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Our Board of Directors & Staff

Board of Directors

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Michelle Beasley
Corning, Inc.

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Judy Budd
Greater Wilmington Business Journal

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Ben David, Campaign Chair
NHC District Attorney

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James Dixon, Secretary/Treasurer 
PPD

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April England, Marketing Committee Chair 
Duke Energy

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Lori Feezor, JD, ARM
New Hanover Regional Medical Center 

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Carolyn Felton  
Community Advocate

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Paul Gonka 
Piedmont Natural Gas

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Nancy Guyton
Kincaid & Associates, PLLC

 

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Lance Hall
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

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Dr. Charlie Hardy
UNCW

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Joanna Henderson, Community Impact Chair
Cape Fear Applied Behavior Analysis

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Amanda Hutcheson
Brunswick County

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Lisa Leath, Board Chair
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Dr. Tim Markley
NHC Schools 

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Paul McCombie
Southern Bank 

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Michael D McWhorter, Council on Philanthropy Chair 
Mojotone Musical Supply

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Bonnie Nelson, Nominating Committee Chair 
Community Volunteer

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Shaun Olsen
CloudWyze

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Dr. Christopher Prentice 
UNCW 

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Katrina H. Redmon
Housing Authority of Wilmington

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Julie Wilsey
Wilmington International Airport

Officers

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Lisa Leath
Board Chair

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Shaun Olsen
 Vice Chair/Chair Elect

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James (Jay) Dixon
Secretary/Treasurer

Committee Chairs

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Ben David
Campaign Chair

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Joanna Henderson 
Community Impact Chair

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Michael D McWhorter, Council on Philanthropy Chair 
Mojotone Musical Supply

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Bonnie Nelson
Nominating Committee Chair

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April England
Marketing Committee Chair

Class of 2014-2017

  • Dr. Charles Hardy
  • James Dixon
  • Joanna Henderson *
  • Julie Wilsey
  • Lisa Leath
  • Paul McCombie

Class of 2015-2018

  • April England
  • Bonnie Nelson *
  • Judy Budd 
  • Katrina H. Redmon 
  • Lance Hall
  • Michael D. McWhorter 
  • Shaun Olsen

Class of 2016-2017

  • Ben David

Class of 2016-2019

  • Michelle Beasley
  • Lori Feezor
  • Carolyn Felton 
  • Paul Gonka
  • Nancy Guyton
  • Amanda Hutcheson
  • Dr. Tim Markely
  • Dr. Christopher Prentice 

* Denotes second 3 year term

Meetings

 All meetings are held at United Way of The Cape Fear Area, 5919 Oleander Drive, Suite 115, Wilmington, NC on the fourth, Thursday from 8:00 – 9:30 A.M.

Staff

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Chris Nelson
President

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Tommy Taylor
Executive Vice President

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Leanne Strawn
VP, Marketing and Communications

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Emily Watkins
Director of Corporate Development

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Ken DeDominicis
Vice-President of Tocqueville Society

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Gina DeMattia
Campaign Assistant

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Vickie Woodbury
Director of Finance

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Mallory Broomfield
Finance and Data Coordinator

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Phillip Hedgepeth
Director, Senior Community Employment Program

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Dan Ferrell
Strategic Director, 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness