The 2021-2022 APA-NC Chapter Executive Committee took office on January 1, 2021. The Executive Committee includes members of our organization that were voted in through a state-wide election. 

APA-NC also appoints Committee Chairs and other members to serve volunteer roles that oversee numerous committees and initiatives.


Chapter President

Hanna Cockburn, AICP

Past Chapter President

Ben Howell, AICP

Vice President for Chapter Development

Tiffany White

Vice President for Professional Development

Katherine Godwin, AICP

Chapter Treasurer

Roger Bardsley, AICP

Chapter Secretary

Tiffany Faro, CZO


Affordable Housing Task Force

Jessica Hill, AICP, PMP

Leigh Anne King

Awards Committee

Bynum Walter

Elizabeth Jernigan, AICP

Carolina Planning Journal

Will Curran-Groome

Communications Committee

Paul Black, AICP, Co-Chair

Jennifer Ganser, AICP, Co-Chair

Diversity & Equity Committee

Brendie Vega, AICP, Co-Chair

Eliza Monroe, Co-Chair

Education and Outreach Committee

Dana Stoogenke, AICP, Co-Chair

Janet Holland, AICP, Co-Chair

GIS NC Local Government Committee/APA-NC Rep.

Alice Wilson

Legislative Committee

Chad Meadows, AICP, Chair

Michael Zehner, AICP, Vice-Chair

Plan for Health Initiative

John Morck, AICP

Planning Assistance Team (PAT)

Lauren Blackburn, AICP

Dick Hails, AICP

Resiliency Task Force 

Lyuba Zuyeva, AICP, Co-Chair

Sealy Chipley Stanley, Co-Chair

School of Government, UNC-Chapel Hill

Jim Joyce

Adam Lovelady

Sections Committee

Joe Heard, AICP, Chair

Student Representative

Rene Marker-Katz

Young Planners Group

Desmond Corley, AICP

Kari Grace, AICP


Appalachian State

Elizabeth Shay, PhD, AICP

University of North Carolina

Noreen McDonald


APA-NC Administrator & Conference Event Manager

Kara Louise