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North Carolina Local Leadership

Youth Villages Local Staff

Paul Enderson
Executive Director – North Carolina

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Annie Smith
State Director – Community-Based Programs

John Horton
Director – Development

Local 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.

Natalie Frazier Allen
Founder & CEO
The Arts Empowerment Project

Justin Arnall
Mortgage Loan Originator; Vice President Mortgage Bankers Association of WNC
Crew Lending – A Division of Goldwater Bank, N.A.

Tia Bethea
Community Impact Manager
Google Fiber

Meredith Buckner
Registered Radiologic Technologist/MRI
Mission Hospital

Laura Crago
HR Training & Development Director
Givens Estates

Jospehe Featherstone
American Tobacco Campus YMCA Director 
YMCA of the Triangle

Nancy “Nan” Gray
Regional Marketing Manager

William “Bill” Roberts
Market Commercial Real Estate

Wendy Shanahan-Harbin
Asterisk Creative