Ashley C. Wells, PhD, MPH | Chair
University of North Carolina – Wilmington, Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Impact
Dr. Ashley Wells is the assistant dean for community engagement in the College of Health and Human Services at UNCW. She is also a part-time instructor in the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences. Dr. Wells facilitates the following groups within CHHS: Interprofessional Collaboration Advisory Council; Community Engagement and Impact Advisory Council; and the Interprofessional Teaching Clinic Task Force. At the university level, Dr. Wells leads the Recognize and Reward Committee for the UNCW Office of Community Engagement.
Dr. Wells’ areas of interest include asset-based community development, appreciative processes, leadership development, and workforce development and continuing education.
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Tracy Wilkinson | Vice Chair
Office of the Public Defender
Tracy is an Investigator/Attorney with the New Hanover County Office of the Public Defender. She earned her law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law, and her B.A. in Sociology from University of North Carolina – Asheville. Tracy is an expert in litigation, legal research, and legal writing. She is passionate about Public Justice, Restorative Practices, and the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford representation.
Compliance Counsel at CastleBranch
Katy Parker is Compliance Counsel at CastleBranch, headquartered in Wilmington. Katy is passionate about civil rights and particularly about the rights of individuals who are presently or previously incarcerated. Katy previously served as Legal Director of the ACLU of North Carolina.
Lead Pastor, The Bridge Church