Meet the NCEN 2022 Board Members

Dwayne Campbell, President

Dwayne Campbell is an immigrant from Jamaica, and proud husband to Sandy and father to Ace. In his professional life, he is an evaluator who uses data to develop equitable policies that improve conditions among historically disenfranchised groups. Presently an Executive Fellow with Fuse Corps, Dwayne is assigned to the City of Durham to support the Community Safety and Wellness Task Force in building innovative and human-centered unarmed responses to crisis calls. Dwayne has taught at the high school, college, and graduate school level. Most recently, he was the Director of Postsecondary Access at the Emily Krzyzewski Center in Durham, NC, and previously led evaluation efforts at UNC’s Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. A data-driven expert, Dwayne employs “empowerment and utilization-focused evaluation” to ascertain reliable and valid findings. His systems change approach produces sustainable transformations that withstand the volatility of the unexpected.

He received his undergraduate at the University of the West Indies, master’s degrees from Boston College, and doctorate from University of Rochester.

Ellen Wilson, Vice President

Ellen Wilson joined NCEN in 2020 and has served on the board since 2021, initially as Treasurer and now as Vice President. She has been conducting research and evaluation in the area of public health, primarily reproductive health, for more than 25 years. She received masters degrees in international affairs and public health from Columbia University in 1992, and began her career working in international development, including living and working  for one year in Burkina Faso and two years in Paraguay on programs supporting family planning services.  After receiving her PhD in Maternal and Child Health at UNC, she worked for 18 years at RTI international on U.S.-based projects. In 2020, she began working as an independent evaluation consultant, starting her own company, Insight Evaluation. In this role, she is enjoying the opportunity to work in closer collaboration with organizations working at the community level and expanding her substantive areas of work to include (so far) education, community development, and mental health. Ellen is the mother of a 19-year-old son. She lives near Carrboro with her husband and dog and enjoys hiking with them in the woods around their house. 

Fabiola Salas Villalobos, Treasurer

Fabiola Salas Villalobos has been part of the NCEN for more than five years and is honored to serve as the treasurer. She is a seasoned educator, program coordinator and evaluator adept at research and training. She also has a background in geography, which was her first professional career. Her life experiences and education shaped her Costa Rican identity with a strong critical social conscience. If she had not experienced the events in her life journey, including the re-conceptualization of herself as a racialized being in the US, she would not be able to do the work that she does (teaching, supporting anti-racist education, conducting program evaluation, and doing research) in the way that she does it. She has provided program evaluation services to The Duke and UNC Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Duke Office of Durham and Regional Affairs, Carolina Asia Center, African Studies Center, UNC Center for European Studies, and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, among others. She holds a Ph.D. in Education, Cultural Studies, and Literacies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In her free time, she is a hockey mom of an elementary-age boy, mother and friend of a teenager son, wife of a wonderful Czech man, and caregiver of a beautiful German shepherd.

Jackie Ceron Hernandez, Secretary

Born in Mexico as one of two children, Jacqueline (Jackie) ​Cerón Hernández migrated to the United States at the age of 11 with her family. 

Jackie graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Public Policy and a minor in Hispanic Studies. While at Carolina, she was involved in various student organizations that worked with underrepresented high school and first-year college students. Additionally, she spent half a year in Washington, D.C working with the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative and in the Office of Congressman G. K. Butterfield.   

Upon graduation Jackie started working at the Emily Krzyzewski Center (EKC), a college access hub for the city of Durham, NC. Jackie first served as a College Readiness Counselor (CRC) for the Scholars to College program. In 2019, Jackie transitioned to the Game Plan: College program where she presently serves as a Postsecondary Access Advisor, in this role Jackie is working to create meaningful systemic change across Durham. Her role allows her to provide a myriad of college access support to Durham Public School (DPS) students — especially those who have traditionally been marginalized by socio-economic and racial inequities. 

Kamna Mantode, Member at Large

Kamna Mantode joined RTPE in 2019 and has served on the NCEN board since 2021 as a Member at Large. Kamna is thrilled to be serving as the chair of the newly created committee on events and programs, which aims to provide enriching professional opportunities for NCEN members statewide. Kamna works in the field of international development with Compassion International as a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. In this role, she has worked on holistic child and youth development research projects in Ghana, Honduras, Thailand, and Tanzania. She also leads an initiative on fostering stakeholder voices into the development and evaluation of development programs. 

Kamna earned her Master’s in Public Administration from University of Alabama at Birmingham and her PhD from University of Illinois, Chicago. She is a teacher at heart and also works as a faculty associate with Arizona State University School of Public Affairs as a faculty associate offering courses in Community resilience, Research methods, and Public Service Ethics. Kamna lives in the triangle area with her husband and two kids. When she finds time, she likes to take long walks, gardening, and fishing with her family.  

Callie Womble Edwards, Member at Large

Dr. Callie Womble Edwards joined NCEN in 2020 and the NCEN board in 2021. She currently serves as a Member at Large on the board and chair of the Communications Committee. Callie is an experienced educational researcher and program evaluator with a decade of experience studying, partnering with, and advocating for historically underrepresented and underserved populations in health, education, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis from North Carolina State University (NCSU) and a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Behavior from UNC Chapel Hill. Professionally, she serves as the Associate Director of Program Evaluation and Education Research at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, where she provides leadership for highly specialized and multifaceted research programs. She also teaches qualitative research methods courses in the NCSU College of Education. On a personal note, Callie launched her educational coaching and consulting firm, The Life Of A Scholar, LLC, in 2015. Her speciality is dissertation coaching. She lives in Clayton, NC with her husband Shawn and their yorkie Winston. To learn more about Callie, visit drcallie.com.