Leadership Team

A wide range of individual and organizational community leaders are involved with establishing the Hickory chapter. The Leadership Team, those providing leadership for ACAP Hickory, are:

  • Vince Bartlome, Account Executive, Medical Services of America – Chapter Coordinator
  • Beth Brandes, Consultant & former Assistant Director of Catawba County Department of Social Services
  • Kelly Burgess, Community Relations Director, Kingston Residence of Hickory
  • Tamara Faulkner, Library Outreach Coordinator, City of Hickory
  • Don Forrest, Director of Business Development/Advertising Sales, Hickory Living Magazine & Iredell Living Magazine
  • Debra Kuykendall, Area Director, Central Western Area, North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministries
  • Mary Mitchell, Family Caregiver Support Specialist, Area Agency on Aging / Western Piedmont Council of Governments
  • Dianne Nichols, Retired oncology nurse
  • Neal Orgain, Community volunteer
  • Julie Packer, Director of Professional Relations, Catawba Regional Hospice
  • Amy Rudd, Clinical Lead/Outpatient Therapist, Institute for Family Centered Services
  • Patty Thompson, Career Pathways Facilitator, Department of Commerce, State of North Carolina

Upcoming Events

Impact of Aging on Physical and Mental Health

Date: September 10, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Balancing Act: Work, Home and Caring for Aging

Date: October 8, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

5th Annual ACAP Conference

Date: November 1, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm