Board of Directors

Gaston Community Action, Inc. is governed by an eighteen (18) member tri-partite Board of Directors. One-third of the board is elected public officials or their representatives. One-third is representatives of business, industry, labor, religion, education, or other major groups and interests in the community. One-third is individuals who represent the poor in the area served. The tri-partite composition of membership provides for the actual problems experienced by the poor to be voiced by their representatives and responded to by the representatives of the business and local government.

Angelica Carter
Sector: Poor
Representing: Lincoln County 
                  
Vacant 
Sector: Public Official
Representing: Gaston County 

Machelle Parker
Sector: Public Official
Representing: Stanly County 
 
Cherie Feemster

Sector: Public Official
Representing: Gaston County

Vacant 
Sector: Private Organization
Representing: Gaston County
 
Clair Watkins
Sector: Poor
Representing: Stanly County 

Mary Gibson
Sector: Poor
Representing: Mount Holly Area
 
Joyce Coleman (Treasurer)

Sector: Poor
Representing: Cleveland County

Sonya Lewis
Sector: Poor
Representing: Gaston County
 
William Lindsay 

Sector: Poor
Representing: Highland Area

Vacant  
Sector: Public Official
Representing: Gaston County
 
Ola Mae Foster (At-Large)

Sector: Public Official
Representing: Lincoln County 

Phillis Williams  
Sector: Public Official
Representing: Cleveland County
 
Keith Poston 

Sector: Private Organization
Representing: Lincoln County 

Michael Lane (President)
Sector: Private Organization 
Representing: Gaston County
 
Deborah Oates (Vice-president)

Sector: Private Organization
Representing: Cleveland County 

Emily Winfrey (Secretary)
Sector: Private Organization 
Representing: Gaston County
  Patsy Howell
Sector: Private Organization 
Representing: Stanly County

Interested in Joining the Board of Directors?
If interested, please fill out a Board of Directors Application Application or contact Joseph Dixon, CEO of Gaston Community Action at 704-866-8721 ext. 211 or Anais Moreau, Administrative Assistant at 704-866-2283 ext. 206 or via email at [email protected] or [email protected] 

 









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