Board of Directors

Executive Board for 2023-2024

Shannon Bass, DVM, President
Karyn Smith, DVM, President-Elect
Paige Harrington, DVM, Vice President
Brian Stuber, DVM, Secretary-Treasurer
Marguerite Gleason, DVM, Immediate Past President

District Representatives 2023-2024

Ronni McKown, DVM
District 1 (Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrell, Washington)

 
District 2
(Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Northampton, Nash, Person, Vance, Warren, Wilson)

 
District 3
(Duplin, Greene, Harnett, Johnston, Lenoir, Sampson, Wayne)

Katharine Holder, DVM
District 4
(Durham, Wake)

Donna McLamb, DVM 
District 5
(Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin)


District 6
(Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Orange, Randolph, Rockingham)

Deborah McArthur-Wicks, DVM
District 7
(Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, Columbus, Jones, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender)

Ryan Reid, DVM
District 8
(Anson, Bladen, Cumberland, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland)


District 9
(Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Stanly, Union)

Jason Hefner, DVM
District 10
(Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell, Lincoln, Watauga, Wilkes)

Erin Purvis, DVM
District 11
(Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Yancey)

NCSU Representatives 2023-2024

Kate Meurs, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM - Dean, Veterinary Medicine
Emily Lentz, NCSU-CVM Student Rep

AVMA Representatives 2023-2024

Steve Stelma, DVM, AVMA Delegate
Shannon Foy, DVM, AVMA Alternate Delegate

Committee Chairs 2023-2024

Sandra Strong, DVM - Animal Welfare
Dante Martin, DVM - Awards/Nominations
Jennie Osborne, DVM - Friends of NCVMA
Shane Gentry - Industry Council
Jim Hamilton, DVM - Large Animal Academy
Bradley Mills, DVM - PAC
Erin Byrd, DVM; Holly Capps, DVM; Eliza Ruffner, DVM - Membership
Liliya Nusbaum, DVM - Recent Grad
Michael Martin, DVM - State Veterinarian
Chessie Green, DVM - Continuing Education
Jennifer Shults, DVM - Legislative

Administrative

Jennifer Kendrick - Executive Director
J.J. Meidl - Director of Membership Development
Anne Cavender - Operatopms Manager

Terms

Elections: District representatives serve three-year terms. Districts are elected in alternating years:

2024 Districts 2, 5, 6, and 9
2025 Districts 1, 3, 4, and 8
2026 Districts 7, 10, and 11
2027 Districts 2, 5, 6, and 9
2028 Districts 1, 3, 4, and 8
2029 Districts 7, 10, and 11
2030 Districts 2, 5, 6, and 9
2031 Districts 1, 3, 4, and 8
2032 Districts 7, 10, and 11
2033 Districts 2, 5, 6, and 9
2034 Districts 1, 3, 4, and 8
2035 Districts 7, 10, and 11

Interested in serving on the board of directors? Reach out to John.