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Staff

Partnership Effort for the Advancement of Children’s Health (PEACH) provides experiential employment opportunities for unemployed & under-employed workers, marginalized job seekers, and budding professionals throughout our community. PEACH welcomes individuals who are motivated to work with the PEACH director to identify, create, and develop projects that support the mission and goal of PEACH and that provides tangible resume’ builders to progress  their employment and career goals. PEACH appreciates your donations to help provide income opportunities for local job seekers.

 

Staff Members

 

Rebecca Enfiedjian

peachRebecca Enfiedjian obtained her Lead Renovator Certification in 2012 and is a Guest Instructor for the Lead Renovator Training Program. In 2013, she completed a twelve week internship with PEACH as a requirement for her MPA at North Carolina Central University. Rebecca served as an administrative assistant and helped to draft proprietary documents for the organization. She also helped to document the classroom procedures for the federally mandated Renovate, Repair, and Paint (RRP) program for PEACH. She completed her BA in Political Science and her MPA, with a concentration on energy management, from NCCU. She just recently returned to the United States after volunteering in Armenia for a year. She is pursuing her Environmental Protection Specialist Certification and plans to work as an Environmental Protection Specialist.

 

Craig J. Harris

me-peachCraig Harris earned his B.A. in graphic arts at North Carolina Central University. Craig is a freelance artist who combined his computer & graphics knowledge to create the PEACH logo and the website design for PEACH, his first website project. Craig was a participant in the PEACH afterschool program when he attended Chewning Middle School.

“I am creative, organized, and a fast learner that always excels at any task. I have experience in management, retail, sales, graphic design, print production and video editing. I am an ambitious journeyman who loves learning new skills. My professional goals are to open a novelty franchise promoting my creative graphic designs and to create affordable websites for small businesses.”

If you are interested in having Craig help you to create your website or graphic designs, send an email to info@peachdurham.org.

Donate to PEACH so we can continue to help young people like Craig.

 

Lenora Smith

pic-2Lenora S. Smith is the Executive Director of the Partnership Effort for the Advancement of Children’s Health (PEACH) and currently serves as the board chair. She has more than 20 years of community connectivity – creating, directing, and working with residents and other organizations to make resources available to marginalized and underserved residents throughout the community. Lenora’s work has focused on making PEACH a comprehensive lead-based paint training program and environmental remediation company. She has relied on community volunteers, residents, middle school students, college interns, and work force development interns to help develop training, assessment, research, and remediation techniques for the organization.

Lenora uses experiential education philosophy to engage program participants in methodologies for community outreach, lead-based paint presentations, lead-based paint remediation, community-based research, and other skills associated with developing a community training and environmental remediation company.  Under her leadership PEACH has provided paid AmeriCorps Service opportunities for 11 Durham residents including high school students, formerly incarcerated residents, college and graduate level participants. Lenora believes everyone can mentor and teach and works one on one with PEACH participants to help them realize and develop their inherent potential.

Lenora currently serves on the Duke Chancellor’s Community Health Advisory Board, Mayor’s Poverty Reduction Initiative, Northeast Central Durham Leadership Council, and Latino Health Roundtable. She also served as the secretary for the Durham Branch NAACP from 2006-2008 and she received the Inter-Neighborhood Council, Neighborhood Hero Award in 2006. Lenora is from Port Chester, NY and lives in Durham with her husband, Lester and they have three grown children.

 

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