Staff & Leadership

While the staff listed below engage in the day-to-day work of the Compact, the Executive Board and Advisory Board also provide oversight to guide our work.  Follow the links to the right to learn more.

Leslie Garvin, Interim Executive Director
MSW with a concentration in Social and Economic Development and a specialization in Management
B.A. in Political Science
Washington University in St. Louis, MO

Leslie provides leadership to day-to-day activities and programs including coordinating conferences and trainings, overseeing grant initiatives such as the MLK Challenge and the Campus Election Engagement Project, and managing communications including the Digest e-newsletter and the website.

Prior to joining NC Campus Compact in 2005,  she served in the volunteer management and community leadership fields as the Director of Projects and Volunteers for Faith Beyond Walls and the Community Programs Manager and Trainer at Coro Leadership Center – St. Louis.   

Leslie can be reached at or (336) 278-7198.

Chad Fogleman, Program Coordinator
M.P.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A. in English, Davidson College

Chad oversees the Compact’s Americorps*VISTA program. He also serves as a media relations contact, supports Compact fundraising efforts, and assists in planning conferences and member meetings.

Prior to joining NC Campus Compact in 2012, Chad worked at Brown University’s Education Alliance, conducting educational policy and practice research related to the academic success of diverse K-12 learners. He also served as a Program Officer at UNC Chapel Hill’s Carolina Center for Public Service.

Chad can be reached at or (336) 278-7197

René Summers, Program Assistant
B.A., Elon University (in process)

René, who serves as connector to member campuses, facilitator of information, and conference planner, joined NC Campus Compact in March 2011. For sixteen years, René served in the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life at Elon University, providing administrative support for the University Chaplain, participating in the development of the Religious & Spiritual life program, and coordinating and implementing numerous campus-wide events and conferences. 

René can be reached at or (336) 278-7154.

Carla Davis, VISTA Leader
B.A. in Geography, concentration in Environmental Studies, UNC-Greensboro

Carla supports VISTA members serving at host sites across North Carolina. She facilitates VISTA member communication and assists with program coordination and training development.

Prior to joining NC Campus Compact in 2013, Carla was an AmeriCorps VISTA Community Development Coordinator in Hazard, KY. Before her VISTA term, Carla worked for the Appalachia Service Project where she coordinated volunteer groups and home repair projects. As an undergraduate student at UNC-Greensboro, Carla worked with the Student Power Union to facilitate student involvement in their school governance.

Carla can be reached at or (336) 278-7196.

Grace Troccoli, AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate (Summer 2014)

Grace is working on updating the College Positive Volunteer Toolkit and is preparing informational materials on the USDA Summer Food Service Program.  Grace is a rising senior studying special and elementary education and minoring in history at Elon University. Grace serves as the president of the Elon chapter of Autism Speaks U where she promotes autism awareness programming.

Citlaly Mora-Hernandez, CEEP-NC Intern (Summer-Fall 2014)

Citlaly is working with the Campus Election Engagement Project-NC to develop a statewide network of student leaders and to provide resources and support as they seek to actively engage their students in the fall midterm elections. Citlaly is a rising junior at Elon University majoring in International Studies with minors that include Psychology, Poverty and Social Justice, Latin American Studies, as well as Peace and Conflict Studies. She is a teaching assistant for incoming freshman and serves on the executive board of the Latin American Student Organization.