Board of Directors

Charles Byrd

Charles W. Byrd Jr

Chuck is a native North Carolinian, having lived in Durham since 1987. Now retired from Duke University, he has donated time, energy, and treasure to Westminster Presbyterian Church, Durham Congregations in Action, Durham Urban Ministries, the Durham MLK Jr. Steering Committee, Meals on Wheels, Duke’s Presbyterian Campus Ministry, YO:Durham and, since its creation, Partners for Youth Opportunity. In retirement, Chuck and his wife Evelyne spend most of their time gardening, cooking, reading, and doting on their grandson Lucius.

Maryann Crea

Maryann Crea

Maryann Crea is the Minister to the Community at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She is responsible for promoting and facilitating peace and justice activities and Catholic Social Teaching within the parish, as well as implementing Immaculate Conception’s social justice mission in the greater community, by networking with Durham congregations, social service agencies and community groups. She holds a JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law and a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies from the Loyola University, New Orleans. She served as chair of the original Steering Committee of YO: Durham and on the PYO board since its inception.

Amy Daubert

Amy Daubert

Having spent the better part of the past 27 years nurturing and raising her four children and managing her family’s busy schedule, Amy, with the support of Julie Wells, became PYO”s college specialist in 2015. A school counselor, by training, Amy is creating a college counseling program that spans from 9th grade through college. In her spare time, she has been her Class Agent and President, raising money and planning reunions for her Alma Mater, Williams College for over 30 years. She is a motivated, driven, hard-working, goal-oriented, happy, funny, thoughtful, and people-loving person.

Charles Ebel

Charles Ebel

Charles W. Ebel is an experienced communications manager with skills refined in a variety of industries and media. He has more than 35 years of experience as an editor, public relations manager, and communications director. He currently works as a business development coordinator for RTI International, a nonprofit research organization based in Research Triangle Park. His public relations experience includes organizing media contacts and serving as spokesperson for a national nonprofit organization, as well significant public speaking experience. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Duke University, and has been serving PYO’s board of directors since 2013.

Philip Harewood

Philip Harewood

Phil holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Health and Hospital Management. He spent the first ten years of his health care career as an auditor for Empire Blue Cross in New York City. His work with Blue Cross focused on hospital and other health care provider field audits for Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross reimbursement purposes.
Phil spent the next ten years of his career working for hospitals initially in the areas of budget and reimbursement and subsequently as CEO of a for-profit hospital. He also worked as an international health care consultant for the Pan American Health Organization. Phil has spent the last twenty-one years as part of the senior leadership team at Lincoln Community Health Center where he served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer and currently Chief Executive Officer.
Phil has served on numerous boards including two terms as President of the North Carolina Community Health Center Association. He has served for several terms as the Chair of the National Association of Community Health Center’s Subcommittee on Health Center Financing. Some examples of his current board commitments include: member of the Board of Trustees of the Durham County Hospital Corporation; member of the Board of Directors of Project Access Durham County and Chair of the Board of the Carolina Medical Home Network. Phil is also a Consulting Associate in the Division of Community Health of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke Medicine.

Robert Newlin

Robert Newlin

Robert was born in Knoxville TN on June 16, 1944, and is married with four adult children and five grandchildren. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology. He has considerable experience in technical support, both desktop and systems. He has managed web and file servers, mail systems, and databases, while providing tech support for 150 users. He has experience working with administrators and problem solvers to obtain and analyze information in such a way as to be useful for the problem at hand. As an experimental psychologist, he had eight papers published in refereed journals as well as other articles and presentations. Bob has worked with YO:Durham since its inception and moved over to PYO to work on the finance committee and help with technology. Bob is also Treasurer with Durham Congregations in Action and with the Durham CROP Hunger Walk and at Parkwood United Methodist Church.

Shun Robertson

Dr. Shun Robertson

Shun has been dedicated to the field of education for the last thirteen years, developing deep content knowledge and expertise in postsecondary administration and state and federal policy working at the institutional, state, and nonprofit levels. Shun received her bachelor of science in business administration and doctorate in educational administration from the University of South Carolina; and her master of business administration from Augusta State University. She earned a certificate in nonprofit administration from Duke University.

Julia McCullough

Julia McCullough

Julia became a supporter of PYO as the graphic designer for our annual report. She’s a graduate of the College of Charleston and a consultant in Global Service Logistics Operations at Cisco. She’s also a member of the Junior League of Raleigh and currently serves as a sustaining advisor for the 2017 NC Governor’s Inaugural Ball. A lifelong triangle resident and active volunteer, she’s passionate about helping our students connect with opportunities to learn, work, and serve in our community. Julia resides in Raleigh with her husband and three furry children.

Nancy Safrit

Nancy Safrit

Nancy Joyce Safrit has a background in mathematics and finance and has worked in the areas of bond structuring, business valuation, computer code development, and engineering. She has worked with youth and non-profits since the 1980s, including the Morehead Scholarship Selection Committee, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public Schools, the Girl Scouts of America, and other organizations. As a Deacon at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Durham, Nancy became involved with Durham Congregations in Action. She was involved in the planning of YO: Durham, where she served on the Steering and Development Committees until 2014. Nancy was involved in the process of merging YO: Durham and Partners for Youth to create our current organization. Nancy has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Craig Savage

Craig Savage

Craig Savage has worked and lived in Durham since 2003 when he joined a small healthcare consulting firm. In addition to his work with PYO, Craig has been engaged in several community-based initiatives, focusing primarily on health, human services and social justice issues. He was a member of the YO:Durham Advisory Committee and worked with the transition team during the merger of PFY and YO:Durham. He also serves on the Boards of Trustees for the Durham County Hospital Corporation (Duke Regional Hospital) and Lincoln Community Health Center, as well as, the Durham Crisis Response Center Board. Craig recently served as an observer in India with the UU College of Social Justice and sat on various child and family service boards in Atlanta and Charlotte. Craig presently serves as CEO and Senior Advisor for CMBC Advisors, offering strategy, governance and coaching/mentoring for hospital and health system leaders. He is a graduate of both UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke.

Zane Shetler

Zane Shetler

Zane Shetler is a Master of Social Work candidate at UNC-Chapel Hill with a concentration in child and adolescent mental health. He is currently working as a Clinical Social Work Trainee at UNC Psychiatry Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic located in Raleigh, NC. His previous experience includes teaching English in North Carolina public schools as well as working and volunteering in Durham’s nonprofit sector. He obtained his B.A. in English from the College of Wooster and completed his teaching certification though North Carolina State University. He has served on PYO’s board of directors since 2012.

Evan Sitton

Evan Sitton

Evan currently serves as Board Chair on our Board of Directors, and he is Vice President at Square 1 Bank a division of Pacific Western Bank. Square 1 Bank is passionate about supporting the communities in which they serve and believes that some of tomorrow’s leaders and entrepreneurs are being developed right here at PYO. A resident of Durham since 2003, Evan understands and has seen the need for the services and programs that PYO provides and is excited to be a part of the mission.

Ariana Goswick

Ariana K. Goswick, MA, MHC, joins PYO with a background in youth development. Ariana began this work in New York City, at Manhattan’s LGBT Center. Central to Ariana’s role, as a Youth Prevention Counselor, was establishing and maintaining a community of inclusion built on the values of respect, openness, sensitivity and personal responsibility. Within this framework, Ariana managed and led a spectrum of Center Youth’s empowerment, internship and drop-in programs. In November of 2014, Ariana moved from New York City to Durham, where she joined NC START as a Clinical Coordinator, providing multi-systemic crisis prevention and intervention services for transitional-age youth with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and co-occurring mental illness (MH). In March of 2017, Ariana transitioned to the role of Supportive Schools Coordinator with SHIFT NC. In collaboration with North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction’s Healthy Schools Program, and the North Carolina Division of Public Health’s Injury and Violation Prevention branch, Ariana is overseeing state-wide implementation of LGBTQ ally trainings and transgender workshops for school personnel. Ariana is thrilled to take part in this project and looks forward to continued opportunities to create safe and affirming environments for LGBTQ young people.

Jeannie Sollars

Jeannie grew up in a small community in Southwest Virginia and has lived in Raleigh since 2006. She earned a bachelor’s degree at Virginia Tech and an MBA from UNCC. Jeannie is a Vice President at Bank of America working in commercial credit. A role that takes her to communities across North Carolina and provided her the chance encounter to discover PYO.

She currently sits on the Board of Directors for United Arts Council of Ra-leigh and Wake County, serves as Secretary of the Brier Creek PTA Board, and volunteers as a Girl Scout Troop Co-leader.

Silvia Rincon

Silvia Rincon is Director, Office of the CEO, managing the CEO’s priorities and overseeing the credit union’s efforts in multiple areas, including member service, communications, and financial education. She started her career working as an account executive for one of the largest banks in Colombia, focused on the top tier local corporate business, and was the top sales executive two years in a row. She moved to United States in 2007 and resumed her career in the banking industry, working for different organizations, performing different roles until finding her true passion at the credit union world. She has been with Latino Credit Union since 2013, and has served various capacities, the most recent as Director of Communications and Service. She has a B.S. in Financial Engineering from Autonoma University in Colombia.

Susan Haws

Susan Haws is an experienced researcher-educator with a lifelong interest in promoting and facilitating positive youth development. Susan started her career as a middle school teacher in Donna, Texas, a small agricultural border town on the banks of the Rio Grande. She went on to teach middle school English in New Orleans, LA, and English and ESL at Broughton High School in Raleigh. After observing first hand the persistent and complex barriers to well-being that her students faced, Susan found her way to the discipline of public health, which offered compelling and innovative ways to study and address these problems. Susan earned a Master of Public Health (2001) and a PhD (2012) in Health Behavior and Health Education from UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research has focused on a variety of topics, including prevention of adolescent health risk behaviors, youth mentoring, and adult emotional health. Susan and her family have lived in Durham since 2005. She led a grassroots effort to add a middle school to Central Park School for Children in downtown Durham in 2013 and 2014.

Tucker Stevens

Tucker Stevens was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and graduated from Kenan-Flagler business school at UNC. Tucker is passionate about helping non-profits function strategically, using forward-thinking business models to maximize philanthropic efficacy and long-term program outcomes. He currently lives and works in Durham as the Director of Operations for ReCity, a co-working space for collaborative Durham non-profits.