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Alumni briefs: James ’02, Johnson ’02, Short ’01, Skinner ’13

Melissa Johnson, MSW ’02, was married to attorney Damon Todd Hewitt on Sept. 21, 2013, at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. Fellow alumna Annanora Short, MSW ’01, was a bridesmaid and Ebon Freeman James, MSW ’02, was a guest at the wedding. Johnson is the senior director of foundation relations at the NAACP. Her husband is the director of education practice at the NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund.

Sara Skinner, MSW ’13, is working at Carolina Outreach, LLC as an intensive in-home and outpatient therapist for Spanish-speaking youth and families. Skinner was selected along with four other therapists in her agency to enroll in the North Carolina Child Treatment Program’s 2013-14 Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Learning Collaborative.