NCCJ (North Carolina for Community and Justice) is a human relations organization. Since 1937, we have served people and communities in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad region. Learn about NCCJ’s history.

The land we occupy is the ancestral home of many Indigenous peoples, including the Eno, Keyauwee, Saura, and Sissipahaw.  Today, North Carolina recognizes 8 tribes: Coharie, Lumbee, Meherrin, Occaneechi Saponi, Haliwa Saponi, Waccamaw Siouan, Sappony, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee. NCCJ honors and respects the Indigenous peoples connected to this territory on which we gather.

Our Staff

Eden Balson
Program Associate

Kelly Dawson
Anytown Project Manager

Gloria Hoover
Interim Development Director

Kasey Johnson
Development Associate

Savannah Knoble
Executive Projects Manager

Tom Martinek
Program Associate

Imani Mitchell
Assistant Program Director

Michael Robinson
Program Director

Alison Whitman Jones
Finance and Data Management Director

Erika Rain Wilhite
Interim Executive 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 2023-24

Jennifer Martineau

Madeleine Dassow

Immediate Past Chair
Ron Milstein

Marci Peace

Directors At-Large
Mark Hale
Bryle Henderson Hatch

Peter Amidon

Interim Executive Director
Erika Rain Wilhite


Allie Blosser
Rebecca Conway
Chris Durham
Kyle Farmbry
Jelani M. Favors
Dominic Fillippa
Barbara T. Frye
Maria Gonzalez
Gary M. Grandon
Niketa Greene
Hugh Holston

Tanisha Jones
Karen Kahn
Leslie Dunne Ketner*
Robert Ketner*
Giselle Mansi
Bill Miller
Mindy Oakley
Ayesha Oglesby
Tony Petitt
Paul Ringel

Milagros Russell
Tara McKenzie Sandercock
Kelly Smith
Aaron Strasser
Hilda Tajalli
Gerard L. Truesdale
Waiyi Tse
Leslye Samet Tuck
José Villalba
Wayne Young

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
The Harwood Institute
High Point University
Impact Alamance

International Visitor Leadership Program
Liberty Hardware
New Garden Friends School
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.