Donna Bell grew up in New Bern, North Carolina and believes in the power of working hard for a life of which you can be proud. Over the years, her studies and experiences led her to becoming a social worker and therapist. She has also been an active member of Chapel Hill Town Council and currently resides in Northside.
Donna Bell - On her family, career, and Northside
Chronological overview of Donna Bell’s life history; being raised in New Bern, NC; growing up in a single parent home; her undergraduate experience and involvement at UNC; career choices through studying English to working in Social Therapy; her move to Northside in 2001, her first house, her husband, her daughter and stepson, the Northside community, neighbors; gentrification and new development in Northside; student housing vs. family housing; Bell’s position on the town council, campaigning, committees, difficulties; Bell’s work as a social worker and therapist, her various jobs, her current private practice in Carrboro, NC; social work “fees”; reflection on her life decisions and the difficulties of making them; significance of the worth of working hard and making good life choices.
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