Who We Are

North Carolinians Against Gun Violence is made up of supporters across the state. NCGV board members are selected by our Board of Directors and elected by our general membership. 


2016 Board of Directors 

Chip Carnathan – President of the Board of Directors

Don Arabian is a retired senior executive from the Federal government who is a local community organizer and strong advocate of gun violence prevention programs in South East North Carolina.

David Beck, born and raised in Winston-Salem, is the Director of Public Policy and Media Relations at Self-Help Credit Union in Durham since 1998. 

Dr. Jeremy Bray is a professor and Head of the Department of Economics in the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Marsha Harris knows first-hand the lasting effects of gun violence. She wants to be able to make a difference in the lives of others.

James Lyons is passionate, detailed oriented and is constantly working to make our communities a safer place.

Wesley McMahon has ten years of experience working with non-profit organizations. He is currently a full time father of two young children and an active advocate against gun violence. 

Dr. John Moses is a pediatrician at Duke Medicine.

Aleta Payne is Deputy Executive Director of the North Carolina Council of Churches; she is a native Virginian but has been a resident of North Carolina for almost two decades.

The Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr. is a Christian minister who advocates for social and racial justice, non-violent approaches to conflict, restorative justice, and ending the death penalty.

Rev. Byron Wade is the pastor of Davie Street Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, NC.



Rebecca Ceartas, Executive Director, has been leading NCGV since 2014 and has 16 years of experience with non profits.

Tracy Kondracki, Finance Administrator Consultant, founder of the Green Bean Counters, providing business services to non-profits and other environmentally & socially mindful small businesses since 2005.

Ana Pardo is a nonprofit campaigner and communicator with 13 years of experience advocating across a broad spectrum of social and environmental justice issues.