NCCJ (North Carolina for Community and Justice) is a human relations organization. We work to build more compassionate, inclusive and equitable communities free of bias, bigotry and racism. Click here to learn about NCCJ’s history.

We do not advocate for any particular group or philosophy. We do help people who want to practice having more respectful conversations and creating more inclusive and equitable environments at work, in school, and wherever they go in life.

Our Staff

Ivan Canada
Executive Director

Eden Balson
Program Associate

Gloria Hoover
Assistant Development Director

Savannah Knoble
Administrative Project Coordinator

Tom Martinek
Program Associate

María Perdomo
Assistant Program Director

Michael Robinson
Program Director

Alison Whitman Jones
Finance and Data Management Director

Erika Rain Wilhite
Development and Communications Director

Racially diverse group of about 30 NCCJ board members stand smiling in front of the NCCJ logo projected on two screens.

Our Board of Directors

Officers: FY 2022-23

Ron Milstein

Jennifer Martineau

Immediate Past Chair
Mona Gillis Edwards

Tony Petitt

Directors At-Large
Mark Hale
Bryle Henderson Hatch

Hugh Holston

Executive Director
Ivan Canada


Peter Amidon
Brandon Bell
Allie Blosser
Megan Callahan
Madeleine Dassow
Chris Durham
Kiva Elliott
Jelani M. Favors
Dominic Fillippa
Barbara T. Frye
Maria Gonzalez

Gary M. Grandon
Niketa Greene
Ron Johnson
Tanisha Jones
Karen Kahn
Wanda Legrand
Giselle Mansi
Kim Marston
Hector McEachern
Winston McGregor

Mindy Oakley
Ayesha Oglesby
Paul Ringel
Tara McKenzie Sandercock
Kelly Smith
Aaron Strasser
Hilda Tajalli
Gerard L. Truesdale
Waiyi Tse
Leslye Samet Tuck
José Villalba

Partnership is everything.

We believe change starts with a conversation. When people respect and know how to communicate with others who are different from them, everyone benefits.

We partner with organizations across our community and our state. These partnerships allow us to collaborate with and deliver programs to diverse groups, sharing ideas and expertise to help move our community forward. Here are some of the businesses, community groups, and schools we’ve partnered with to deliver programs. We’ve also worked with houses of worship across the Triad. We’d love to partner with you, too! Connect with us.

Our community partners include:

City of Greensboro
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
Cone Health Foundation
Davidson County Community College
Genworth Financial

Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
Greensboro Day School
Greensboro Jewish Federation
Greensboro Police Department
Guilford County Schools
High Point University
Impact Alamance

International Visitor Leadership Program
Liberty Hardware
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
Replacements, Ltd.
YMCA of Greensboro

Our History

In 1937, NCCJ was born out of the idea that open, respectful dialogue between people of different backgrounds builds stronger communities. We remain committed to that core ideal.

As the region’s oldest human relations organization, we have a long history here. Over the years, we’ve cultivated close relationships with people, companies, and organizations from many different parts of our community.

NCCJ has evolved to meet the challenges of each new era, expanding our focus to include issues of race, class, gender equity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and the rights of people with different abilities.

For more than 85 years, NCCJ has promoted understanding and respect among all people in the Piedmont Triad. We have strong ties to this community’s past and we are deeply invested in its future.

Learn more about our history.


We’re an open book. Check out our financial statements and annual reports for a closer look at how we operate.