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Board of Directors

As a whole, the Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina Board of Directors determine the chapter’s mission and vision. It selects, evaluates and supports the president and chief executive officer. The board also protects the chapter’s assets, enhances its public standing, ensures accountability, maintains legal integrity and assesses its own performance. The board contributes a vast array of experience and skills that help maintain our status as the nation’s largest wish-granting organization.

Blake Coules

Board Officer--Chair
Chief Risk Officer
First Citizens Bank

Blake CoulesAs Chief Risk Officer with First Citizens Bank, Mr. Coules oversees the bank’s credit culture to assure sound and profitable loan growth in alignment with established strategic objectives. A graduate of the University of Toronto and Executive MBA Program at the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey School of Business, he provides proficiency in the areas of analytical and innovative problem solving paired with over 20 years in Risk Management, Commercial and Corporate Banking products.

Roselyn Bar

Senior VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Martin Marietta

Roselyn Bar

Roselyn R. Bar is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. Ms. Bar joined the company in 1994 in conjunction with the Company’s initial public offering, serving as assistant general counsel and assistant corporate secretary. Ms. Bar serves as the Vice Chair of the Council of Counsel and as a member of the Legal Task Force of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). Roselyn was recognized by Triangle Business Magazine in 2014 as Outstanding Corporate Counsel, Public Company. 

Chris Barbee

Board Officer--Treasurer
Vice President of Finance
Cohera Medical, Inc.

Chris Barbee

Mr. Barbee is Vice President of Cohera Medical, a leading innovator and developer of absorbable surgical adhesives and sealants.  Prior to joining Cohera Medical, Mr. Barbee held financial management roles at Quintiles, SciQuest, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Mr. Barbee graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, and is a certified public accountant in North Carolina.

 

Ben Brookhart

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Power Home Technologies

Ben BrookhartMr. Brookhart is co-founder and chief executive officer for Power Home Technologies. Founded in 2004, the company has installed security systems in more than 60,000 homes in the U.S. It has quickly become one of the fastest-growing security dealers in the country. Power Home Technologies was recognized on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies List in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. They have also been recognized by SDM Magazine as one of the top 100 security companies in the United States.

Lisa Cade

Chief Service Operations Officer
BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina

Lisa CadeMs. Cade is responsible for developing and executing innovative approaches to network contracting as Vice President of Network Management for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.  Affiliated with the company since 1995, she develops strategies to lower health care costs associated with hospital and ancillary providers and formulates and executes programs to meet these objectives.  She joined the Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina Board of Directors in 2013 and will help strengthen the chapter’s relationship with large health care systems in the area.

Sue Haberberger

Board Officer--Secretary
Attorney
Young Moore and Henderson, P.A.

Sue HaberbergerSue Haberberger is an attorney with the law firm of Young Moore and Henderson, P.A. where she concentrates her practice on estate planning, estate administration, and gifting strategies that utilize charitable gift techniques.  In addition to working with clients on wealth transfer strategies, Sue enjoys building stronger communities through volunteer leadership.  As a board member, Sue is helping to drive the chapter’s planned giving program and young professionals program.  She serves as a Board Officer in the role of Secretary and has volunteered in various capacities for the chapter including service on the Development Committee and as a key figure in the planning and staffing of the chapter’s largest fundraising event, Wish Ball. 

Elizabeth Lindsey

Managing Partner, Marketing Division
Wasserman Media Group

Elizabeth Lindsey

Elizabeth Lindsey joined Wasserman in 2007 and currently serves as Managing Partner of the Marketing Division. She is responsible for leading the team of global professionals who develop, negotiate and creatively execute partnerships and events on behalf of all corporate clients and leading sports and entertainment properties. During Lindsey’s tenure, her division has more than tripled in size and has expanded both geographically and in service offerings, adding a robust property consulting team as well as Experiential Marketing and a Research and Insights practice. In addition, Lindsey now oversees Wasserman's full end-to-end service offering from marketing strategies through the execution and activation to bring those strategies to life, as well as the measurement of their effectiveness. 

Kyle Ostendorf

Senior Business Analyst
Connecture

Kyle OstendorfMr. Ostendorf serves as a Senior Business Analyst at Connecture where he implements a process improvement initiative at the North Carolina office.  A volunteer wish granter since 2013, he and his wife, Katie, have collectively assisted our staff in granting wishes to more than 30 children.

Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina
2880 Slater Rd
Suite 105
Morrisville, NC 27560
(919) 821-7111
Toll Free (800) 432-9474