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Dionne Greenlee-Jones

Dionne Greenlee-Jones

Interim Executive Director

Dionne Greenlee-Jones has a background in implementing public health, social justice, equity and community engagement initiatives. Previously, she’s served as a Resource Development Manager for United Way, as a grant writer and strategic planning consultant, and as a Community Engagement Manager for Unite Us/NCCARE360 – the nation’s first statewide coordinated care network – serving in 23 WNC counties, and in numerous others in partnership with statewide coalitions. Formerly, Dionne directed the Duke Nonprofit Management Certificate Program and consulted with Duke’s Continuing Studies and Duke Integrative Medicine, assisting with program development and implementation. As a “change agent,” she utilizes her skills in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), along with group and facilitation training methods, to accelerate strategic collaborations among stakeholders, bringing them to consensus to address critical community issues. Academic credentials include distinction as a UNC Chapel Hill Pogue Scholar, a B.A. in English from UNC Charlotte, a B.S. in Public Health from UNC Greensboro, a Master of Public Administration from UNC Charlotte, and pursuit of graduate studies and the documentary arts at Duke University. She holds a certificate in Epidemiology from the Centers for Disease Control, and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University, among others.

Although born in Greensboro, NC, her paternal family origins hail from the Ridgecrest, Swannanoa, and Black Mountain communities, and she feels deeply rooted and connected to this region. Some of her formerly enslaved ancestors helped erect the “Original” Thomas Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Black Mountain, and in her spare time, she co-leads a nonprofit established to protect this historic site on the National Register of Historic Places. Dionne continues to serve many organizations in Western North Carolina, including the WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition, the WNC Health Equity Coalition, the WNC Health Network, CoThinkk and Building Bridges of Asheville.

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