Meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee

Click here for the 2023-24 meeting schedule of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

2023-2024 Board of Directors


  • Jennifer Schwartzenberg
    Outer Banks Health
  • Jamie Koch
    The Outer Banks Family YMCA


  • Kenny Marshall
    First Bank


  • Michelle Lewis
    Peace Garden Project
  • Michelle Portoukalian
    Community Representative 
  • Nandy Stuart
    Outer Banks Community Foundation

Immediate Past Chair

  • Sheena Fuller
    Private Psychologist


  • Danny Couch
    Dare County Commissioner
  • Sheila Davies
    Dare County Department of Health & Human Services
  • Latoya Jenkins
    Outer Banks Women's Care
  • Ashley Jackson
    Dare County Schools, Social Worker
  • Melinda Mogowski
    OBX Therapy
  • Jennifer Noell
    Parent/NC Pre-K Teachers' Assistant
  • John Windley
    Town of Kill Devil Hills Commissioner
  • Tess Judge
    Director Emeritus
  • Tim White
    Director Emeritus



Email a staff member by clicking the name below. General inquiries may be sent to


Sara Sampson
Executive Director


Kaylee Askew
Administrative/Program Assistant


Carla Heppert
Education & Program Evaluation Manager

Jennifer Bradshaw Garrett
Early Childhood Specialist (QEL)


Angela Owens
Financial Coordinator


Molly McGinnis
Family Support Services Coordinator


Leslie Jennings
Parent Educator (Parents as Teachers)


Bonnie Brumbeloe
Early Care & Education Manager