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Dr. Meredith Henderson is the Executive Director (interim) and Deputy Director at Go Global NC. She is responsible for overseeing and leading the development and execution of programs for educators, policy, and community leaders and business executives. She is a member of the N.C. Coalition for Global Competitiveness, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition North Carolina Advisory Committee, and serves as the Intercultural Communication and Training (ICT) Network Leader for the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community (TLSkc) with NAFSA, and is a member of NAFSA’s Trainer Corps.
Meredith has served in roles of increasing responsibility at Go Global NC since 1999. Her experience includes leading and organizing programs to Mexico, Netherlands, Ghana, Sweden, New Zealand, India, Ireland, China, Denmark, Finland, Singapore, Germany, Japan, Malaysia and South Africa. Meredith has collaborated with East Carolina University to present a conference on best education practices for new Latino/Hispanic students in North Carolina, drawing on experiences and findings of educators who participated in Go Global NC programs to Mexico; and she has co-presented at the International Transformative Learning Conference on the use of dialogue groups to enhance learning.
Meredith earned her Ed.D. in Adult and Community College Education and a Master of Technology for International Development/Sociology from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in French Studies from Mount Holyoke College. Meredith studied and worked in France and Canada, respectively, and has a personal goal of joining the Travelers’ Century Club for people who have visited 100 or more countries and territories.
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Rachel Page is the Director of Data and Policy Analysis at Go Global NC and is responsible for identifying, capturing and analyzing relevant data and information to guide and evaluate Go Global NC’s global impact and engagement.
Rachel serves Go Global NC’s primary liaison and Chief Operating Officer for the North Carolina Coalition for Global Competitiveness, a collaborative effort of government, education, business and community leaders working to make North Carolina the most globally engaged state in the nation. Rachel is also a member of the U.S. Global Leadership North Carolina Advisory Committee, which brings together more than 120 business, faith, nonprofit, and political leaders who understand how American global leadership matters for North Carolina.
Prior to joining Go Global NC, Rachel worked as a research analyst at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health with a focus on a range of local, statewide and global initiatives for the state of North Carolina, including the Public Health Department, Sheps Center for Health Services Research and at one of the CDC’s national prevention research centers. Previously, Rachel served as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Paraguay.
Rachel earned a Master of Public Health and a certificate in Global Public Health from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in International Relations from American University. She has lived and studied in Cuba, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the Czech Republic, Italy and Paraguay.
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Lisa Yanke is the Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications at Go Global NC and is responsible for oversight of marketing, communications, and branding for the organization and its programs and initiatives. She is also a member of the North Carolina Coalition for Global Competitiveness, a collaborative effort of government, education, business and community leaders working to make North Carolina the most globally engaged state in the nation.
Prior to joining Go Global NC, Lisa was the manager of technology communications at NBCUniversal – Office of the CIO, where she developed and managed executive communications and special events for the global EVP/CIO and technology leadership team and served as the liaison to NBCUniversal corporate communications.
Previously, Lisa gained diverse experience in strategic internal and executive communications, media relations, community relations, integrated marketing, event and project management and corporate training in increasingly responsible positions at US West, Qwest Communications, R.H. Donnelley and Dex One.
Lisa earned a Master of Arts in Strategic Mass Communications and Integrated Marketing from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds her certification to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Lisa has traveled extensively and studied in cultural and language immersion programs in Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and Spain.
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Carla L. Ivey is the Director of Donor Engagement at Go Global NC and is responsible for board and donor relations, foundation stewardship, and meeting annual fundraising goals to support the organization and its programs.
Prior to joining Go Global NC, Carla was the project manager for individual giving at the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences, where she partnered with development department colleagues to create opportunities for donors to have a transformative impact in medicine.
Previously, Carla served as the education, outreach, and fundraising event specialist at the University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center. She developed and executed all aspects of strategic, mission-driven events that supported the Center’s research and programs and helped build a culture of philanthropy to sustain the Center into the future.
Carla earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from McGill University and holds a certificate in essentials of project management from the University of Chicago. Carla has traveled extensively in Canada, Europe, Middle East, and Southeast Asia.
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Tom Martineau is the Director of China Programs at Go Global NC and is responsible for Chinese language and cultural learning in North Carolina’s K-12 schools through educator and student programs.
Tom has worked in and with China since 1995. Prior to joining Go Global NC, Tom was an international education consultant, including recruiting undergraduate Chinese students for the UNC System. He also served in multiple roles at UNC-Chapel Hill, including associate director of the Carolina Asia Center where he helped establish the Korean language program; China projects manager for the Office of International Affairs and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases; and manager of the Office for China Initiatives and Special Projects. Tom also served as president of the North Carolina China Center and was a member of Governor Bev Perdue’s China Advisory Council.
Previously, Tom served as a Peace Corps volunteer English teacher in Yibin, China, and in Beijing and Chengdu as a State Department “local hire” with duties including working with non-immigrant visas, contract negotiations and implementation, and hosting dignitaries such as the U.S. president, secretary of state, and treasury secretary.
Tom earned a Master of Arts in East Asian Studies from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the College of William and Mary. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and actively partners with the Chinese American Economic and Cultural Association and RTP China Connection.
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Lorena Patterson is the Program Director of Latino Initiative at Go Global NC and is responsible for creating and managing programs that help government and community leaders to positively integrate the changing population in North Carolina communities. Prior to her current role, Lorena served as an intern and program coordinator at Go Global NC.
Previously, she worked for the College of Agriculture and Life Science – NC State Cooperative Extension, where she advocated for underprivileged Latino/Hispanic families, and for Johnston County Public Schools as a translator and interpreter to families, teachers and the board of the Exceptional Children’s Department.
Lorena earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on International Relations and is currently pursuing her Master of Public Administration from NC State University. She holds a certificate on diversity and social justice from City College of San Francisco and previously attended the Università per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy. Lorena is a native of Mexico City.
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Dr. June Chen is the Director of World Language Programs at Go Global NC. She is responsible for advancing world language learning and intercultural competence in North Carolina through educator and student programs in collaboration with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) and statewide language education associations.
June is a trainer for language teachers, holding a North Carolina Teacher’s Standard Professional License and bringing years of experience in multiple countries as a language instructor for varying age groups, cultural backgrounds, and language proficiency levels. Prior to joining Go Global NC, June developed the continuing immersion curriculum for North Carolina’s Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools as the first Chinese dual language immersion instructor at the secondary schools in the state.
June serves on the Dual Language/Immersion Advisory Board for NC DPI and is a founder of the Chinese Language Teachers Association of NC. She has served on the advisory board of Foreign Language Association of North Carolina and worked as an evaluator for the Critical Language Scholarship of the U.S. Department of State. She actively contributes to the broad education sector by presenting in national and international conferences. June is also a licensed administrator for Intercultural Development Inventory.
Previously, June held positions in the University of Iowa at the Substance Abuse Counseling Department as well as The Connie Belin and Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. She received a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and an M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Iowa. June grew up in Taiwan and is a world traveler.
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Rachel Rosenbaum is the Assistant Program Director of Global Learning at Go Global NC and is responsible for managing program content and development, logistics, outreach and events for education and training programs.
Prior to joining Go Global NC, Rachel was a Program Associate at a nonprofit in Raleigh where she worked to increase retention for low income students in post-secondary education. Previously, she served an intern for the United States Senate, including a focus on environmental policy team assignments, research and projects, and for Kidznotes, a worldwide music for social change program that started in Venezuela. She also worked as a resident assistant (RA) at Oregon State University.
Rachel earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in visual arts from Oregon State University, where she was a member of the nationally ranked intercollegiate equestrian team. She is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi, an invitation-only honor society established to recognize and encourage superior scholarship.
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Katie Edwards is the Office Manager at Go Global NC and is responsible for office operations, financial tracking, and managing logistics, outreach and events for Latino Initiative programs.
Prior to joining Go Global NC, Katie served as a private medical caregiver and was an office manager for Automotive Financial Corp., where she managed office operations.
Previously, she held several roles of increasing responsibility for the UNC Center for Health and Disease Prevention – Seeds of HOPE (Health, Opportunities, Partnerships, Empowerment), including project manager, social research assistant, and community coordinator. Her responsibilities included managing collaborative public health social research programs, participant recruitment, grant management, training, database development, and data collection and management procedures. She has also worked for Falcon Children’s Home and Family Services as a houseparent and the Garland Shirt Company as a purchasing manager.
Katie earned a Bachelor of Religious Education from Heritage Bible College and holds a certificate of non-profit management from Duke University. Katie is a former chair of the National Community Committee for Prevention Research Centers of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and she has authored and co-authored more than eight peer-reviewed publications and presentations.
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