Libby Kyles

Board Chair

Ms. Kyles is deeply invested in the Asheville community, and she has consistently fought for racial justice as well as greater opportunities for women and children. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in psychology from Western Carolina University in 2000, she taught in Asheville City Schools for nearly 20 years. During that time, she also earned her National Board Certification in 2011 and graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2013 with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

Libby is currently the Executive Director of the Tzedek Social Justice Fund, which redistributes money, resources, and power to support systems change and community healing in Asheville. She was previously the CEO of the YWCA in Asheville, and she also co-founded the Youth Transformed for Life Training Programs in 2014.

Libby’s community involvement also includes serving on the Board of Trustees for A-B Tech Community College, and she is the Chair of The Buncombe County Women’s Commission.