MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Tara Burdette, President and Webmaster

*​President and Webmaster of HCRWC from 2021-Present

*Vice President and Webmaster of HCRWC from 2019-2021

*Current Homeschool educator

*Former PACS System Administrator in area Radiology Department(s), X-Ray Technologist and CT Technologist

*Former Assistant Director at Tallahassee Diagnostic Imaging

*Served on Lincoln-Reagan Dinner Committee (2018, 2019, 2020)

*Serves on election and re-election campaign committees

*Assists with FCA fundraising events

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Jennifer Balkcom, Vice President

*​NC House District 117 Republican Candidate

*Branch Manager, ALCOVA Mortgage

*Banking and Financial Industry since 1998

*Vision Henderson County Certificate, 2017

*Biltmore Beacon 40 under 40 Award, 2018

*Mortgage Bankers Association of Western North Carolina, Treasurer, 2017-2019

*Hendersonville Women’s Club, Vice President, present

*Henderson County Education Foundation Board Member, 2016-present

*AdventHealth Foundation Board Member, 2016-present

*Lions Club of Hendersonville, 2019-present

*Enjoys volunteering time at St. Gerard House and First Baptist Church of Hendersonville

*Attended Blue Ridge Community College, for Associates Degree in Business, Banking and Finance

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Gina Moffitt, Treasurer

*Currently enjoying retirement and volunteer opportunities in Hendersonville, North Carolina

   -Served on 2022 Lincoln-Reagan Dinner Committee

   -Served as a volunteer Poll Observer during 2022 Henderson County Primary

   -Serve as a volunteer at the Henderson County GOP Headquarters Office

*Former Senior Manager for The Boeing Company having retired after 26 years in Procurement of Major Subcontracts for Defense and NASA Programs

*Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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Jan Zeller, Assistant Treasurer

*Undergraduate degree: Villanova University Bachelor of Nursing

*Graduate degree: University of Maryland Medical Informatics 

*Employment History: 50 years of various nursing opportunities from Maine to Mexico and Caribbean Islands and a season at McMurdo Station and South Pole. Before retirement in 2019 I was the Safety Officer for a Surgery Center in Palm Beach County for 4 years. 

*Politics: Northwest Precinct Vice Chair, volunteer Henderson County  Republican Party, Host for Republican Candidates fundraisers, Primary 2022.  Prior to moving to Henderson County I was a volunteer for the Palm Beach County Republican Party and volunteer for Juno Beach local Republican Party.

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Cher Silvius, Secretary and Hospitality Chair (2020-Present)

*Current Homeschool Educator 

*Former Radiologic Technologist at a Trauma Medical Center and Clinic

*Former Traveling Medical Assist and Rad Tech for NHANES III Study, Westat Inc

*Married for 27 years and mother of 4

*House flipper and rental property owner with my husband (side business)

*Former CCA Tournament Hospitality Room organizer and Homeschool Co-op teacher

*Volunteer in church ministries: from nursery care, leading small group bible studies for high school girls and ladies, crisis hotline worker, hospitality ministries, making meal ministries, shut-in visitation ministries, meals for the homeless ministries, pregnancy center ministries, book store/ library ministry, and VBS

*Served as a volunteer for an electoral campaign and as a poll observer

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Doris Hawkins, Current NCFRW VP Mountain Region and HCRWC Past President (2016-2019)

*Elected to Fletcher Town Council in 1995
*Candidate for Henderson County Tax Collector in 1997
*Girl Scout VP for 10 years as my daughter earned her Gold Award
*Served on the Fletcher Planning Board
*Served on the Henderson County Planning Board
*Served on the Henderson County Mental Health Board
*Worked with the Advance Team welcoming President George Bush to Henderson County
*Working with then GOP Chair Kathy Willis on the first Apple Cobbler event at the NC Apple Festival (raised over $5,000.00) the first year and for many years after that.
*HCRWC Women’s Club President: 2016-2019.  Our Club Received the Diamond Award from the NCFRW 2016
*Women’s Club VP: Two Years
*HCRWC Membership Chair for two years
*Attended a NC Treasure Certification class at the Board of Elections
*Doris is married to former Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins; they have 4 children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

*Doris currently serves as Assistant Secretary for the North Carolina Federation of Republican Women and will serve as NCFRW's WNC VP in 2022.

MEET OUR COMMITTEE CHAIRWOMEN

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Barbara Mang - Membership Chair