Board of Directors

2017-2018 Officers and Executive Board Members

Dr. Sandra Plata-Potter
University of Mt. Olive

Suzanne Gifford
Coastal Community Action

At Large
Zac Everhart
Excel Learning Centers

Vice President
Jean Kenefick
Trillium Health Resources

Don Brinkley
Union Bank, Foundation Representative

At Large                                                   Chief Toussaint Summers, Jr.                New Bern Police Department


2017-2018 Board of Directors

William Boykin
Faith Representative

Dr. Terri Colon
Craven Community College

Melinda Mowry
Double Tree New Bern – Riverfront

Betty Kwasnick
Craven County Health Department

Cheryl Reed                                  Trent Court Residence Council

Pat Ipock
Community Representative

Pam Jenkins
Craven County Library

Kent Flowers
Department of Social Services

Theron McCabe
Craven County Commissioner

Lisa Kemp                                   Craven County Schools

  • Craven Smart Start, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that administers Smart Start funds and programs in Craven County. Smart Start is designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. Donations are tax deductible. Financial information about this organization and copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.