Forum leadership for 2011-2012

New officers and leaders

The Forum is pleased to announce the following incoming leaders for the 2011-2012 year who took office on July 1.


  • President: Patricia Orrange, Raleigh, Education Consultant
  • Vice President: Carol Spruill, Raleigh, former Associate Dean, Duke Law School
  • Secretary: Linda Suggs, Morrisville, former Legislative Director, NC Board of Education
  • Treasurer: Valerie Fields, Raleigh, CEO V.K. Fields & Co. Public Relations

Class of 2014 Board of Directors

  • Lisa Grafstein, Raleigh, Attorney
  • Cynthia O’Neal, Zebulon, General Counsel, Office of the Lt. Governor
  • Jane Pinsky, Raleigh, Director, NC Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform
  • Molly Beacham, Durham, Development Director, Democracy North Carolina

Class of 2012 Board of Directors

  • Gale Adcock, Cary, Director, Corporate Health Services, SAS (to fill the unexpired term of Kathleen Balogh)

Additional Contacts

  • Pat Orrange, Statewide Regional Coordinator
  • Valerie Fields, Finance Committee Chair
  • Jane Pinsky, Nominating Committee Chair
  • Anne S. Franklin, Membership Committee Chair

Continuing members of the board

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

Paula A. Wolf, Raleigh, Lobbyist/Consultant, Paulatics, LLC(2010-2011 president who will serve as past president 2011-2012)

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
  • Barbara Kornegay, Mount Olive, VP for Enrollment, Mount Olive College

Class of 2012 Board of Directors

  • Linda McGee, Raleigh, Judge, NC Court of Appeals
  • Connie Parker, Wilmington, Executive Dir., NC School Community Health Alliance
  • Anne S. Franklin, Raleigh, Consultant

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