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Leadership North Carolina Celebrates Graduation of Class XXVI

Leadership North Carolina Celebrates Graduation of Class XXVI

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, Leadership North Carolina (LNC) held a graduation ceremony for its 26th class. Fifty-six civic and community leaders from across the state celebrated their completion of this prestigious program in the Old House Chamber of the North Carolina State Capitol. Each year, through a rigorous selection process, LNC chooses a class of established and emerging leaders from across the state to participate in its acclaimed program. Leadership North Carolina’s Class XXVI comprises top leaders from the government, business, nonprofit, and education sectors. A full list of participants follows. Leadership North Carolina’s mission is to inform, develop,...

Sharon Hirsch: Paid family leave will save kids’ lives

All of us are spending too much money on a preventable problem: child abuse and neglect. We are paying too much on interventions and treatment after children have been abused or neglected. Child abuse and neglect cases in 2015 alone will cost the United States more than $428 billion, according to a new study. As the leader of the state’s only child abuse prevention organization, I know that it doesn’t have to be this way. Recent advances in the science of early childhood development tell us that the early years are a time when the brain is building itself from...
Prevent Child Abuse NC Welcomes Sharon Baxter to its Board of Directors

Prevent Child Abuse NC Welcomes Sharon Baxter to its Board of Directors

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) welcomes Sharon Baxter of Durham to its 2018/2019 statewide board of directors. Baxter joins a team of 13 volunteer leaders dedicated to ensuring all North Carolina children thrive in safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. “Sharon’s 21 years of experience in pediatrics makes her a great addition to our leadership team,” said Sharon Hirsch, PCANC President and CEO. “Her passion and experience working with children and their parents will support our efforts to make wise investments in programs built on evidence to prevent child abuse and neglect before they occur.” Baxter has bachelor degrees...
Prevent Child Abuse NC Welcomes Carmen Hooker Odom to its Board of Directors

Prevent Child Abuse NC Welcomes Carmen Hooker Odom to its Board of Directors

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) welcomes Carmen Hooker Odom of Charlotte to its 2018/2019 statewide Board of Directors. Hooker Odom joins a team of 13 volunteer leaders dedicated to ensuring all North Carolina children thrive in safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. “Carmen’s experience in healthcare and government makes her a great addition to our leadership team,” said Sharon Hirsch, PCANC President and CEO. “Her passion and experience working in health and human services will support our efforts to make wise investments in programs built on evidence to prevent child abuse and neglect before they occur.” Hooker Odom currently...