BOARD MEMBERS

North End Community Coalition

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MELISSA GASTON

Executive Director

Melissa Gaston is a community organizer in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is a co-founder and the Executive Director for the non-profit, The North End Community Coalition (NECC).

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ERICA BRECHLIN

Director

I’ve been a home owner in the North End for the past 3 years, and I’ve lived in Charlotte for 15 years. I’m passionate about up-cycling, sustainability, gardening, building, community, volunteering and creating.

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CIANNA EDWARD

Director

Cianna Edwards is a resident of Brightwalk in the North End community.  She has a strong interest in building a sense of community.

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KATE FLYNN

Director

Kate Flynn aims to be a catalyst for positive change in her hometown of Charlotte, NC. She uses her talents as a strategic thinker and facilitator to engage, encourage and challenge groups of people toward self-discovery and impact through education, discussion, and advocacy.

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ADRIENNE MARTINEZ-DESMANGLES

Director


Adrienne and her husband, Kinson live in Charlotte, NC where she serves as a resident leader. Her other current volunteer leadership includes membership to the City of Charlotte's Community Relations Committee, Alumnae Advisor to the Alpha Gamma chapter of Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad/Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc. at Davidson College, Administrative Board Member for the Cornell University Council and a Big Sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Carolinas.

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MELANIE REDDRICK

Director

Melanie is a licensed architect and interior designer. She has lived in the Park at Oaklawn neighborhood for 14 years with her architect-husband, their two children (ages 10 and 11), and two guinea pigs.

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SHARON YOUNG

Director

Sharon moved to Genesis Park in May, 1995. She is the founder and Director of the New Generation Marching Band of Druid Hills. I hold the position of President of Genesis Park. I am one the original founders of NECC (North End Community Coalition) and board member.