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County Extension Director

Katherine Williams, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionKatherine WilliamsCounty Extension Director Call Katherine E-mail Katherine Wake County Center

4-H Youth Development

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

Agriculture and Natural Resources

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

Community Development

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

Family and Consumer Sciences

Amanda Bobley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAmanda BobleyEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant Call Amanda E-mail Amanda Wake County CenterPaula Norris, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionPaula NorrisEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant Call Paula E-mail Paula Wake County CenterHiliana Patino, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionHiliana PatinoEFNEP Educator, Extension Program Assistant Call Hiliana E-mail Hiliana Wake County Center

Support

Allyson Farmer, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAllyson FarmerExtension Communication Specialist Call Allyson E-mail Allyson Wake County CenterMartha SmithCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Martha E-mail Martha Wake County Center

Other

Charlenzo Belcher, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionCharlenzo Belcher4-H Program Specialist / SPACES Call Charlenzo E-mail Charlenzo Wake County CenterTex Bennett, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionTex Bennett4-H Program Specialist Call Tex E-mail Tex Wake County CenterSydney KleinProgram Manager , Food Security Call Sydney E-mail Sydney Wake County CenterKaree RedmanPublic Health Educator Call Karee E-mail Karee Wake County CenterEsmeralda RojasAdministration Support, 4-H Youth Development Call Esmeralda E-mail Esmeralda Wake County CenterNicky Ulrich, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionNicky UlrichLocal Foods Coordinator Call Nicky E-mail Nicky 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.

Lisa Benavente, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLisa BenaventeNutrition Extension Associate, EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Serves 5 CountiesBased out of OrangeCall Lisa E-mail Lisa Orange County Center Marti Day, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarti DayArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of OrangeCall Marti E-mail 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 E-mail Erin Gates County Center Steve Gabel, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionSteve GabelArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Aquaculture Serves 22 CountiesBased out of ChowanCall Steve E-mail Steve Chowan County Center Richard Goforth, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionRichard GoforthArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Poultry Serves 17 CountiesBased out of HarnettCall Richard E-mail Richard Harnett County Center Marissa Herchler, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMarissa HerchlerArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Animal Food Safety (FSMA Programs) Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of Poultry ScienceCall Marissa E-mail Marissa Poultry Science Danny Lauderdale, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDanny LauderdaleArea Specialized Agent, Ornamental Nursery and Greenhouse, Eastern Region Serves 44 CountiesBased out of WilsonCall Danny E-mail Danny Wilson County Center Lori McBryde, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLori McBrydeArea 4-H Agent, East Region Serves 34 CountiesBased out of JohnstonCall Lori E-mail Lori Johnston County Center Ashley Robbins, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAshley RobbinsArea Specialized Agent - Dairy Serves 100 Counties and EBCIBased out of ChathamCall Ashley E-mail 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 E-mail 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 E-mail 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 E-mail Mitch Wake County Center