Local woman appointed president of AARP North Carolina Executive Council

Local woman appointed president of AARP North Carolina Executive Council
March 07
10:10 2023

RALEIGH – AARP North Carolina, a volunteer-led organization, appointed Helen Mack of Clemmons as its new state president, in addition to four new Executive Council members. The Executive Council guides the work of the state office serving 1.1 million of AARP’s 38 million members nationwide.

AARP North Carolina Director Mike Olender explains, “Whether it is in person or from their homes, hundreds of AARP volunteers across North Carolina are working hard to make their communities better places for all ages, supporting family caregivers, fighting fraud that targets older adults, and are working to protect people’s health and savings. We are very fortunate to have such a strong group of leaders to work hand-in-hand with us to make sure that we are meeting the needs of our members regardless of their age, income or where they live.”

Presiding over the Executive Council is longtime AARP volunteer and Executive Council member Helen Mack. After retiring as an elementary school principal in Rochester, New York, Helen returned to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to complete a gerontological counseling degree along with a gerontology certificate. She is a National Writing Project fellow, and a fellow of the Senior Leadership Initiative at the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute on Aging. Among her many volunteer roles, Mack trains other AARP volunteers across the country, conducts online workshops for caregivers of veterans, and serves aa a member of the Forsyth County Aging Services Committee and is a board member of Age-Friendly Forsyth.

Other new appointees to the Executive Council are:

Harriett R. Miller of Winston-Salem, a staffing and employment leader with extensive experience in college, professional, and technical recruitment efforts in the aerospace, technical, and government contracting industries. Miller is a co-leader for Walk With A Doctor (WWAD) through AARP and a leader for Adult Children of Aging Parents (ACAP) in Winston-Salem. 

Chuck Enderline of Cary is an executive coach and consultant who has a long history of business management roles in the fields of healthcare, information technology, technical services, petroleum and non-profits. 

Roger Pierce of Charlotte is a longtime AARP volunteer. He is a healthcare professional who performed diagnostic exams of blood flow to the brain and other parts of the body. 

Karen B. Seagraves, PhD, MPH, NEA-BC, APRN, FAHA, also from Charlotte, is a healthcare advisor, consultant and key opinion leader in healthcare artificial intelligence and neuroscience. 

The newly appointed Executive Council members join Pat Battle of Charlotte, Cheryl Greenberg, EdD of Greensboro, Lilian Lee of Raleigh, Jeanne Van Divender, Ph.D. of Raleigh, Alexis Welch of Kinston and Barbara Scott Akinwole of Wilmington.

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