Meet North Carolina's Newest Nonprofit Leaders

Armstrong McGuire is proud to work with our clients to hire these exceptional individuals. Please join us in welcoming them to their new roles.

Bill Ahern
Chief Executive Officer
Habitat for Humanity of Wake and Johnston Counties
Bill Ahern assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Habitat Wake in August after relocating from Florida. Bill, who spent more than 25 years at the Federal Reserve, has a long history of working with Habitat and affordable housing organizations in Florida and North Carolina.

Yolanda Brannon
Director of Early Childhood Education
Bethlehem Center of Charlotte
Yolanda Brannon became the Director of Early Childhood Education for the Bethlehem Center of Charlotte in August. Yolanda has worked in the field of early childhood education for 15 years, with a focus on Head Start programs in multiple positions.

David Brower
Executive Director
PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music has named David Brower as its next Executive Director. David is currently the Program Director of North Carolina Public Radio WUNC. He will oversee PineCone’s extensive programs, including concerts, workshops, and jam sessions, and PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass festival.

Caitlin Burke
Program Officer
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is pleased to announce that Caitlin Burke will join the staff of the Foundation as a program officer in January 2020. Caitlin brings more than 18 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, most recently serving as the associate director of Conservation Trust for North Carolina.

Cathy Cloud
Human Resources Director
Bethlehem Center of Charlotte
Cathy Cloud has joined Bethlehem Center of Charlotte as their Human Resources Director. Cathy brings over two decades of experience as a certified professional in the field, coming to Bethlehem Center from Thompson Child & Family Focus.

Garry Crites
Executive Director
NAMI North Carolina
Garry Crites joined NAMI North Carolina after an extensive career at Duke University where he worked in both the Talent Identification Program and led the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. As a former pastor, Garry is a compassionate leader who can build authentic relationships with staff and volunteers.

Jeffery Gallagher
Residential & Community Based Service Director
Jeffery joined TLC (founded as The Tammy Lynn Center) after working in the Department of Health and Human Services and a long tenure with RHA Health Services. Jeffery is respected and admired for mature judgment, integrity, initiative, and dependability.

Cecilia Holden
President & CEO
myFutureNC announced that Cecilia Holden, formerly the director of government and community relations for the North Carolina State Board of Education, will become the organization’s first-ever president & CEO, effective the first week of December.

Christine Rhoads Kastner
Executive Director
North Carolina Master Chorale
Christine joined the NC Master Chorale after serving as the President & CEO of the Fayetteville Symphony. She brings a strong focus on financial sustainability, musician satisfaction, and community partnerships.


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