Irene Wortham Center Board of Directors
Chad Whittemore - Chair - VP, Business Banking, First Citizens Bank
Wes McCall - Vice Chair - Co-owner/Director of Pharmacy Services, Blue Ridge Pharmacy
Mickey Dale - Treasurer - CPA, Johnson Price & Sprinkle
Dr. Larry Fisher - Secretary - Assistant Professor, Winthrop University
Candace Folks - Prior Chair - Human Resources Manager, PLI
Laura Brown - Member - RN, MSN Instructor, AB Tech
Rev. Anne Morgan - Member - Presbyterian Minister (retired)
Kara Nash - Member - RN, Autism Specialist, Your Autism Advocate
Rita Maddux - Member - Special Education Professional - "I learned about the Irene Wortham Center when exploring preschool options for my children. As a special educator and parent, I was deeply impressed with their Early Learning Center and wanted to learn more about the Center as a whole. After learning more, visiting the Center, and meeting the President & CEO, I knew that IWC was more than just a special place for early learners - it is a special place for people of all ages and I knew being a part of this community would be a huge privilege for me."
Ben Woody - Member - Director of Development Services Department, City of Asheville
Jason Gast - Member - Attorney Family Law - "I am proud of the work that the Irene Wortham Center has done over the years, but even more so during the COVID-19 crisis. The staff and management have carefully crafted and implemented a plan to keep the IWC staff and clients safe, while still remaining in operation. I am always impressed with how they handle difficult situations."
Jeff Hicks - Member - CEO, FernLeaf Interactive, LLC
Rhyna Simmers - Member - PEP Teacher, Estes Elementary School