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Board of Directors

“As our mission states, Arbor Acres is truly a community with a culture of excellence, innovation, caring, and beauty.  One board member recently commented that it is a community with a soul.  It is within this context that Arbor Acres has been a comfort and a blessing to residents and their families for over 35 years.  Working with residents, staff, volunteers, and the broader community, the Arbor Acres Board of Directors is committed to building on our successful past to insure an even stronger future for this wonderful community.”~Dek Driscoll, Board Chair

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"It's been a fascinating and rewarding experience to be a Board member at this time.  Our founders anticipated needs for the elderly and gave us Arbor Acres.  Thirty years later it is the Board's responsibility to continue to deliver a high quality of life for present and future residents." ~Judy Briggs, Former Board Member

"Projecting the needs and growth for Arbor Acres in the future is an ongoing process, and I can truly say this is a working board to make sure Arbor Acres remains a premier retirement community." ~Emma Graham, Former Board Member and Resident

"I am impressed with the excellent  benefits that Arbor Acres provides employees.  There is a commitment to promote from within, opportunities for additional education through the employee scholorship fund, a wellness program, supervisor training, and Arbor Acres works hard to keep salaries competitive.  The result is a healthy work environment with satisfied employees which means a lower job turnover rate." ~Don Eppert, Former Board Member

"I am often asked by friends and colleagues what my parents like about living at Arbor Acres.  My answer is everything!  My parents have found that living at Arbor Acres nutures the soul, the staff has a caring attitude, there is beautiful art on the walls, the residents are happy, the food is excellent, and the activities are varied and interesting.  What a comfort, and blessing to our family." ~Lisa Purcell, Board Member

The Board of Directors governs Arbor Acres, sets policy, and advises the Arbor Acres management team. Board members supply a wealth of diverse experience and perspectives. Residents and family members of residents serve on the Board to assure Arbor Acres remains attuned to its customers.

Board of Directors:
  • Dale E. Driscoll, Chair, President of Driscoll Group
  • Susan S. Schwartz, Chair Elect, Executive Director, Cemala Foundation
  • Marian M. Douglas, Vice Chair, Community Volunteer
  • Nancy S. Cannon, Secretary,  Community Volunteer
  • Paul M. Wiles, Treasurer, Retired President and CEO of Novant Health

  • Welborn E. Alexander, Jr., Retired, CFO, CSX Corporation
  • Pamela H. Ball, Textile and Apparel Consultant
  • Arthur L. Bloom, Executive Coach 
  • Dr. Dudley C. Chandler, Jr., Retired Dentist
  • Florence P. Corpening, Retired President and CEO of Gateway YWCA
  • Dr. Charles H. Duckett, Arbor Acres Resident Council President, Retired Physician 
  • Amy M. Egleston, Retired, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
  • James A. Gallaher, Vice President, Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services
  • Scott J. Gerding, Business Owner, Midtown CafĂ© and Dessertery and River Birch Lodge 
  • Cynthia S. Graham, The Strickland Family Foundation
  • Susan R. Hauser, Former Business Owner
  • David C. Hinton, Owner, David Hinton CPA
  • Rev. Lory Beth T. Huffman, Senior Pastor, Centenary United Methodist 
  • Kay B. Johnson, President, Johnson West Associates, Inc. 
  • Bishop Paul L. Leeland, Resident Bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church
  • J. William McGuinn, Jr., Retired Senior Banking Executive, First Citizens Bank
  • William T. Medlin III, Former District Superintendent, Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church
  • Kathryn A. Nelson, Financial Consultant, Wells Fargo
  • Danny R. Newcomb,  Retired Partner, Ernst & Young
  • Drewry H. Nostitz, Community Volunteer
  • Anita H. Ogburn, Retired Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House
  • Rev. Dr. Jeffery S. Patterson, District Superintendent, Yadkin Valley District
  • Steven L. Reeder, Vice President of Human Resources, BB&T
  • James A. Rousseau, II, Retired Vice President of Community Relations, Forsyth Technical Community College
  • James M. Ruffin, Consultant
  • Dr. William F. Sayers, Retired Physician
  • Richard C. Spangler, Director, Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown