Craven County Partners In Education

2019-20 Board of Directors



Executive Committee

President – David Baxter, Sumrell Sugg, Attorneys at Law

Past President – Don Brinkley, Union Bank

1st Vice President – Mike McCoy, Wells Fargo

2nd Vice President – Daniel Rhyne, Piedmont Natural Gas


Board Members


William Byland, Havelock Middle

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

Dr. NeShawn Dawson, Craven County Schools

Tripp Eure, MBF Architects

Joey Haddock, Harvey’s Fertilizer

Christy Hazlett, H.J. MacDonald Middle

Debra Hurst, W.J. Gurganus Elementary

TBA, Havelock Chamber of Commerce

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

Alison Parker, AlphaGraphics

Dr. Ervin Patrick, Craven County Schools

Brandy Popp, CarolinaEast Health System

Kevin Roberts, New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce

Kimberly Scott, Oaks Road Academy

Lori Sanford Sugg, Grover C. Fields Middle

Sherri Thomas, James W. Smith Elementary

Lori Worley, Weyerhaeuser

Sara Yeager, Havelock High

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.