Cody Andersen

Isaac House Project Manager

Marcellious Jones

Marcellious Jones

Facilities Manager

Elizabeth Houston

Elizabeth Houston

Community Leader

Bryan Diver

Community Leader

Support Staff

Drew McKenna

Drew McKenna

Custodial Team

Our Board

Erica Ryder (Chair)

Erica Ryder (Chair)

Sr. Program Manager, Government Markets, Blue Shield of NC; Reality Participant Mother

Margaret Frothingham (Vice Chair)

Margaret Frothingham (Vice Chair)

Nurse, Grandmother, Reality Volunteer

Steve Unruhe (Treasurer)

Steve Unruhe (Treasurer)

Retired High School Teacher, Durham Public Schools

Cari Carson (Secretary)

Cari Carson (Secretary)

Staff Attorney, Legal Aid of NC

Needham Bryan

Needham Bryan

National Institute of Environmental Sciences; Reality Participant

Allison Kirkland

Allison Kirkland

Creative Writing Instructor & Writing Coach

Mary Mathew

Mary Mathew

Collaboration and Policy Leader, NC Early Childhood Foundation

Cate McLeane

Cate McLeane

Founder & CEO, Wellspire Strategies; Adjunct Instructor, UNC Hussman School of Journalism & Media

Louise Morris

Louise Morris

Reality Participant Parent

Katy Philips

Katy Philips

Founder, Reality Farm; Spiritual Care Counselor, Transition Life Center; Flower Farmer, Little Sparrow

Michelle Pickett Connors

Michelle Pickett Connors

Strategic Account Supervisor, MicroMass Communications, an Ashfield Health Company

Lloyd Schmeidler

Lloyd Schmeidler

Senior Analyst, Community Development Department, City of Durham

Meet the 2021-2022 Reality Fellows!

Annalise Von Sprecken

Annalise graduated from Elon University in December 2020. She heard about Reality her sophomore year and has been thinking about being a fellow ever since. Annalise enjoys reading, drinking coffee, and going on walks with friends. She is excited to get to know everyone at Reality and to become part of the amazing community.

Hannah King

Hannah graduated from Wheaton College and spent a year working at a non-profit in Northern Virginia taking care of children with disabilities before coming to Reality. She grew up in Rwanda (and South Carolina and Kenya), and her family currently lives in Chapel Hill. Hannah’s passionate about health care access, particularly in the disability community. In her spare time, Hannah loves going on walks, exploring coffee shops, going thrift shopping and making new friends.

Grace Clarke

Grace recently graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and majored in Public Relations and Sociology. She started spending time at Reality her freshman year of college. Grace loves being outside, spending time with close friends and family, and gardening. She holds this community and the friendships that come with it very dearly.

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