Three local leaders tapped to co-chair Made in Durham Advisory Team

February 14, 2018
Co-chairing the Advisory Team are (from left) Drew Cummings, Tom Jaynes and Alexandra Zagbayou.

County, education and youth-serving nonprofit representatives will lead the work of the team that steers Made in Durham’s work on the ground.

The three are:

  • Drew Cummings, chief of staff, Durham County.
  • Tom Jaynes, executive vice president, Durham Technical Community College.
  • Alexandra Zagbayou, executive director, Student U.

The Advisory Team of Made in Durham implementation partners proposes strategy and paves the way for action teams to develop, test and scale system innovations on the ground.

Also serving on the Advisory Team are:

  • Rick Brown, Bank of America, Made in Durham Board of Directors representative to the Advisory Team.
  • Esther Coleman, City of Durham.
  • James Futrell, Durham Public Schools.
  • Jennifer Meade, Alliance Behavioral Healthcare.
  • Eliazar Posada, El Centro Hispano.
  • David Reese, East Durham Children’s Initiative.
  • Susan Roche, McKinney.
  • Rick Sheldahl, Durham Public Schools.
  • Pamela Thorpe Young, N.C. Central University.
  • Representatives from Durham Futures, Made in Durham’s alternative school partners, who rotate service on the team.

Four members of Made in Durham’s Youth Network will join the Advisory Team in April, bringing the voice and perspective of Durham’s young people to the group. They are:

  • Ghasan Ahmed.
  • Sachdeep Singh.
  • Keyvon Washington.
  • Madeleine Yancy.

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