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Board of Directors

2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2023 GOVERNING BOARD

PRESIDENT
Audrey Snyder, Greensboro

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Elizabeth Robertson, Greensboro

VICE PRESIDENT
Megan Shook, Raleigh

TREASURER
Michael Whyte, Fayetteville

SECRETARY
Martha Bradley, Waynesville

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Samantha Sliney, Whispering Pines

HISTORIAN
Lacy Hansen, Fayetteville

CAREER SUPPORT & ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR
Moshera Mills, Greensboro

EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIR
O’Shauna Hunter, Charlotte

GOVERNMENT ACTION COMMITTEE CHAIR
Missy Welch, Wake Forest

NOMINATING & PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD COMMITTEE CHAIR
Lauren Snyder, Raleigh

COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE CHAIR
Aboli Alurkar, Cary

TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Vacant

FUNDRAISING CHAIR
Margaret Hurley, Whispering Pines

AT-LARGE
Tiffany Cox, Raleigh
Nicole Winget, Fayetteville

JUDICIAL DIVISION CHAIR
Hon. Christine Walcyzk
NC District Courts, Raleigh

PRIOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2022 GOVERNING BOARD

PRESIDENT
Samantha Sliney, Whispering Pines

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Audrey Snyder, Greensboro

VICE PRESIDENT
Sheldon Schenck, Raleigh

TREASURER
Elizabeth Ray, Greensboro

SECRETARY
Martha Bradley, Waynesville

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Laura Loyek, Raleigh

 

HISTORIAN
Liles Demmink, Raleigh

CAREER SUPPORT & ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR
Robyn Hicks-Guinn, Charlotte

EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIR
Megan Shook, Raleigh

GOVERNMENT ACTION COMMITTEE CHAIR
Patricia Shields, Raleigh

NOMINATING & PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD COMMITTEE CHAIR
Lauren Snyder, Raleigh

COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE CHAIR
Rosa Boatright, Durham

TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Nicole Winget, Fayetteville

FUNDRAISING CHAIR
Margaret Hurley, Whispering Pines

AT-LARGE
Tiffany Cox, Raleigh
Missy Welch, Wake Forest

JUDICIAL DIVISION CHAIR
Hon. Linda McGee
NC Court of Appeals (Ret.), Corolla

2021 GOVERNING BOARD

PRESIDENT
Laura Loyek

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Samantha Sliney, Whispering Pines

VICE PRESIDENT
Audrey Snyder, Greensboro

CO-TREASURER
Sheldon Schenck, Raleigh

CO-TREASURER
Elizabeth Ray, Greensboro

SECRETARY
Kaitlin Myers, Asheville

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Manisha P. Patel, Greensboro

HISTORIAN
Erin Burke, Greensboro

CAREER SUPPORT AND ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR
Holly Taylor, Raleigh

EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIR
Lauren Snyder, Raleigh

GOVERNMENT ACTION COMMITTEE CHAIR
Patricia Shields, Raleigh

NOMINATING AND PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Wendy Vonnegut, Fayetteville

COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE CHAIR
Rosa Boatwright, Durham

TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Nicole Winget, Fayetteville

 

AT-LARGE
Porsha Washington, Charlotte

 

AT-LARGE
Liles Demmink, Raleigh

 

JUDICIAL DIVISION CHAIR
Honorable Linda McGee

NC Court of Appeals, Ret. 

 

 

2020 GOVERNING BOARD

 

PRESIDENT
Manisha P. Patel
333 N. Greene Street, Suite 404
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 203-8882

manisha.p.patel@gmail.com

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Laura Loyek, Raleigh

 

VICE PRESIDENT
Samantha Sliney, Whispering Pines

 

CO-TREASURER
Sheldon Schenck, Raleigh

 

CO-TREASURER
Liles Demmink, Raleigh

 

CAREER SUPPORT AND ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR
Holly Taylor, Raleigh

 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIR
Lauren Snyder, Raleigh

 

SECRETARY
Trisha Barfield, Greensboro

 

GOVERNMENT ACTION COMMITTEE CHAIR
Sarah Jessica Farber, Raleigh

 

HISTORIAN
Erin Burke, Greensboro

 

NOMINATING AND PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Audrey Snyder, Greensboro

 

AT-LARGE
Porsha Washington, Charlotte

 

AT-LARGE
Sara Leopold, Wilmington

 

JUDICIAL DIVISION CO-CHAIRS
Honorable Robin Hudson
NC Supreme Court, Raleigh

 

Honorable Valerie Zachary
NC Court of Appeals, Raleigh

 

2019 GOVERNING BOARD

PRESIDENT
Manisha P. Patel, Greensboro

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Pending

 

VICE PRESIDENT
Laura Loyek, Raleigh

 

TREASURER
Liles Demmink, Raleigh

 

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Alyssa Levine, Charlotte

 

CAREER SUPPORT AND ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR
Mallory Lidaka, Raleigh

 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIR
Holly Wilcox, Mt. Airy

 

SECRETARY
Trisha Barfield, Greensboro

 

GOVERNMENT ACTION COMMITTEE CHAIR
Meisha Evans, Raleigh

 

HISTORIAN
Kelly Walker, Greensboro

 

NOMINATING AND PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Audrey Snyder, Greensboro

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE CHAIR
Nihad Mansour, Raleigh

 

TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Samantha Sliney, Ft. Bragg

 

AT-LARGE
Rachel Blunk, Burlington

 

AT-LARGE
Monica Webb-Shackleford, Raleigh

 

AT-LARGE
Sheldon Schenck, Raleigh

 

JUDICIAL DIVISION CO-CHAIRS
Honorable Robin Hudson
NC Supreme Court, Raleigh

 

Honorable Valerie Zachary
NC Court of Appeals, Raleigh

 

2018 GOVERNING BOARD

PRESIDENT
Alyssa Levine, Charlotte

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT
Manisha Patel, Greensboro

 

VICE PRESIDENT
Tiffany Lesnik, Raleigh

 

TREASURER
Whitney Feld, Charlotte

 

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Monica Webb-Shackleford, Raleigh

 

CAREER SUPPORT AND ADVANCEMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR
Mallory Lidaka, Raleigh

 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIR

SECRETARY
Holly Wilcox, Mount Airy

 

GOVERNMENT ACTION COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS
Samantha Sliney, Fayetteville
Meisha Evans, Raleigh

 

HISTORIAN
Beth Posner, Chapel Hill

 

NOMINATING AND PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Jane Paksoy, Raleigh

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE CHAIR
Yolanda Taylor, Raleigh

 

AT-LARGE
Rachel Blunk, Burlington
Sonya Linton, Durham
Ashley Foley, Charlotte

 

JUDICIAL DIVISION CHAIR
Honorable Lucy Inman
NC Court of Appeals, Raleigh 

2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

President

Monica Webb 

Campbell University School of Law (Raleigh, NC)

 

Immediate Past President

Rachel Blunk

Sharpless & Stavola (Raleigh, NC)

 

Vice President

 Manisha P. Patel

Ward Black Law (Greensboro, NC)

 

President Elect

Alyssa Levine 

Arnold & Smith (Charlotte, NC)

 

Secretary

Holly A. Wilcox

The Law Office of Holly A. Wilcox, PLLC
(Mount Airy, NC)

Treasurer

Paula Kohut

Kohut, Pllc. (Wilmington, NC)

Historian

Beth Froehling

UNC School of Law (Chapel Hill, NC)

Career Support & Advancement Committee Chair

Pamela J. Butler

Merz North America (Raleigh, NC)

Education Committee Chair

Tiffany Lesnik

Lesnik Family Law, PC (Raleigh, NC)

Community Outreach Committee Chair

Yolanda Taylor

(Raleigh, NC)

Government Action Committee Chair

Sonya Linton

Law Office of Sonya Linton (Durham, NC)

Nominating Committee

Jane Paksoy

inVentiv Health Clinical (Raleigh, NC)

At Large

Alexis Solheim

(Asheville, NC)

At Large

Beth Posner

UNC School of Law (Chapel Hill, NC)

2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President
Rachel Blunk
Sharpless & Stavola
(Raleigh, NC) 

 

Immediate Past-president
Mallory Lidaka
Lewis & Roberts
(Raleigh, NC)

 

President-elect
Monica Webb
Campbell University
(Raleigh, NC)

Vice President
Lucy Bradley
Cranfill, Summer, Hartzog
(Raleigh, NC)

Secretary
Adrienne Allison
UNC School Of Law
(Chapel Hill, NC)

Treasurer
Paula Kohut
Kohut, Pllc.
(Wilmington, NC)

Education Committee Chair
Alexis Solheim
Buncombe Co. Da's Office
(Asheville, NC)

Education Committee Co-chair At-large
Manisha P. Patel
Ward Black Law
(Greensboro, NC)

Government Action Committee Chair
Alyssa Levine
Arnold & Smith

(Charlotte, NC)

 

Historian
Beth Froehling

Campbell School of Law
(Raleigh, NC)

 

Nominating Committee Chair
Lauren Newton

(Charlotte, NC)

 

Career Support & Advancement Committee Chair
Pamela J. Butler

Merz North America
(Raleigh, NC)

 

Community Outreach Committee Chair
Yolanda Taylor

(Raleigh, NC)

2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Mallory Lidaka
Lewis & Roberts
(Raleigh, NC)

 

Immediate Past-President

Dee Eallis
Wallis Law Firm
(Raleigh, NC)

  

President-Elect

Rachel Blunk
Sharpless Stavola
(Greensboro, NC)

  

Vice President

Monica Webb
Campbell University
(Raleigh, NC)

 

Secretary
Adrienne Allison
UNC School of Law
(Chapel Hill, NC)

 

Treasurer

Paula Kohut
Kohut, pllc.
(Wilmington, NC)

 

Education Committee Chair

Caroline Kane
(Wilmington, NC)

 

Education Committee co-chair at-large

Heather Parlier
(Asheville, NC)

 

Government Action Committee Chair

Alyssa Levine
Arnold & Smith
(Charlotte, NC)

 

Historian

Beth Froehling
Campbell School of Law
(Raleigh, NC)

 

Nominating Committee Chair

Lucy Bradley
(Durham, NC)

 

Career Support and Advancement Committee Chair

Caitlynne Zolzer
Vetro Law Firm
(Boone, NC)

 

Community Outreach Committee Chair

Yolanda Taylor
(Raleigh, NC)

2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President
Dee Wallis
Wallis Law Firm
(Raleigh, NC)

 

President-Elect
Mallory Lidaka
Lewis & Roberts
(Raleigh, NC)

 

Vice President
Rachel Blunk
Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman
(Burlington, NC) 

     

Treasurer
Monica Webb
Mcguire Woods
(Raleigh, NC)

 

Secretary
Adrienne Allison
UNC School of Law
(Chapel Hill, NC)

Immediate Past President
Melissa Walker
Lewis & Roberts
(Raleigh, NC)

Education Committee Chair
Mary Robinson
Roberts & Stevens
(Asheville, NC) 

 

Career Support & Advancement 
Committee Chair
Rebecca Crandall
Olive and Olive
(Durham, NC)

 

Government Action Committee Chair
Katy Parker
Tin Fulton Walker & Owen 
(Wilmington, NC)

Historian
Paula Kohut
Kohut, PLLC
(Wilmington, NC)

 

Nominating & Public Service Awards Committee Chair 
Susan Barbour
Mcguire Wood Bissette
(Asheville, NC)

 

Public Service and Community Outreach Chair
Yolanda Taylor
Legal Aid of North Carolina
(Raleigh, NC)

At-Large Member
open

 

At-Large Member
Beth Froehling
Campbell School of Law
(Raleigh, NC)

 

At-Large Member
Alyssa Levine
Attorney at Law (Charlotte, NC)

PAST PRESIDENTS

NCAWA's past presidents and board members deserve a great deal of credit for the organization's strength. Their vision and foresight made the organization what it is today. Here, the NCAWA gratefully acknowledges its past presidents who have inspired, maintained, and led the NCAWA for more than 40 years.  We thank each woman below for her contributions, accomplishments, and leadership.

2021: Laura Loyek

2019-20: Manisha P. Patel

2018: Alyssa M. Levine

 

2017: Monica Webb-Shackleford

 

2016: Rachel M. Blunk

 

2015: Mallory Lidaka

 

2014: Dee Wallis

 

2013: Melissa Walker

 

2012: Terra Atkinson

 

2011: Holly Bryan

 

2010: Dionne Fortner

 

2009: Charlotte-Anne Alexander

 

2008: Hon. Susan “Smitty” M. Dotson-Smith

 

2007: Harriett T. Smalls

 

2006: Lynne Townsend Albert

 

2005: Lydia E. Lavelle

 

2004: Stella Boswell

 

2003: Susan Barry

 

2002: Leah Broker

 

2001: Lisa Grafstein

 

2000: Lisa Brachman

 

1999: Leto Copeley

 

1998: Harriet S. Hopkins

 

1997: Maria J. Mangano

 

1996: Tracy Kenyon Lischer

 

1995: Luellen Curry

 

1994: Anne R. Winner

 

1993: Susan Freya Olive

 

1992: Hon. Jane V. Harper

 

1991: Martha W. Lowrance

 

1990: Meyressa H. Schoonmaker

 

1989: Heidi G. Chapman

 

1988: Pam C. Silberman

 

1987: Jane R. Wettach

 

1986: Angela R. Bryant

 

1985: Hon. Lillian B. O’Briant

 

1984: Gwyneth B. Davis

 

1982-83: Leslie J. Winner

 

1980-82: Ellen W. Gerber

 

1978-80: Carolyn McAllaster

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