Meet the Board

Each of NCRGEA’s nine districts has at least one board member to represent and interact with members on a local level across the state. In many cases, there may be two board members for a given district, as well as two At-Large seats. Click on the images below to read more about each board member.

2022—2023 Association Officers

Michael Taylor

President - Emerald Isle/District 9

Karl Sanders

Vice President - Rocky Mount/District 5

Robert (Bob) E. Shepherd

Secretary/Treasurer - Asheville/District 1

Vann Langston

Past President - Raleigh/District 8

2022—2023 Board of Directors

J. Thomas Lundy

Hickory/District 2

Bobby Burleson

King/District 3

Ben L. Neal

Clemmons/District 3

Dr. Doris Carver

Roxboro/District 4

Jerry Monette

New Bern/District 5

Libby Snuggs McAteer

Gastonia/District 6

Jerry Pinkard

Mint Hill/District 6

Mary Kay James

Goldsboro/District 7

Frank Lewis

Lillington/District 7

Suzanne P. Merrill

Raleigh/District 8

Grova Bridgers

Raleigh/District 8

Tom Simmons

Southport/District 9

Mary Ann Hinshaw

Morehead City/District 9

Nancy Leonard headshot

Nancy Leonard


Dr. Melissa Bartlett

Carolina Beach/At-Large

Dee Freeman


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