Morgan Wittman Gramann, Esq. – Executive Director

Morgan joined NCAH in 2015. Passionate about health equity and policy change, Morgan has been an advocate for public health for more than ten years. She began working in the tobacco use prevention movement working with Youth Empowered Solutions, The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, helloCHANGE, IGNITE, and Colleges Against Cancer. Morgan earned her BA in Anthropology from The American University in Washington, DC and her JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.

Morgan can be reached at and 919.463.8329.

Marianne Hedrick Weant, MSPH, MA, CHES – Programs Manager

Marianne joined NCAH in 2018 after almost nine years with North Carolina PTA advocating for the health and well-being of North Carolina’s children. Marianne worked at Booz Allen Hamilton and the American Red Cross before starting her career in health promotion at Be Active NC. Marianne completed her BA in anthropology and history at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and her MA in anthropology and development at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, both of which are universally considered vastly superior to the American University. She received her MSPH from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Marianne can be reached at and 704.678.8292.

Arlene Brown – Communication and Fund Development Manager

Arlene, her husband Richard, and their sweet dog Stella began their journey in North Carolina in 2015 and consider their time in the Triangle an adventure of a lifetime! Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Arlene has devoted her professional and personal life to serving others.

With a B.A. in Political Science from University of South Carolina, and over 20 years of personal volunteer experience, her ultimate goal is to positively impact as many lives as she possibly can. She is an advocate for community engagement, serving in several roles, such as Interim Chair of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Triangle, (YNPN), The Knightdale Community Ambassador through Raleigh Convergence, and a member of the outreach and education committee with the Wake County Child Abuse Prevention Plan Team, just to name a few.

Arlene is excited to share stories of how communities seek to reduce and prevent tobacco use and obesity and welcomes the opportunity to connect with each of the members and partners of NCAH.

Marianne can be reached at and 919.463.8329.