Justice Resource Coordinator, Buncombe County, N.C.
Tiffany Iheanacho is Buncombe County’s Justice Resource Coordinator. In this position, Ms. Iheanacho leads the County’s efforts in criminal justice reform. She works collaboratively with County and criminal justice leaders to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the Buncombe County criminal justice system. In addition to system level coordination, she manages the Buncombe County Justice Resource Center and MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge Grant. Notable work includes improving racial equity and community engagement through the reform efforts to including expanding access to diversion programs.
Ms. Iheanacho has previously worked in both crisis, inpatient, and outpatient settings providing clinical behavioral health services and supervision in Asheville and Greensboro, North Carolina. Ms. Iheanacho holds a Master’s in Public Affairs from Western Carolina University as well as Masters in Mental Health Rehabilitation Counseling and Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Psychology from North Carolina A&T State University. Her experience as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor & Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist provide a background in direct care that complements her skills in planning, evaluation, and quality assurance. Ms. Iheanacho is also Board Chair of the Asheville PEAK Academy Charter School and President of the Asheville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.