Charlene Reiss, PhD

For nearly 30 years, Charlene has had a varied career in the public sector with experience in small nonprofits, major universities, and local government agencies. Her skillset includes evaluation, program planning, strategy development, and systems change. She combines her love of numbers and research with hands-on experience to help organizations explore creative, data-driven, realistic solutions to systemic challenges. She holds an MPA and a doctorate in Public Administration with a research focus on organizational theory, public participation, and civic engagement. Since 2012, she has brought her commitment to authentic community building, engagement, and addressing racial equity to her role as coordinator of multi-disciplinary, inter-agency teams tasked with improving Durham’s response to survivors of violence. She is always looking for new opportunities to learn and to make the world a better place.

  • Problem Solve
  • Community Builder
  • Board Member
  • Volunteer
  • Facilitator
  • Communicator
  • Project Manager
  • Systemrs-thinker