The new members of the HopeLine Board of Directors are:
Lauren Brown, assistant account executive at S&A Cherokee, a full-service communications firm in Cary, N.C. Lauren has worked with a multitude of nonprofits in the past and brings with her experience in public relations, communications and nonprofit event management.
Nicolette Baglio, owner/principal at ProAnnecto, Inc., an independent management consulting firm in Raleigh, N.C. Nicolette has a background in sales, marketing and business strategy, and previously served as the marketing manager for Pretty in Pink Foundation, another local nonprofit.
Yancy Strickland, owner/principal at Strickland Consulting, an independent consulting firm catering specifically to nonprofit organizations. Yancy has more than 15 years of fundraising, communications and nonprofit leadership experience.
The newly-elected secretary of the board, Deidre Hughey, is a personal empowerment speaker and author of the book, “I AM Bound and Determined: The Must Read Guide for Women of Childhood Abuse and Trauma.” Deidre has served on HopeLine’s Board of Directors since August 2010.
Current board members who will continue to serve in 2012 include: Beth Donner (president), Mike Outlaw (vice president), Connie Stock (treasurer), Nicholle Karim and Dr. Willa J. Casstevens, LCSW.
For more information about HopeLine, Inc., visit www.hopeline-
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HopeLine, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing free suicide prevention and crisis intervention help through its 24-hour crisis line and Teen TalkLine. Founded in 1970, the organization has provided a caring, non-judgmental platform to thousands of individuals across North Carolina in an effort to improve the overall well-being of those in the community. HopeLine is a partner agency of the United Way of the Greater Triangle. For more information, visit www.hopeline-