Roodline Volcy

Roodline Volcy – President

Roodline (Roody) was born in Haiti and emigrated to Naples, Florida to join her family as a young child. She attended Salem College in North Carolina where she studied International Relations and Race & Ethnicity Studies. Currently, Roody is the Events Coordinator at the Democracy at Work Institute (DAWI). Roody’s passion for economic democracy is represented in most all of her work. She has been a member of the Renaissance Community Co-op since 2015 and worked to spread the message of RCC and gain owners and supporters from the beginning phases. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and playing with her dogs Watson and Keeley.

 


Casey Thomas

Casey Thomas

Casey has been involved with the Renaissance Community Cooperative since February 2013 when she joined the Renaissance Community Cooperative Committee, tasked with developing the infrastructure of the RCC. She is passionate about food justice and excited to be part of a project that will bring economic development, access to fresh, healthy foods, and community owned-wealth to North East Greensboro. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated from Guilford College in 2010. Casey works at UNCG as the Program Coordinator for the African American & African Diaspora Studies Program.


Tony Davies – Secretary

Tony Davies

Tony was born in London, England, and came to the United States to do graduate work, met his now wife, Ann, and stayed. In the 1970s Tony taught ancient Greek and Roman studies for several years at UNC-Greensboro. He subsequently moved into Information Technology, where his last job was in the computer department of Freddie Mac, in the Washington, DC suburbs.

Tony and his wife retired back to Greensboro in 2009, and in 2010 became involved in the campaign to keep the White Street landfill closed. Tony is a member of CEEJ and the Greensboro Voters’ Alliance.

Tony has believed in co-ops all his life. He grew up with cooperative grocery stores in England and jumped at the chance to be part of the RCC from early on; joining the Steering Committee in 2013.


Eleanor Graves – Treasurer

Eleanor Graves

Eleanor has lived one block away from the Renaissance Shopping Center for more than 30 years. She purchased her home in Greensboro because it was within walking distance of a grocery store that subsequently closed in 1998. That store closing caused her neighborhood to become a food desert.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Guilford College and a Master’s in Global Management from the University of Phoenix. She’s retired from Lucent Technologies as a Project Manager and from the US Postal Service. Eleanor has been a member of the Co-op since 2013 and she strongly believes that affordable, healthy food should be easily available to everyone. She is very excited about the work that has already been done to bring a grocery store back to her neighborhood and enjoys walking to the store again.


Christina Younge

Christina Younge

*Newest  Board Member*

Biography coming soon.


Leo Steward

Leo Steward

Leo Steward served as the president of the Renaissance Co-op Committee up until the RCC Board was elected and the Committee disbanded. He is a passionate supporter of the RCC project and is excited to bring a community-owned grocery store to his neighborhood in Northeast Greensboro!

Jessica Jackson

Jessica Jackson

Biography coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deb Harris Richardson

Deb Harris Richardson

Biography coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bevelyn Ukah

Bevelyn Ukah

Bevelyn came to Greensboro 10 years ago to attend Guilford College and fell in love with Greensboro’s rich history of social justice and community resilience. She began attending community meetings for RCC six years ago when the store was still a vision of Northeastern Greensboro community members and friends. Becoming a member in 2013, she was truly inspired by the principles of community ownership and alternative economic models.

Through interactive presentations and facilitation, Bevelyn is passionate about discouraging divisiveness and she helps audiences to recognize multiple truths. She is also passionate about working with youth and adults in multigenerational settings. To her, all of these things are possible with self-reflection and building methods of accountability.

Bevelyn received her Bachelors in International Studies, Sociology and Anthropology and her Masters in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management.