Meet our Alum

Meet WILMA's Leadership Institute Alum

Meet WILMA’s Leadership Institute Alum:

Class of 2022

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Kate Baillon – Manager of Collections & Exhibits, Cape Fear Museum
Heather Barcus – Director of Operations, Medical Center Specialty Pharmacy
Dori Bishara – Community Engagement Coordinator, REV Federal Credit Union
Maggie Blackham – Founder, Elevate Coworking
Stephanie Bolton – Owner, Patriot Roofing Company
Katie Braskett – Director of Marketing, MegaCorp Logistics
Crystal Burnett  – Private Investigation Consultant, Lighthouse Investigative Services
Rosalie Calarco  – Associate State Director of Advocacy & Outreach for the Coastal Region, AARP NC
Caress Clegg – Communications Supervisor, New Hanover County Schools
Colleen Coons – Strategic Marketing & Business Development, Monteith Contruction
Katherine Corpening – Assistant Public Defender, New Hanover County Public Defender’s Office
Kate DaSilva – Sales Operations Team Leader, Kent Homes
Becky DeGroote – Manager of Acute Care Rehabilitation Services, Novant Health
Aris DurJava – Territory Sales Manager, US Foods
Kim Emory – Creative Project Manager, Lower Cape Fear LifeCare
Catherine Ferguson – Microbiology Supervisor, Lab Operations, Alcami Corporation
Jasmin Fuller – Lead Manufacturing Engineer, GE Aerospace
Caroline Gann – AVP-Solar Energy, Live Oak Bank
Christina Hallingse – Director of Media Relations, Cape Fear Community College
Pam Hardy – District Manager, Duke Energy Progress
Kristen Hole – Lead Project Consultant, Cape Fear Solar Systems
Amanda Knauff – Physical Therapist/Owner, Pender Pelvic Health & Therapy Services LLC
Rachel LaCoe – Senior Long Range Planner, New Hanover County
Tristan Manley – SVP Deposit & Next Generation Credit Product Leader, Live Oak Bank
Kate Martin – Engineering Operations Manager, GE Hitachi
Kellie McDade – Product Designer, Apiture
Leigh Everette Milligan Sullivan – Co-Owner, Real Green Turf LLC
Rachel Morin – Managing Director, Cucalorus Film Foundation
Amy Newberry – Owner/Physical Therapist, Pelvic Prescription PT & Wellness
Stefanie Powell – Assistant Dean for Administration & Resource Management, UNCW
Franchesca Ramirez – MDT/Advocate Supervisor, The Carousel Center
Abby Roetger – Performance Excellence Programs Manager, Novant Health
Jenny Shearin – Principal Product Marketing Manager, nCino
Melissa Sinclair – Assistant Vice Chancellor, Division for University Advancement, UNCW
Courtney Townsend – Ed Lab Coach, UNCW Watson College of Education
Alex Umstead-Wrenn – VP-Closing, Live Oak Bank
Cierra Washington – Strategic Partnership Coordinator, Northside Food Cooperative
Becky Whiteside – Director of Professional & Support Services, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
Shan Zhao – Senior Development Engineer, Corning Incorporated

Class of 2021

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Paige Beert – Manufacturing Engineer, Corning
Sarah Brickels – Development Director, Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW)
Emily Byrum – Assistant Capital Defender, Office of The Capital Defender
Frances Carter – Isaac Bear Early College Coordinator & Liaison, UNCW Watson College of Education
Katie Castner – Product Designer, Apiture
Lynda Chambers – Manager of Regional Continuing Nursing Education, Novant Health NHRMC
Samantha Cleary – Director of Advancement and Engagement, paws4people foundation
Leah DeMasters – Construction Specialist, Live Oak Bank
Mili Dunlap – Lead Psychologist, New Hanover County Schools
Amanda Fontana – Principal Revenue Analyst / nCino, Owner / Sign Gypsies Wilmington
Jasmine Henry – Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator, Wilmington Housing Authority
Tameca Jenrette – Director of Education & MLS Operations, Cape Fear Realtors
Jackie Jordan Welker – Senior Director, Marketing & Communications, Make-A-Wish Eastern NC
Meagan Kascsak – Communications Director, Brunswick County
Morgann Kauffman – Program Manager, A Safe Place
Karen Lagonell-Busch – Senior Software Engineer-Team Lead, Apiture
Chelsea Lloyd – Lead Production Quality Specialist, GE Aviation
Cynthia McBride – Global Customs Compliance Manager, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy/Global Nuclear Fuels
Lauren McKenzie – Executive Director, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity
Alighiery Mendoza – Senior Country Approval Specialist, PPD
Megan Mullins – VP, Marketing & Communications, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Kate Oelslager – Associate Director of Communications, Process Systems and Optimization, PPD
Amy Phillips – Clinical Trial Coordinator – Local, PPD
Deanna Rabon – Project Manager, Thomas Construction Group
Sarah Rivenbark – Mobile Integrated Healthcare Coordinator/Captain, Novant Health NHRMC
Tessa Romanowski – Architect/Project Manager, LS3P
Rebekah Roth – Planning & Land Use Director, New Hanover County
Holly Snider – Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, Novant Health NHRMC
Beth Stanfield – Litigation Practice Group Leader & Senior Employment Attorney, Forrest Firm
Sara Warmuth – Chief Facilities Officer, New Hanover County
Michelle Watson – Marketing & Communications Director, Cape Fear Realtors
Cathy Wright – Manager Therapy Services, Rehabilitation Services, Novant Health NHRMC

Class of 2020

Dana Allen – Marketing and Communications Strategist, Novant Health NHRMC
Sarah Archibald – HR Director, N.C. Ports
Nora Arnold – Staff Interpreter, Novant Health NHRMC
Melissa Atkinson Baird – Associate Attorney, Rountree Losee LLP
Elizabeth Barfield – Health Equity Education Specialist, Novant Health NHRMC
Mariah Bianchi – Human Resources/Employee Relations Coordinator, Corning Incorporated
Jessica Boyd – Certified Public Accountant & Senior Accountant, Williams Overman Pierce, LLP
Jo Ann Boyle – Director of Business Development, CMC BioPharma
Alison Brien – Technical Program Manager, Apiture
Morgan Byerly – Nuclear Fuel Engineer, General Electric/GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
Meagan David – Manufacturing Engineer, Corning Incorporated
Julie Dixon – Legal Team Manager, Live Oak Bank
Laken Greenwood – Corporate Trainer, CastleBranch
Beth Harvey – Senior Marketing Programs Manager, Apiture
Breana Hebert – Development Director, Wilmington Symphony Orchestra
Amber Hoagland – General Manager, Office Depot
Jennie Jackson – Business Services Coordinator, UNCW Research and Innovation Team
Carter Jewell – Business Intelligence Analyst, CastleBranch
Ashley Kent – President, Kent Homes
Alexis Perkins – Assistant Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender-New Hanover County
Liz Peterson – Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, N.C. Cooperative Extension in Pender County
Tracy Saieed – Community Relations Coordinator, New Hanover Regional Medical Center-Pender Memorial Hospital
Leah Sherrill – Founder and CEO of Special Pedals Inc./EC Teacher at Topsail Elementary
Samantha Silver – Process Engineer, Corning Incorporated
Taylor Simms – Director of Facility Planning, Novant Health NHRMC
Michele Simpson – Dentist and Owner, Michele Simpson DDS PA
Victoria Spyratos – Interim Manager of Centralized Nursing Resource, Novant Health NHRMC
Logan Thompson – Director of Philanthropy , Cape Fear Community College
Andi Matt Van Trigt – Partner, Murchison, Taylor & Gibson, PLLC
Ashley Wells – Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, UNCW College of Health and Human Services
Jessica Williams – Director, Practice Support Services, SEAHEC/NHRMC
Genna Wirth – Executive Director, Voyage

Class of 2019

Kate Collins, Human Resources Business Partner, Live Oak Bank
Erin Costa, Owner, Erin Costa Photography
Niccoya Dobson, Assistant Public Defender, New Hanover County Office of the Public Defender
Lisa Edgerton, Pharmacy Residency Coordinator, Novant Health NHRMC
Maggie Ernst, Client Services Manager, Pathfinder Wealth Consulting
Amy Feath, Executive Director, The Carousel Center Inc.
Katie Greene, Associate Attorney, Rountree Losee, LLP
Helen Grubb, Client Account Manager, CloudWyze
Elizabeth Guy, Marketing & Events Coordinator, WARM Inc.
Lindsey Hallock, Director of Public and Environmental Policy, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority
Fraleane Hudson, Accounting Supervisor – Operations, Live Oak Bank
Jessica Humphries, Associate Attorney, Hamlet & Associates, PLLC
Libby Kane, Communications Manager, Apiture
Tamie Keel, Facilities Manager, Wilmington International Airport
Kara Kenan, Survivorship Program Director, Going Beyond the Pink
Jona Lamphier, Physician / Owner, Tidal Wellness Integrative Family Medicine
Christina Lanier, Professor, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Katelyn Mattox, Program Director, NourishNC
Latrice McKoy, Master Deputy, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office
Cathy Millsap, Director of Operations, Well Care Health
Amy Myers, Sr. Director, Marketing & Communications, Novant Health
Rachel Petrosky, New Hanover Program Director, Coastal Horizons Center Inc.
Kathryn Pohlman, Chief Sustainability Officer, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Melissa Pressley, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Cloudwyze
Sheri Shaw, Assistant Dean for Student Success, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Amanda Sipes, Community Manager, tekMountain
Lauren Stevenson, Neurosciences Performance Improvement Manager, Novant Health NHRMC
Katie Tate, Chief Program Officer, YWCA Lower Cape Fear
Rebecca Trammel, President, Ruthie Trammel’s Champions for Compassion
Summer Vat, Director of Human Resources, Untappd

Class of 2018

Tammy Benson, Manager of Administration, Advanced Marketing International
Laura Brogdon-Primavera, Manager, UNCW-CIE
Rebecca Christiansen, Associate Director for Employer Development, UNCW
Ashley McQueen Civatte, Manager, Internal Audit, PPD
Chrissy Coor, Regional Manager, Fluid IT
Adrienne Cox, Office Manager, SEPI Engineering
Lindsay Crighton, Director of Development for Major Gifts, College of Arts and Sciences, UNCW
Christine Hoskins, Regional Sales Manager, Well Care Home Health
Lyana Hunter, Assistant Public Defender, NHC Public Defender’s Office
Kendall Hurt, Owner, Meadowlark
Bethany Leighton, Community Engagement Director, StepUp Wilmington
Christy Leopold, Director of Account Services, Tayloe/Gray
Jessica Loeper, Chief Communications Officer, New Hanover County
Elena Masters, Financial Adviser Associate, Morgan Stanley
Becky McGhee, Manager of Outpatient Rehabilitative Therapies Services, Novant Health NHRMC
Caroline Merrill, Managing Director of Accounts and Projects, Forte’ Institute
Erika Merriman, Executive Director, OASIS NC
Amanda Miars, Attorney, Murchison Taylor
Colleen Mistovich, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program Coordinator / Clinical Coordinator NHRMC Emergency Department, Novant Health NHRMC
Carla Pike, Executive Director, Vantage Pointe Inc.
Justine Reel, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation, CHHS, UNCW
Brooke Skipper, Business Development Manager, Salt Air, Inc.
Dawn Wagner, Owner, BrightStar Care of Wilmington & Brunswick County
Joy Wade, Program Manager, Going Beyond the Pink
Denton Williams, Realtor/Broker, Intracoastal Realty

Class of 2017

Stefanie Adams, Training and Development Manager, CastleBranch
Ashley Bell, Director of Continuing Medical Education, SEAHEC
April England, Public Relations Assistant, Duke Energy
Katie Gloe, Product Line Engineer, Corning Inc.
Carly Hubicki, Student Treatment Program Teacher Assistant, Onslow County School District
Hayley Jensen, Owner, Beer Barrio
Lindsay Maher, Associate Director of Operations, Coastal Carolina Health Alliance
Vera Newkirk, Compliance and Privacy Officer, Novant Health NHRMC
Kristy Norton, Head Softball Coach, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Class of 2016

Jen Adler, Interim Director of CARE, UNCW
Emilyanne Atkinson, CEO, CYRUS app startup
Chandler Davis, Artistic Director, Thalian Association Community Theatre
Angie Gray, Owner, A2Z Regulatory Publishing
Marisa Young Henry, Fitness Supervisor, PPD
Karmen Smith, Victim’s Advocate, Hope Harbor Home
Robbin Williams, Master Black Belt Six Sigma Quality, GE Hitachi
Bethany Windle, Associate Planner, City of Wilmington
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