Board of Directors

2016-2017 Officers and Executive Board Members

Dr. Sandra Plata-Potter
Mt. Olive College

Suzanne Gifford
Coastal Community Action

At Large
Zac Everhart
Excel Learning Centers

Vice President
Jean Kenefick
Trillium Health Resources

Don Brinkley
Foundation Representative


2016-2017 Board of Directors

William Boykin
Faith Representative

Dr. Terri Colon
Craven Community College

Tammy Cullom
Craven County Schools

Betty Kwasnick
Craven County Health Department

Chief Toussaint Summers
New Bern Police Department

Pat Ipock
Community Representative

Pam Jenkins
Craven County Library

Kent Flowers
Department of Social Services

Theron McCabe
Craven County Commissioner

Denise Stevens
Family Child Care Provider

  • 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.