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Our Staff

The North Carolina Association of Educators Staff


Matt Aber-Towns, Executive Director
919-832-3000, ext. 202

Nicole Price, Associate Executive Director

Derevana Leach, Executive Administrative Assistant
919-832-3000, ext. 203

Valerie Warren, Chief Data Officer

Advocacy Center

For Legal Advocacy / Assistance, please click here

Verlyn Chesson-Porte, Lead Counsel

April Adeeyo, Staff Attorney

Business Affairs / Membership Department

Matthew Howard, Business Affairs Manager
919-832-3000, ext. 223

Vacant, Accounting Technician
919-832-3000, ext. 226

Maria Hampton, Accounting Technician
919-832-3000, ext. 224

Angela Schell, HR / Payroll Specialist
919-832-3000, ext. 225

Rose Deleon (Tikvart), Membership Processing Technician
919-832-3000, ext. 233  

Janice Wedel, Membership Processing Technician
919-832-3000, ext. 235  

Center for Instructional Advocacy and Membership Organizing

Vacant, Organizing Manager 
919-832-3000, ext. 230

Sarah Fellman, Organizing Manager

Andrew Willis Garcés, Organizing Manager

Amanda Garrison, Instructional Advocacy & Policy Specialist

Uniserv Directors and Lead Organizers


Nicole Price, Interim Communications Manager (Position is Vacant)
919-832-3000, ext. 216

Christi Broadway, Website / Technology Communications Specialist
919-832-3000, ext. 350

Linda Powell, Editor / Internal Communication
919-832-3000, ext. 212

Vacant, Network Systems Programmer & IT Network Administrator

Government Relations

Nicole Price, Interim Government Relations Manager
919-832-3000, ext. 202

Marge Foreman, Research Specialist / Chief Lobbyist
919-832-3000, ext. 257

Annette Montgomery, Department Assistant
919-832-3000, ext. 211

Retired - NCRSP

Teresa Evans-Hunter, Executive Director
919-832-3000, ext. 244

Tera Williams, Administrative Coordinator
919-832-3000, ext. 243

Carole McLamb,  Administrative Assistant
919-832-3000 ext. 242


An equitable, quality public education for every child.

The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), NC's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NCAE's members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NCAE has affiliate organizations in every county and student chapters in select colleges and universities throughout the state.