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TAMBRA CHAMBERLAIN

Operations Committee Chair

After completing an Associates Degree in Human Services at Springfield Technical Community College and studies at American International College in Springfield MA, Tambra moved to North Carolina to study Psychology at North Carolina State University.  She graduated with a B.A in Social Work and a minor in Psychology. Tambra has an extensive career in Human Services that spans over 30 years.

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ANDREA VELDHUIZEN

Chair

Andrea has been in the Pinehurst area for almost 4 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources. She is currently the HR Specialist for Quail Haven Village and has worked in the medical field for over 5 years in the HR capacity. She also holds certifications in Early Childhood Education and Special Education in Early Childhood. She is a mother to a feisty four year old and enjoys spending time with her family. She has many years of experience working with at risk youth between mission trips to low income areas, volunteering at women and children centers, and domestic violence shelters. Andrea has a passion and drive to end teen homelessness and human trafficking. She is very excited to be the co-chair with Chris Ganis under the leadership and mentoring of Tambra Chamberlain!

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CHRISTINE GANIS PH.D.

Vice-Chair

Private PA psychological l practice (1985 – 2010).  Individuals, couples, families, eating disorders, women’s issues, and health psychology. Founded/ran a network of free groups for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD).  Founded a supervision psychotherapy group (Institute for Psychotherapy). Earned PsyD in 2003 in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Relocated to Southern Pines in 2010. Rural medical outreach (St. Joseph’s of the Pines Semi tractor trailer); joined the editorial staff of NC Psychological Association.  Advocates for military families through Fayetteville Community Blueprint. Serves on multiple community boards (Moore Health, Ruth Pauley Lectures); leadership roles in AAUW (local President) and the League of Women Voters (Chair Healthcare for Moore/Cumberland). Taught CBT for Insomnia with cancer survivors at FirstHealth.  Teaches Mental Health First Aid at SCC.

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MICHAEL MCKAY

Treasurer

After 23 years of serving as a director at multiple not for profit Continuing Care Retirement Communities and hospitals, Michael is the Manager of the Moore County Backpack Pals Program at the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina where he also recruits and coordinates volunteers.  He is very involved with the homeless population in Moore County, serves on the board of Pineywood Farm Animal Rescue, is a Sandhills Kiwanis Board Member Elect, and a Moore County business owner since 2005.

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EILEEN DIAZ

Board Member

Eileen graduated from The College of Charleston with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. She received her Master’s in TESOL (teaching English to students of other languages) from Walden University. Eileen resides in Moore County with her husband and daughter. She has worked in Title I schools for 6 years and currently works from home as the creative director for a marketing company based out of Columbia, SC. She is passionate about helping children and young adults develop strong morals that will help them become valuable citizens in their community.

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ERICKA GRANATA

Community Relations and Social Media Committee Chair

After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.A. in Social Work in 1998, Ericka began work as a medical social worker.  In 2005 she graduated with a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Ericka has primarily worked in health care settings, but additionally has worked with homeless adults in transitional housing and boarding home settings.   

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CYNDI SECURA

Fundraising Committee Chair

Cyndi is a Moore County native with family roots in Moore County extending back to the 1700’s.  She is the proud mother of two young adults that are working towards their college degrees. Cyndi is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with 24 years experience working as a pediatric developmental therapist.  Cyndi has worked with Moore County Schools and Sandhills Children’s Center before founding Moore Pediatric Therapy Services in 2008. MPTS offers Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Language Therapy with locations in Seven Lakes and Southern Pines as well as Troy and Albemarle, NC. MPTS is contracted with Sandhills Children's Center, Southern Pines and Rockingham Campus’, Sandhills CDSA and Salisbury-Rowan Head Starts and Early Head Starts to provide developmental therapy. Cyndi is a long time foster parent through the Moore CountyDepartment of Social Services and serves as the Community Representative on the Permanency Planning Team for Child Protective Services Foster Care Review.  Cyndi has had a lifetime commitment to helping children and is dedicated to giving back to her community.

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BETH POLANIK

Board Member

After graduating with her B.A. in Special Education from UNCW in 2005, Beth worked for New Hanover County Schools in Wilmington, NC, as a Special Education Teacher and Exceptional Children's Chair. She later completed her M.Ed. in Special Education at UNC-Charlotte.  Beth moved to Moore County in 2016 to be closer to family and began working for the Sandhills Children’s Developmental Services Agency as an Educational Diagnostician with the North Carolina Early Intervention Branch.  She has numerous years experience working with at-risk children and youth, as well as supporting and empowering young families facing adversity. She and her husband have one teenage daughter. Beth has volunteered with the YMCA, Meals on Wheels, Special Olympics, Partners for Children & Families, and The Sunrise Theater.

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MARY MARGARET MCGUIRE

Board Member

I am a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Advantage and broker/owner of Merit Property Management. I have been servicing Moore County with their real estate and property management needs since 2006. I also volunteer with the Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity.I am originally from Richmond, Virginia and have been a resident of Moore County since 2000.I have two children that have grown up in this community and I love giving back to it!

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