Our Leadership


Board of Directors

Reginald Silver, Board Chair
NRMPS Board of Education

John Griffin, Vice-Chair
Crown LSP Group

Ginny Mohrbutter, Secretary
United Way Tar River Region

Summer Dickinson, Treasurer
Keihin Carolina System Technology

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John Judd, Immediate Past Board Chair

Dr. Gregory McLeod
Edgecombe Community College

Dr. Lew Hunnicutt
Nash Community College

Dr. Valerie Bridges
Edgecombe County Public Schools

Dr. Steve Ellis
Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools

Evelyn Shaw-Wilson
ECPS Board of Education

Sue Leggett
Nash County Commissioner

Ralph Webb
Edgecombe County Commissioner

Lige Daughtridge
Rocky Mount City Council

Patrick Heins
Vidant Edgecombe Hospital

Reuben Blackwell
OIC, Inc.

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Michael Williams
Turning Point Workforce Development Board

Henrietta Zalkind
Downeast Partnership for Children


Charge to the Board of Directors

  • Creation of a culture that values education, the choices it enables, and the economic impact it promotes
  • Prioritization of the opportunities to improve the current educational system
  • Addressing educational priorities with evidence-based strategies and alignment of efforts that support economic development