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The collaborative work of Wilson Forward would not be possible without our partners who align and contribute to building community goals.  Leadership is provided by the Board of Advisors to guide and support our efforts and the Board of Directors to provide governance and vision for the work of Wilson Forward.


The Board of Advisors (BOA) serves as an advisory group to the Board of Directors and to the Executive Director of Wilson Forward. The Board of Advisors makes recommendations concerning Wilson Forward and its ongoing initiatives. The Board of Advisors also makes recommendations concerning the furtherance of the organization’s purposes, guidelines, ethics, and any other policy matters that may be considered by the Board of Directors.

Meeting Schedule

Typically, the Board of Advisors meets twice a year. In addition to the two meetings usually scheduled in the spring and winter of each year, the BOA also attends the Wilson Forward Annual Meeting held on the second Thursday of October.

Duration of Term

All Board of Advisors serve for an unspecified term. The BOA is routinely evaluated for representative membership, and the terms of membership are designed to reflect the changes of leadership within the community.

Rebecca Agner
City of Wilson

Sandy Arens
Arens-Webb, Inc

Will Aycock
Greenlight – City of Wilson

Maurice Barnes
Community Volunteer

Stephanie Batten
Merrill Lynch

Roy Palmer
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

Chief Scott Biddle
Wilson Police Department

Barbara Blackston

Paige Chesson
Wilson Medical Center

Kathie Davis
Wilson Family YMCA

Erin Day
Impact Carolina

Gordon Deno
Wilson Co. Emergency Mgmt.

Matt Edwards

Cinnamon Narron
Wilson County Health Dept.

Chip Futrell

NC State University

Debby Futrell

Jessica Griffin

Wilson Community College

Cathy Brown Hardison
Wilson Arts

Cindy Harrell
Diversified Opportunities

Norman Harrell
Wilson County Cooperative

Robert Hiett
Upper Coastal Plain Development

Kari Hodges

Rob Holsten
Wilson Community College

Lori Winstead
Wilson County

Worth Joyner, III
North State Bank Mortgage

Kathy Lawson

Rodger Lentz
City of Wilson

Jimmie Lucas
Wilson County Schools

Amber Lynch

Wilson County Schools

David Lyndon
Wilson County Schools

Theresa Mathis
City of Wilson

Paula Michalak
Community Volunteer

Clark Moore
Community Volunteer

Emma Jane Proctor
Community Volunteer

Glenn Osborne
Wilson County DSS

Nancy Sallenger
Wilson Crisis Center

Ryan Simons
Wilson Chamber of Commerce

Dante Pittman

Community Volunteer

Burwell Stark
NC Works

Becky Stottlemyre
Faith Advisor

Josh Thomas
Southern Bank

Judi Thurston
United Way of Wilson County

Dail Turner


Kimberly Van Dyk
City of Wilson

Susan Varnell

Kelly Vick
Wilson Housing Authority

Linda Walling
Hope Station

Molly Westmoreland
Wilson County Public Library

Dr. Cherie D. Lindsay-Chapman

The Wesley Shelter

Michael Williams
Turning Point WF Development

Robin Williams
Wilson Education Partnership

Cheryl Wilson
Wilson County Schools

Calvin Woodard

Wilson County Sheriff's Office

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