Meet Our Panelists

 

State of the StartUp: June 3rd, 2015

State of the StartUp was a panel discussion moderated by City Councilor Bonner Gaylord featuring leading members of Raleigh's entrepreneurship community: Brooks Bell, Justin Miller, and Bill Spruill. For more information on each panelist, visit their websites:

Brooks Bell: Brooks Bell, HQ Raleigh

Justin Miller: Wed Pics

Bill Spruill: Global Data Consortium 

 


 

A Roof For Raleigh: June 16, 2015 

A Roof For Raleigh was a panel discussion moderated by Councilor Bonner Gaylord to discuss homelessness and food insecurity in Raleigh with Hugh Hollowell, Erin Byrd, Nation Hahn, Erin White, and Shana Overdorf.

Hugh is the founder of Love Wins Ministries, a faith-based community which cares for the homeless in Raleigh. Erin Byrd is a founding member of Fertile Ground Food Cooperative, which is based in Southeast Raleigh. The cooperative works to promote entrepreneurship, give people access to healthy and affordable foods and make living-wage jobs available to the community. Nation is President of the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation, which works to empower individuals to promote leadership in communities and to help the poor and hungry. Erin White is a co-founder and the interim chair of Capital Area Food Network, which advises local governments on food related policies. He also runs the Community Food Lab. Shana is the Executive Director at the Partnership to End Homelessness, which convenes the governments of Raleigh and Wake County with members of the community to address homelessness locally.

For more information on each of the panelists’ organizations and opportunities to get involved, visit their website:

Hugh Hollowell: Love Wins Ministries 

Erin Byrd: Fertile Ground Food Cooperative

Nation Hahn: Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation

Erin White: Community Food Lab

Shana Overdorf: Partnership to End Homelessness 

 


 

Raleigh Moves: July 27, 2015

Raleigh Moves was a panel discussion moderated by Councilor Bonner Gaylord to discuss transportation in Raleigh. Councilor Gaylord discussed which transit options are right for Raleigh with panelists Karen Rindge, Ted Mansfield, Seth Hollar and Asa Fleming. 

Karen Rindge is the Executive Director of WakeUp Wake County. Ted Mansfield is a Predoctoral Trainee at the UNC-CH Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility. Seth Hollar is a Teaching Assistant Professor at NCSU and co-founder of YIMBY. Asa Fleming is a Raleigh Realtor and member of the Raleigh-Wake Transportation for America Transit Innovation Academy team.  

For more information about the work of each panelist, visit these websites: 

Karen Ringe: WakeUP Wake County

Ted Mansfield: UNC-CH Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility

Seth Hollar: Raleigh YIMBY

Asa Fleming: Raleigh-Wake Transportation for America Transit Innovation Academy

 

 


 

Guiding Raleigh's Growth: August 12, 2015

Guiding Raleigh's Growth was a panel discussion about the best ways to manage Raleigh's growth and development. Councilor Gaylord moderated the conversation with panelists David Knight, Eric Braun, Jeremy Medlin and Smedes York.

David Knight is currently an environmental consultant and was previously the Assistant Secretary for Natural Resources. Eric Braun is a member of the Planning Commission for the City of Raleigh and former land use attorney. Jeremy Medlin is Vice President of Land Development for M/I Homes of Raleigh. Former Mayor Smedes York is the Chairman of the Board of York Properties. 

For more information on each panelists and their involvement, visit these websites:

David Knight: Environmental Consultant

Eric Braun: Raleigh Planning Commission

Jeremy Medlin: M/I Homes

Smedes York: York Properties

 


 

 

Our Role in Recovery: August 18, 2015

Our Role in Recovery was a panel discussion about substance use issues in Raleigh. Councilor Gaylord moderated the conversation with panelists Chris Budnick, Jessica Herrmann, Kurtis Taylor and Pam Katchuk. Chris Budnick is the Vice President of Programs at the Healing Place of Raleigh. Jessica Herrmann is the Director of Provider Relations at the Governor's Institute on Substance Abuse. Kurtis Taylor is an Outreach and Reentry Coordinator with Oxford Houses of NC. Pam Katchuk is a Lead Advocate for Heroes in Recovery. 

For more information on each panelists and their involvement, visit these websites:

Chris Budnick: The Healing Place of Wake County

Jessica Herrmann: Governor's Institute on Substance Abuse

Kurtis Taylor: Oxford Houses of NC 

Pam Katchuk: Heroes in Recovery 

 


 

Our Past Has Potential: September 2, 2015

Our Past has Potential was a panel discussion about about historic preservation and the adaptive reuse of Raleigh's built environment. Councilor Gaylord moderated the discussion with panelists Mary Ruffin Hanbury, Ed Morris, Myrick Howard and Jeremy Bradham. Mary Ruffin Hanbury is a preservationist and architectural historian who started her preservation consulting firm in 2008. Ed Morris is Chair of the Wake Historic Preservation Commission. Myrick Howard is the President of Preservation N.C. Jeremy Bradham is a Historic Preservation Specialist at Capital Area Preservation.

For more information on each panelists and their involvement, visit these websites:

Mary Ruffin Hanbury: Hanbury Preservation

Ed Morris: Wake Historic Preservation Commission

Myrick Howard: Preservation NC 

Jeremy Bradham: Capital Area Preservation

 

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