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Board of Directors

Andy Anderson, Whiteville — Secretary
Andy Anderson serves as director of development for Community Based Care. He is currently pastor of Father’s Cup Overflow Ministries and is a William Friday Fellow. He serves on the N..C. Social Services Commission, the Columbus County Partnership for Children, and Columbus County DREAM Center boards. Anderson is an American Marshall Fellow.

Lige Daughtridge, Rocky Mount
Lige Daughtridge is the president of Daughtridge Sales Co., Inc., a family-owned business located in Rocky Mount that distributes pressure and temperature instrumentation. He is also a member of the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority, Carolinas Gateway Partnership Board of Directors, and the City of Rocky Mount Planning Board.

Grant Godwin, Raleigh
Grant Godwin is chair of the N.C.Rural Center Board of Directors and a native of Sampson County. He retired in 2011 from Martin Marietta Materials after a distinguished career in advanced manufacturing. He began his career in North Carolina state government, working for the state budget office and the Ports Authority.

Kim Graham, Charlotte
Kim Graham, Capital Bank vice president, is the community development manager for the bank’s Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. A native of High Point, N.C., and a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, Graham serves on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas and Mosaic Development Group, and is involved with Carolinas CRA Resource Collaborative.

Juvencio Rocha-Peralta, Greenville
Juvencio Rocha-Peralta is executive director of the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN). A native of Veracruz, Mexico, he has lived in North Carolina since 1980. He has served on a number of task forces and boards, including the East Coast Migrant Head Start Project and the Eastern North Carolina Latin-American Coalition, Inc. (ENCLACO)

Joseph Stanley, Shallotte — Treasurer
Joseph K. Stanley is vice president of Joe & Moe’s Automotive and owner of Joe’s Photography, both in Shallotte. He serves on the South Brunswick Islands Committee of 100, the Advisory Boards for both the N.C. Cooperative Extension and BB&T, and the FOR ENC Board of Directors. Previously, Mr. Stanley was a branch manager for United Community Bank and is a past Board of Transportation member and Parent Advisory Council County President. In 2001, he was presented the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the most prestigious awards presented by the Governor of North Carolina, for his proven record of extraordinary service to the state.

John Stokes, Charlotte
John Stokes, BB&T vice president, is the community development specialist for North Carolina, Charlotte area and Myrtle Beach area. John serves as a liaison between the community and the bank to facilitate community development loans, services, and investment opportunities. A Goldsboro, N.C. native, John serves on the boards of directors of the City of Charlotte Housing Advisory Board and the Charlotte Community Capital Fund. Previously he served on the South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development Advisory Board and the South Carolina Community Capital Alliance.

Sarah Thompson, Sylva — Chairperson
Sarah Thompson is the executive director of the Southwestern Commission Council of Governments in Sylva, N.C. In this role, she administers programs in the seven far western counties of the state related to workforce development, aging services, and community and economic development. Prior to joining the Southwestern Commission, Sarah served on the board of Sylva’s Main Street organization and later became its executive director. She is a proud graduate of the NC Rural Center’s REDI program. She earned her master’s in Public Administration from Western Carolina University.

Patrick Woodie, Piney Creek — NC Rural Center President
Patrick Woodie is president of the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center, Inc. From 2006 to 2013, he served as the center’s vice president for Rural Programs. A native of Alleghany County, he is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the Wake Forest University School of Law.