Rachel Bodkin-Fox is a passionate and experienced advocate for community engagement in all sectors – public, private, nonprofit, and for-benefit. Rachel holds a Master’s in Public Administration with a Public Policy concentration from UNCW and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from IUPUI. Rachel served two years as Director of the Building a Better Wilmington Campaign, where she produced and marketed films about the great work of the many nonprofits in Southeastern North Carolina. Prior to returning to graduate school, Rachel served as the Congressional District Leader for the ONE Campaign, an anti-poverty organization co-founded by Bono from U2, where she led the charge on requesting funding for programs benefiting the world’s poorest across the globe. As a board member emeritus of the ONE Moms Advisory Council, Rachel participated in the 2011 ONE Mom’s trip to Kenya and was showcased on ABC World News as “Persons of the Week”. Rachel has served on numerous other nonprofit boards focused on local and global causes providing valuable strategic guidance in developing mission-driven content and initiatives to raise the nonprofits to new levels.
Brittany Perkins received her bachelor’s in recreation therapy from East Carolina University where she also was a collegiate miler. She currently works for the New Hanover Sheriff’s Office as a counselor, using her talents with sports and athletics as a means to connect with at-risk youth. She was introduced to the Foxes due to mutual work with one of her clients at the Sheriff’s department. Brittany enjoys running marathons and recently qualified for the US Olympic Trials in 2020.
Cindy Triplett is a native of Virginia but has lived in Wilmington for many years. She has her background in social services. Currently, she serves as the youth intervention specialist for the New Hanover County Community Justice Services. Through this role, she works with two of The Foxes Boxes’ externs—Devon and David. Cindy originally met Rachel and Randy when she referred a participant on her caseload to their program. She loves to travel and tries to always surround herself with kind people.
Jana Jones-Halls graduated from Christopher Newport University and moved to Wilmington shortly after. While volunteering at the Church Without Walls, a local mission serving homeless individuals and families, she felt called to do something to advocate for underserved youth and their families. She joined the Americorps HandsOnSchools program as the community outreach coordinator at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy shortly after, encouraging greater parental involvement with their children’s education. Jana has also worked as a middle school language arts teacher for the Friends School of Wilmington and as the executive director of Wilmington’s Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence. Now, she stays home to care for her sweet little one. She met Rachel and Randy while teaching during the summers at DREAMS of Wilmington and attended classes with Rachel for the Master’s of Public Administration at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Kitty Yerkes is a South Carolina native and graduated from the University of South Carolina. She has lived in the Wilmington area for many years. Kitty has worked in fundraising development in the nonprofit marketplace in Wilmington, has served as the development director for Domestic Violence Shelter as well as Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, and currently works for Cape Fear Museum of History and Science. Additionally, she has served as a board member of the Association of Professional Fundraiser (receiving the AFP Professional Fundraiser of the Year award), as the president-elect for Cape Fear Rotary Club, as a past member of Leadership Wilmington with the Chamber of Commerce, and as a sustaining member of the Junior League of Wilmington. Kitty is also a wife and mother of two.
David Holloway is a native of Hamlet, N.C., but his family moved to Wilmington when he was just a toddler. He graduated from high school and transitioned into Cape Fear Community College shortly after. David is one of the star graduates of the TFB Externship Academy–showing the astounding difference that this program makes for the members of the community. Before working with the Foxes, he was not able to find a job. However, after completing the TFB program, David receives nearly every job that he applies for now. He is currently still working at The Foxes Boxes as well as for Aramark–saving up money to one day return to Cape Fear to finish his degree.