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 and as vice-chair of Fearrington Cares since 2020.
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.
Admirers of the Village concept, JoAnn and her husband helped start Carolina Villages in Chapel Hill before moving to Fearrington in 2016. JoAnn received a BA in social work and an MA in public administration from Southern Illinois University, where she was a benefits specialist for the United Mine Workers of America Health and Retirement Funds and Benefits Director. She directed a three-county rural health initiative primary care program and served as the benefits director at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. JoAnn served on the Freedom House Recovery Center board.
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.
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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.
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 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.
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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.