Forum leadership for 2010-2011

New officers and leaders

The Forum is pleased to announce the following incoming leaders for the 2010-2011 year who were elected at the Saturday, May 15 meeting and will take office on July 1.


  • President: Paula A. Wolf, Raleigh, Lobbyist/Consultant, Paulatics, LLC
  • President-Elect: Patricia Orrange, Raleigh, Education Consultant
  • Secretary: Linda Suggs, Morrisville, former Legislative Director, NC Board of Education
  • Treasurer: Valerie Fields, Raleigh, CEO V.K. Fields & Co. Public Relations

Class of 2013 Board of Directors

  • Jo Ann Norris, Raleigh, Assoc. Executive Director, Public School Forum (second term)
  • Cheri Beasly, Fayetteville, Judge, NC Court of Appeals
  • Becky Mock, Burlington, Program Dir., Women’s Resource Center of Alamance County
  • Barbara Kornegay, Mount Olive, VP for Enrollment, Mount Olive College

Class of 2011 Board of Directors

  • Dana Jennings, Raleigh, CEO, NC Center for Women in Public Service (to fill unexpired term of Patricia Orrange)

2010-2011 Nominating Committee

  • Carol Spruill (Chair), Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke Law School
  • Melissa Reed, VP of Public Policy, Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Inc.
  • Kristin Ruth, Judge, Wake County District Court

Thanks to the 2009-2010 Nominating Committee

The slate above was recruited by:

  • Karen Gottovi (chair)
  • Melissa Reed
  • Cheri Beasley

Continuing members of the board

The new leaders join the following board members who will continue to serve the Forum:

Robin Hudson, Raleigh, Justice, NC Supreme Court (2009-2010 president who will serve as past president 2010-2011)

Class of 2011 Board of Directors

  • Andrea Bazán, Durham, President, Triangle Community Foundation, Inc.
  • Lori Ann Harris, Raleigh, President, L.A. Harris and Associates
  • Carol Spruill, Raleigh, Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke Law School

Class of 2012 Board of Directors

  • Kathleen Balogh, Weaverville, Western Region Director, NC Council for Women
  • Linda McGee, Raleigh, Judge, NC Court of Appeals
  • Connie Parker, Wilmington, Executive Dir., NC School Community Health Alliance
  • Ann Franklin, Raleigh, Consultant

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