2017 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Tom Hughes, Chair, Watauga County DSS
Fred Pfohl, Vice Chair, Fred’s General Mercantile
Amanda White, Treasurer, CommunityOne Bank
Jennie Stultz, Secretary, Former Mayor City of Gastonia
Nancy Reigel, Community Impact Chair, Community Volunteer
Susan Poorman, Campaign Chair, Appalachian State University
Jennifer Greene, Past Chair, Appalachian District Health Department

Board Members:

Tim Baxter, Baxter Mountain Properties
Mary Boys, Community Volunteer
Dr. David Burleson, Avery County Schools
Johnny Carson, North Carolina Farm Bureau
Kate Gavenus, Beech Mtn. Director Tourism and Development
Dick Hearn, Community Volunteer
Joan Hearn, Community Volunteer
Ed Miller, New River Light and Power
Nancy Stroupe Morrison, Artist
Allen Moseley, Attorney
Eric Woolridge, Planning and Development

Board Members Emeritus:

John Burbank, Community Volunteer
Jack James, Community Volunteer


Dr. Gary L. Childers, Executive Director
Susan Stuber, Office Manager

Help those in need in the high country.