Board & Staff

Meet the 2017-2018 Officers, Board of Directors and Staff

Ray Jordan - President

Ray currently serves as Executive Director of the Sampson County Exposition Center and the Class Acts-Sampson CenterStage for Students.  He is graduate of Wingate College with a BS in Business Administration.

Jeff Shipp - Vice President

Jonelle Strickland - Treasurer

Wendy Carr - Secretary

Jennifer Bradley

Louise Ezzell

Carol Mirelez-Monk

Shawn Purdie

 Erika Starling

Adriania Wells

Barbara Werner


Kara Donatelli, Executive Director

Kara is a native of Clinton and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in Studio Art. A former Sampson County Schools Art teacher, Kara also has experience in graphic design and photography. A lover of "all that is artistic", Kara is proud to promote the arts in Sampson County. In her spare time, Kara enjoys traveling with her husband Curtis and her two children, Adrian and Ethan.

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