Forum Advisory Committee

A group of national and local experts are advising on program creation for the inaugural Croatan Forum. 

Andrea Armeni

Transform Finance

Laura Benedict

Self-Help Ventures Fund

Sharlene Brown

Partnership for Responsible Financial Inclusion

Lauren Erickson

Erickson Advisors

Eric Henry

TS Designs

Jim King


Laura Lauffer

Center for Environmental Farming Systems, North Carolina State University

Rick Larson

Natural Capital Investment Fund

Henry McKoy

North Carolina Central University

Jessica Norwood

The Runway Project

Chris Parker

The Whiddon Parker Group, Merrill Lynch

Vicki Lee Parker

North Carolina Business Council

Matt Patsky

Trillium Asset Management, LLC

David Sand

Community Capital Management

Alison Yonas

Latino Community Credit Union

Mary Ellen Zellerbach

Martin Investments, LLC