Ivan Canada
Executive Director
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Alison Jones
Director of Administration
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Erika Rain Wilhite
Director of Development
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Susie Williams
Development & Community Engagement Coordinator
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Meet the NCCJ Staff

Ivan Canada, Executive Director

Ivan Canada

Ivan Canada is executive director of NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad. Prior to joining the NCCJ staff, he worked with Guilford Green Foundation as interim executive director and as director of special projects.

Ivan is a leader in the Triad community. He has been awarded the Triad Business Journal’s “Forty Leaders Under 40 Award" and the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce’s “Change Agent Award,” and was recently recognized by Southerners On New Ground (SONG) and Emerging Practitioners of Philanthropy (EPIP). He serves as secretary on the National Board of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN); community board member of the S.J. Edwards Foundation, a local family foundation; and a member of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Board of Visitors. Ivan has served on numerous other boards and committees over the past ten years.


Alison Jones, Director of Adminstration

Alison JonesAlison Jones took over as NCCJ’s office manager and executive assistant
in 2008. Alison brings extensive administrative experience. She holds a BS in Political Science and Justice and Policy Studies from Guilford College, and she has completed courses in nonprofit management and fundraising at Alamance Community College.

After college, Alison set her sights at first on law school and Constitutional Law,
then realized that she would rather be involved hands-on in the community. Her rich volunteer experience includes work with the Greensboro Jaycees, North Carolina’s Junior Miss scholarship program, Delancy Street and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.




Erika Rain Wilhite, Director of Development

Erika Rain WilhiteErika Rain Wilhite is NCCJ's director of development. Her most recent position was associate director of development for TROSA, a residential substance abuse treatment center in Durham. Erika worked with the National World War II Museum and Next Exit History while earning an MA in public history from the University of West Florida. After graduate school, she served as assistant director and curator for the Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum, where she updated the museum's interpretation and collections management and fundraised to restore the 1859 lighthouse.

After relocating to North Carolina in 2012, Erika volunteered with Elsewhere, a living museum housed inside a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, and worked with The Hair Do Project, a project that explored issues of class, race, and gender through the narratives shared at hair salons and barber shops. Erika is thrilled to be welcomed aboard the NCCJ team and put her skills and talents to work for the benefit of the Triad community.



Susie Williams, Development & Community Engagement Coordinator

Susie WilliamsSusie Williams is NCCJ's development and community engagement coordinator. Susie graduated from Guilford College, where she majored in Community and Justice Studies. She is a native of Greensboro and felt the call to do community service work to serve the South after becoming active with the Vote Against Amendment 1 Campaign.

Susie helped found the Greensboro Roller Derby, local athletic organization, where she developed her community outreach skills. She also volunteers with Unchain Guilford, a local non-profit that builds fences for formerly chained dogs, and QORDS, a non-profit camp for LGBTQA youth. Susie’s newest adventures are volunteering with Paperhand Puppet Theater and playing on a local kickball team.




Haley Delgado, Program Coordinator

Susie WilliamsHaley Delgado is the program coordinator for NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad. A native of Greensboro and a product of Guilford County Schools, Haley prides herself on building a compassionate community free of bias and bigotry. As a rising senior in high school, Haley attended NCCJ’s flagship program ANYTOWN and fell in love with her newfound knowledge of acceptance and compassion for others. She is currently working on her BA in sociology and public relations to help aid her work in social justice.

Alongside her passion for equity, Haley loves music. She is a classically trained violinist and has formally played with the Philharmonia of Greensboro. Haley enjoys being involved in local women’s rights activism and volunteering with other non-profit work, such as Music Saves Lives. Haley’s drive and belief in building future leaders today is her fuel in supporting NCCJ’s outstanding work in the Triad.