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Board of Directors

The Foundation is governed by a local volunteer board of directors that represent a variety of professions. The Board of Directors oversee the fundraising programs, carefully manage the investment of the endowment funds, and allocate funds to specific areas of need.

  • Lynn Poplin
  • Martha Lowder
    Vice Chair
  • Karmen Russell
  • Rich Schaefer
Board Members
  • Paul Childress
  • Brian Freeman
  • Jim Hesley
  • Jenny Hinson, MD
  • Wendy Holbrook
  • John Lowder
  • Martha Lowder
  • Faith McSwain
  • Lynn Poplin
  • Karmen Russell
  • Rich Schaefer
  • Brinn Smith
  • Ross Stokes
  • Chris Vaughn
  • Todd Swaringen
  • Jane Boone, ex officio

Foundation Leadership

Jane Boone
Executive Director 980-323-4570
A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, Jane has been on staff at the Foundation for twenty years. She and her husband, Brad, have three sons and enjoy lots of outdoor activities including hiking and kayaking. Jane also loves to read and eat candy – preferably at the same time.
Rebekah Ayscue
Annual Giving Officer 980-323-4103
A graduate of Davidson College, Rebekah returned to Albemarle in February 2015 to join the Foundation staff. She primarily spends her free time on First Street at the YMCA, the Yoga Pilates Barre, or First Presbyterian Church. She also loves to adventure outside, watching college basketball, and sending handwritten letters to friends across the country. Rebekah is lifelong fan of slushies and salty snacks.
Amy Jones
Financial Officer 980-323-4096
Amy is a Stanly County native who attended UNC Charlotte and has worked in accounting for nineteen years. She and her husband, Greg, have two children, Emily, a student at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Grayson, a student at Gray Stone Day Stone. They love to spend time together boating on Lake Tillery. Amy also enjoys decorating and playing with her labradoodle, Leo.

Why I Give.

In 1995, the Foundation selected Peggy Barringer to co-chair the launch of the “President’s Club” employee giving campaign. Twenty-eight years later, Peggy, now Director of Surgical Services at CHS Stanly, has never missed a month of giving to the Foundation. “When the Foundation began, it was about the future and ensuring that our great hospital would be here for our children. I now have six grandchildren and the legacy that our teammates have provided through their gifts has improved countless lives. Working in surgical services, the women whose lives have been saved through free mammograms has been especially meaningful to me. Because of the Foundation, every woman in our community can have an annual mammogram, regardless of her ability to pay.” “I’m proud to have been involved with the Foundation’s mission for 28 years and I look forward to the future as we continue to impact thousands of lives together each year.”

Peggy Barringer Director Surgical Services