Boberg, Brenda

Brenda Boberg, Executive Director

Family Support Network Eastern NCUniversity Health Systems Eastern Carolina Pitt County Memorial Hospital

Brenda Boberg, Executive Director of Family Support Network Eastern North Carolina collaborates with parents and professionals involved in Parent-to-Parent.  For over twenty years, she has focused on the development and implementation of programs designed to enhance the communication, support, and participation of families who have a child at University Health Systems Eastern Carolina, Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Her work extends into the community of Greenville, North Carolina and surrounding counties as she leads the organization in providing support and resource information to families who have a child with a disability, chronic illness, and premature birth or have experienced the death of a child.  As an intern site for students in Marriage & Family Therapy, Child Life, Social Work, and Human Service, she provides learning experiences enabling students to gain knowledge in the interpersonal family dynamics and the long-term effects of having a child with a chronic illness or diagnosed condition.

Brenda is a member of the National Perinatal Association helping to advance quality education, at state and local levels, seeking to improve perinatal health.  She also serves on the Pitt County Memorial Hospital Steering Committee for Patient-and-Family Centered Care, Palliative Care Steering Committee, Bereavement Committee and Women and Children’s Division Leadership.  With her involvement with the NC parent-to-parent, she has served as chair of the Steering Committee with the statewide Family Support Network and past chair of the Affiliation Sub-committee.  Brenda is currently on the Executive Committee of the Family Support Network of North Carolina Affiliation Council.

Colwell, Roxann

Roxann serves as the Director of the Family Support Network of Western North Carolina and the Family Resource Center at Mission Children's Hospital. She has been an active parent participant in the field of developmental disabilities for over 20 years. She is a trained community mediator, has worked as the Executive Director for The Arc of Buncombe Co. and as a consultant to the Developmental Disabilities Section of DHHS.

Roxann has a Bachelors of Science in Zoology from the University of Florida and a Masters in Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill. She is the mother of two adult children and her young adult daughter has Down Syndrome. She has been with FSN/WNC since it's inception in 1996.

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Cranford, Carol

Carol serves as Program Coordinator of Family Support Network of Southern Piedmont. She and her husband Ron are parents of two adult children and her son has Angelman Syndrome, a genetic disorder. Carol has completed training through the NC Family Resource Coalition and is certified in Family Support. She has worked as program coordinator of FSN-SP for a total of 5 years.

Dunford, Brenda

Brenda is the local program coordinator for Camden, Currituck, Chowan, Perquimans, Pasquotank, Gates, and Hertford counties. Brenda has eighteen years experience teaching expectional children and is the mother of a child with special needs. She serves as Professional Co-Chair of the Elizabeth City RICC. Brenda conducts support groups for families of children with special needs and provides parents with information dealing with specific needs. She has been with FSN-NE since it's inception in 2004.

Ewing, Sheryl

Sheryl has been Executive Director with FSN Southeastern since 1999 and has over 25 years experience directing non-profit organizations working with adults and children with special needs. Sheryl holds a BFA from Bowling Green State University, graduate hours in special education and public administration from Ohio State University and Ohio University. She has earned a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University and completed certification in School Mental Health. In 2000, she completed training as a Mediator for North Carolina Early Intervention. She began her career in developmental disabilities as a full time tutor in Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders. Sheryl and her husband Mark have five children between them (now all adults) and have fostered eight children. Sheryl had a NICU experience with her first born child.

Gentry, Chris

Chris serves as the Director of Family Support Network of Greater Forsyth. Chris has over 25 years experience serving families of young children with a focus on quality early childhood experiences and environments. She has worked in public and private school settings, as well as with NC's Smart Start Initiative providing technical assistance and training to child care providers and parents. Her educational background includes a Bachelor degree in Social Work from UNC-Greensboro, training in Pastoral Care and Hospital Chaplaincy from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and has completed the Duke University Certificate Program for non-profit management. Chris has worked as program coordinator of FSN-GF since 2004.

Ives, Andi

(formerly FSN of Greater Greensboro)


Andi is the Coordinator for Family Support Network of Central Carolina since 1995 and a Family Support Specialist with the Family Support Network University Office. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and an M.S.Ed. in Early Intervention and worked for a number of years in that field.  She provides technical assistance to Family Support Network affiliates across North Carolina.


 


She is the mother of 5 adult children. Pete has osteogenesis imperfecta and lives in Greensboro in an apartment with a caregiver, Noel lives in Richmond, VA and works for an architect, Mia, who also has osteogenesis imperfecta, lives in Carrboro, NC and works for Vocational Rehabilitation, MacKenzie lives in Greensboro and works for an electrical supply company, and T, who had polio and tuberculosis of the spine as a child in Ethiopia, works as a welder in Reidsville, NC.