Board of Directors

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


Rob Ferrell | President

Supply Chain Manager, Merck

The board and I are committed to supporting students and teachers by offering encouragement and connections to our community partners. We look forward to a new school year where we can provide engaging opportunities through our Career Connections Program and other exciting initiatives.



WEP Board Members




President: Rob Ferrell – Merck
Past President: Christy Proctor – Chick-fil-A
President-elect: Amy Stancil – Purdue Pharma
Secretary: Trish Holsten – Wilson Community College
Treasurer: Kim Schmidt – Schmidt Law
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
Dr. Daniel Barnes – Wilson County Schools
Amber Lynch – Wilson County Schools
Dr. Lane Mills – Wilson County Schools
Lisa Briley – Parent Volunteer/Community Leader
Heather Reneau – Wilson County Schools
Will Webb – 3 C Store Fixtures
Heather Mercer – Truist
Paige Hill – Wilson County Schools Parent & Volunteer
Matt Nestor – City of Wilson
Will Edwards – NC Farm Bureau
Dante Pittman – Barton College
Ashley Newman – Bridgestone
Taj Martin – Collins Aerospace
Major Steve Stroud – Wilson Police Department
Amanda Metts – Barton College


Executive Director


Robin P. Williams