The Greater Belhaven Foundation is excited to welcome Rebekah Staples and John Harrison York to the Greater Belhaven Foundation Board of Directors!

Rebekah Staples
Rebekah Staples moved to Belhaven in 2004 and has maintained a residence in the neighborhood since that time. From renting an apartment on Euclid Avenue to buying her first home on Piedmont Street, to purchasing her current home on Laurel Street, Belhaven has been a special part of her life for nearly two decades. Rebekah serves as the chairwoman of the Capitol Complex Improvement District Project Advisory Committee and is committed to working with all partners to improve Jackson.

Rebekah graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi College and holds a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. In 2019, Rebekah was selected as one of Mississippi’s Top 50 Most Influential in the Business, Media, and Culture category. She was selected from a competitive, nationwide process to serve as a Fellow of the second class of the Civil Society Fellowship.

John Harrison York is a Jackson native and lives with his wife Ashleigh on St. Ann Street in Belhaven. John Harrison is the CFO of Culleywood Capital, a community development loan fund in Jackson that supports access to capital, job creation, and community development activities for underserved people and businesses throughout the Southeast. Culleywood has deployed over $330 million through a variety of financial products to community projects and small businesses throughout the Southeast. John Harrison represents Ward 7 on the Jackson Redevelopment Authority Board of Commissioners. He also serves as board member of We Will Go Ministries, a non-profit serving the Farish Street community and surrounding neighborhoods. John Harrison is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.