Meet our Board

Community Action's fifteen-member Board of Directors has a tripartite structure, which is a requirement for all Community Action Agencies nationwide.

One third of the members of the board are elected public officials currently holding office or their representative, at least one third are elected to represent  low-income individuals and families in the communities served, and the remainder shall be a representative from the private sector, which includes representatives of business, industry, labor, and other major groups and interests in the community.

Name Email Term
Community Representative    
Mr. Jerol Bryant, Secretary jeroljean509@embargmail.com  6/30/18-6/30/21
 Ms. Dawn Gibson  dawngibson@peletahacademics.org 6/30/17-6/30/20 
 Rev. Charles Dudley, Chair pastordudley@yahoo.com  6/30/18-6/30/21
Ms. Bonnie Gould  clearcall@gmail.com 6/30/19-6/30/22
Ms. Ann Savage  annbsavage@yahoo.com 6/30/16-6/30/19
Low Income     
 Mr. Bernard White kason6@outlook.com 6/30/16-6/30/19
 Mr. Bobby Lowery secondblessings@earthlink.net 6/30/16-6/30/19
 Ms. Gwendolyn DeKoning gdekoning36@gmail.com 6/30/18-6/30/21
Ms. Samantha Disotell sdisjp13@gmail.com  10/30/18-9/30/19
 Ms. LaQuitta Williams quittalmw@gmail.com 6/30/18-6/30/21
 Elected Officials    
 Mr. Theron McCabe crystal1001@centurylink.net 6/30/18-6/30/21
 Ms. Peggie Garner, Vice Chair peggie_garner@ncsu.edu  6/30/18-6/30/21
Ms. Angela Christian, Treasurer achristian@townofnewport.com 6/30/16-6/30/19
Vacant    
Ms. Terri Sharp rtsharp@embarqmail.com 6/30/17-6/30/20
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A common thread through all of our services, be they Family Services, Senior Services, or Housing Services, is that we help change lives by providing needed resources and support. Coastal Community Action, Inc. provides needed services to thousands of residents in our region annually.