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2016 Executive Committee

  • Chair - Leon Ellison, MD, Allergy Partners PA
  • Chair-Elect - Kit Cramer, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice Chair - Paul McDowell, Mission Health
  • Treasurer - Paul McDowell, Mission Health
  • Secretary - Jennie Eblen
  • Past Chair - Suzanne DeFerie, Asheville Savings Bank
  • Director - Amy Barry, Buncombe Partnership for Children
  • Director - Bill Lee, Blue Ridge X-Ray Company
  • Director - Ann Young, Mission Health
  • President & CEO - David Bailey, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

Standing Committee Chairs

  • Annual Campaign - Jason Walls, Duke Energy Progress
  • Competitive Grants - Amy Barry, Buncombe Partnership for Children, Chair & Linda Kendall Fields, Land of Sky Council, Vice Chair
  • Finance/Building - Paul McDowell, Chair & Bill Lee, Vice Chair
  • Nominating/Governance - Leon Elliston, MD
  • Strategic Planning - Kit Cramer, Chair 
  • NC 2-1-1 Asheville Center - Kevin McDonald, EATON, Chair & Scott Burnette, Asheville Fire Department, Vice Chair
  • Advocacy - Jennie Eblen, Chair
  • Member Emeritus - Glenn Wilcox, Wilcox World Travel and Tours/Tower Associates, Inc.
  • At-Large Member - Audrey Johnson, Mission Health & Ann Young, Mission Health
  • Ex Officio Member - Amy Renigar, Girls on the Run

Directors

  • Derek Allen, Ward and Smith, P.A
  • Pam Baldwin, EdD, Asheville City Schools 
  • Cynthia Breyfogle, Charles George VA Medical Center
  • Tracy Buchanan, CarePartners Health Services
  • Deborah Calhoun, Mountain Area Health Education Center
  • Taylor Foss, Mission Health
  • Catherine Frank, PhD, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Andy Gmitter, Galaxy Digital
  • Mary Grant, PhD, UNC Asheville
  • Neal Hanks, Beverly-Hanks & Associates
  • Phillip Hardin, Buncombe County Health & Human Services
  • Laurel Jernigan, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Tracy Johnston-Crum, Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • Dennis King, EdD, AB Tech
  • Bruce Law, Asheville Radio Group
  • Stacey Millett, UNC Asheville
  • Sara Pacifici, Sheppard Insurance Group
  • Ann Ray, Mission Health
  • Ross Sloan, TD Bank
  • Sally Stein
  • Susanne Swanger, Buncombe County Schools 
  • Ben Teague, Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Eric Trepina, Eaton
  • Brian Turner, Beverly-Hanks & Associates
  • Barbara Whitehorn, Asheville Finance Department
  • David Wiggins, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

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