Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Kibri Hutchison Everett, Principal

Kibri’s interest in the earth and environmental science began in the 6th grade. Her passion for the nature led her to North Carolina State University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. She later completed a Master’s degree in Earth Science at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). During her studies at NCCU, she worked on her first environmental justice project, which involved an examination of toxicological risks posed by soil and groundwater contamination in communities of color in Durham, North Carolina.

For 20 years, Kibri has worked as an environmental scientist with multi-disciplinary teams of scientists, engineers, economists, and community groups on projects ranging from water quality to waste management. She has applied her technical, writing, and engagement expertise to the benefit of many organizations.  To date, she has secured over $2 million in funding for community -based organizations.

Kibri is based in North Carolina.


Catherine Chapman, Environmental Project Coordinator

Catherine has always been passionate about nature and helping others. Throughout high school, she began to learn more about sustainability and humanity’s impact on the planet and became very interested in ways to mitigate and minimize these impacts while also expanding creativity, compassion, and connection. These interests and passions led her to Appalachian State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Development. 

During her studies, she became passionate about local, small-scale change and developed an elaborate portfolio with items such as a policy brief titled “The Implementation of Green Streets to Improve Walkability and Connectivity in Statesville, North Carolina,” and the result of her capstone, “A Comprehensive Guide to Implementing Sustainable Transitions in American Suburban Cities.” Catherine is eager to begin her career in sustainable development and work with communities to create meaningful and lasting change. 

Catherine is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Darius Collins Jr, Environmental Project Coordinator

Darius received his Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology at North Carolina State University and wanted to apply his knowledge to improve widespread environmental justice issues. This guided him to complete a Master’s Degree in Environmental Anthropology where he could combine his interests in people and the environment.

His degree led him to study how environmental justice was experienced among different individuals, communities, and organizations in the Walnut Creek Wetlands in Raleigh, North Carolina. Darius hopes to utilize his unique background to secure a better environmental future.

Darius is based in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Toya Everett, MBA. Executive Consultant

Toya has a unique background encompassing corporate, small business, and non-profit experiences, which has allowed her to become effective at achieving impactful results within the three communities.   

Toya has overseen the development, execution, implementation, and sustainability of global, enterprise-wide DE&I strategic programs and initiatives. She has provided leadership and strategic oversight of diversity data collection and management initiatives, written DE&I strategies, and guided strategic alignment of DE&I programs to ensure companies are driving measurable outcomes. 

Toya has developed successful, strategic programs, as well as curated and managed seminars, workshops, and symposiums targeting professionals at all career levels and business owners in the various stages of the business lifecycle.  

Toya is based in North Carolina.

Christina David , Chief Financial Officer

Christina’s journey into the world of numbers began during her college years, as she navigated the complexities of student loans, credit card debt, and the intricacies of personal finance. These early challenges ignited a lasting passion for financial management, a passion that continues to drive her today. 

Over the past decade, she has dedicated herself to mastering the art of interpreting financial data, identifying trends, and capitalizing on opportunities. Christina is the proud founder and CEO of David & Associates, where she redefines financial success for small businesses. 

Christina is located in Massachusetts. 


Dr. Taja M. Welch , Educational Specialist

Dr. Taja M. Welch received both her MS in Curriculum and Instruction, and her EdD in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership from Lincoln Memorial University in 2011 and 2016, respectively. She has over 10 years of experience in the field of education.

Dr. Welch is based in Knoxville, TN.

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