Board of Directors

Wendy Cato (Board Chair)
Retired Managing Director, BCUW

Morganton, NC 28655
Email: wendeline50@hotmail.com

Kathy S. Smith (Vice Chair)
Executive Director
Burke County Smart Start, Inc.

Morganton, NC 28655
Email: ksmithbcss@att.net
828-439-2326

Martin Sohovich (Treasurer/Secretary)
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Morganton, NC 28655
Email: martin.sohovich@edwardjones.com
828-438-4794

Jared Amos (At-Large)
Attorney at Law
Morganton, NC 28680
Email: jared@morgantonlaw.com
828-433-6700

Mandy White
Director Early Childhood Education Program
Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute

Hudson, NC 28638
Email: mwhite@cccti.edu
828-726-2604

Meghan Welty
Instructor Burke County Schools
Hickory, NC 28601
Email: meghanwelty@burke.k12.nc.us
828-433-5825

Mark Poteat
Visual Arts Coordinator
Western Piedmont Community College

Morganton, NC 28655
Email: mpoteat@wpcc.edu
828-403-7105

Trish Cordero
Early Head Start Policy Council Chair/Parent
Lenoir, NC 28645
Email: trishcordero@gmail.com 
786-357-6296

Pam Hollar
Retired Financial Director - The Enola Group
Treasurer - Burke County Board of Realtors

Morganton, NC 28655
Email: plphollar@yahoo.com
828-403-3150

Marianne O'Neil
Retired High School Guidance Counselor/Grandparent
Morganton, NC 28655
Email: dylanoneil31@gmail.com
828-403-6063