About Us

Cancer Services of Eastern NC has been working on raising funds in our community for several years with the plan to have a facility that would be used for programs and services for families dealing with a cancer diagnosis.  

We are pleased to introduce our board.

Board of Directors 

Connie has a BA degree from Stetson University in Elementary Education and a Masters of Library Science degree from North Carolina Central University.  She has been in education teaching kindergarten, first and second grades.  She received the Flagler County Teacher of the Year Award in 2000.  She has written and received numerous grants including a major grant from the Perkins Foundation for a remodel of the Belvoir Elementary School Library.  She is a breast cancer survivor and has assisted and let activities to increase awareness, early detection, free mammograms and was the creator of the Pink Ribbon Run which has raised over $100,000 for breast cancer support and education for people in Eastern NC.

President

Teacher & Media Specialist, Pitt County Schools

CONNIE CONNER

Shannon Willingham is a regional Automotive Marketing Consultant for DriveAuto, a stand division of Sinclair Broadcast Group  She has been in the sales arena in and around Pitt County for over 5 years helping clients stand out in the marketplace and grow their business.  She is an Eastern NC native, a mother of 2 and a wife of 26 years.  Shannon believes that relationships are one of the building blocks to success, both personally and professionally.   Shannon has previously worked with the Blue Ridge Healthcare Foundation, various schools PTA events and Winter of Warmth, a charity in Western North Carolina.

Secretary

Automotive Marketing Consultant, WCTI 

SHANNON WILLINGHAM

Patrice has a BFA, Drama/Design, Carnegie Mellon University, An MPA Public Administration with a concentration in Community Health, East Carolina University, and  PhD in Psychology/Human Resource Development from NC State University.  She is trained in clinical supervision, mediation resolution, critical incident stress debriefing/management and is a licensed professional counselor. (LPC)  She has worked in the human resource departments of Greenville Utilities Commission, Plant Human Resources Manager, Sara Lee Bakery and Regional Human Resources Manager for International Paper in Wooster, Ohio.  She is currently an instructor at East Carolina University.

ECU Instructor, LPC

PATRICE ALEXANDER

Stephanie is the Director of Business Development for the Hilton Greenville.  Previously she was the Sales Manager for Taff Office Equipment and Branch Manager for Manpower.  She has a BS from East Carolina University.  Her professional affiliations include:  Board of Directors and Past President of the Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, Board member for Pitt County United Way, Board member Pitt County Economic Development Commission, Board member for STRIVE, Pitt Community College Alumni Advisory Board, Board member for Boys and Girls Club and Board member for Uptown Greenville.

Hilton Greenville

STEPHANIE HINNANT

Will is a native of Greenville, NC.  He is a member of the Wells Fargo Eastern NC Volunteer Chapter and has 13 years of service with Wells Fargo Legacy Wachovia team.  Will is a graduate of Pitt Community College and NC Wesleyan.  He is married to Ashton, an ECU Alumni with 10 years of service at Vidant Health.  She is currently pursuing her Nurse Practitioner degree.  He has volunteered at The Hope Lodge, ENC Food Bank, Cypress Glen Retirement Community, Habitat for Humanity, The Ronald McDonald House, Uptown Greenville, Hands on Banking, Reading First, Wells Fargo Veterans Team Member Network and Wells Fargo My Generations Network.

Wells Fargo AVP

WILL BARNES

Kristey Coulter works at the Pitt County Health Department.  She is a graduate of East Carolina University and studied nutrition/dietetics.  As a breast cancer patient, Kristey is committed to raising awareness for this and all cancers.  

Vice President

Nutrition Professional, Pitt County Health Department

KRISTEY COULTER

Lynn’s healthcare philanthropy career began over 20 years ago and she has enjoyed many successful roles like: Vice President of Programs & Events at the Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers, Director of Development at the American Heart Association, Executive Director at Kids Without Cancer in Detroit, Senior Development Director at Henry Ford Hospice and Home Health, Major Gifts Officer at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Director of Philanthropy at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital in Michigan.

Executive Director

LYNN PISCHKE

Claudia has been involved with many charitable causes and her strong desire to help those facing cancer began when her husband developed a deadly type of brain cancer.  She is a retired Chief Purser on the ship SS Ocean Phoenix.  Currently she is a volunteer with Vidant Health’s Home Health Care and Hospice.

Retired, US Navy

CLAUDIA SUNDMAN

Bill Hudson owns 252Buzz & Bee There Media with his wife, Jane Welborn Hudson. 252 Buzz is a local news source that has the latest coverage on restaurants, Greenville Little League, Middle School Sports coverage, High School Sports, ECU photos and stories, Fashion and Entertainment. He earned an advertising degree from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Bill has lived in Greenville since 2000 and previously worked for The Daily Reflector and WNCT. 

252 Buzz, Bee There Media

BILL HUDSON 

Ben is an attorney with The Law Offices of Oliver & Cheek, PLLC, an eastern North Carolina firm with offices in Greenville, New Bern, Wilson, Wilmington and Raleigh.  He has BA in American Studies from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Public Administration from the UNC School of Government, and a J.D. from Campbell University.  Ben is a past President of the 3B Judicial District Bar and past member of the NC Bar Association Strategic Planning and Emerging Trends committee.

Oliver & Cheek LLC

BENJAMIN R. EISNER

Contact Us 

252-561-5351

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