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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.

Ben Brookhart

Board Chair
Co-founder & CEO
Power Home Technologies

Ben is co-founder and chief executive officer of Power Home Technologies. Founded in 2004, the company has installed security systems in more than 100,000 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, 2013 and 2014. They have also been recognized by SDM Magazine as one of the top 100 security companies in the United States. Ben most recently authored his first book, Success Hurricane - How To Achieve Success At A Category 5 Level. 

Roselyn Bar

Board Officer - Legal Advisor
Executive VP
Martin Marietta

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. 

Lisa Cade

Chief Service Operations Officer
BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina

Ms. 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.

Remona Callair-Simmons

Director of Finance and Human Resources
Power Home Technologies

Melissa Dalton Weston

VP, Business Development & Sales

Dr. Robert Hollowell

Founding Dentist & Co-Owner
Triangle Pediatric Dentistry

Kevin Hudson

Heritage Payment Solutions

Todd Juracek

Senior Vice President, Client Management

Elizabeth Lindsey

Managing Partner
Wasserman Media Group

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. 

Rita Macdonald

Community Leader

Rita joined the Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina Board of Directors in 2017 and has been volunteering as a Wish Granter and a fundraiser for the annual Wish campaign since 2015.  Prior to her retirement in 2015, Rita served in the drug development industry for 25 years, culminating her career as the Vice President of Clinical Operations for inVentiv Health Clinical, a recognized global CRO (now a part of Syneos Health). In that role, Rita was responsible for driving the operations, financial performance and strategy for inVentiv’s global clinical monitoring function, which included a staff nearly 1,000 individuals across the world. Rita’s commitment to Make-A-Wish North Carolina began as a result of personally experiencing the Wish process when her son, Greg, was granted a wish in 2011 following his treatment for cancer.

Lebone Moses

President & CEO
Chisara Ventures, Inc.

Kyle Ostendorf

Client Services Manager

Mr. Ostendorf serves as a Client Services Manager 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.

Chuck Pascarelli

President, Americas
Hyster-Yale Group, Inc.

Tracy Sanders

Community Leader

Michael Zuber

Vice President & Wealth Advisor
Investors Trust Company

Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolina
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Raleigh, NC 27609
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