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NCCJ announces new board members and staff growth
3/20/2012: .

The National Conference for Community and Justice, or NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad, wrapped up a record-setting year in 2011 and is preparing for further growth in 2012 with the addition of new board and staff members. The organization has added three new board members: Annah Awartani, Annie Tyson Jett and Anthony Petitt.


Annah Awartani, owner of Zaytoon Mediterranean Café & Catering, was born in Palestine and moved to Greensboro in 1989. She operates Zaytoon upon the concept of food as medicine in downtown Greensboro. Certified as an integrative health coach, she has given lectures focusing on Islam, women within Islam and food as medicine, and she plans someday to expand her ideas to Middle Eastern countries in need.


Annie Tyson Jett, president and COO of B&C Associates Inc., has more than 30 years of corporate and consulting experience. Her areas of expertise include business management, public and community relations, human resources, organization development, diversity planning and education, risk management, strategic planning, and manufacturing. She also is interim executive director of the BookSmart Foundation.


Anthony Petitt, vice president, chief accounting officer and controller with Lorillard Tobacco Co., joined Lorillard in 2010 and previously served in leadership positions at Whirlpool Corp., Kforce Inc., and Watkins Motor Lines. He began his career as a certified public accountant with Arthur Andersen LLP.


NCCJ also hired three staff members in 2011 and 2012, including for the newly created positions of program director and community outreach coordinator: Ann Krishnan has been named director of development and communications, April Atchley has been named program director and Charles Jones has been named community outreach coordinator.


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