Our Board

Chair: Jeff Dreyer                                              Vice-Chair: Edward Hinson


Alleghany County

Brandon Edwards, Owner                                                                                                   Laconia Ale Works

Chuck Billings, Owner                                                                                                            Billings Heating & Cooling

Ashe County

Jeff Dreyer, Director of Manufacturing                                                                              American Emergency Vehicles (AEV)

Kristen Neubauer, Plant Manager
GE Aviation

Avery County

Stephanie Greer, Senior Director, Behavioral Health                                                 Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

Edward Hinson, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer                                              SkyLine/SkyBest

Mitchell County

Matias Perel, President & CEO
PRC Industries, Inc.

Scott Reese, Human Resources Director
The Quartz Corporation

Watauga County

Tara Brossa, General Manager                                                                                          Hampton Inn & Suites

Jessica Auten, General Manager                                                                                    Courtyard by Marriott

Wilkes County

Ben Garrett, Senior Finance Officer                                                                                      Dreamwalls/Gardner Glass Products, Inc.

Rich Voisinet, Plant Manager                                                                                             Interflex Group

Yancey County

Whitney Brasington, Co-Owner                                                                                    Mountain Electronics, LLC

Bryan Peterson, Human Resources Manager                                                                       Altec Industries


 Adult Education & Literacy

Debbie Woodard, Dean College Readiness                                                                        Wilkes Community College


Ben Garrett, Senior Finance Officer                                                                                      Dreamwalls/Gardner Glass Products, Inc.

Community-Based Organization

Amber Westall Briggs, Library Director                                                                           Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Library System

Community-Based Organization

Sherry Carpenter, VP Workforce Development Services                                                 Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC

Division of Workforce Solutions

Felicia Culbreath-Setzer, NCWorks Regional Operations Director                                Division of Workforce Solutions

Economic Development

Cathy Barr, Director
Ashe County Economic Development


Jason Nunn, Fraternal Order of Police

Lynnette Orbovich, State Employees Association of NC (SEANC)

Post-Secondary Education

Jennifer Shaffer, Associate Director of Marketing & Employer Relations                      Appalachian State University Career Development Center

Vocational Rehabilitation

Michael Birkmire, Manager
NC Vocational Rehabilitation Services


Sam Ray, Retired Business Owner


HCWDB Meeting & Events Calendar

Board Meeting Packets

HCWDB Board Packets