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County Extension Director

Katherine Williams, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKatherine WilliamsCounty Extension Director Call Katherine Email Katherine Wake County Center

4-H Youth Development

Charlenzo Belcher, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCharlenzo Belcher4-H Program Specialist / SPACES Call Charlenzo Email Charlenzo Wake County CenterDan Bulatek, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDan Bulatek4-H Public Health Educator Call Dan Email Dan Wake County CenterSusan Gardner, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSusan Gardner4-H Program Assistant Call Susan Email Susan Wake County CenterCharles Greene, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCharles GreenePublic Health Educator Call Charles Email Charles Wake County CenterCarlos Moses, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCarlos MosesProgram Specialist: 4-H Youth Development Call Carlos Email Carlos Wake County CenterHeather Schaffer, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionHeather SchafferProgram Manager Call Heather Email Heather Wake County CenterRuth SutherlandAdministrative Manager Call Ruth Email Ruth Wake County Center

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Jeana Myers, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionJeana MyersExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Jeana Email Jeana Wake County Center

Community Development

Kristin Feierabend, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKristin FeierabendArea Agent, Extension Urban Programs Call Kristin Email Kristin Wake County CenterGina Garcia-somuk, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGina Garcia-somukVolunteer Coordinator Email Gina Wake County Center

Family and Consumer Sciences

Amanda Bobley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmanda BobleyEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant Call Amanda Email Amanda Wake County CenterHiliana Patino, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionHiliana PatinoEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant Call Hiliana Email Hiliana Wake County Center


Allyson Farmer, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllyson FarmerExtension Communication Specialist Call Allyson Email Allyson Wake County CenterMartha Smith, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMartha SmithCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Martha Email Martha Wake County Center


Sydney Klein Mierop, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSydney Klein MieropFood Security Program Manager Call Sydney Email Sydney Wake County CenterKaree RedmanPublic Health Educator Call Karee Email Karee Wake County CenterEsmeralda RojasAdministration Support, 4-H Youth Development Call Esmeralda Email Esmeralda Wake County CenterAmanda Salami, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmanda SalamiSocial & Economic Vitality Program Assistant Call Amanda Email Amanda Wake County Center

Regional Positions

Area Specialized Agents specialize in specific areas of agriculture and natural resource management and serve many counties. Area 4-H Agents provide support to county based 4-H programs. While their knowledge and expertise is available to residents of Wake County Center, they may not be present in the Wake County Center. Please contact the Wake County Center for assistance and initial consultation.

Marissa Cohen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa CohenArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa Email Marissa Poultry Science Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of OrangeCall Marti Email Marti Orange County Center Erin Eure, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionErin EureArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Fruits and Vegetables Serves 35 CountiesBased out of GatesCall Erin Email Erin Gates County Center Steve Gabel, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSteve GabelArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 22 CountiesBased out of ChowanCall Steve Email Steve Chowan County Center Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 17 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Richard Email Richard Harnett County Center Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of WilsonCall Danny Email Danny Wilson County Center Lori McBryde, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLori McBrydeArea 4-H Agent, East Region Serves 34 CountiesBased out of JohnstonCall Lori Email Lori Johnston County Center Paula Norris, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPaula NorrisRegional Nutrition Extension Associate Serves 11 CountiesBased out of DurhamCall Paula Email Paula Durham County Center Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of ChathamCall Ashley Email Ashley Chatham County Center Chip Simmons, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Chip Simmons, IIIArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety Serves 51 CountiesBased out of Horticultural ScienceCall Dr. Chip Email Dr. Chip Horticultural Science Debbie Stroud, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie StroudArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 Counties and EBCIBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Debbie Email Debbie Agricultural & Human Sciences Mitch Woodward, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMitch WoodwardArea Specialized Agent, Watersheds and Water Quality Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of WakeCall Mitch Email Mitch Wake County Center