RAPC Board

We appreciate each and every board member for their time and commitment to our organization. Your contributions help support many families in our region. If you are interested in becoming a part of our Board, please contact the Region A Partnership for Children for more information at:
Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Name Agency Board Representation
Maggie Panther Children’s Developmental Services Agency of WNC, Director RAPC Board Chair
TBA TBA RAPC Board Vice Chair
Shelly Foreman VAYA Health, Community Relations Regional Director, RAPC Secretary/Treasurer RAPC Board Sec/Treasurer

Name Agency Board Representation
Amanda Tanner-McGee Cherokee County; Department of Social; Services, Director Government
Becky Garland Graham County, Finance Officer Government
Brenda Triplett Youth Villages, Regional Manager Services
Brett Woods Southwestern Community College, Foundation, Director Government
Dale Cole Clay County Schools, Superintendent Government
Deidre McMahon Southwestern Child Development Commission, Assistant Director Services
Donna Tipton-Rogers Tri-County Community College, President Government
Glenda Hensley Community Member, Retired Western Carolina University Business/Community
Jeff Cloer Wayah Insurance Group, President / Owner Business/Community
Ken Nicholson Community Member, Retired Educator Business/Community
Lester Laminack Professor Emeritus, Author / Consultant, Literacy Education, Retired Western Carolina University Business/Community
Michele D. Smith Smith & Morgan Law, PA Business/Community
Mike Drinkwater Community Member, Stone Wood Cabins, Owner Business/Community
Sheila Hoyle Southwestern Child Development Commission, Executive Director Services
Tausha Forney Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center, Program Director Business/Community
Teresa Toms-Gillespie Children’s Developmental Services Agency of WNC Early Intervention, Service Supervisor Services