There's much to see here. So, read these short bios that reveal the intense diversity of the serving board of directors for LPCCA. We are seeking to grow the board of directors to increase the decision making capacity for the growth and health of the project. If you are interested contact us via the contact page.
Board Chair: David Norman
David Norman is experienced in nonprofit leadership, strategic planning and fund raising. He served for eight years, with two as Chair of the Board and CEO of the organization, on a 501(c)6 membership organization, the Institute of Management Consultants, USA (IMC USA), and is current Chair of the Board of the Foundation (of IMC USA), a 501(c)3. Norman further has served as a Stewardship Chair of his former church and multiple years as an elected leader.
David Norman holds multiple certifications: the designation, “Certified Management Consultant® (CMC®),” from the Institute of Management Consultants, “CMC-AF,” CMC-Academic Fellow, the only American so recognized the ICMCI (International Council of Management Consulting Institutes), and was recently recognized a FIMC, a Fellow of IMC USA, one of only 58 in 50 years. Certified EOS Implementer (CEOSi), and “Certified Business Manager (CBM).”
Norman founded his own consulting firm, Traction Matters/David Norman & Associates, in 1995 to offer results-oriented services to small and mid-sized companies, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. In addition, Norman has helped management through development of long-range plans and strategic plans and assisted in resolving succession issues. He has served as Interim Executive Director at several not-for-profits undergoing change. He has assisted troubled organizations with improving operations, strengthening management, and increasing profitability.
After graduating from Furman University, Norman earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Norman was, recently, an Adjunct Professor at McColl School at Queens University. He taught Investments, Strategic Management, Corporate Finance, Organizational Behavior, Principles of Management, and Principles of Marketing.
Secretary: Sharon Arscott-Mills
Sharon Arscott-Mills recently retired from a lengthy career as a senior adviser in international development and global health. She holds a B.S. in nursing from Rutgers University and a Masters’ in Public Health from Emory University. Her most recent employer was ICF, a global consulting firm. Prior to that she worked for IntraHealth International, a nonprofit based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and before that for the United States Agency for International Development both in Washington, DC and Kathmandu, Nepal. She has extensive experience in researching, designing, and leading implementation of community development programs and in solving national health system challenges in the developing world. She also has experience in proposal writing for fund raising. Arscott-Mills was born and grew up in Zambia, Africa. She currently lives in Lansing and is interested in using the skills and experience gained during her working career to contribute to the Lost Province project and bring new vitality to a beautiful rural community.
Treasurer: George Ford is a former sales engineer, custom home builder, turned creator of On the Windfall Farm. He is from Rome Georgia, and more recently spent 30 years in the Charlotte area before landing in Ashe County. When he’s not tending to his farm-stay cottages and venue, he enjoys creating whimsical handcrafted building projects on and outside the farm. George raises sheep, Highland cows, and chickens.
Vicki Hathorn has provided executive coaching and education to leaders at all levels of organizations for over 20 years. She brings her in-depth knowledge of applied behavioral science, creative strategic thinking and organizational development to assist clients to achieve significant, measurable and sustained results. Her clients include industries in oil and gas, power, engineering and construction technology, life sciences, and clean energy sectors. She has worked extensively in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America.
Hathorn has also coached individuals and leadership teams at Fortune 500 companies to assist them to achieve measurable improvements in strategic and tactical revenue, process improvement, change management, customer satisfaction and employee engagement. Hathorn has a B.S and M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Jacksonville State University and an MA in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Prior to her consulting career Hathorn founded, owned and managed a successful wholesale manufacturing and distribution company where she developed many of the tools and strategies she now shares with others. She currently lives in Ashe County.
Geneva Jones Coffey was raised in Lansing and has a deep love for the area. She attended Lansing Elementary School and Lansing High School through the 10th grade when Lansing consolidated with Riverview to become Northwest High School.
Geneva received a BS from UNC-G, and a MS in Communication Disorders from UNC-Chapel Hill and was a licensed and certified Speech and Language Pathologist by the American Speech and Language Association, and the state of N.C. Licensure Board for Speech and Language Pathologist and Audiologists. She taught one year at Lansing Elementary School, worked at the Developmental Evaluation Center, The Infants Program, and Preschool Handicap Programs in the Catawba and Burke county areas. Later in her career, she was employed by ASU supervising graduate students in their clinical practicums in the ASU Clinic and at Foothills Correctional Institution. She retired after 43 years to spend time with her husband, family, and grandchildren.
Carole R Ford is an account manager for a large Pittsburgh based company. After spending many years in the Charlotte-Davidson areas raising a family she relocated to Ashe County. She is passionate about fine arts, gardening and wildlife conservation. She and her husband, George reside on their mountaintop farm where they offer farm-stay getaways and occasionally host events at a handcrafted venue on this remote Appalachian mountaintop.
Mara Burdick is a highly skilled project, program and portfolio manager, holding certifications in both Project and Program Management from The Project Management Institute. She has successfully managed corporate strategic portfolios and delivered multi-year and multi-million-dollar programs for a large non-profit healthcare system in the southeast. Additionally, Burdick is a leader with experience developing and deploying strategic imperatives to achieve company mission and vision in collaboration with executive, administrative and physician leaders.
Burdick resides just outside of Charlotte, NC and has a second home in Ashe county, which she affectionately refers to as “my happy place”. She is passionate about the economic development of the area so that other generations may enjoy it as well. Burdick loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, running, mountain biking and gardening.
Top-performing and highly versatile offering 20+ years of experience developing and rebuilding business in challenging, competitive markets. Consistently develop new business, increase revenues, and penetrate new markets through a creative, customer-driven and solutions-focused strategy. Recognized for skill in revitalizing a company’s organizational infrastructure, products, and sales / marketing strategies to optimize results. Demonstrated success in business start-ups and turning under-performing operations into success stories. Dynamic, hands-on leader talented in training and motivating cross-functional teams in concerted effort to achieve targeted goals.
Executive Director: Ann Rose
Ann Rose is currently a self-employed farmer and owner-operator of Rose Mountain Farm in Lansing North Carolina. Rose trained and worked as a nurse until 2006 when she left nursing to purse farming. She has a deep love for the area exhibited by her 23- year residency and involvement and leadership in the Greater Lansing Area Development (GLAD) nonprofit which she served as project manager in 2011 to 2014, and president from 2018/2019. Ann wrote grants and raised $1.2 million to buy land and develop a beautiful 77-acre park in the town along Big Horse Creek. The park has contributed to bringing more visitors and locals to Lansing. Ann has offered to take the role of executive director of the Lost Province Center for Cultural Arts and has already been serving in this capacity.