Board of Directors

2021-2022 Officers and Executive Board Members

Jean Kenefick
Community Representative

Charles Collins
Ward & Smith

At Large
Zac Everhart
Community Representative

Vice President
Suzanne Gifford
One Place, Chief Program Officer

Don Brinkley
Union Bank, Foundation Representative

At Large
Chief Patrick Gallagher
New Bern Police Department


2021-2022 Board of Directors

Pat Ipock
Community Representative

Lynn Hardison
Community Representative

Pam Jenkins
Craven County Library

Lisa Kemp
Craven County Schools

Geoffrey Marett
Craven Co. Dept. of Social Services

Beatrice R. Smith
Craven County Commissioner

  • 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.