WRC is honored to have such a distinguished Board of Directors on the slate for 2018-2019.
Asterisk (*) denotes members who are new to the WRC Board.
Cathy Dusenberry, Board President
A native of Wilmington who grew up at Topsail Beach, Cathy attended UNC-G and UNC-CH, majoring in biology. She lived in Hillsborough for 11 years before marrying Reid Dusenberry and moving to Burlington in 1983. After working as office manager in Reid’s orthodontic practice for 12 years, she retired in 1994. First Presbyterian became their church home after marriage, and they have served as youth leaders, participated in Peru mission trips for many years and served as elders. Cathy has been an active member of Alamance County Arts Council and FOCUS, a women’s investment group. The arts have been her passion. She enjoys painting in watercolor and acrylics, as well as mosaic tile work, which she was lucky enough to study in Italy. Since retiring, the Dusenberrys spend time doing adventure travel, hiking and birding. Together they have five children and nine grandchildren.
Erin Cockman – 1st VP
Erin Lynch Cockman is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and Owner of Pinnacle Wealth Partners. Erin has a BA in Economics from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Elon University. With over 22 years of experience as a Financial Planner, Erin has developed a passion for helping clients navigate life’s transitions. Whether it’s retirement, marriage or divorce, a career change, aging parents—each situation is an opportunity to make smart, pragmatic financial decisions. By focusing on her clients’ life passages, Erin is able to help them plan ahead and avoid impulsive, reactionary or emotional decision making with their finances. This highly personalized approach builds trust, confidence and understanding, which in turn has helped Erin develop long-lasting relationships with her clients. Erin also serves as a board member of The Alamance County Chamber of Commerce, The Hospice of Alamance/Caswell Foundation and as a Founding Member of the Women United Steering Committee through the United Way of Alamance County. In addition to volunteering, she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
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Debarah Wilson, 2nd VP
Debarah is a management consultant with DHW Management Consulting. Recently, she has been with TS Designs where she served as the finance consultant part-time. Previously, Debarah was the finance director for Allied Churches after retiring from LabCorp. Debarah started her volunteering in Austin, Texas and brought her love of volunteering to places such as California, Oregon, and now North Carolina. While in California and Oregon, she was on boards with volunteering services and fund-raising events. Debarah has been a volunteer for WRC since 2002 and has previously been a board member as well. Her specialties within Management Consulting are finance, management, and fund raising. Locally she has volunteered at Christmas Cheer, Family Abuse Services, Allied Churches, Habitat, and Women’s Resource Center of Alamance County.
Karen Carrouth, Secretary
A native of Wilson, NC, Karen Carrouth and her husband Henry have called Alamance County home for 39 years. She received a journalism degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. For several years Karen was reporter then editor/owner of City-County Newspaper, Magazine, and then Alamance Magazine. She calls her current position for the past seven years as director of volunteers for Alamance Arts the most fun job she has ever had. She manages a base of over 100 active volunteers, produces the monthly newsletter and coordinates the Artful Traveler program. Her past community service includes serving on the boards for Habitat for Humanity, Alamance Children’s Theatre, Meals on Wheels, Alamance County Chamber of Commerce and as an elder at First Presbyterian Church. The Carrouths have three children and two grandsons with another coming in July.
Shawn Baker, Treasurer
Shawn Baker is the branch and regional manager for Woodforest National Bank. He enjoys his time as a Junior Achievement and Meals on Wheels volunteer. Shawn also served as a board member for Boys Town of Louisiana. Shawn and his wife, Anne, have two daughters- Isabel and Lizzie.
Cameron Aydlett, CFP, ChFC*
Cameron Aydlett is a vice president and senior financial Advisor with Triad Financial Advisors. She is passionate about helping clients live with intention. Cameron was born in North Carolina but spent most of her early years living on a small, non-working farm in Axton, VA. She now resides in Liberty, NC where she raises and shows Arabian horses. Cameron looks forward to visits from her daughter Brittany, son-in-law, Shaun, and adorable grandson, Caleb. Graduating with honors, she received her Bachelor’s Degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University. She received her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ certification in 2008 and her Chartered Financial Consultant ® designation in 2010. In addition to serving on the membership committee of the Women’s Resource Center for several years, Cameron is a member of the Alamance County Agri-Business committee and is active at Spring Friends Meeting in Snow Camp. She is a former 4-H club leader. “Service to others is the rent you pay for the room here on earth,” Muhammed Ali once said. Cameron strives to serve others and reminds herself of the rent she owes according to Ali’s quote.
Dan Bullard, Attorney*
Dan Bullard was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1993. He received his B.A. from Wake Forest University in 1990 and his J.D. in 1993 from Wake Forest University. Dan has served as an elected member of the Family Law Counsel of the North Carolina Bar Association and serves as a speaker for many Continuing Legal Education seminars. He maintains an AV®Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.0 Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubble, which is the highest available anonymous peer review rating for competency and ethics. Dan’s practice primarily focuses on all areas of family law, representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases, and prosecuting and defending alienation of affections and criminal conversation cases. He also represents clients in appeals of cases to the North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court.
Alamance County has been home to Katy since 2010, moving here upon completion of her Master’s in Healthcare Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill for a post-graduate administrative fellowship at Alamance Regional Medical Center. She has now been with ARMC and Cone Health for the past six years. Katy currently serves as president of the local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an organization with which she has been actively involved since moving to the Triad in 2010. This is her third year on the board, having previously served in the roles of Secretary/Treasurer and President-Elect. With two degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill, Katy and her husband, a N.C. State graduate, enjoy a friendly rivalry in their “house divided” during football and basketball season!
Originally from the NC mountains, Lisa Delphias moved to Alamance County in 2007 to join Burlington Pediatrics, PA as the practice administrator and holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from UNC Chapel Hill. She is looking forward to joining the WRC board and to the opportunities to connect small businesses and their employees with the resources at the WRC. She and her husband, Charles, have a teenage son and twin middle-school girls. She is a graduate of Leadership Alamance, has served on school PTO boards for several years, and is active in the NC Pediatric Society.
Vanessa Diggs, PhD
Vanessa Diggs, PhD is a board-certified teacher who serves as a Special Ed Teacher in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro school system. She received her PhD in 2013 from Hampton University. She has been an educator since starting in 1983 in Baltimore, Maryland. In the past Vanessa has also helped with United Way of Alamance County. Currently she is a community organizer for Promise Messengers Inc., a non-profit that developed an organized free community summer school program which she co-founded in 1998.
Ruth Koester is a long-time volunteer and former board member (2003-2009) at the WRC, previously serving two years as board president. She currently serves on the Herb Festival Planning Committee, Governance and Working Women Wednesday Committees. Ruth is a PhD scientist in the DNA Identification Testing Division at LabCorp with degrees from Cornell University and NC State. She lives in Burlington with her husband Dave and daughters Jenna and Emily. Ruth also serves on the board of the Twin Lakes Community and the Alamance Lutheran Church Council.
Cathy Lavoie is a resident of Alamance County and a native of Caswell County, NC. She completed her BA in Religious Studies at Elon University (Elon College at the time) and her MA in Youth Ministry at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. She holds a Personal Training certification from American Council on Exercise and an Associate in Project Management certification from the Project Management Institute. Her professional interests revolve around being part of creating a community-integrated, preventative focused, and accessible model of health care. Her personal passions include educating others about their own health, participating in physical activity, promoting the importance of education at the local level, music, watching sports, and pondering the meaning of life. She and her husband, JP, have two mischievous cats and love spending time with their five nieces and one nephew.
Thomasine is currently working at the Small Business Center of Alamance Community College as an Administrative Assistant. Thomasine also volunteers with Pinnacle Ministries, Clothes Closet, Taking It to The Street Outreach, and Family Fun Day.
Gail Moore is a retired Franchise Owner at Home Instead Senior Care, serving Alamance and Randolph counties. In January 2004, her dad was hospitalized suddenly and then given the dreaded diagnosis of only having four to six months to live. Her dad was capable of making his own decisions and there was no doubt that he wanted to go home. Requiring 24-hour care, it took all of the family to create a schedule around work, family, church, and other outside activities. Gail is the oldest of six children and as a team they worked together to maintain a 24-hour schedule and kept a log book to make notes of when their father took medications, ate meals, received personal care, and much more. Gail realized in her heart that God was leading her in a new direction and on a journey. She wanted to enable other families to help maintain their loved ones at HOME, wherever they call home. Through the journey of caring for her dad, she did research and decided that Home Instead Senior Care had the same values and mission that she did and Gail decided to purchase the franchise. She purchased the Alamance and Randolph County Franchise, which is independently owned and operated. Gail recently retired from Home Instead Senior Care.
Reina Moseley, CPA*
Reina Moseley is a certified public accountant employed as the Tax Manager for Elon University since 2015. After graduating from East Carolina University, Reina has worked with non-profit agencies in various capacities. As a single mom/grandmother, Reina understands the challenges facing many WRC members. She has a desire to give back to the community and pass along her experiences to organizations that work with women and children. Reina has 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren. She enjoys reading, movies, concerts and live entertainment. Her greatest enjoyment is time with the grandchildren and cheering for them at the many activities they are involved.
Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts Dianna attended Mount Ida all-girls school majoring in Art history and English. She also received her graduate degree from UMass in Death, Dying, and Palliative Care. Later on Dianne became the Director of Anatomical Gift Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is currently serving as the Founding Director of Elon University’s Anatomical Gift Program. Dianne also enjoys kayaking, hiking, biking, yoga, meditation, music, and most importantly her daughter, and her five-year-old grandson.
Jennifer Pettie, CPA
Jennifer Pettie is a CPA and works as senior auditor for LabCorp. She serves as the Lead Mentor in Haiti for “Creating Jobs”, a non-profit that offers consulting and strategic planning to small businesses in developing countries. Additionally, she volunteers as a Curriculum Coach for Partners Worldwide” where she helps develop teaching material for entrepreneurs in developing countries to improve their businesses. She is lead creator for deminimisdata.com, a data analytic review blog. In her free time she enjoys distance running, travel and playing with her dog Artie.
Laura Regan moved to the area in 2000. She has a B.A. in Sociology from Lynchburg College in Virginia and a M.H.A. from Pfeiffer University, Charlotte. Laura loves older adults- hearing their life stories, and learning from them. She joined Alamance ElderCare in 2008 as a care manager and currently serves as its director. She has two grown children, Kyle and Amanda, a precious six-year old grandson, Henry, and a very needy little dog named Bogie. Laura is curious and always enjoys learning about something new – so she is an avid reader. She has been happily married to Jeff Regan for almost 40 years.