Civic Engagement Team

Ana Gomez

Community Engagement Specialist and AmeriCorps VISTA, America Reads/America Counts, 919.381.8708

Ana is the AmeriCorps VISTA Community Engagement Specialist for America Reads/America Counts at Duke. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she worked as the director of the Carolina Latinx Collaborative, a part of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, to provide opportunities for professional development and community engagement for the Latinx students on campus. Ana is responsible for the interviewing, hiring and training of Duke undergraduate and graduate students who tutor at various sites in both literacy and math. She also recruits students and writes the curriculum for the Learning Juntos and Design for Change programs, a Spanish parent engagement program and a student program at Lyon Park, respectively.

Pat James

Staff Assistant, 919.684.4377

Pat joined the office in December 1995 following 17 years in the Duke Medical where she started as a transcriptionist and later a Staff Specialist to  several doctors. She obtained a Duke certificate in Human Resource Management in 2008. Pat is from Durham and has received the Duke Presidential Meritorious Award and the Samuel DuBois Cook Society Award,  the Martin Luther King Activist award in 2019 and Duke Chapel Humanitarian award for her ongoing commitment to the Duke and Durham communities through the Long Ball RBI baseball program. In 2019 she will have the first team in North Carolina to win the Mid-Atlantic Regionals and the first to play in the MLB RBI World Series. Pat manages the office, oversees finances, and helps out with Community Service Center (CSC) projects and events. She provides administrative support to the Assistant Vice President and Director for Civic Engagement and manages the payroll process for more than 180 students participating in the America Reads / America Counts program. She will also support finances in the Office of Durham and Community Affairs.

Lindsey Miller

Program Coordinator, 919.668.0456

Lindsey Miller is the Program Coordinator for Civic Engagement in the Office of Durham and Community Affairs. Prior to arriving at Duke, Lindsey coordinated campus-community partnerships in Boston, first as an AmeriCorps member in Brandeis University’s Department of Community Service, then as a program coordinator at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. Lindsey grew up in North Carolina and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and is excited to work on local civic engagement initiatives. Lindsey is responsible for organizing and convening campus networks, advising student civic engagement efforts, and coordinating and facilitating Foundations of Engagement workshops.

Leslie Parkins

Assistant Vice President and Director for Civic Engagement, 919.668.0249

Leslie offers more than 18 years of experience in community partnerships, faculty development and civic engagement work focused on expanding and strengthening efforts to connect the campus with communities through meaningful and reciprocal partnerships. Before arriving at Duke in 2016, Leslie worked for 13 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Carolina Center for Public Service with most of her efforts concentrated in the APPLES Service-Learning Program. Leslie led the Duke Office of Civic Engagement from 2016-2019, during which time she established the Duke Civic Action Plan through a collaborative process consulting both members of the campus and community to identify strategic priorities in civic engagement for Duke University. Leslie is responsible for strategic planning in civic engagement, advancing engaged scholarship and building connections and capacities to cultivate and support community-based practices across Duke.

Domoniqúe Redmond

Assistant Director, Community Service Center, 919.684.4988

Domoniqúe brings over 24 years of community, student and volunteer engagement experience to the work of the Community Service Center (CSC).  She joined the CSC in 1997 as Volunteer Coordinator and became the Assistant Director of Programs in 2006 after receiving her Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from N.C. Central University. Before coming to North Carolina, she was the Program Assistant for the Tennessee Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (TAHRA) statewide AmeriCorps*VISTA project.  In  her current role, Domoniqúe is responsible for the development, planning, implementation and volunteer recruitment for the Community Service Center (CSC) signature programs which include the Annual Volunteer Fair, National Make a Difference Day, Project Share, Community-based federal work-study, and the Lars Lyon Volunteer Award, as well as non-profit community partner collaborations. As part of the CSC’s outreach and recruitment efforts, she manages e-mail lists and is responsible for website updates that include volunteer and federal work-study announcements and listings.

Quynh-Chi Vo

Program Coordinator, America Reads/America Counts, 919.660.2445

Chi joined the Community Service Center in November 2018. After teaching in Vietnam, she served as an AmeriCorps National Teaching Fellow and continued to work at an education nonprofit in Boston, Massachusetts. She has a certification in nonprofit management from Tufts University and extensive training in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Chi graduated from NC State University with a degree in Psychology. Chi oversees the America Reads/America Counts at Duke tutoring program. She works with local schools, organizations, and Duke students to coordinate hundreds of Duke tutors with young people across Durham.

Dennis Clements, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair, Faculty Advisory Board, 919.684.7790

Dennis Clements is a professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Community and Family Medicine, Nursing and Global Health at Duke University. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Rochester in New York and completed his pediatric residency at Duke University. Dr. Clements took a research year in Uganda during his medical school training where he worked for the Uganda Cancer Institute. He also completed an MPH and PhD in epidemiology from the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Dennis is the Senior Advisor to the Duke Global Health Institute and the co-Director of the Consortium of Duke and UNC in Latin American Studies. He has been active in SEEDS, the Durham non-profit teaching inner-city children to garden, and many other community organizations.