Board and Staff


Jennifer Holcomb

Cathy Boswell
2017 board 2 Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

Joan Ward, Chairman
Owner, Ward Farms

Amber Bellamy
Coordinator of Well Birth Program, Columbus County DREAM Center

Jeremy Coker
City Executive/VP, First Bank

Brad Crowell
Sales Representative, Bladen Office Supplies

Terri Edmund
General Manager, Joe’s Barbecue

John Elliott
Director – Government & Community Relations, Duke Energy

Pickett Council-Ellis
Vice President, Council Tool Company

Bill Gore
Owner, Platinum Entertainment

Greta Heye
Admissions Director, Shoreland Healthcare

David Holmes
Director, Wound Healing Center

Matt McLean
CPA/Manager, S. Preston Douglas & Associates

Stephanie Miller
Outreach Coordinator, Columbus Regional Healthcare System

Rebecca Murphy
Manager, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Tabor City

Nancy Sigmon

J. E. Thompson
Owner, Trigon Corporation


Ex-Officio Members

Dr. Gary Lanier
Director, Columbus County Economic Development Commission

Terry Mann
Mayor, City of Whiteville

Dr. Anthony Clarke
President, Southeastern Community College

Gene Merritt
Director, Whiteville Downtown Development Commission