Meet The Board

Meet your board of directors! YNPN Triangle NC is a completely volunteer-run organization. We're always looking for new voices and emerging leaders to join us at the table. Please reach out to any of us below with your questions and ideas on how we can better support you - our members!


ArleneArlene Brown - Interim Board Chair

Arlene is an ambitious, charismatic professional with an amalgam of experience in building quality relationships and empowering others to create strong results. She is a relatable professional with a passion for ensuring others are seen, heard, valued and understood. With an affinity for strategic planning, training and community engagement, she is truly the sum of all her experiences.

Arlene says, "I will always be in pursuit of what sets my soul on fire and it is my privilege to help others do the same




Karyn Miller - Treasurer
Executive Operations Manager - Miraclefeet

Karyn has been in and out of the Triangle since the age of 10, leaving to earn her B.S. in International Health from Georgetown University in DC and to serve in the Peace Corps in Rwanda. She has been grateful to land back in this community and continues working on global public health access through her role as Executive Operations Manager at MiracleFeet, a nonprofit in Chapel Hill that coordinates treatment for children born with clubfoot in low- and middle-income countries. She spends her free time walking, baking, and supporting the launch of Emergi, a cooperative impact investing platform for sustainable development solutions. 




Shalondra Greenlee - Programming Co-Chair

Shalondra currently works as the Pipeline Development Coordinator for Public Allies NC, which is a part of a national organization committed to an equitable society and creating diverse leadership to sustain it. At Public Allies NC partnered with the North Carolina Institute for Minority and Economic Development she is focused on building relationships with local universities in order to develop ongoing programs. In her role, she conducts strategy meetings for program development through the creation of marketing and public relations. In her spare time, Greenlee enjoys watching movies and being challenged by unfortunate opponents on Dance Central.




Chanae Wilson - Programming Co-Chair
Engagement Coordinator - Budget & Tax Center

Chanae Wilson is the Engagement Coordinator with the Budget & Tax Center, a project of the NC Justice Center, located in Raleigh, NC. She joined BTC in January 2017, as a Public Allies Apprentice, through the AmeriCorps program. In her time working at Justice Center, she’s learned the best policy solutions are those driven by research practices that are informed by the communities who are directly affected. As a result, Chanae is committed to creating tools that support communities with the knowledge of key social and economic justice issues. Through advocacy, program development and implementation, and community involvement, she aims to encourage a more equitable society through access and opportunity. At the Justice Center, she primarily works on the coordination of community engagement events and key initiatives under BTC such as the NC Summer Policy Institute. Chanae is currently pursuing a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Liberal Studies with a focus in Social Policy from North Carolina State University. She earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Psychology at Saint Augustine’s University.



JackJack Ahern -Fundraising Chair

Jack currently works with the University of Chapel Hill General Alumni Association as the Coordinator of Alumni Networking and Outreach. In his role, he develops career and outreach related programming and coordinates volunteers throughout the country on scholarship fundraising. Jack is a graduate of the University of Illinois (Bachelors-Political Science and History) and NC State University (Masters of Public Administration – Nonprofit Management). While at State he served as the Assistant Graduate Editor for the Philanthropy Journal and Grassroots Fundraising Intern for the Davis Phinney Foundation. In his spare time, Jack enjoys running slowly, listening to his favorite podcasts, and making and/or eating ice cream.



JackJessica Carter- Interim Communications and Marketing Chair 

Jessica currently works at The North Carolina Partnership for Children, a nonprofit overseeing Smart Start, a network of nonprofits which works to ensure each child reaches his or potential and is prepared for success in our global community. At NCPC, she is the Communications Specialist and is focused on building relations internally and externally. With an affinity for strategic communications, writing, and remembering we are all human, she is grateful for her work in the nonprofit sector. Jessica is grateful for the opportunity to support other nonprofits through engagement and relationship building and appreciates the opportunity to build-up and network with other young professionals. She spends her free time reading, enjoying sunshine, singing (badly), binging medical and crime-based television shows, and playing with her dog Magnolia.


Special Recognition and Thanks:

Dawn A Crawford
Principal/Communicator, BC/DC Ideas
Dawn has dedicated her career to nonprofit communications and marketing and is an independent consultant for BC/DC Ideas. Dawn is the creative marketing and social media force behind YNPN Triangle NC's initial success and we thank her for her dedicated volunteer work!

Kacie Wiersma
Kacie identified the need for YNPN Triangle NC and set on a quest to encourage its development before moving out of state. Kacie moved to North Carolina and worked to begin the local YNPN chapter, but moved to another state for a job position before she was able to see the work completed. Special thanks to her for identifying the need in the Triangle and assisting in making it happen!

Kay Castillo
Kay was instrumental in the early days of YNPN Triangle, helping us get organized and off the ground. As an advocate for all young nonprofit professionals, her leadership helped steer YNPN Triangle NC and put us in the strong position we are in today.