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NCCAA installs new board

Newly installed NCCAA board of directors, from left: Patsy Davis, Tina Ray, Dr. Ericka Whitaker, Natasha Elliot, E. Marie Watson, Darrick Horton, Bryan Duncan, Latasha Lovette, Chuck Sutton, and Fred Bazemore. (Not pictured: Dr. Landon Mason and Patricia Beier.)

The North Carolina Community Action Association installed its 2022-2024 board of directors on Friday, May 13 at the closing of its annual three-day conference.

“NCCAA exists to uplift our state’s most vulnerable families,” said Executive Director Sharon C. Goodson. “We welcome these new board members, whose passions are deeply rooted in our statewide network’s anti-poverty mission of empowering low-income people to help themselves and each other while growing strong communities for all. These dedicated advocates and inspiring leaders will guide this work in both rural and urban communities in all 100 of our state’s counties.”

Members of the NCCAA Board of Directors are:

  • Patsy P. Davis, President, Mountain Projects, Inc., Waynesville, NC

  • Tina Ray, First Vice President, Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action, Inc.; Smithfield, NC

  • Patricia Beier, Second Vice President, Wayne Action Group for Economic Solvency, Inc. (WAGES), Goldsboro, NC

  • Dr. Ericka Whitaker, Treasurer, Southeastern Community Action Partnership, Inc., Lumberton, NC

  • Natasha Elliott, Secretary, Central Piedmont Community Action, Inc., Siler City, NC

  • E. Marie Watson, SEACAA Representative, Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action, Inc., Smithfield, NC

  • Darrick Horton, SEACAA Representative, Davidson County Community Action, Inc., Lexington, NC

  • Dr. Landon Mason, Eastern Chair, Economic Improvement Council, Inc., Edenton, NC

  • Latasha Lovette, Central Chair, Welfare Reform Liaison Project, Inc., Greensboro, NC

  • Fred Bazemore, Western Chair, Experiment in Self-Reliance, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC

  • Chuck Sutton, Far Western Chair, Macon Program for Progress, Inc., Franklin, NC

  • Bryan Duncan, Council of Executive Directors, Chair, I-CARE, Inc., Statesville, NC

“I am profoundly honored to lead the NCCAA board for the next two years and be joined by such a stellar group of advocates for North Carolina’s most vulnerable population,” said Patsy Davis, newly installed NCCAA board president and executive director of Mountain Projects, Inc. “This board has very clear objectives. Like our predecessors, our goal is to continue to uphold the community action network’s high standards of enriching lives purposefully and intentionally through the collective work that we do.”

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