Board of Directors

DEPC’s Board of Directors and working committees are made up of parents, child care providers, representatives from the school systems and human service agencies, members of the faith community and local business and government. Each member is committed to ensuring the financial and programmatic integrity of the Partnership.


Officers & Committee Chairs:


Board Chair:  Jama Greene, Medical Practice Professional

Vice Chair: Karen Lachapelle, Edgecombe County Health Department

Treasurer: Rusty Holderness, Rural Equity Corporation

Secretary: Tim Wilson, Poyner & Spruill


CCR&R Advisory Committee Chair: Vacant

Community Outreach Committee Chair, Stacy Jesso

Nash Health Care Foundation

Evaluation Committee Chair, Karen Lachapelle

Edgecombe County Health Department



Bob League, Municipal Government

Fred Belfield, Jr., Nash County Commissioner

Donna Boone, Nash County Department of Social Services, Designee Deena Lancaster

Art Bradley, Edgecombe Cooperative Extension, Designee Tanya Heath

Eric Evans, Edgecombe County Manager

Debby Futrell, Area L AHEC, At-Large Seat

Charlene Hedgepeth, Child Care Center Provider

Dr. Shelton Jefferies/Rocky Mount Schools, Designee Mark Cockrell, At-Large Seat

Sorell Massenburg, Faith Community Representative

Catherine Roche, Braswell Library Director, Designee Gloria Sutton

Marva Scott, Director, Edgecombe County Department Social Services, Designee Bobbie Williams

Monique Smith, Parent

Sherron Deal, Retired Educator

Valerie Bridges, Edgecombe County Schools, Designee Paula Flythe, At-Large Seat

Bill Carver, Nash Community College, Designee Adrienne Covington

Natema Drummond, Parent

Shirley Hill, Learning Stones Child Care Center

Shane Lancaster, Coastal Credit Union



23 Board Members


*The Executive Committee is to be made up of the Board officers, Committee Chairs, and 3 At-Large members.

If you are interested in joining a Committee or the Board, please contact Henrietta Zalkind, Executive Director.