about the partnership staff

this is who we are

There is no one who works harder than our staff. The quality of service they deliver, the knowledge and kindness they offer freely and their willingness to go above and beyond makes us a lucky agency.  If there is something we can do to help your family or children, please let us know.  Everything’s possible when you care about what you do.

Management

Dwight Morris

Dwight Morris

Executive Director
Karen Mills

Karen Mills

Operations Director
Christina Peterson

Christina Peterson

Community Engagement Manager
Heather Machia

Heather Machia

Early Literacy Coordinator
Lucia Planchon

Lucia Planchon

Community Outreach and Awareness Coordinator
Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

Special Projects Coordinator
Safe Kids
Myra Burrell

Myra Burrell

Data and Contracts Manager

Finance

Angela Baker

Angela Baker

Finance Director
Wendy Casey

Wendy Casey

MAC Accountant
Gale Barbour

Gale Barbour

Finance Assistant
Diane Narron

Diane Narron

MAC Finance Specialist

family support Initiatives

Beth Moore

Beth Moore

Family Services Manager
Brittany Hardee

Brittany Hardee

Family Support Specialist
Lovette Kirks

Lovette Kirks

Family Support Specialist
Cindy Laporte

Cindy Laporte

Family Support Specialist
Letty Urbina

Letty Urbina

Family Support Specialist
Carmen Delgado

Carmen Delgado

Program Assistant

early childhood education initiatives

Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson

Early Care and Education Manager
NC PreK Director
Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams

Early Childhood Specialist
Emily Englehart

Emily Englehart

Early Childhood Specialist
Jamie Surles

Jamie Surles

Early Childhood Specialist
Melissa King

Melissa King

Special Projects Coordinator
TIP / Trainings

our Directors

We are fortunate to have a diverse group of Johnston County community leaders guiding our work.

Meet Our Board