Morgan Cooper, Program Assistant, OCDOA Handy Helpers and OC Home Preservation Coalition
Lauren is the Program Coordinator for Folks of Every Age Sharing a Table (FEAST). FEAST is part of a programmatic effort supported by PiAP and Orange County’s Department on Aging to create intentional space for intergenerational conversations and connections. She will support the program by helping with design, communications, and evaluation. Lauren graduated from Hampshire College in 2008, and has worked at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, taught cooking and nutrition classes, and managed a culinary and wellness program alongside adults living with serious mental illness. She is a second-year masters student in UNC’s Occupational Therapy program.
Bria Berry, Program Coordinator, Linking Generations in Northside (LINK) Program
Bria is the Program Coordinator for the Linking Generations in Northside (LINK) Program. LINK is a collaborative program supported by PiAP and the Marian Cheek Jackson Center that seeks to connect UNC graduate and professional students with older residents of the Northside community in Chapel Hill to build a mutual partnership of social support. As program coordinator, she will assist in program planning, logistics, and communications that support the day-to-day functioning of LINK. Over the summer Bria provided similar programmatic support as an intern with the Chatham County Council on Aging for their Community Ambassador Program. Bria graduated with a BA in Geography from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2018 and is now a second-year MPH student in the Department of Health Behavior at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.