Staff Directory

Christopher Chris May, Executive Director

Chris May

Executive Director

Department: Administration

Phone: (910)395-4553 x214

Email: [email protected]

Cape Fear Council of Governments

Dawn Tucker

Finance Officer

Department: Administration

Phone: (910) 395-4553 x207

Email: [email protected]

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April Johnson

Deputy Clerk/Office Manager

Department: Administration

Phone: (910) 395-4553 x201

Email: [email protected]

Ursula Harris, Finance Assistant

Ursula Harris

Finance Assistant

Department: Administration

Phone: (910) 395-4553

Email: [email protected]

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Allen Serkin

Local Government Services Director

Department: Local Government Services

Phone: (910) 395-4553 x206

Email: [email protected]

AICP, CZO  Mr. Serkin is the Local Government Services Director for the Cape Fear Council of Governments (COG) and also serves as the Director of the Cape Fear Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RPO).  Allen manages the planning activities of the COG, develops long-range plans and land development ordinances, provides training and consultation to local planning and zoning boards and staff, and performs many advanced mapping and geographic analysis tasks.  With over 10 years of experience in land use planning, transportation planning, zoning and GIS analysis, he spent the bulk of his career as a Planning Director and Town Planner for Brunswick County municipalities before joining the COG.  Previously, Allen worked for a private planning consulting firm in metropolitan Detroit, MI preparing comprehensive plans, transportation plans, and park & recreation plans and for a UNC research institute doing advanced geographic analysis.  Allen holds a Master of Regional Planning from UNC Chapel Hill and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Environmental Studies from UNC-Wilmington.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a Certified Zoning Official in North Carolina and he serves on the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) Freight Advisory Committee and the NCDOT Comprehensive Transportation Plan 2.0 Committee. Allen can be reached at (910) 395-4553 x206.

Wes MacLeod, Senior Regional Planner

Wes MacLeod

Senior Regional Planner

Department: Local Government Services 

Phone: (910) 395-4553 x223

Email: [email protected]

AICP, ASLA  Wes MacLeod is our Senior Regional Planner. He brings a wealth of experience from the private consulting practice. He has nine years of experience working with North Carolina communities. Mr. MacLeod earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington and his Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Florida. Mr. MacLeod’s primary practice areas include land use planning, urban design, non-motorized transportation planning, and advanced GIS analysis. He has experience with small area plans, land use plans, development ordinances, parks and recreation master plans, and bicycle/pedestrian plans. Mr. MacLeod is a frequent speaker at planning, transportation, and public health conferences throughout the state. He has been a recipient of two NC-APA Marvin Collins Awards and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).  Wes can be reached at (910) 935-4553 x223.

Jane Jones, Area Agency on Aging Director

Jane Jones

Area Agency on Aging Director

Department: Area Agency on Aging

Phone: (910) 395-4553 x209

Email: [email protected]

Audrey Marshall, Project C.A.R.E Family Consultant

Audrey Marshall

Project C.A.R.E Family Consultant

Department: Area Agency on Aging

Phone: (910) 395-4553 x221

Email: [email protected]

Janeen Padavich, Aging Program Assistant

Janeen Padavich

Aging Program Assistant

Department: Area Agency on Aging

Phone: (910) 395-4553 x205

Email: [email protected]

Holly Pilson, Family Caregiver Specialist

Holly Pilson

Caregiver Resource Specialist

Department: Area Agency on Aging

Phone: (910) 395-4553 x204

Email: [email protected]

Holli Blackwelder, Ombudsman

Holli Blackwelder

Ombudsman

Department: Area Agency on Aging

Phone: (910) 395-4553 x221

Email: [email protected]

Kandace Lego, Ombudsman

Kandace Lego

Ombudsman

Department: Area Agency on Aging

Phone: (910) 395-4553 x208

Email: [email protected]

Virginia Ginny Brinson, Aging Program Specialist

Ginny Brinson

Aging Specialist

Department: Area Agency on Aging

Phone: (910) 395-4553 x211

Email: [email protected]

Cape Fear Council of Governments

Ginger Brick

Workforce Development Director

Department: Workforce Development

Phone: (910) 395-4553 x 213

Email: [email protected]

Cape Fear Council of Governments

Karen Schraml

Fiscal Evaluation Coordinator

Department: Workforce Development 

Phone: (910) 395-4553 x222

Email: [email protected]

Jim Bradshaw, Workforce Development Business Services Representative

Jim Bradshaw

Workforce Development Business Services Representative

Department: Workforce Development 

Phone: (910) 899-8253

Email: [email protected]

Araceli Matheny, Employment Consulant Pender County

Araceli Matheny

Reporting Coordinator Specialist

Department: Workforce Department

Phone: (910) 259-0240

Email: [email protected]

Cecelia Peers, Continuum of Care Director

Cecelia Peers

Continuum of Care Administrator

Department: Continuum of Care

Phone: (910) 395-4553 x202

Email: [email protected]