2022-2023 Board of Directors

Linda Patterson

Linda has a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University, an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a BS in video production from Emerson College in Boston. After a career as a graphic designer and then as a direct marketer, Linda turned to video production and worked for UNC-TV after relocating from Boston in 2012. Since retiring in 2016, Linda has been volunteering as a Guardian ad Litem for foster children and singing with the Fearrington Village Singers. She served as co-president of the chorus during the 2020-2021 season, as vice-chair of Fearrington Cares from 2020-2022, and as president since 2022.

Terry Lucas
Vice President,
Nominating Committee

Terry worked in pediatric nursing for more than 45 years, the last 25 spent in nursing administration. She semiretired from the University of Virginia as Chief of the UVA Children’s Hospital. Terry returned to her home state of North Carolina in 2011 to assist with administration for University of North Carolina Health Care. Later, she became a nurse recruiter for UNC, retiring in 2019. Terry moved to Fearrington Village in 2013 and began volunteering with Fearrington Cares. She has served on the boards of Child Care Networks and Partnership for Children.

JoAnn Pitz
Fund Development Committee

JoAnn and her husband moved to Fearrington Village because of the existence of Fearrington Cares. JoAnn earned a BS in Social Work and a MA in Public Administration from Southern Illinois University. She worked as a benefits specialist for the United Mine Workers of America Health and Retirement Funds, and as benefits director for Freeman United Coal Co. She directed a three-county rural health initiative program in a medically underserved area of Illinois. She came to North Carolina to direct the employee benefits office at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. JoAnn has served on the board of Freedom House Recovery Center in Chapel Hill.

Mark Asman
Treasurer, Fianance Committee

Mark has BA, BS, and MBA degrees from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a PhD in accountancy from the University of Missouri. A licensed CPA in Ohio (inactive) and a Certified Computing Professional, Mark retired from Bowling Green State University as the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting. He also worked for Ernst & Young, is a life member of the American Accounting Association, and has been a board member and/or treasurer for several nonprofit organizations. His clients have ranged from the USDA Agricultural Research Service to the Wood County Regional Airport in Bowling Green.

Jodi Allen
Secretary, Community Events Committee

For the past 28 years, Jodi was a commercial lender in the specialty chemical, polymer coatings, and adhesives industries. As a global vice president of sales and marketing, she was responsible for creating and executing commercial strategy, developing successful teams, improving business procedures, driving sales and margin improvement, and building relationships with business partners. She earned a BA in biology from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Jodi and her wife, Tess, moved to Fearrington Village in December 2017 with their four-legged family.

Carl Angel
Fund Raising Committee, Community Events Committee

A graduate of The Ohio State University, Carl served on several nonprofit boards after retiring in 2006. He became COO for a group of health clinics until 2010 and then led a team that implemented a system to connect records of area clinics and hospitals in central Texas. After a second retirement, Carl continued his volunteer service, most recently as executive director of an agency providing home health aides, transportation, and other services to disabled or low-income seniors. Carl and his wife, Kathleen, moved to Fearrington in 2017. He was president of the Fearrington Homeowners Association from 2019-2021.

Gillian Rogers
Program Committee

Gillian received a BS in education from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in education from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. She taught elementary school in New Jersey for 31 years and helped raise two stepsons. Gillian and her husband Gene retired to Fearrington Village in 2013. As a volunteer for Women of Fearrington, Gillian tutored school-aged children in reading in Siler City for several years. She is also a Fearrington Cares Ambassador. In her spare time, Gillian enjoys walking, gardening, working out at the Duke Center for Living, museum hopping, and reading mysteries. 

Kathy Sandefur
Film Nite Committee

A native Oklahoman, Kathy was a volunteer and staff member for hunger prevention, food insecurity, and shelter programs for more than 30 years. She served as director of a food pantry in Madison, Wisconsin; on the board of Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin; and on the Hunger Prevention Council of Dane County, Wisconsin. Kathy also was a founding director of Our Daily Bread Food and Resource Center in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She and her husband, Gary, and their two Bichons moved to Fearrington Village Historic District in 2021 to be near their two granddaughters and their parents.


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