Meet Our Team

2015 OfficersIt takes a lot of work to make the DWNC successful and we are grateful to our leadership team for their outstanding efforts.  Pictured from the left:  Immediate Past President Concetta Caliendo, President Joyce Mitchell, 1st VP/President Elect Julia Buckner, 2016 Officers:  3rd VP Melissa Rollizo and Secretary Felita Donnell.

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Pictured here our Immediate Past President:  Concetta CaliendoConcetta


Joyce Mitchell

Mrs. Joyce Mourning Mitchell, a native of Bertie County, is a retired federal employee. She most recently served as the Community Outreach Director for U. S. Senator Kay R. Hagan. She previously worked as Area Representative for ...

Julia Buckner

1st Vice President/President Elect
Julia completed her undergraduate work at Western Carolina University, graduating as a NC Teaching Fellow, and spent eleven years teaching high school science. Julia took her summers off as an opportunity to continue her work with the ...

Rebecca Lewellyn

2nd Vice President
As a former small business owner Rebecca understands the importance of organization. Rebecca is the current First Vice Chair of the Wake County Democratic Party. In her work with the Wake County Democratic Party as a District ...

Elizabeth Goodwin

3rd Vice President
Elizabeth Goodwin has campaign and political experience on the local, state, and national levels, notably serving as Deputy Political Director for Hagan for US Senate in 2014, and as Regional Voter Protection Director for the Obama campaign ...

Brenda Rivas-Diaz

Recording Secretary
Brenda has been involved in the Democratic party for several years by volunteering her time to support various causes within the party. She has volunteered in phone banking for local candidates, participated in voter registration drives, she ...

Leila Tvedt

Leila is a native of Asheville, NC, but lived in several states and overseas in Vietnam, Okinawa, and Japan during her father’s career with the US Navy and the USO. After studying in San Diego and Tokyo, ...