Who We Are

Our Team

Joey Powell, Executive Director
Manages the day-to-day operations of the organization by working closely with the staff and Board of Directors.
Mary Angel Bastin, General Manager of the Second Hope Shop
Manages the daily operations of Me Fine’s thrift store, The Second Hope Shop, which helps cover the foundation’s operating expenses.
Meredith Izlar, Program Director
Works closely with social workers and hospital staff to provide Me Fine families with necessary monetary needs, resources, personal items, and emotional support.
Katie Todd, Development Director
Works with Me Fine’s corporate partners and donors to help tell our story to the community.

Board Officers

Webb Bostic, Chair Account Manager for Bandwidth.com
Colleen McGowan, Chair-Elect Assistant Coordinator, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC and NC State University
Richard Averitte, Immediate Past Chair Founder, Good Vibrations Consulting
Laura Brewer, Communications Chair Communications Director, NC Department of Justice: Attorney General Josh Stein
Lori Lee, Executive Member & Founder Owner, Lori King Lee
Jaclyn Starritt, Programs Committee Chair + Gala Chair Psychologist, TCBH Cary, LLC
Ben Steel, Music for Me Fine Chair Vice-President of Asset Management, Empire Properties
Sarah Thacker, Governance Committee Chair Attorney, Thacker Law Firm
Josh White, Finance Chair CPA/Shareholder, Elliot Davis, LLC

Board Members

Claudia Cadet, MD Neonatologist, WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Philip Deibel, MD OB-Gyn, Arbor Obstetrics & Gynecology
George Diatzikis ThinkStation Architect, Lenovo
Doug Greene Managing Partner, Tri-Search, Inc.
Jennifer Fields Founder & Consultant, The Hills Tandem
Dr. Katherine Hutchinson Licensed Clinical Psychologist Peak City Psychology
Seth Palmer Political Communications & Regulatory Affairs Director, NC Association of Realtors
Sanyam Parikh Associate – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Wyrick Robins
Matt Phillips Account Manager, Leica Biosystems
Shriya Soora Grant Administrator, Baebies