Mission: The Center for Volunteer Caregiving is a private, nonprofit, faith based organization formed in 1992. Our mission is to provide volunteer services to help Wake County seniors, family caregivers, and adults with disabilities maintain independence, dignity and quality of life.
Vision: The vision for the Center for Volunteer Caregiving is to serve as the link between formal and informal service providers, mobilizing the faith community and other community partners to provide volunteers to care for seniors, family caregivers and adults with disabilities.
Values: In everything we do, we will conduct ourselves with integrity, caring, and compassion.
Lynn Templeton became Executive Director of The Center for Volunteer Caregiving in 2005. Lynn brings a strong interest and background in the non-profit community and in particular those non-profits that serve older adults and adults with disabilities. She has a BA degree from UNC –Chapel Hill and a MA degree from the University of Virginia, both in Special Education. In 2008 she completed the Management Development Program at the University Of Virginia Darden School Of Business. She is a former teacher, worked for The United Way of the Greater Triangle for five years and was Assistant Executive Director for the Council for Senior Citizens in Durham.
Susan Meador has been the Program Manager of The Center for Volunteer Caregiving since 2007, joining the staff in 2006. Working with The Center, she has trained and coordinated the service of volunteers, and helped develop and implement volunteer training and evaluation materials. Susan has a BA in Psychology from Wake Forest University and a Master of Divinity degree from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia.
Lou Paules has been Caregiver Support Coordinator for The Center for Volunteer Caregiving since 2001. Lou received her Master of Social Work degree from UNC-CH. She has worked in a variety of health related settings including Duke Cancer Center, Chapel Hill Home Health and WakeMed Rehab. Currently Lou trains and matches volunteers to provide respite care and leads quarterly educational workshops on dementia.
Julie Keely joined The Center for Volunteer Caregiving in 2010 as Transportation Coordinator. Julie’s belief that Transportation Volunteers are love in motion is founded on shared experiences with hundreds of volunteers while caring for those in crisis, assisting local organizations with communications and public relations or supporting the performing arts. Highlights of Julie’s career include building a Customer Service Department for Health America that served 60,000 HMO members and fundraising for The United Way of the Greater Triangle. She is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill.
Armistead Sapp, Chair (2012-2015)*
Senior Director of Research and Development - SAS Institute, Inc.
Sharon Murphy , Vice Chair (2011-2014)*
Human Resources Director - Wake Med
Elizabeth Wentz , Secretary (2011-2014)
Business Continuity Manager - Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corp.
Hudson Smelcer, Treasurer (2010-2013)
Partner - TriSure
Drew Duncan, PHR (2011-2014)
Director, Human Resources - Eisai, Inc.
Doug Jessee (2011-2014)
Retired United Methodist Pastor
Charlie Brown (2012 - 2015)
Brown Estate Planning and Elder Law
Tayo Ogundipe (2012-2015)
Data Base Administrator, North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts
Lois Eure (2012-2015)
Compliance Specialist, Wake Med
Charles W. Crutchfield (2012-2015)
CEO, Accountable Document Solutions, LLC
Helen Papageorgiou, Board Advisor
Vice President, Finance - WakeMed
N. King Prather
Vice President of Legal Services - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Board Leadership, Historian
President, Resources for Seniors
John Meares, Sr. (Posthumously)
Founding Visionary Leader
*Indicates Second Term