WEP is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors dedicated to public education.


President: Rob Ferrell – Merck
Past President: Christy Proctor – Chick-fil-A
President-elect: Amanda Metts – Barton College
Secretary: Kim Schmidt – Schmidt Law
Treasurer: Tracy Wood – Truist
At Large: Ryan Simons – Wilson Chamber of Commerce
At Large: Dr. Crystal Cox-Manning – Signature Smiles Orthodontics

Board of Directors

Wendy Winslow – Community Leader
Dr. Christine Fitch – Wilson County Board of Education
Trish Holsten –  Wilson Community College
Dr. Randy St. Clair – Wilson County Schools
Amber Lynch – Wilson County Schools
Dr. Lane Mills – Wilson County Schools
Amy Stancil – Purdue Pharma
Lisa Briley – Wilson Medical Center
Karen Carlos – Wilson County Schools
Will Webb – 3 C Store Fixtures
Courtney Sharp – Deans Farm Market
Paige Hill – Wilson County Schools Parent & Volunteer
Mahalia Witter-Merithew – Casita Brewing Company
Molly Westmoreland – Wilson County Public Library
Jon Barbee – Construct, Inc.
Shelly McGriff – Wilson Police Department
Lizzy Clapsadl– Southern Bank
Leigh Anne Orr – Wilson County Schools
Chris Vester – Vester Auto Group
Dante Pittman – Wilson County
Taj Martin – Collins Aerospace
Major Steve Stroud – Wilson Police Department

Executive Director

Robin P. Williams

WEP is able to provide support because of generous gifts made each year by in-vestments from businesses, individuals, and grants with the shared understanding that public education is central to a vibrant and healthy community.