Ivan Canada
Executive Director
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Megan Sappenfield
Program Director
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Alison Jones
Director of Administration
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Erika Rain Wilhite
Director of Development
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Tanaya Suddreth
Development & Community Engagement Manager
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Meet the NCCJ Staff

Ivan Canada, Executive Director

Alison Jones

Ivan Canada is executive director of The National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad. Prior to joining the NCCJ staff, he worked with Guilford Green Foundation as Interim Executive Director and Director of Special Projects.

Ivan is a leader in the Triad community, and has been awarded the Triad Business Journal’s “Forty Leaders Under 40 Award”, the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce’s “Change Agent Award” and was recently recognized by Southerners On New Ground (SONG) and Emerging Practitioners of Philanthropy (EPIP). He currently is serving on the National Board of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) as Secretary, a community board member of the S.J. Edwards Foundation, a local family foundation, and a member of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Board of Visitors, and has served on numerous other boards and committees over the past ten years.


Alison Jones, Director of Adminstration

Alison JonesAlison Jones took over as NCCJ’s office manager and executive assistant
in 2008. Alison brings extensive administrative experience. She holds a BS in Political Science and Justice and Policy Studies from Guilford College, and she has completed courses in nonprofit management and fundraising at Alamance Community College.

After college, Alison set her sights at first on law school and Constitutional Law,
then realized that she would rather be involved hands-on in the community. Her rich volunteer experience includes work with the Greensboro Jaycees, North Carolina’s Junior Miss scholarship program, Delancy Street and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.



Tanaya Suddreth, Development & Community Engagement Manager

Alison Jones

Tanaya Suddreth is the Development Coordinator for NCCJ. Graduating from UNCG in August 2013 with a Master’s degree in Public Affairs--Nonprofit Management concentration, Tanaya brings experience in fundraising and development from her time working with various Triad nonprofit organizations including After Gateway Inc., Cemala Foundation, and the United Way of Greater Greensboro. Tanaya is driven by her passion for helping others. She has worked in the human service field for 5 years providing mentoring to at risk youth, as well as serving individuals with developmental disabilities.