Craven County Partners In Education

2017-18 Board of Directors



Executive Committee

President – Don Brinkley, Union Bank

Past President – Ervin Patrick, Craven County Schools

1st Vice President – Mike McCoy, Wells Fargo

2nd Vice President – David Baxter, Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law


Board Members


William Byland, Havelock Middle

Katy Chadwick, James W. Smith Elementary, Teacher Ambassador of the Year

NeShawn Dawson, Craven County Schools

Stephanie Edwards, Brinson Memorial Elementary

Tripp Eure, MBF Architects

Bruce Fortin, Havelock Chamber of Commerce

Joey Haddock, Harvey’s Fertilizer

Debra Hurst, W.J. Gurganus Elementary

Mike McCoy, Wells Fargo

Rodnesha Minor, J.T. Barber Elementary, Beginning Teacher Representative

Alison Parker, AlphaGraphics

Brandy Popp, CarolinaEast Health System

Daniel Rhyne, Piedmont Natural Gas

Kevin Roberts, New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce

Kimberly Scott, Oaks Road Academy

Lori Sanford Sugg, Grover C. Fields Middle

Sherri Thomas, Trent Park Elementary

Christy Wilson, H.J. MacDonald Middle

Lori Worley, Weyerhaeuser

Leah Yurk, Oaks Road Academy


Ex-Officio Members

Craig Warren, Finance Officer, Craven County

Jason Jones, Craven County Commissioner


Staff/Ex-Officio Board Member

Darlene Brown, Executive Director


For more information about Partners In Education, our programs and grants, or how you can donate, call Darlene Brown, Executive Director of Craven County Partners In Education at (252) 514-6321 or email us at By working together we can all make a difference in education in Craven County Schools.



For more information on PIE programs or how you can get involved, contact us by email at or call us (252) 514-6321.  Fax number:  (252) 514-6352.