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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 
    Director, Community Partnerships/New Business Development, American Tobacco 

  • Doug CruittChair Emeritus 
    Civic Volunteer 

  • Michael Dombeck 
    VP of Business Development, Precision Biosciences

  • Josephe Featherstone
    American Tobacco Campus YMCA Director, YMCA of the Triangle

  • Claire McGarry 
    Proposal Manager, SciMetrika 
    (Chapel Hill)
  • Katherine McKinley
    Vice President, First Citizens Bank     

  • Kim Priddy 
    Associate Pastor, First Baptist Church Greensboro

  • Nan Gray
    Regional Marketing Manager, Sprint 

  • Claire Taylor
    Managing Director of Sales, Piedmont Natural Gas

  • Jennifer Terry
    VP of Surgery Care Division, Carolinas HealthCare System
About Us
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 22,000 children and families each year from across the country. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration® approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.
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