Pamlico Rose Institute for Sustainable Communities (PRISC) Announces the Addition of Dr. Jackie Eller, Dr. Kelly Earp and an intern partnership program with East Carolina University

Dr. Jackie Eller and Dr. Kelly Earp join the PRISC team as research associates to support the PRISC mission to grow community by preserving history.

Washington, NC – March 17, 2017, Pamlico Rose Institute for Sustainable Communities, a North Carolina non-profit, announces the addition of both Dr. Jackie Eller and Dr. Kelly Earp as research associates. PRISC is initiating the development of both a historical enclave (small shared community living) and re-integration living home for female veterans. To achieve these goals, PRISC will be rehabilitating endangered properties in the Washington, NC historic district and developing programs to support veterans in positive transition experiences. Dr. Jackie Eller and Dr. Kelly Earp will play significant roles in developing a social resilience program to support veterans residing in the rehabilitated historic homes.

Also, PRISC announces it has been chosen as one of the recipients of a summer intern from the East Carolina University and the State Employees Credit Union Foundation (SECU) Public Intern Fellow program.

“Both Dr. Eller and Dr. Earp bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in community health and sustainability to PRISC which will be critical in making our projects successful. Like the current staff and Board of Directors, they each bring a passion for helping populations such as disabled veterans transitioning into their new communities. We are excited to welcome them aboard,” said CEO Robert Greene Sands. “The addition of a summer intern will provide needed assistance in all facets of our mission.”

Dr. Eller holds a PhD in Sociology and brings more than 30 years of experience to the team, including previous service as Vice-Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Earp holds a PhD in Public Health and an M.A. in medical anthropology. She brings 17 years of experience to PRISC, including efforts across nonprofit, academic, government, and corporate (start-up) sectors. To learn more about PRISC, visit; for more information contact Robert Greene Sands at or 805-320-2967

About PRISC PRISC is a North Carolina 501(c)(3) nonprofit institute, located in Washington, NC whose mission is to grow community by preserving history. PRISC promotes projects and programs and research that feature historical preservation and reutilization as a primary means to help foster community development and sustainability.

(3/17/2017, Pamlico Rose Institute for Sustainable Communities)