Marian Peppers- Master Gardener

Ms. Peppers is recognized by the Rogers Road Community as Master Gardener of the Rogers Road Community Garden located at the end of Edgar Street, Chapel Hill, North Carolina and resident of Phoenix Place subdivision, Chapel Hill, North Carolina since 2010.


Gardening is one of her passions and she will say to anyone,
​“I just like planting the seed and let it grow“

Karen Reid is a graduate of North Carolina Central University, in Durham, North Carolina. Mrs. Reid is a member of the Rogers Road Community. She is also a retiree from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro CIty School system and is our Educational Coordinator. She helped create the educational curriculum for the students who attend the RENA Center and serves as an educational consultant as well.

Jamesha Cannon Phillips, a senior at Chapel Hill High, has worked with the community center for the last six years. Jamesha has worked with North Carolina Environmental Justice Network. She has worked with the community clean ups and volunteered at the Rogers Road Community House. Jamesha has been a camp leader for the summer enrichment programs at RENA. She's a great addition to our volunteer staff!

David grew up in Rogers Road and has fond memories of his home.   David left the area when he joined the army.  During service, his unit participated in security for presidential inaugurations.  He spent time in Germany with the army and saw combat in Grenada.  After returning to the area in 1985, he joined the Sheriff's Department.  In 2008, he retired as a lieutenant to pursue full-time work in social justice causes in his community and state.

Minister Robert Campbell moved to Rogers Road in the early 1970's just as the landfill was beginning.  He and his wife helped start Faith Tabernacle Oasis of Love International Church.  Minister Campbell grew up in the neighboring Northside community, but remembers visiting friends in Rogers Road throughout his youth.  He left Chapel Hill to join the Navy in 1969 and was involved in Vietnam.  After his service he returned to Chapel Hill and has been entrenched in issues of social justice around the community.  In addition to being President of RENA, Minister Campbell is also President of the Chapel Hill–Carrboro (Orange County) chapter of the NAACP.

Rosie Caldwell, originally from Ohio, moved to Rogers Road in early 2000. Rose attended community college in Ohio, where she majored in business. She began working together with her husband David on social justice causes in their neighborhood. She retired from the State of North Carolina  Department of Commerce in 2014.

                       RENA Staff



Rosie Caldwell - Office Manager​​









Robert Campbell - RENA President










David Caldwell - Project Director











Jamesha Cannon Phillips - Office Assistant










Karen Reid - Education & Curriculum Manager