Staff and Board

Our team at Camber Foundation is inspired by the people and places of Eastern North Carolina. Collectively, our staff and board bring a depth of experience, diversity of perspective, and unique strengths and talents–all heartily committed to stewarding the Foundation’s resources in ways that maximize philanthropic opportunities for the region.

Meet our Staff

Christopher Fipps

Director of Community Investment


Leslie Ann Jackson

President and CEO


Matt McDowell

Finance & Administration Officer


Willona Aekins

Network Officer


Meet our Board

Armeer Kenchen

NC Rural Center

Brad Davis, Secretary

YMCA of the Triangle

Brandy Bynum Dawson


Jenna Bryant

City of Durham

Jill Heath, Vice Chair

Retired, NV5 Engineers & Consultants

John Stump, Board Chair

Weller Advisory Ventures | Family Business Institute

Kevin Schneider, Treasurer/Finance & Investment Chair

Retired, Genworth

Marirose Steigerwald

Delta Dental of North Carolina

Tom Lyon, Audit Chair

Manning Fulton

Toni Peck, Governance Chair

Womble Bond Dickinson

Trip Savery

Curtis Media Group

Van Smith, Grants Chair

ECU Health Medical Center

Yogin Patel, MD


cam·ber | \ ˈkam-bər \ A positive, upward curve built into the beam of a bridge intended to distribute the load.