MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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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 Asheville

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

Diane Justus, Treasurer

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Andrea Corn, Assistant Treasurer

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Jessica McFalls, Secretary

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 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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Cher Silvius, Hospitality Chair (2020)

*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