Julia Baker Jones, Director of the Chidsey Center for Leadership Development, has an M.B.A. and a Certificate of Public Management in Social Entrepreneurship from Stanford University and a B.A. in African-American Studies from Carleton College. Prior to coming to Davidson College, Julia was the program director for Start Up, a nonprofit that provided training and support to low income aspiring entrepreneurs. Before that Julia ran her own consulting practice where she worked with leaders of businesses and nonprofits to simultaneously address social issues while remaining (or becoming) financially viable. Julia also worked on the research team for the book The POWER of Diversity, where she had the opportunity to interview more than 50 managers who were known for getting results while building teams that valued diversity. Julia has also worked as a Management Consultant for Mercer Management Consulting and as an Enterprise Manager for REDF, a charitable foundation supporting social purpose enterprises. Last, but not least, Julia is the mother of three great kids.
Ashley Sherrill, Assistant Director for Leadership Programs, has an M.A. from Wake Forrest University in Communication and a B.A in Education from Eastern University. Prior to coming to the Chidsey Center for Leadership Development, Ashley taught as an adjunct instructor for Davidson College in the Communication Concentration and has directed the CDF Freedom Schools program in the Davidson College Center for Civic Engagement since 2007.
At the Chidsey Center, Ashley develops and delivers the Leadership curriculum for the first and fourth years of the Chidsey Leadership Fellows program and is responsible for planning the Spring Leadership retreat. Ashley is available for leadership consultations and workshop delivery
Outside of the Chidsey Center, Ashley facilitates workshops on Leadership, Education, Communication and Civic Engagement topics. In her spare time, she likes to garden, sing, laugh with her husband and play games with her children.
Amber MacIntyre, Chidsey Leadership Program Coordinator, has a M.A. in Counseling - College Student Personnel from UNC Charlotte, and a B.A. in Communication from North Carolina State University. As an experienced professional in administrative services and support for non-profit organizations, private and public higher education institutions, and state and local government agencies, Amber supports the Chidsey Center's programs in myriad ways, including daily operations, social media, and budgeting. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office Hours: 1:00-5:00 Monday-Friday
Prior to joining Davidson College Amber worked for UNC Charlotte Career Services, the City of Charlotte Engineering Department - Land Development Division, and a local not-for-profit tourism organization, Visit Lake Norman. Amber joined Davidson College and the Vann Center for Ethics part time in September 2012. In December 2012, Amber began part time with the Chidsey Center for Leadership Development; and now splits her time between the two centers.