Executive Committee

[From L to R:] Stacey Piesche, Maria Cervania, Rhonda Bond, Dustin Ingalls, Austen High, Rebecca Llewellyn, Montica Talmadge, DeAntony Collins, Kevyn Creech. Charles Stephenson not pictured.

[From L to R:] Stacey Piesche, Maria Cervania, Rhonda Bond, Dustin Ingalls, Austen High, Rebecca Llewellyn, Montica Talmadge, DeAntony Collins, Kevyn Creech. Charles Stephenson not pictured.

Rebecca Llewellyn - Chair
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Rebecca serves on the NCDP State Executive Committee, and was previously WCDP’s First Vice Chair, Democratic Women of Wake County’s President, and Democratic Women of North Carolina's 2nd Vice Chair. She is a North Carolina native, lifelong Democrat, and longtime resident of Raleigh. She has served as a precinct committee member, WCDP District Coordinator for Downtown Raleigh North, and core founding member of the WCDP Voter Assistance Task Force.

Charles Stephenson - First Vice Chair

A lifelong political and cultural activist, Charles C. Stephenson, Jr.  was born in Harlem and raised in Mt Vernon New York, he relocated to Washington D.C. after serving overseas in the U.S. Army.  In D.C., his 30-year professional career on Capitol Hill culminated as the Legislative Director for California Congressman Ronald V. Dellums.  For every year on Capitol Hill, he also found time to assist many grassroots campaign needs with GOTV and voter education efforts.  For 25 years, he co-chaired the annual Malcolm X Day Celebration in Washington's Anacostia Park, where the largest and longest running event to honor El Hajj Malik El Shabazz was held.   As a former chair of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Charles also expanded city funded arts experiences and programs to broader audiences across the city.  By 2012, he relocated to Raleigh, where he now shares his ongoing activism as: the Wake County 05-05 Precinct Chair; a member of both the State Executive Committee and the African American Caucus of the NC Democratic Party; and Secretary of the African American Cultural Festival held in Raleigh every Labor Day weekend. In his spare time he is an avid senior golfer at the Brier Creek course.  He is married to public affairs consultant Judith Burrell and they have two children-Brandon and Zora.

Rhonda Bond - Second Vice Chair

Rhonda was previously WCDP’s Lead District Coordinator, served as a co-District Coordinator for the Mills District, and was a precinct chair for a number of years. She has volunteered for Howard Dean, Erskine Bowles, Al Gore, Barack Obama, Kay Hagan, Doug Berger, Hillary Clinton, and others, and was a field organizer for the successful 2011 Wake County school board coordinated campaign. She is a member of the SEC, the African American Caucus, and the Democratic Men’s Club, and has worked with the Wake County Voter Education Coalition.

Dustin Ingalls - Third Vice Chair

Dustin has been active in the party since the 2000 election, when he was a Teen Democrat at Enloe. He has volunteered on lots of local campaigns, and has managed four of them professionally, including Susan Evans' near upset of Sen. Tamara Barringer in 2016. Dustin also spent four and a half years at Public Policy Polling. He has been a member of the State Executive Committee since 2013, and was President of the Young Democrats of Wake County in 2013, 4th Congressional District Second Vice Chair in 2014, East Wake District Coordinator in 2015, and 17-01 Precinct Chair from 2012 to 2014.

Maria Cervania - Cary Vice Chair

DeAntony Collins - Raleigh Vice Chair

Kevyn Creech - Wake Vice Chair

Kevyn “Kev” Creech is a North Carolina native who grew up in Carteret County.  She arrived in Wake County in August of 1991 with her NC Teaching Fellow cohort group at NCSU.  She is married to another NC native and has lived in Apex with her three kids since 1997.  Outside of family and politics, she is passionate about animal rescue, public education, and reading.

Kev is a lifelong Democrat with a strong voting record.  She became heavily involved with WCDP shortly after the 2011 WCPSS School Board race.  Since then, she has worked hard to support organization and connection throughout Wake County.  Kev has served as Apex precinct 20-09 vice chair, 20-09 precinct secretary/treasurer, Apex’s first Co-District Coordinator, WCDP’s first Lead District Coordinator, and WCDP 2nd Vice Chair.  Currently, Kev serves as coordinator on the WCDP Data Management Corps, a second term delegate on the State Executive Committee, and Wake County Vice Chair. Wake County VC covers municipalities and unincorporated areas outside of Raleigh and Cary.  Keeping her initial experiences of trying to connect with the county party and get Apex organized in mind, Kev seeks to provide coordination with WCDP and organizational support for Democrats living in traditionally underserved areas of Wake.

Stacey Piesche - Treasurer

With almost 20 years of bookkeeping experience, Stacey owns a small tax preparation
business boasting clients in multiple states, and currently also serves as Treasurer of the Wake County Progressive Democrats.

Montica Talmadge - Secretary
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Politics has been part of Montica’s life since she was a little girl. A graduate of Millbrook High (‘97) and NC State (‘01), she has been a SEC member since 2006, and has served as 3rd Vice Chair of the 2nd Congressional District, 3rd Vice Chair of the NCDP African American Caucus, a NCDP Platform and Resolutions Committee member, and a 2012 Democratic National Convention delegate. Montica was the state delegation chair to the Young Democrats of America (YDA) Convention from 2009 to 2013; during that time, she became the first African American woman to be elected YDA National Committeewoman and to serve as a YDA standing committee chair. For these accomplishments, Montica was featured as a young woman to watch by Essence Magazine.