The Neighborliness Center (TNC) works to create equal access to opportunity for every neighbor in every neighborhood. TNC is headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and specializes in customized strategic planning for holistic community development initiatives that lead to sustainable & measurable impact.

Our Team

Dr. David Docusen


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Dr. David Docusen has spent twenty-five years investing into communities as an author, speaker, professor, and advocate. His doctoral work focused on creating a holistic community development framework that has been implemented in cities around the world.

David serves on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity and is one of the founders of Freedom Communities, a holistic community development organization in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Chris Ramos


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Chris Ramos brings over a decade of non-profit management and systems design experience to the Neighborliness Center where he oversees operations, development, and organizational management. 

Chris previously served as Director of Reporting at Polis Institute, which included the evaluation of a 100-million dollar community revitalization effort in Central Florida. He specilizes in measuring impact of complex iniatives and organizational team building. 

His previous career as a collegiate basketball coach developed a passion for unifying diverse stakeholders in pursuit of common goals. Chris is dedicated to bringing best practices and real-world solutions to organizations serving marginalized communities.