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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of community members, family members, and people we support who volunteer their time to govern the organization. Board members meet monthly in board meetings, as well as contribute time on committees and special events, giving unselfishly of their time, talents, and personal funds.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

l allenBoard Chair
C. Lee Allen, Jr. is the Broker/Owner at RE/MAX Town & Country, a full service real estate organization with brokerage and property management divisions in Stanly County, North Carolina.

A servant leader within his community and the region, Lee is a member of the Albemarle Rotary Club, where he leads the weekly song, and is an active member of the Carolina Thread Trail Board. He has served on the board of the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce, served as the Chief Volunteer Officer of the Stanly County Family YMCA and is a member of the Carolina Multiple Listing Systems Board of Directors. In addition to his passion for supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance use disorders, Lee is also an advocate for education. He has served as President of the LANCE, the parent organization of Gray Stone Day School, a charter school in Misenheimer that is nationally ranked among the “Best High Schools” by U.S. News & World Report and currently serves on the board of the Gray Stone Foundation. He is a member of First Baptist Church Albemarle, where he serves the finance committee, teaches youth, sings in the choir and plays trumpet.

Lee is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree. He has held professional roles in project and process management, technology implementation and software sales and implementation. His passions are solution identification, analyzation and implementation.

When he is not working, Lee enjoys biking, swimming and running and is a member of the Uwharrie Running Club. He is an avid competitive triathlete and has competed in numerous triathlons including the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI and is a Boston Marathon finisher.

A North Carolina native, Lee lives in New London, N.C. with his wife Mary Burt Allen. The couple has two children, Meredith, a 2016 graduate of UNC Chapel Hill who lives in Washington, D.C. and Jackson, a student at Campbell University.


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Jeff Gaskin, Immediate Past Board Chair
Financial Services and Portfolio Management Executive
Parent of a person supported

Brenda Hinson - Immediate Past President

Brenda Hinson
Grandparent of a Person with a Disability

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Jeffrey Irvin
Self Employed/Real Estate Professional

Larry Hinson - Law Enforcement

Larry Hinson
Retired Law Enforcement,
Grandparent of a Person with a Disability

Randall Phillips

Randall Phillips
Retired Professional

k earnhardt

Kent Earnhardt, Ph.D., JD
Advocate for Persons with Disabilities


Joel Laster - Architectural Engineer

Joel Laster, Jr.
Architectural Engineer

Ben Marsh - Youth Pastor

Benjamin Marsh
Youth Pastor

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Mike McCrann

Rachel Morrison - Food Regulatory Specialist

Rachel Morrison
Retired Food Regulatory Specialist,
Parent of a Person with a Disability

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Duncan E. Munn
Retired I/DD Professional

Joan Johnson

Joan Johnson
I/DD Community Systems Consultant
Former University Administrator

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