Meet WILMA’s 2020
Leadership Institute Class

Introducing the Class of 2020


  • Dana Allen – Marketing and Communications Strategist, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • Sarah Archibald – HR Director, N.C. Ports
  • Nora Arnold – Staff Interpreter, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • Melissa Atkinson Baird – Associate Attorney, Rountree Losee LLP
  • Elizabeth Barfield – Health Equity Education Specialist, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • 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, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • Michele Simpson – Dentist and Owner, Michele Simpson DDS PA
  • Victoria Spyratos – Interim Manager of Centralized Nursing Resource, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
  • 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

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