Carolyn is responsible for the overall administration, coordination, and evaluation of Provide’s human resources functions that support approximately 40 employees in multiple states and sets human resources strategy in close collaboration with executive leadership. Over the last 15 years, Carolyn has been involved in every facet of operations in both the private and public sectors, most recently at Ipas and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. Her previous work includes motivational coaching, technology development, human resources, investment banking, and racial equity work. She is a native of Durham and attended Peace College in Raleigh, NC, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University. In her community, Carolyn served as a board member for the City of Durham’s Citizens Advisory Committee. In this role, she helped facilitate citizen participation in the planning and implementation of Housing & Urban Development funds, earmarking federal funds to bolster low-income communities and innovative non-profit organizations. As a strong leader and advocate in her community, Carolyn founded and managed a non-profit public organization, Overcoming Obstacles and provided resources for impoverished single mothers through ongoing professional development workshops and community trainings. She loves to travel.