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 Director

Treasurer: Rusty Holderness, Rural Equity Corporation

Secretary: Debby Futrell, Area L AHEC

CCR&R Advisory Committee Chair: Vacant

Community Outreach Committee Chair, Stacy S. Jesso

Nash UNC Health Care Foundation

Evaluation Committee Chair, Karen Lachapelle

Edgecombe County Health Department Director


Bob League, Municipal Government

Fred Belfield, Jr., Nash County Commissioner

Art Bradley, Edgecombe Cooperative Extension, Designee Tanya Heath

Eric Evans, Edgecombe County Manager

Frenchy Davis, Foundation Builders Academy

Jodi Sprouse, Parent

Designee Mark Cockrell

Sorell Massenburg, Faith Community Representative

Catherine Roche, Braswell Memorial Library Director, Designee Gloria Sutton

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

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.