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
Jennifer Parker Fogerty – Wilson County Schools
Amber Lynch – Wilson County Schools
Dr. Lane Mills – Wilson County Schools
Lisa Briley – Parent Volunteer/Community Leader
Carrie Maravi – Wilson County Schools
Will Webb – 3 C Store Fixtures
Heather Mercer – Truist
Paige Hill – Wilson County Schools Parent & Volunteer
Matt Nester – City of Wilson
Molly Westmoreland – Wilson County Public Library
Will Edwards – NC Farm Bureau
Dante Pittman – NC Governors Office
Ashley Newman – Bridgestone
Taj Martin – Collins Aerospace
Major Steve Stroud – Wilson Police Department

Executive Director

Robin P. Williams