Board of Directors


Helping Mississippi become a climate-kind state.

Nancy Anne Branton, Secretary of the Board

Nancy Anne Branton is a First Vice President- Investments with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC in  Ridgeland Ms.  Nancy Anne has been a financial advisor in the Jackson, Mississippi area for over 25 years. She graduated from Delta State University with a degree in Banking and Finance.  Nancy Anne has served her community working with many non-profits thru the years.  She most recently served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.  She is also a member of the National Advisory Board for the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.  Nancy Anne lives in Brandon, MS with her wife Suzi Altman and her dog Walter.

Inglish DeVoss, Treasurer of the Board

Inglish DeVoss graduated with a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Minor in African and Diaspora Studies from Tulane University. She was a gallery director in New Orleans before moving to Jackson in 2000. Inglish previously served as Program Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity, as an African art consultant for Disney, and as owner of Little Cook Lab, cooking enrichment classes for Jackson area children. Inglish has volunteered with several community organizations including on the Boards of AmeriCorp of Jackson, Women’s Foundation of Mississippi and Growing Up Knowing. She was an extended active for the Junior League in youth/ community programs as well as on various event and advisory committees for Mississippi Spay and Neuter, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, and Grounds Krewe sustainable products and events in New Orleans. She served as the Community Liaison for Arts on the Green and three years on the St. Andrews Parent Association Executive Committee where her two sons presently attend. 

Candace Partridge, Ph.D., Chairwoman of the Board

Candace Partridge is a Sustainable Debt Data Manager for the Climate Bonds Initiative. She completed her doctorate in green municipal bonds from University College London, in 2019, where her research focused on the use of green bonds to finance more sustainable infrastructure for cities.  She has also done postdoctoral research on the financial aspects of plastic waste management infrastructure at the UCL Plastic Waste Hub. She is currently doing further research into the green municipal bond market in the US, along with volunteering as a policy liaison for Citizen’s Climate Lobby.

David Elkin, Executive Director and Professor, University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC)

David is a healthcare innovator who is passionate about mental health care access for all. 

As the Executive Director of The Center for Advancement of Youth (CAY), an outpatient pediatric behavioral health clinical service line, David manages over 65 providers and support staff with an integrated, interdependent approach. Under his leadership, this high-volume clinic has set a new industry standard with consistent technological innovation — including telehealth — to reach and better serve patients throughout Mississippi.

I have built a financially viable and sustainable business model while prioritizing excellence in evidence-based care by obtaining federal and private grants, fundraising, and executing astute financial management. I believe that when business principles are applied alongside a patient-first approach, we create a future where the quantity and quality of mental healthcare rises. My personal mission is to provide mental health care to all.”

Gabrielle Banks, Ph.D. Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center

Gabrielle Banks is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in Child Development. 

We believe that climate-kind stewardship is essential to economic growth. Environmental equity is at the cornerstone of our efforts to develop and support healthy, sustainable communities.

Because communities most severely impacted are minority and underserved communities, 2°C Mississippi is committed to promoting equitable, sustainable, energy-efficient, and economically viable solutions that build a stronger Mississippi for generations to come.


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Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157

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