2017 Board Meetings

  • January 26, 2017
  • April 27, 2017
  • July 27, 2017
  • October 26, 2017

Board Members


Stephanie Anderson
Tenax Therapeutics


Kim Anderson
Arkatec/Kim Anderson AIA

Stephanie and Kim Anderson are new to the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center Advisory Board in 2014. Kim is a burn survivor, gravely injured in a 2010 house fire. During Kim’s four and half month inpatient treatment in the Burn Center and his extended outpatient therapy, Stephanie was an instrumental patient advocate dedicated to Kim’s recovery. During this period, Stephanie kept a journal on the Caring Bridge website detailing Kim’s treatment and progress. This journal is an engaging record of the survival and recovery experiences of a burn survivor and his family. It also documents the incredible dedication and expertise of all those working at the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center to treat, support, and provide for patients and families alike.

In the later stages of Kim’s recovery, as they developed relationships with the Burn Center community, Stephanie and Kim were inspired to give back to the Center by founding the Anderson Family Fund in the Burn Center. This fund finances the purchase of aftercare medical supplies, suncreen, and sun-protective clothing for uninsured or financially struggling burn survivors. Burn Center care givers and therapists and the Burn Center development department collaborate with Kim and Stephanie to determine the best use of the Fund’s resources, and to coordinate fund raising efforts.

In support of the Anderson Family Fund, the primary fundraising activities since 2011 have been a series of benefit events featuring live music and an accompanying silent auction. Participating bands, long-time musical friends of the Andersons, have enthusiastically donated their time and talents. Scores of items donated by friends of the Fund have ensured the success of each silent auction. Kim has also worked with the current statewide membership of Jaycees to collect sunscreen products as gifts-in-kind to the Burn Center.

Stephanie was raised in Massachusetts and completed her undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University (BS, ’83) before attending Emory University for graduate studies. Since 1991 she has worked in pharmaceutical research and development, with stops at RTI International, Inspire Pharmaceuticals, and at her current position with Tenax Therapeutics.

Kim was raised near Philadelphia, PA, came to North Carolina to attend Duke University (BS/AB, ’73) and completed Architectural studies at Virginia Tech (March ’80). After working with architecture firms in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, in 1997 he established his own practice, Arkatec/Kim Anderson AIA. Working to re-establish his company after a two year hiatus following his burn experiences in 2010. Kim’s practice specializes in award-winning custom residential design and project management. He is a member of the local, state, and national AIA chapters, the Governors Club Custom Home Program and the Governors Club Architectural Review Board, a past member of the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation Advisory Board, and the Duke and Virginia Tech alumni organizations. While working to adapt to his new physical challenges, Kim continues to pursue his interests in boating and fishing, American heritage instrumental music, golf, cooking, and ethnic cuisines.

The Anderson family includes son Drew and daughter Emma, both students at UNC-Greensboro.

Tim Bradley

Tim Bradley
Executive Director
North Carolina State Fireman’s Association

Tim Bradley has been in the fire service for 40 years. He began his career serving on the Mebane Fire Department, holding the position of Chief for seven years. He served with the Office of State Fire Marshal for 29 years, finishing off his career serving as Assistant State Fire Marshal. Tim currently serves as Executive Director of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association. With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology, an Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, he is also a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. He has earned his Certified Fire Officer from the Center for Public Safety Excellence and is a Fellow with the Institute of Fire Engineers (FIFireE). He was awarded North Carolina’s Firefighter of the Year Award in 2003, and in 2007 he was awarded Firehouse Magazines Heroism Award for the rescue of a five year old boy from a house fire. He has received his department’s award for valor, and firefighter of the year award twice. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the NC Association of Building Inspectors, and in 2007 he was awarded the State Employee Award for Excellence, the highest award given to State Employees. On August 10, 2013 Tim Bradley was awarded North Carolina’s highest civilian honor, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. The award is given by the Governor to individuals who exemplify extraordinary service to the state of North Carolina. In addition to his employment and fire service related activities, as well as his career as a volunteer firefighter spanning 40 years, Tim serves as an elected member of the Mebane City Council, serves as a Deacon in his Church, and teaches Sunday School and bible studies. His hobbies include woodworking, writing poetry, hunting, and golf. He resides with his wife Vickie and four daughters in Mebane.


Michael E. Campbell
Leather Italia USA
Michael Campbell is the CEO and President of a top national company, Leather Italia USA. Michael has served on the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Medical Center Advisory Board for four years. He resides in Wilmington, NC and grew to know the Burn Center and its staff as a result of a home accident that caused severe burns and placed his daughter, Taylor Campbell, in their care. Later, Michael created and launched the “Taylor Campbell Pledge Fund” that is active through the UNC Burn Center and has raised funds annually that support care and research. He has also participated in supporting the Burn Center family waiting areas by donating leather furniture. He has served as past President for associations such as Christian Life Council and has contributed hours of work in various charitable events including habitat for humanity, Red Knight’s annual fund drive, Play for Emily, and Woman of Hope. He helped organize a recent event in Wilmington, North Carolina, “Chords for a Cause” that featured Taylor Campbell and her story. The proceeds were raised in an effort to launch an after care burn facility in Wilmington that will serve Southeastern North Carolina.

Michael has also worked with the UNC Children’s Hospital and participated on the “Roof Top program” and has supported a number of other events, including “Pinwheels for Promise”. He has spoken nationally about his family’s story and journey and the courage of his daughter, Taylor Campbell. Michael has worked with the UNC Athletic staff to heighten awareness of the UNC Burn Center at every home UNC football game and the kids captain programs. He continues to be an avid support of the Burn Center Advisory Board and carries a deep attachment to the UNC Burn Center family.

Michael is married to Teressa and they have three daughters, Brooke (20), Morgan (18), and Taylor (10).


Thomas W. Googe (Wes)
US Airways


Wes began his aviation career upon graduation from the Ohio State University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical and Astronautics Engineering. While attending Ohio State, he earned the necessary FAA pilot certificate and ratings to start with Piedmont Aviation Inc, as a flight instructor in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the spring of 1980. He worked as a flight instructor and then charter pilot for four years when he was transferred to Piedmont Airlines as a new hire flight engineer on the Boeing 727. He served in this capacity until recruited as a flight engineer instructor/check engineer while flying the line as a qualified first officer. During this time he continued to work for Piedmont Aviation as a chief pilot and ultimately the director of operations for the charter network until Piedmont Aviation was spun off during the Piedmont/USAir merger in the late 80’s. In 1995 he upgraded to a captain position on the 737-200 in Charlotte where he flew the line until re-entering the training department in mid-1998 as a qualified check airman on this same airplane for US Airways. He continued in this new position until the aircraft was retired in November of 2001 where he transitioned to the Boeing 737-300/400 as a line captain until 2004 where he once again re-entered the training department as a 737-300/400 check airman until he was assigned in 2011 to flight technical operations to assist as a liaison to the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization. In this role Wes has conducted flight deck pertinent training for the air traffic control workforce at the facilities which serviced the US Airways system hubs and also represents the company on airspace and procedure design projects with the FAA at these same locations. With the merger of US Airways and American Airlines in 2014, he will assume the duties of airspace optimization manager for the New American. He currently possesses type ratings for Boeing 737 and727 aircraft.

In addition to his employment he served as a member of the North Carlina Junior Chamber of Commerce from 1984 till 1997 occupying positions of local chapter president (Winston-Salem), district director, regional director, program manager, state vice president, state president, and chairman of the board. As state president he served on the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Advisory Board, Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina, and Advisory Board for the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at Chapel Hill where he serves currently as chairman of the advisory committee. During this time he also completed his Masters of Business Administration at UNCG in 1993. As a Jaycee he was honored as the Most Outstanding Local President of North Carolina in 1986, Top Ten State Vice President of the US, and later inducted into the JCI senate. After serving as Jaycee State President, he was asked to join the North Carolina Jaycee Advisory Board where he was elected chairman in fall of 1994. He also served as a member of the board of directors for the Winston-Salem Industries of the Blind from 1986 till 1992. He is a member of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church of Winston-Salem. His hobbies include farming, amateur radio, golf, and restoring old cars. He resides in Boonville, North Carolina.


Stacy Hanna
80th and 82nd President of North Carolina Jaycees

Professionally, Stacy is a Senior Project Manager for RGIS, LLC. She receiving her Bachelors of Science in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University and her Master’s in Business Administration from North Carolina State University.

Stacy Hanna began her Jaycee career as a member of the Baltimore, MD Jaycees in 2004. Moving to Raleigh, NC and joining the chapter there in 2005, she served as Community Service Director (2007) and State Director (2007, 2008). She was awarded the NC Junior Chamber Felton-Gabriel-Turner Award in 2007 (Most Outstanding State Director). In addition to serving the US Junior Chamber as the Outstanding Young Farmer Program Manager in 2009-2010, she was awarded a USJC Presidential Medal of Honor in 2010. She served as Triangle Regional Director (2009), Meetings Program Manager (2014), and Vice President for the North Carolina Jaycees (2010, 2011, 2015). Stacy has served on the Strategic Planning Committee, Finance Committee, and NCJC Foundation, and NCJC Memorial Foundation.

She served as the 84th President of the Raleigh Jaycees in 2013, winning the Charles Hawkins Memorial Award (Outstanding Local President). That year the Raleigh Jaycees were also awarded Giessenbier Award (Most Outstanding Programs) and the coveted John Kiger Memorial Award (Most Outstanding Jaycee Chapter in North Carolina). She has been recognized as member of the Cardinal Corps #268 and JCI Senator #74881. In 2011-2012 and 2014-2015, she was the Seminar Chairperson for the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) North Carolina East Leadership Seminar sponsored by the Raleigh Jaycees. She has also served as the HOBY NC East Corporate Board President since July 2012. She served as the 80th and 82nd State President for the North Carolina Jaycees. In 2018 she will serve as the Chairman of the Board for the North Carolina Jaycees and Chief of Staff for JCI USA. Stacy represents the NC Jaycees on the Advisory Board of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Health Care.

Jocelyn Hardee

Jocelyn Hardee
North Carolina Jaycees
78th State President

Professionally, Jocelyn is a Physical Therapist. After receiving her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware, she currently works at the Wilson Medical Center Hospital. Her greatest joy comes from helping her patients meet and exceed their goals.

Jocelyn (Wright) Hardee began her Jaycee career as a member of the Salisbury, MD Jaycees in 2003. Later moving to Waldorf, MD and joining the chapter there, she served as Membership Vice President, State Director and Treasurer. In addition to serving the Maryland Jaycees as the Dues Administrator in 2008, she also served on the National Awards Committee for the US Junior Chamber from 2007-2009. While in Maryland, Jocelyn was recognized as member of the Crab Corps #297. With her involvement with the Maryland Jaycees and the National Awards Committee, Jocelyn attended the US Junior Chamber National Conventions from 2005 through 2011 and will attend the 2014 session in Baltimore, MD. It was during the 2008 National Convention in Memphis, TN that she met a NC Jaycee, Chris Hardee, the 72nd NC Jaycee State President. Their courtship covered several state and national meetings from Maryland to California to Florida.

Looking for warmer climates in 2009 Jocelyn moved south taking a new job in Jacksonville, NC. Wanting to meet people in her new town, she readily joined the Jacksonville Jaycees and was quickly elected as the 61st President, serving two years back to back. Recognized for her outstanding leadership she won the Garibaldi in 2010. Jocelyn was elected to serve, in 2011, as the Coastal Regional Director for the NC Jaycees, working with chapters across the southern half of the NC coastline. As the State Vice President for Business in 2012, she was responsible for Trainings, State Meetings, and Fundraising. Jocelyn continues to lead the NC Jaycees and was again elected as State Vice President in 2013 and was assigned to the International Programming portfolio. She was awarded Outstanding State Vice President of the North Carolina Junior Chamber (Jaycees) and was honored by her peers as she was recognized as a Senator #72973 from Junior Chamber International. Jocelyn represents the NC Jaycees on the Advisory Board of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Health Care and the Board of Trustees at the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.

Jocelyn married a Dare County Jaycee, Chris Hardee, in 2010 on the NC Outer Banks. Like her husband, they are both active Jaycees and Lions, love to travel, and have a strong sense of family; welcoming their first child David Edward Hardee in September 2012. Jocelyn is a member of the West Nash United Methodist Church where she sings in the choir and helps lead the United Methodist Women.

Linda Harris

Linda Suitt Harris
External Relations Manager
PSNC Energy

Linda Harris joined PSNC Energy (formerly Public Service Company of North Carolina) in 1974 in the Roxboro District Office. After holding various positions in the company, she was named Director-External Relations for the Raleigh Region in October, 1998 and in 2004 named External Relations Manager for the Eastern Region. Linda is engaged on the local level in helping PSNC Energy grow and maintain good relationships with governmental entities, assist state and local economic development allies to grow and expand business inside our territory, chambers of commerce partnerships, and community service organizations.

Linda is currently on the board for the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center. Many of her leadership skills were learned from serving with the International Business Leaders Association back in the 80’s where she helped start the local organization and being a part of a company that educates, supports, and encourages professional growth. Linda’s 40 years experience has placed her on local and state programs that support all forms of energy and economic development programs for the state of North Carolina. She currently serves on committees at local chambers, economic development, and community service organizations throughout the 35 municipalities in the Eastern Region served by PSNC.

She is a Rotarian and current member of the Cary MacGregor Rotary Club. As a Paul Harris Fellow and a past Rotarian of the Year recipient, she believes you should never stop giving back what you have received. She is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and in the community where she lives and works. Her passion is the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center. She became aware of the importance of having a Burn Center here in North Carolina in 1992 when her mother was severely burned. The treatment, care, and compassion that was given to her mother and family was a life changing experience. Serving on the North Carolina Burn Center Advisory Board is an honor and giving back to them is a way of honoring her mother’s memory.

Linda and her husband Stanford, live in Timberlake and they have one son and two granddaughters. After Linda’s retirement in July she will spend time in Person County with the youth program “My Life Matters”, Project Lost, and becoming a North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center Ambassador.

Benjamin E. Nichols (Benny)
Retired Fire Chief
Executive Director
North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs


Benny Nichols, Retired Fire Chief, served the City of Fayetteville Fire Department for 40 years. He started as a rookie firefighter in 1971 and retired at the Fire Chief in 2011. He was at the forefront of every major departmental change during his career. Chief Nichols gained a broad range of experiences during his tenure that included hazardous materials response, emergency medical services, public safety dispatching, fire prevention, training, and emergency management operations. Throughout his career he was assigned to and managed every major division within the Fire Department and performed each discipline. The knowledge, skills, and abilities he gained throughout his career made him an effective leader. As Fire Chief he brought excellent leadership, teamwork, and stewardship to the Fayetteville Fire Department. His professionalism helped him to build the necessary relationships, both internally and externally, to gain the support of his employees and the community.

Chief Nichols believed that the most important means of accomplishing professionalism is through training and education, because of this belief Chief Nichols was committed to advancing himself and others through continuous and aggressive education and certification. Educational advancements helped prepare Chief Nichols to be more skilled in meeting challenges in an ever-changing professional firefighting environment.

Chief Nichols served both the Fayetteville Fire Department and the community with patience, integrity, and professionalism. He faithfully served the State of North Carolina, the City of Fayetteville, and the Fayetteville Fire Department as a representative on a variety of committees and post in order to advance public safety locally for the community and at the State level. His experience, values, and commitment made him an asset to the City of Fayetteville and the community.

Chief Nichols continues to stay active in the North Carolina fire service as a consultant on multiple activities related to public fire protection and as the Executive Director of the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs. He continues to be an active member of several fire service organizations.

Charlene Pell

Charlene Pell
Founder, Facing Forward, Inc.



Charlene and her former fiancé were severely burned in a catastrophic, private airplane crash in March 1994. She sustained severe burns to 64% of her body, including her face. Her fiancé died 21 days later. In an instant, she lost everything in her life that mattered, except for her mother, sister, faith and friends. All the outward things that define her as a successful executive and vibrant woman were vaporized in a single second.

She made a triumphant recovery from her extensive, life-altering injuries, seven-month hospitalization, 49 operations and five-and-a-half years of physical and occupational rehabilitation.

Early on, she discovered that no programs in the US existed to help adults adjust to a changed appearance. As a former communications executive, she used her experience and expertise to manage intrusive stares of a curious public, and explored techniques to facilitate communication. She studied disfigurement and staring and discovered physiological and social reasons that cause people to stare. Building on her professional experience, she combined research, personal experiences, and communications skills into a workshop titled, What to Do When People Stare, which has been presented to more than a thousand people nationwide and in Canada. Participants learn and practice communications skills to ease conversations and to improve social interactions. Informed and prepared, they have new confidence to respond to stares and educate others. She created a companion brochure for individuals and their families that is distributed by burn centers and other organizations that aid individuals with visible differences.

She educates middle and high school students without a visible difference about issues and challenges of living with a facial or physical difference through a program that she created, Outside, Inside: You Decide. The program encourages students to explore and discuss their feelings, attitudes, perceptions and beliefs about differences. Focus is on strengthening individuals from the inside out to contend with teasing and bullying. The program fosters respect for differences, encourages self acceptance, and acceptance of individuals with physical or facial differences.

She is the found of Facing Forward, a national nonprofit organization that provides information, emotional support and educational programs to help individuals with congenital or acquired facial or physical differences contend with staring communicate with confidence and courage. The organization promotes public awareness about the challenges of living with a facial or physical difference, and encourages acceptance of physical differences, and advocates for advancement of psychosocial programs to aid individuals living with disfiguring conditions. She has published and presented articles, abstracts, and a documentary about issues related to living with a visible difference. She wrote and produced a documentary Down in Flames, Up in Love, that has been viewed by thousands at conferences.

She is the first burn survivor ever appointed to the advisory board of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, and previously served six years on the board of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. She co-chaired the program committee for the 2004 and 2008 Phoenix Society’s World Burn Congress (WBC), and produced four golf tournaments and silent auctions to raise more than $75,000 to sponsor burn survivors to WBC. She coordinated the first burn-survivor reunion in South Florida.

She is a member of Phoenix Society, the American Burn Association, the North Carolina Association of Nonprofits, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the North Mecklenburg Women’s Club, and the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association. She has earned Duke University’s Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Before her accident, Charlene was vice president of communications for the most successful design center in the United States, Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA), where she administered the domestic and international marketing program. Before that, she managed the overall operations of Citicorp’s flagship urban mall, headquartered in Manhatten with an operating budget of $1.7 million.

Recently, Charlene was named Lake Norman Woman Magazine’s 2013 Woman of Will, in honor of her leadership, determination, courage, integrity, and commitment to enhancing the lives of others.

Charlene and her husband, C.H., live in Huntersville, NC. When she’s not working, she is taking photographs and creating cards sold by local gift shops to benefit Facing Forward. Other interests include reading, writing, walking, or enjoying music and movies.

Welborn Reich

Reich L. Welborn
Manning Fulton & Skinner PA


A noted attorney with more than three decades of experience in complex business transactions, Reich Welborn handles mergers and acquisitions for both sellers and buyers and works with closely-held businesses in family succession, business protection and exit strategies.

He also boasts extensive know-how in representing lenders, developers and tenants in a broad variety of financing and real estate transactions. Further, he advises corporate clients on major relocations, including site selection, acquisition and assembly of tracts of land, contracts, negotiations, construction and financing.

In his healthcare practice, Mr. Welborn represents primarily physician groups and other provider organizations. He assists them with acquisitions and mergers, recruitment and employment contract negotiation.

Mr. Welborn also served as managing member of the Research Triangle Park office for 15 years.

Of note:

  • elected as a North Carolina Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member, Advisory Board, North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, UNC Hospitals, 1996 to present
  • Included in Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law and Real Estate Law, 2007-2014; and for Health Care Law, 2013 and 2014
  • Included in Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite list, 2004-2014. His primary area of practice is Business/Corporate
  • Selected for inclusion to the North Carolina Super Lawyers list in 2006-2014. His primary area of practice is Business/Corporate
  • Former board member: Family Counseling Services of Durham; Durham Chapter of American Cancer Society; Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President and Board Member, Durham County Bar Association and 14th Judicial District Bar
  • Past President, Durham Jaycees
  • Past President, North State Sertoma Club
  • Past President, North Carolina Jaycees
  • Past Vice President, Board of Family Counseling Service of Durham
  • Past member, Advisory Council to the Governor’s Office of Citizen Affairs
  • Board of Trustees, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, 2002-2009
  • Board of Governors, North Carolina Bar Association, 2008-2009
  • Vice President, North Carolina Bar Association, 2008-2009
  • Past chair, North Carolina Bar Associations Large Law Firm Committee and past member, Business Law Section Council

Professional Affiliations:

  • Fourteenth Judicial District Bar and Durham County Bar Association, Past President
  • North Carolina Bar Association: Business Law and Health Care Sections
  • American Bar Association



Margot Carmichael Lester
The Word Factory
The Burn Center Ambassadors represent the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center to the general public and assist in raising awareness of the Center and its work. Their activities vary depending on each ambassador’s particular skills and interests. Some examples including giving/arranging talks and presentations to civic and school groups, writing letters and essays for publication or broadcast, connecting Center staff to key members of the community (such as media, donor prospects, volunteers), and supporting the board and Center team in their work.