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Tenika McMillan

Acting Assistant Director

Tenika McMillan joined the EFC as a Project Director in July 2022. She focuses on providing personnel management, as well as researching barriers and solutions to increasing water service connections in underserved areas. She brings … Read more

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Phone number for Tenika McMillan +1 (919) 966-4415

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Elsemarie Mullins

Project Director

Elsemarie Mullins joined the EFC in the spring of 2020 as a Project Director. She provides trainings and technical assistance for water and wastewater providers, conducts applied research on affordability, paying for nutrient management, the … Read more

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Phone number for Elsemarie Mullins 919-843-8474

Justin Nolan

Project Director

Justin Nolan joined the EFC as a Project Manager in May 2023. He completed his Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning in the spring of that same year. He comes to the EFC after … Read more

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Kathryn Obenshain

Project Analyst

Kathryn Obenshain joined the EFC staff in July 2022. Kathryn graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in May 2022 with degrees in Environmental Studies and German Literature and Culture. As a student, she worked at the … Read more

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Natalie Ollis

Student Data Analyst

Natalie Ollis is an undergraduate student at UNC Chapel Hill, majoring in both Environmental Studies and Biology while minoring in Business Administration. She is currently working on water finance topics at the EFC. Outside of … Read more

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Catherine Otero

Graduate Research Assistant

Catherine Otero worked at the EFC as a graduate assistant for during the summer of 2021. She developed case studies of small water/wastewater systems to provide best practices for maintaining financial viability. She received her … Read more

Jordan Paschal

Jordan Paschal

Research Assistant

Jordan worked at the EFC while pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree through the University of North Carolina’s School of Government and served as a Research Assistant for the Environmental Finance Center. Jordan earned … Read more

Anna Patterson

Project Director

Anna Patterson Joined the EFC as a Project Director in June 2022. She is focusing her work on helping communities and water utilities improve their environmental health and financial resilience. She brings experience in stormwater … Read more

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Phone number for Anna Patterson +1 (919) 966-4332

Amanda Peele

Project Analyst

Amanda Peele joined the EFC in June 2023. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A. in public policy and environmental studies & sustainability. As a student, she spent four years at UNC Public Policy … Read more

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Jazmine Pritchett

Graduate Research Assistant

Jazmine is pursuing a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning as part of a dual degree program with Duke’s Master of Environmental Management. At the EFC, she is helping conduct applied research on various … Read more

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