MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tara Burdette, President and Webmaster

*​Current Homeschool teacher

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

*Former Assistant Director at Tallahassee Diagnostic Imaging

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

*Serves on re-election campaign committees

*Outreach leader at The Rock Church

Jennifer Balkcom, Vice President

*​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

Ashley Lapp, Treasurer

*Residential Broker with Beverly-Hanks in Hendersonville, NC

*Independent Beauty Guide with LimeLife by Alcone

*Extensive background in administration

*Married to high school sweetheart, John Lapp, and mother of 2

*Enjoys volunteering time at The Rock Church Asheville

*Previous campaign assistance experience

*Attended UNC-Greensboro and Arizona State University for Bachelors in Political Science.

Jennie McDonald, Recording Secretary

*District Attorney's Office of Prosecutorial District 29B - 1989-2015

*Served as office manager and staff supervisor for 5 county 29th Prosecutorial District until 2006.  After the district split she was responsible for office operations in the newly created 3 county Prosecutorial District 29B.

*Serves on two campaign committees

*Has served on the GOP Lincoln Reagan Dinner committee for 3 years

*Volunteered for 3 years at the Henderson County Sheriff's Office assisting the Staff Attorney and Evidence Custodian as well as organizing several employee events.

Doris Hawkins, Immediate 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 Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins; they have 4 children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.