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North Carolina Board

Community leaders serve on Youth Villages’ North Carolina Board to actively promote and support our mission to help children and families live successfully and advocate proven solutions for the foster care/child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Board members play a significant role at the local level establishing Youth Villages as the leading provider of effective programs for troubled children and their families.

Jesica Averhart – Chair
Executive Director
Leadership Triangle 
Durham

Doug Cruitt – Chair Emeritus
Co-Founder
Everest Medical
Winston-Salem

Natalie Frazier Allen
Founder & CEO
The Arts Empowerment Project
Charlotte

Laura Crago
HR Training & Development Director
Givens Estates
Asheville

Michael Dombeck
VP of Business Development
Precision BioSciences
Durham

Josephe Featherstone
American Tobacco Campus YMCA Director YMCA of the Triangle
Durham

Nan Gray
Regional Marketing Manager
Sprint
Charlotte

Claire McGarry
Proposal Development Consultant
Chapel Hill 

Katherine McKinley
Principle Consultant
RPG
Raleigh

Kim Priddy
Lead Pastor
Sedgefield Presbyterian Church
Greensboro

Bill Roberts
President
Market Commercial Real Estate
Asheville

Wendy Shanahan-Harbin
President
Asterisk Creative
Charlotte   

Claire Taylor
Managing Director of Sales
Piedmont Natural Gas
Charlotte 

Jennifer Terry
VP, Children's Services, CHS Medical Group Division, Carolinas HealthCare System
Charlotte

About Us
Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health bringing help and hope to more than 25,000 children, families and young people across the United States this year. The organization offers a continuum of evidence- and research-based programs, including its two national models: YVIntercept, which offers intensive in-home services, and YVLifeSet, which gives former foster youth a good start on a successful adulthood.
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