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The Foundation of FirstHealth, Inc.

Board of Trustees – 2021


Executive Committee

Chair, Mr. Art Medeiros

Secretary, Mrs. Cathy Schlaff

Assistant Secretary, Mrs. Karen Fitch

Treasurer, Mr. Ron Schuch

Immediate Past Chair, Mr. Jon DeVault

FHC Appointee, Dr. Cindy Goodman


Mr. Robert Bahner

Dr. Daniel Barnes

Ms. Becky Carter

Dr. Art Edgerton

Dr. John Ellis

Mrs. Connie Fensterstock

Mr. Rich Holada

Mr. J.J. Jackson

Mrs. Nancy Kaeser

Mr. Bob Lovell

Mr. James Obi

Mrs. Becky Smith

Dr. Robert Sponzo

Mr. Ron Ballard


Ex-Officio Appointments

Mickey W. Foster, CEO, FirstHealth of the Carolinas

Mrs. Kathleen Stockham, President, Foundation of FirstHealth

Mrs. Jacklynn Lesniak, CNO, FirstHealth of the Carolinas


The Foundation Staff

Kathy Stockham, President -

Carie O'Quinn, Administrative Director, Foundation Operations -

Chris Miller, Executive Director, Planned Giving -

Amy Tamez, Senior Development Officer -

Kristin Floyd, Affinity Manager and Network Development -

Carolyn Helms, CARE Liaison -

Lynn Moore, Executive Administrative Assistant, Foundation -

Pam Tighe, Finance Liaison -

Teresa Engel, Donor Relations/Fund Account/Office Manager -

Andrea Meade, Financial and Administrative Assistant -

Kelly Pritchard, Clara McLean House Manager -

Lindsey Simmons, Concierge and Navigation, Clara McLean House -



Volunteers from across our community play a vital role in the work of the Foundation of FirstHealth. They are the heart and soul of the Clara McLean House and the environment of compassionate hospitality and support it provides to patients and their families. Volunteers provide caring hands to assist the work of FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care. And when, the Foundation hosts fundraising events and activities, you’ll find our tireless volunteers pitching in to help. Learn More


Today is your chance to save a life

Won’t you join with your friends and neighbors in supporting health care in the mid-Carolinas with a generous donation?

Click here to donate online.

If you would like discuss different gift options or if you have a special area you would like to support, please call The Foundation at (910) 695-7500 for assistance.


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