Paul D’Angelo – Wilmington Housing Authority
Paul D’Angelo is the Planning Manager for the Wilmington Housing Authority and heads the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, which transforms distressed communities with public and assisted housing into viable and sustainable mixed-income neighborhoods of opportunity. Choice Neighborhoods requires an organized holistic effort to include local and regional leaders, stakeholders, government officials, non-profits and residents. We currently work with over 80 partners and have an email list of contacts and collaborators of nearly 400. Areas of importance in the revitalization effort include job training and employment, economic development, investment, affordable housing, infrastructure, parks & recreation, income opportunity, access to healthy foods, and place-making.
In addition, Paul is the WHA representative for the Tri-County Homeless Interagency Council (TRI-HIC), the Cape Fear Housing Coalition (CFHC), the Lower Cape Fear Regional Sustainable Communities Consortium (FOCUS), City of Wilmington Comprehensive Plan, New Hanover County Comprehensive Plan, Cape Fear Commutes 2040, 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, City Council and the Hillcrest Community. At the WHA, Paul has also gained experience and expertise in the daily operations of a Public Housing Authority, as well as experience in Section 8, resident relocation, tax credit development, mixed financing, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), and grant writing.
Paul received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Delaware with a minor in Management Information Systems (MIS), a Bachelor of Arts in Film & Video with a minor in Journalism from Georgia State University, and his Masters in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a focus on Urban Planning & Preservation. He has been a resident of Wilmington, NC, for over 10 years.
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Joyce Edwards – Coastline Mixed Mediums, Senior Advisory Board
A native of Southeastern North Carolina, born into military life at Camp Lejeune, I was
predestined to trek across the US throughout childhood & my adult career. I bring a 20+ year
extensive background in corporate sales & marketing.
In the spring of 2004, I sought out the roots of my childhood with a strong desire to give back for
all I’d been blessed with. Pine needles in the sand, the rhythm of the sea… and I feel right at
home! Throughout my career, I picked up a love of photography & writing. Currently I’m working
on several children’s books, (stories & illustrations)… my day job? Contract Sales & Marketing,
which offers an opportunity to meet new people along the way, & enjoy the creative side of life.
I own a Wilmington, NC based contract marketing service business; CoastLine Mixed Mediums. I
assist companies who do not have a marketing department, yet want to have a solid brand
presence in the community. Over the past few years I have worked with folks like the Elder Law
Firm of Andrew Olsen, family owned Cape Fear Pharmacy & Compounding Center (formerly
Medicap Pharmacy), local franchise of Senior Helpers and am in the process of helping to launch
the 2014 CarefinderZ Guide, designed as a child and elder care referral service resource. In
2013, I produced the Saturday morning radio show; “Are we there yet?” with Todd & Helayne on
Port City Radio.
I recently joined the Marketing Team at the Hampton Inn-Medical Park. I am thrilled to be on
board. This is a locally owned and operated facility that lives up to the term “giving back to the community” in every way… from Ownership to “Team Hampton,” which participates in numerous
non-profit events throughout the year.
I am a member of the Elder Abuse Prevention Network, Co-coordinator of the Wilmington Wine &
Chocolate Festival (Annual Fundraiser for NHC Senior Centers), ALZ-WALK Committee, Co-
Chair for Senior Advisory Services, and a member of NHC & Brunswick County Healthcare
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