2013 - 2014 Board of Directors

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The Women's Roundtable at East Carolina University
Board of Directors


Valeria Lassiter, Chair
Columbia, MD
CEO, Lassiter & Associates, LLC
ECU Degree:
1990 BA Communication


Gail P. Herring, Chair-Elect
Wilmington, NC
Senior Vice President, Manager Retail Banking
First Citizens Bank
ECU Degree:
1979 BS Economics and Business


Mary E. Plybon, Immediate Past Chair
Greensboro, NC
Community Volunteer
ECU Degree:
1971 BA Social Work

Beverly J. Cox, Secretary
Arlington, VA
Retired Director of Exhibitions and Collections Management at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
ECU Degree:
1967 BS History


Deborah W. Davis, Treasurer
Richmond, VA
Chief Operating Officer, MCV Hospitals
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond
ECU Degrees:
1979 BS Business Administration
1983 Masters Business Administration


Dr. Wanda H. Bunch, Incredible Women Series Co-Chair
Greenville, NC 27858
Community Volunteer

Dr. Virginia Hardy, Leadership Chair
ECU Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
ECU Degrees:
1993 MA Counselor Education

Jennifer Little, Nominating Committee Chair and Inc. Women Series Co-Chair
Greenville, NC
Sales Rep-IBM Media Group
ECU Degree:
1986 BS Human Ecology


Brenda Myrick, Donor Relations Chair
Greenville, NC 27858
System Engineer - EPIC OpTime/Anesthesia
Vidant Health
ECU Degree:
1992 BS Nursing and MSN Candidate


Angela W. Allen
Vienna, VA
Vice President, IBM Global Integrated Communication Services
ECU Degree:
1981 BA Computer Science

Kara Blount
Greenville, NC
Director of Provider Relations &
Strategic Development Vidant Health
ECU Degree:
1996 BS Nutrition


Yvonne Brown
Frisco, TX
Vice President of Transition & Transformation
Management Services, Xerox
ECU Degree:
1981 BA Computer Science

Kay H. Chalk
Winston-Salem, NC
Community Volunteer
ECU Degree:
1976 Masters Elementary Education

Sue Collier
Greenville, NC
Patient-Family Engagement
NC Hospital Association/NC Quality Center
ECU Degree:
1981 Nursing
1991 Masters in Nursing


Tonya M. Cockman
Greensboro, NC
President, ClearDefense, L.L.C.
ECU Degree:
1991 BS Marketing

Sheilah Cotten
Raleigh, NC
Professor, Louisburg College
ECU Degrees:
1975 and 1977 Health and Physical Education


Margaret D. Daniel
Lynchburg, VA
Teacher, James River Day School
ECU Degree:
1970 BS Education


Jo Eakin
Greenville, NC
Wife of ECU former Chancellor
Community Volunteer

Jessica Gorall
Boca Raton, FL
Former teacher
ECU Degree:
1988 BS Business Administration


Allison A. Peel
Cary, NC
The EMMES Corporation
ECU Degree:
1999 BS Biology

Jeanne Campbell Rucks
Vienna, VA
Community volunteer and former executive with KPMG Peat Marwick
ECU Degree:
1985 Business


Lynn Schubert
Washington, DC
President, The Surety and Fidelity Association of America
ECU Degree:
1977 BS Business

Mary C. Schulken
Greenville, NC
Director of Public Affairs, East Carolina University
ECU Degree:
1979 BA English


Dr. Marilyn A. Sheerer
Greenville, NC
ECU Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Margaret C. Ward
Burlington, NC
ECU Degrees:
1961 BS Elementary Education
1963 Masters Elementary Education
1964 Educational Specialist Elementary Ed.


Ex Officio Member:

Nancy L. Ballard, Ex-Officio
Greenville, NC
Community Volunteer and wife of ECU Chancellor, Dr. Steven Ballard

Emerita Members
Alison Atkins
Peggy Corbitt
Jane Dillard
Janice Faulkner
Phyllis Horns
Kitty Joyner (deceased)
Marian McLawhorn
Mary Newton
Marguerite Perry
Margaret O’Connor
Betty Speir
Shelby Strother
Linda Tripp
Edith Warren