Women’s Resource Center in Alamance County is honored to have such a distinguished Board of Directors on the slate for 2023-2024.

Asterisk (*) denotes members who are new to the WRC Board.

Allison Gant – Board President

Allison Gant currently serves as the Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Institute for Community Executive Leaders. She recently completed eight years on the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education. Prior to being elected in 2014 to the Board of Education, she served as the Executive Director for Alamance Citizens for Education for seven years.  Allison has been a resident of Alamance County for thirty-one years and lives in Burlington. She recently retired from Burlington Academy of Dance and Arts after 31 years of teaching, where she taught tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and modern. Her passion for the arts began early as a dancer and she owned her own dance studio for sixteen years in Suffolk, Virginia. Allison serves on several committees for the Alamance Chamber, is a current member of the WRC Board and has worked with other non-profit agencies having served as Past-President of the Board for Alamance Arts and Past Board Chair for North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center. Allison is married to Eddie Gant. Jr and has two grown children, Olivia and Edmund.


Katy Davis* – 1st Vice President

Katy Davis is a familiar face to the Women’s Resource Center because she was part of the board until the summer of 2022, when she rotated out. She has been a wonderful contributor in different committees of the WRC and a leader within the members of the board. Until recently, and for the last 10 years, she worked for Cone Health, but she is in a transitional moment at this point. She is a motivated and versatile healthcare operations leader with 17+ years of experience in performance coaching, patient experience, strategic planning, organizational change, project management, relationship management, and lean process improvement. She has a master’s degree in Health Policy and Management, with certifications as Management Coach and Patient Experience Professional.

She has been an asset for the WRCAC and is willing to serve again. She has been nominated to come back as 1st Vice-President of the board.


Maria Hernandez – 2nd Vice President

Maria Hernandez grew up in Oregon and moved to Burlington in 2016. She decided to make it her home and attends college locally while working within the community. She took time off to travel before attending college but currently attends GTCC and will receive her degree in Psychology in July before she continues at a local University where she will receive her bachelor’s degree before continuing to Physician’s Assistant school. Maria works as an Education Coordinator at the CityGate Dream Center and will begin interning with NCDHHS this summer. In addition to working at the Dream Center, Maria is also a member of the Alamance Youth Connected Community Advisory Group. She works with other community members to make systems changes within the community and build compassion for marginalized communities. Maria finds passion in working with community members and amplifying the voices of those whose voices often go unheard.

Vanessa Bravo – Secretary

Vanessa came to Elon University in 2011, where she is an associate professor in the School of Communications (SoC), and where she received the SoC`s Excellence Award in Research in 2018. She refers to herself as “a feminist and I am a Latina woman living in Alamance County. This is a community that I am proud of being a part of, but also a community that needs more diversity and inclusion. I think that as a woman, as an immigrant, as a Latina, as a minority, as a university professor, as a U.S. citizen now, and as a journalist and public relations practitioner with 15 years of industry experience, I have an inter-sectional identity that helps me bring different perspectives and establish a variety of connections with our local community”.  She is  married to an Elon professor who is originally from East Africa and also a U.S. citizen. The rest of her family –”including the two loves of my life, my nieces Jimena and Emma—live in Costa Rica. I am avid reader, I love music, and I sang in choirs as a contralto for about 20 years while in Costa Rica”.


Clark Kernodle* – Treasurer

Clark Kernodle is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 2002 and is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.  He is a partner with the Burlington accounting firm of Chandler Thomas & Hinshaw, where he practices in the areas of for-profit and not-for-profit accounting and auditing, auditing of employee benefit plans, as well as tax planning and preparation.  The WRCAC has been his client since 2011. He has served as treasurer and chairman on several not-for-profit boards and committees.

Clark lives in Graham with his wife Leslie and four children (ages 17, 15, 12 and 9) with whom he enjoys camping, boating and any sort of outdoor activities.

Clark wrote, “I have always been impressed with the level of organization the WRC has, even with the small staff that is available.  I have seen that they also effectively utilize the many talents of the board members that serve as well, to help supplement the small staff size.”



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.


Stephanie Braxton

Stephanie was born in Burlington, NC. Shortly after that, her parents divorced. She doesn’t believe it to be her fault. Stephanie’s grandmother said she was a good baby, “she always slept through the night. By the time Stephanie was in 4th grade, she had attended five different schools. She moved around a lot, from parent to grandparents to aunts and uncles until finally settling down with her grandmother…the one that thought she was perfect! By 10thgrade, Stephanie’s grandmother found out she wasn’t so perfect, but she kept her anyway. Stephanie graduated from Williams High School with the class of 1983. She was an average student but had the grades to attend both UNC and Elon College. She majored in Mass Communications with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Elon. Much of the credit goes to the many teachers she encountered over the years at the various public schools she attended. Some were good, some not so good. Her grandmother was her best teacher. Stephane now lives in Burlington with her husband Chuck and their German Shepherd, Tango. In 2016, they took a “leap of faith” and purchased the franchise, UBREAKIFIX. Currently, they own three stores in Burlington, Greensboro, and Kernersville. Their son, Macray, is a Senior at Appalachian State University and their daughter, Madeline, lives and works in Durham, NC. They are lifelong members of Macedonia Lutheran Church. Most recently, Stephanie served as the Executive Director for the nonprofit organization Alamance Citizens for Education. Stephanie sits on the Holy Comforter Episcopal Church Community Preschool Board, Macedonia Lutheran’s Community Benevolence Committee and is the Vice President of LEAF (Lutherans, Episcopalians And Friends) Elon University’s campus ministry. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends.


Shereá Burnett

Shereá D. Burnett, J.D., VSP was raised in Alamance County, North Carolina. She identifies as Afro-Indigenous and is a proud citizen of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation. Shereá attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in Political Science and Afro-American Studies. She also minored in Social and Economic Justice. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Elon University School of Law in 2013.

In August 2023 Shereá joined Partners Ending Homelessness as the agency’s Executive Director. In this role, she will continue to work closely with a diverse group of agencies and community stakeholders who are striving to end homelessness in Guilford County. This work draws on the many years of experience that Shereá has providing technical assistance to homeless services agencies and housing-related services to families, individuals, and survivors of domestic violence.

Shereá is also an Adjunct Professor at Greensboro College, a board member for Women AdvaNCe, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.


Lisa Delphias

Originally from the NC mountains, Lisa Delphias moved to Alamance County in 2007.  Working most of her career in healthcare, she is currently the Executive Director of LeBauer Allergy and Asthma and holds a Master of Healthcare Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.  Lisa has served on the WRCAC Board of Directors for over 5 years and is the current Past President (2022-2023).  Being part of the WRCAC Board has been her way to do what she can to help others in the community.  You may not always be able to do the work yourself, but you can do something to help the organizations like the WRCAC that are supporting the women in our community by providing much needed resources, training and networking opportunities.  She and her husband, Charles, have a son in college and twin high school girls.  When they are not at home in Elon, you can usually find them at the beach or in the mountains enjoying family and being outdoors!

Katrina Jackson

Katrina Jackson, a Washington, D.C. native, originally came to North Carolina to complete her studies at Guilford College where she double-majored with a BS in Community and Justice Studies, a BA in African-American Studies, and a concentration in Non Profit Management. Katrina worked first as a Family Literacy teacher with Guilford Technical Community College through the Hispanic Center of High Point, and for the last 15 years has been employed with Alamance County Department of Social Services most recently as the Social Work Supervisor for Alamance County’s Subsidized Child Care Assistance program.  Her extensive volunteer service includes duties as a Red Cross Shelter/Disaster Team Leader and a member of the Trauma-Informed Care Environment Committee. Katrina also holds positions on Alamance County’s NC Pre-K Committee, Local Interagency Coordinating Council, the Alamance Partnership for Children’s Board of Directors, the Outdoor Learning Environment Grant Committee, and has previously served on the Head Start Policy Council. Outside of work, Katrina is an active ministry leader at Coliseum Blvd Church of Christ, where she is the coordinator of the Manna House food pantry and clothing closet and the Board Treasurer for the church’s 501c3, Coliseum Outreach Ministries, Inc. As a volunteer, Katrina enjoys serving meals at sites like the Dream Center in Burlington, mentoring/working with students as the Vice President of the Black Alumni of Guilford College, and writing for advocacy. Katrina believes practicing servant leadership and compassion, cannot be turned off and must be intentionally cultivated into everything in order to make the world a better place. Katrina currently resides in Guilford County with her husband, Nick, her two children, and loving German Shepherd.

Johnette Jeffries-Lopez

Johnette Jeffries-Lopez holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  She is employed by Women’s Hospital in Greensboro with over 25 years of patient-facing experience, the last 7 years in women’s health. She has served on a tribal health circle and currently serves on the Health Equity Collective for Healthy Alamance. She has worked at various medical centers throughout North Carolina addressing patient needs with compassionate care and attention to detail. Johnette is passionate about caring for women, especially the underserved community and is interested in health and health equity. She is a member of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation.  Johnette identifies and walks in the world as a Native Woman as well as a Black Native Woman.

Cathy Lavoie

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.

Marta Moos*

Marta Moos is Vice President in the National Office of Quality at LabCorp. She has 20 years of experience in Clinical Laboratory Medicine. She lives in Burlington. Previously, she worked with companies and government organizations in Brooklyn and New York City. She has a master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Science.

She recently served as the president of the Rotary Club of Alamance, and she is serving on the board of the Alamance Chamber of Commerce.  She wrote in her application, “I have been inspired by the organization’s mission and would love to be able to make a difference by working collaboratively with others on the board and in the community.”


Blanca Nienhaus

Blanca Zendejas Nienhaus is a native of Mexico City. she worked as a journalist, teacher, and English into Spanish translator for El Diario de Yucatán. After meeting and marrying her husband Brian, Blanca moved to the US where she has used her talents to be a voice for the Latinx population. A published author, Blanca has worked with La Voz de Alamance, Contacto Latino, and even Canal 22. she has also taught Spanish for the workplace at Alamance Community College. In 2014 Elon University sponsored the publication of her book in both English and Spanish. Here and There/ Aquí y Allá, is a biography of immigrants living in NC. For 15 years Blanca has partnered with Plaza Comunitaria Alamance to provide official education in Spanish for those who want to complete their elementary, middle and high school studies. She also serves the community with Fairness Alamance, LUPE (Latinos Unidos Promoviendo Esperanza – Latin United Promoting Hope), and has worked as a full-time interpreter/translator for the Alamance County Department of Social Services. Blanca has received multiple awards, including the Sharon S. Mujica Community Service Award by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a proud mother of three and grandmother of four


Edna Parker

Edna Parker, a Maryland native, resides in the southern Alamance County area where she is a wife and mom to 3 adult sons and Nana to three grandsons. Edna received her BS degree in Medical Technology from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in Philadelphia, PA.  She received her MA in Healthcare Management from Central Michigan University. She is a clinical laboratory scientist by profession.

She has recently retired from 38+ years at Labcorp where she was vice president in the National Office of Quality where she was responsible for overseeing quality for all the diagnostic testing locations.  During her tenure, Edna built sustainable quality management systems across the enterprise leading the quality system auditing, regulatory strategy, quality operations support, data collection and metrics reporting. In addition to ensuring external inspection readiness and support, Edna worked with international partners as the Labcorp quality consultant conducting annual audits, training, and inspection readiness assistance. She reorganized and revamped several internal committees and elevated Labcorp’s culture of quality through her work with the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and College for American Pathologists, among many others.

She has served on the WRC board previously, is past chair of the Alamance County Department of Social Services (DSS) board, president of the Alamance Arts Board, chair of the 2024 Alamance Chamber’s Women’s Symposium committee, Alamance  Regional Charitable Foundation board member, and is chairman of the finance committee at her church, Ebenezer UCC. Edna was awarded Volunteer Citizen of the Year in 2022 by Alamance County and she was the Alamance Chamber of Commerce 2022 Volunteer of the Year.

Travel, especially beach trips, flower gardening, and handcrafted jewelry-making take up her spare time.


Logan Garrison Savits*

Logan joined the Chamber in 2021 as Director of Leadership Development & Education Partnerships. She creates and facilitates leadership development programming, such as Leadership Alamance, Alamance Youth Leadership Academy, and the Community Leaders’ Retreat; and education initiatives, including Tuesday Tours for Teachers, Teacher of the Year, and Education Council. Logan works to connect professionals and students to opportunities. A native of Alamance County, Logan was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow at UNC Chapel Hill, majoring in English and Communication, and she earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Duke University. Logan has previously taught English and Musical Theater to high school students in Durham, represented authors of young adult literature as a literary agent with the Gernert Company in New York, and most recently served as the Executive Assistant to the President and Liaison to the Board of Trustees at Alamance Community College, where she was also an adjunct in the English Department. Logan serves on the Library Committee for Alamance County, participates in racial justice initiatives in the community, and enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, and spending time with her husband and son.


Linda Stubblefield

Linda Stubblefield got her sales and marketing training during her 20-year career at International Paper rising through the ranks from a billing clerk to National Marketing Manager. She went on to found L. Barron & Associates in 1995, eventually moving from Florida to Burlington, NC to be closer to her top clients and her husband John. Linda became involved with the Women’s Resource Center in Alamance County (WRC) in 2002 shortly after moving to Burlington, serving on the board three times, twice as board chair. In 2013 she accepted a one-year term as board chair, during which time she served as Interim Executive Director for six months leading the board through a difficult time of transition. Linda has been serving as coordinator for BookWomen since January of 2020. Linda’s other nonprofit interest has included Friends of the Library where she co-chaired Alamance Reads for one year and headed the book selection committee for two years. Linda and John work with Alamance Arts to provide educational Wine Classes. Linda also works with Alamance Achieves. Her passions: reading, cooking, wine education (yours and mine), and community service.


Calvetta Watlington*

Calvetta Watlington is the Chief Business Development Officer of Triangle Family Services, in Raleigh. Her entire career has been spent in the non-profit arena, which includes Family Abuse Services of Alamance County, Burlington Housing Authority, Crossroads Sexual Assault Response and Resource Center, as well as Alamance County Department of Social Services. Her areas of expertise include non-profit leadership, strategic planning (specifically focusing on diversity, environment and social responsibility), non-profit fundraising, development, and program implementation.

Calvetta is Afro-Indigenous. She is a citizen of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation; this is one of North Carolina’s state recognized tribes whose land and people are local to what we know as Alamance, Orange, and Caswell Counties. She has a bachelor’s degree in Social Services with a minor in Human Development & Family Studies.