Champions for Children

Champions support the campaign by: public speaking at local organizations such as the Asheville Chamber, Kiwanis/Rotary Club meetings, or at business lunch and learns; writing letters to the editors of local papers; meeting with local legislators; and promoting the importance of the first 2,000 days in their professional and personal networks.

Buncombe County Champions for Children

  • Leslie Anderson, Leslie Anderson Consulting, Inc.
  • Melissa Baker, MAHEC
  • Barbara Brownsmith Campbell, Community Volunteer
  • Kit Cramer, Asheville Chamber of Commerce
  • Susanne DeFerie, Asheville Savings Bank
  • Sheriff Jack Van Duncan, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
  • Jennie Eblen, Eblen Short Stop Stores
  • Lael Gray, Asheville Jewish Community Center
  • Gibbie Harris, Community Volunteer
  • Lori Hilliard, Buncombe County Schools
  • Holly Jones, Buncombe County Commissioner
  • Julie Klipp Nicholson, Buncombe County Family Justice Center
  • Missy Sherburne, DonorsChoose.org
  • Suzanne Swanger, Buncombe County Schools
  • Terry Van Duyn, North Carolina Senator
  • Mike Weizman, MD, Our Family Doctor

Check out our first 2,000 Days Champions Kit Cramer and Julie Klipp Nicholson in February’s Asheville Lifestyle Magazine (page 22-23)

For more information about how you can be a champion for children contact:

Suzanne Metcalf, Communications & Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (828) 817-2089
Email: [email protected]