Staff

To contact staff members, please call 919-833-6436 or 800-222-2758. You can also use our Contact Us page.

Executive Director's Office

  • Executive Director – Ardis Watkins

Operations

  • Director of Operations – Brenda Johnson
  • Executive Assistant/Facility Manager – Pat Millas
  • Information Technology Specialist – Cole Smith
  • Meeting and Training Coordinator - Phyllis Byrd
  • Receptionist – Renee Vaughan

Member Services

  • Director of Member Services - CJ Stephens
  • Member Services Insurance Specialist – Randy Wall
  • Member Services Insurance Specialist – Sheila Walker
  • Member Services Insurance Specialist – Rhoda Fort
  • Member Services Program Specialist – Byron Carter
  • Member Services Program Specialist - Felicia Grimes

Finance

  • Director of Finance – Gwendolyn Kea
  • Senior Accountant – Sharonique Crudup
  • Accounting Specialist – Michael Norris
  • Accounts Receivable Specialist – Sabrina Williams
  • Payroll/Accounts Payable Specialist – Rayshell Arnold

Communications/Public Relations Department

  • Director – Jonathan Owens
  • Communications Specialist – Beth Dew
  • Digital Communications Specialist – Amanda Wise
  • Communications Specialist - Korey Wheeler

Government Relations

  • Director of Government Relations – Suzanne Beasley (Twitter: @SuzyBelle211)
  • Political Strategist – Amanda Finelli (Twitter: @thefinelli)
  • Lobbyist – Flint Benson (Twitter: @FlintBenson911)
  • Lobbyist – Resha Fortson (Twitter: @FortsonResha)
  • Research Analyst/Lobbyist – Tony Booe

Member Relations Department

  • Director of Member Relations – Lynn Cote
  • Member Relations Specialist – Carri Derrick
  • Member Relations Specialist – Tamara Bridges
  • Member Relations Assistant – Pat Evans
  • Member Relations Assistant – Autumn Creech
  • Member Relations Representative (South Central) – Felicia Powell (20, 22-24, 37, 38, 40, 61-62)
  • Member Relations Representative (East) – Gloria Evans (56, 60, 63-70)
  • Member Relations Representative (West) – Johnny Davison (1-8)
  • Member Relations Representative (Piedmont) – Dennis Hartley (9,10,11,12,13,16,18)
  • Member Relations Representative (North Central) – Celia Wilson (5, 17, 19, 25-28, 45)
  • Member Relations Representative - Kelly Russell (39, 41-44, 46, 57-59)