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Marianne Cockroft
Associate Professor Emerita
UNC School of Nursing

Dr. Cockroft was a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at UNC-Chapel Hill until her retirement in 2021. A nursing educator for a range of educational contexts (i.e., University professor, community college instructor, hospital community educator), Dr. Cockroft’s public and community health nursing, disease prevention, and health and safety promotion work has served populations across the lifespan—from infants to senior citizens—and has mostly addressed high risk behaviors, chronic diseases in aging, and self-care.

Jean Davison
Associate Professor
UNC School of Nursing

Dr. Davison, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at UNC Chapel Hill. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of practice experience. Jean does translational research in Advance Practice Nursing and Public Health. Her  DNP Project publication is ‘” Hypertension Self-Management Support in Primary Care: A Quality Improvement Study”‘. She is also a co-author in “Primary Care RN” certificate manual and online- modules and in 2021 the NC AHEC “Adult Physical Assessment.”  Dr. Davison is co-founder and president of Compassion Med International and has been on various regional and national advisory boards.

Inés Freile
Program Coordinator
Taylor Family YMCA

Inés Freile is an experienced resource administrator and has coordinated a variety of programs including pastoral care activities, community-based initiatives, language development interventions, and crisis management. Currently, she is a Community Support Specialist at the Taylor YMCA, where she serves as point of contact between program participants and community resources. She believes that education is the key to more empowered, productive and stable families.

Kathleen Herndon-Lee
Director of Human Services
White Oak Foundation, Inc.

Kathleen Herndon-Lee is director of human services for the White Oak Foundation Inc., where she coordinates Client Services for the White Oak Resource Center. These services include food security, senior services, and crisis management. Kathleen’s passion is serving the most vulnerable in our communities. Prior to joining the White Oak Foundation team, Kathleen worked in the field of Education as a public-school teacher and as a national professional development consultant/coach for numerous education companies.

Jill Straight
Director of Patient Services
Dorcas Ministries

Jill Straight is the director of client services at Dorcas Ministries where she oversees the organization’s crisis ministry, food pantry, and the training and career advancement programs. Jill began her career at Dorcas in 2008 as a volunteer crisis minister and served on the board of directors from 2009 to 2011. Jill joined the staff at Dorcas in 2011 and brought her adult education program management experience to bear as she reshaped crisis services to focus on building clients’ self-sufficiency and stability. Prior to her service at Dorcas, she worked in higher and adult education program management in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Daniel Turnbull,DDS
Turnbull Dentistry

Dr. Turnbull is a native of Toledo, Ohio, but has lived in Cary since 1986. He is a graduate of Indiana University with Bachelor of Arts in Biological Science and Spanish Literature. His DDS degree was achieved at The Ohio State University. Dr.Turnbull has been practicing in Cary for over 30 years. He has long been active in the community through his membership in the Cary Page Rotary Club, Read and Feed, and Christ the King Lutheran Church. He has served as the president of Cary Page Rotary club, and president of the Christ the King Congregational council.