Meet the Team!
Here are the folks leading 206. Together, they are supporting the movements and political candidates that will foster a flourishing and resilient 206 community.
Greg is a proud father of three (Stephan, Halynna, Peter) and the lucky spouse of one (Motria). He came to local political activism after joining the Moral Monday protests in Raleigh in December of 2016, where he saw the Republican legislature working as hard as it could to suppress the vote and keep itself in power. With that and the election of Trump, he figured it was time to do something.
Cathy is an elementary school science teacher and mother of two grown daughters. When her daughter was given a civics assignment to campaign for a candidate, both mother and daughter canvassed for Obama! Ever since, they have actively supported Democratic candidates working to improve peoples’ lives, preserve our natural heritage, and protect our right to vote. Blue Wave 2020! As Greta Thunberg says: “No one is too small to make a difference!”
Emmie Alexander Hancock
Emmie has been a Davidson resident since 1984. A graduate of Queens University and Wake Forest University, she is co-owner and founder of Alexander Hancock Associates. She got turned on to politics and civic engagement in the 1970s working for school integration in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. She chaired the Quality Education Committee and co-chaired the first community-wide celebration of the MLK birthday. Emmie has 6 children and 12 grandchildren.
Dora is a native of Davidson and Minister-Evangelist in the A. M. E. Zion Church – North Charlotte District. A retiree of Mecklenburg County Government- Parks & Recreation Dept, she is Founder of the Davidson African American Coalition and Co-founder of the North Mecklenburg Communities United. She is the family matriarch for 3 children, 7 grands, 4 great-grands and 15 extended. Working for civil rights, Dora chaired 206 during the Obama campaign.
Barbara spent most of her life in Mexico doing nonprofit work. Relocating here in January 2017 stirred two different emotions: instant love for Davidson and the community, but deep concern for policies enacted against our immigrant communities, authored by the U.S. government. She has been working in immigration advocacy since and teaming with 206 is where she finds camaraderie with actions toward justice, equity, and shared dignity.
Steve lives in Davidson with his wife Phyllis. They have four children and two grandchildren. Steve’s first chapter as a health care professional was as a community emergency physician and the second chapter saw him shift his focus to global health, working in East Africa with a health system strengthening non profit organization. Chapter three is refocused at home on community organizing and health equity.
Rachel is Content Director at WDAV Classical Public Radio in Davidson where she has spent many a year. She’s been a Davidson resident with her husband and sons for 15 years, but her love for the place started as a Davidson College student in the 1980s. The work of Precinct 206 Dems gives her hope that a more just future for our community and country is attainable.
Kristen has lived in Davidson for 19 years with her husband and daughter. She is a progressive, independent voter who cares about economic equality and public education. Her professional and personal work focus on epistemic justice as a theory of change – the fair use of knowledge from the lived experiences of a community. She is grateful to find fellowship and common ground with Precinct 206, despite not being a democrat!
John is a graduate of Davidson College. A former professor at Rutgers, he retired in Davidson after a career that included stints in the Peace Corps, the Foreign Service, the Opinion Research Corporation, and the Metrus Group. Beyond working to change the direction of the country, John spends his time with his two passions: computer programming and data engineering. His wife Nancy is the reference librarian at the Davidson Library.
Cutler started his political activism volunteering for Sen. Kay Hagan as a student at Davidson College, where he eventually became president of the Davidson College Democrats. Drawn to a vision of community-centered politics, he joined 206’s founding leadership team after working for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. This year, Cutler was elected as a national delegate to the 2020 Democratic Convention, and he remains active as a young leader in North Carolina politics.
Davidson College Democrats (Ex-Officio)
Addie is a sophomore at Davidson College originally from Takoma Park Maryland. She is extraordinarily passionate about activism, political engagement, and democratic values, and is so glad to have found a home for that spirit with 206 and as Vice President of the Davidson College Democrats. Addie is filled with liberal energy this election cycle and is so excited to promote change in North Carolina.