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Board & Staff

Board of Directors 2016

Ex Officio Chair:  Tawyna Watts – Community Volunteer

Chair–Isabella Jackson- Community Volunteer–Voices Leader

Vice Chair:  Mike Campbell- Community Action Opportunities

Treasurer:  Kelly Prime–Relax and Rejuvenate Owner

Joshua Rhodes- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Greg Walker Wilson–Walker Wilson Consulting

Judith West–Living Wage Coalition of Transylvania County

Tyrone Greenlee–Christians for a United Community


Samantha Simpson–Voices for Economic Justice Graduate, community volunteer

Michael Carter–Green Opportunities

Anna Marie Smith–On-Track Financial Education and Counseling

Diana Sierra-Buncombe County


Vicki Meath, Executive Director

Vicki comes to Just Economics with a background in community organizing. She has worked on environmental, social and economic justice issues ranging from responsible oil and gas drilling to protecting health and human services in the Ohio state budget. In 2006 Vicki worked with Let Justice Roll and Cleveland Jobs with Justice on the successful campaign to raise the state minimum wage and continued to work with Jobs with Justice on the Cuyahoga County Living Wage Campaign and other worker justice issues. Vicki has a strong commitment to and passion for economic justice work. Vicki has a 14 year old daughter and has lived in the Asheville area since 2007. Vicki has been involved in a variety of community activities and lives in West Asheville.

Amy Cantrell, Community Organizer

Amy works to involve and engage different populations in the work of building a more just and sustainable local economy, focusing attention on low-wage workers and people living in poverty.  Amy began work with Just Economics in the Fall of 2012.  She is also the co-founder of Be Loved Community, providing support, services, and community within the homeless and formerly homeless population.  Amy adopted twin baby girls in 2014.

Carmen Ramos Kennedy, Living Wage Program Coordinator

Carmen began her work with Just Economics in the Spring of 2016 and is also the head of the local branch of the NAACP.