Darryl Childers

Program Officer

Darryl Childers comes to the Foundation with extensive experience working with underserved communities in North Carolina and abroad. Most recently, Darryl served as policy advisor for North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. During his time with the Governor's Office, he advised on policy issues ranging from prison reform and reentry to developing solutions to the opioid epidemic and gun violence. Previously, Darryl served as a community relations manager for the Cumberland Community Foundation in Fayetteville, NC, where he managed the Foundation’s discretionary grantmaking process and special initiatives. He also served as a St. John Fellow at the Triangle Community Foundation, where he focused on grant program evaluation. His previous work experience also includes serving as an AmeriCorps member at the Gaston County Health Department and a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. Darryl has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Davidson College and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Darryl is a native of North Carolina.

Darryl can help provide more information about:

  • ZSR’s Community-Based Strategy, Collaborative Problem-Solving approach and the Community Progress Fund.