Before joining DHT, Rebecca served as a Community Development Specialist with Buncombe County Health and Human Services and Buncombe County Government. While there, she managed the Isaac Coleman Economic Community Investment grant, which targeted $1.5 million investments over three years in communities working to champion equitable opportunity. She also developed the Isaac Coleman Learning Collaborative and coordinated the Legacy Neighborhoods Coalition, cultivating trust, authenticity and inclusion to support innovative, community-driven solutions. Before that, she was a Family Self-Sufficiency Advisor/Case Manager with the Asheville Housing Authority. During this time, she also represented the Housing Authority on Asheville’s team for Invest Health: Strategies for Healthier Cities, a national convening of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Reinvestment Fund. Through Invest Health, Rebecca co-created a community-led development project process to improve health and well-being in neighborhoods with the most need.
Rebecca holds Bachelor of Arts in Community Planning and Legal Advocacy from UMASS Boston and a Master’s in Public Health from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. When Rebecca is not working, she enjoys spending time with her nephew and any dog on the planet.