About the Office of Diversity and Equity

The Office of Diversity & Equity was established in June 2020 with a mission to promote an inclusive and fair work environment and build a culture and community where employees and residents are respected, valued and understood for their own identity.

The office will serve as a catalyst for change among underrepresented groups and ensure services, policies, and procedures within New Hanover County Government promote access, equity and inclusion. Beyond internal priorities for the office, it will also engage in community outreach, furthering New Hanover County’s commitment to these shared values and promotion of diversity, inclusion, fairness, and respect county-wide.


  • Linda Thompson
    Chief Diversity & Equity Officer
    Phone: (910) 798-7430
  • Travis Corpening
    Diversity and Equity Specialist
    Phone: (910) 798-7434
  • Marimer McKenzie
    Diversity and Equity Outreach Coordinator
    Phone: (910) 798-7423
  • Tomeka Jarreau
    Administrative Specialist
    Phone: (910) 798-7430
  • Monica Rohena
    Community Outreach Coordinator
    Phone: (910) 798-7423
Office of Diversity & Equity: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 120 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7430 • Fax 910-798-7429
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