Our Leadership

State VOAD leadership is comprised of board members elected by the entire nine-member board. Board members serve three-year terms and may not serve continuous terms. Officers are elected annually from the board members. For information on how to get in contact with our team, please visit our Contact Us page, or click on the team member that you wish to contact.

NC VOAD Officers and Board

Greg Lentz

Dr. Greg Lentz is the Director of Hearts With Hands Disaster Response. In 2020 Hearts with Hands responded to COVID-19, tornadoes in Nashville, tornadoes in Chattanooga and adjacent Georgia, Hurricane Isaias in Windsor, NC, Hurricane Laura in Louisiana and Georgia, and Hurricane Sally in Alabama and Florida. He is completing a term vacated by a resignation which expires in 2023.

Laura Block

Laura Block serves as the Team Rubicon Deputy Southeast Membership Manager. In that capacity she has served in multiple North Carolina disasters including Hurricanes Matthew and Florence. She is currently serving as vice-president, completing the term of John Robinson. Her term expires in 2022.

Robert Moore
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Robert Moore serves as the director of Disaster Recovery Group of Duplin County. Since its inception, the DRGDC Unmet Needs Committee has vetted and completed more than 120 cases. The DRGDC, along with its partners, have assisted more than 100 households.Robert has 5 years of experience in nonprofit leadership as well as more than 6 years of experience in public relations, marketing, and advertisement. He holds a BA in Public and Interpersonal Communications and a MA in Secondary Social Studies Education. His term expires in 2024.

Jere Snyder
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Jere Snyder directs Disaster Relief for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During the responses to Hurricanes Matthew and Florence, he put 1000 boots on the ground on short notice. He has also arranged for transport of donated goods in several instances. Jere has previously served a three-year term as Treasurer. He is currently appointed to complete the term vacated by Ross Patterson which expires in 2022.

Ann Huffman

Ann Huffman has served in disaster for more than 20 years as Volunteer Coordinator and Trainer for the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. She served as NC VOAD president 2016-2019, through Hurricanes Matthew and Florence. She is currently filling out the term to which John Robinson was elected. Her term ends in 2023.

Cynthia Bradley

Cynthia Bradley is the Grant Manager for Hurricane Florence Long Term Recovery at the American Red Cross. She has represented the Red Cross in various role during Hurricanes Matthew and Florence and other disasters.

Paul Dunn
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Paul Dunn serves as the NC/SC Disaster Director for Lutheran Services Carolinas. He has taken response and recovery roles for Hurricanes Matthew, Florence, Dorian, and Isaias. His term expires in 2023.

Gihan Ahmed
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Gihan Ahmed serves with Islamic Relief USA. Her term expires in 2024.

Roland Whitley
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Rev. Roland Whitley Jr. is the Executive Director for Community Technical Assistance, Inc. (CTA) a non-profit organization with a mission to provide technical assistance to low-to-moderate income communities in order for youth, faith-based, and community-based organizations to transform their communities.  Since CTA’s inception in 2002, Rev. Whitley has focused his ministry within the communities of greatest needs with a desire to serve the least of them.  Rev. Whitley is an itinerant ordained minister within the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) with a Master of Divinity from Shaw University’s Divinity School (SUDS) and is currently humbly pastoring God’s people.  Rev. Whitley holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEDA) from NC State University, a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University, and a Master of Architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  His passion is to reach forgotten communities of color drives his ministry to break the cycle of systemic oppression.  Everyone deserves an equal chance. His term expires in 2024.


Director Term
Cynthia Bradley 2022 American Red Cross
Jere Snyder 2022 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Laura Block 2022 Team Rubicon
Paul Dunn 2023 Lutheran Services Carolinas
Ann Huffman 2023 North Carolina Conference-United Methodist Church
Greg Lentz 2023 Hearts With Hands
Gihan Ahmed 2024 Islamic Relief USA
Robert Moore 2024 Disaster Recovery Group of Duplin County
Roland Whitley 2024 Community Technical Assistance