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Kathy Sticksel — President
Ms. Sticksel has been President of OE Enterprises for 24 years and has been working in the vocational training field for over 30 years. She has directed the organization from a publicly operated agency to a private non-profit agency that operates in two states. Currently she serves as Secretary for the North Carolina Association of Persons in Supported Employment (“NCAPSE”) and Treasurer of The Coalition, an organization of service providers to the North Carolina Department Health and Human Services (“DHHS”), Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division (“DDMHSA”). Presently, Ms. Sticksel is a member of the North Carolina Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (“NCARF”) and has held numerous officer positions with this organization in the past. Ms. Sticksel also serves on the External Advisory Team of DDMHSA and represents the South Region on the national NISH Advisory Group for the Voice of the Customer. Ms. Sticksel received a BA in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Donna Musson – Vice President, Programming
Ms. Musson has worked in various job positions at OE Enterprises for over 24 years. She has served as Director, Quality Services for the past two and a half years. Prior to OE Enterprises, Ms. Musson has worked with Halifax County Mental Health. Ms. Musson is a member of NCAPSE and National Rehabilitation Association. Ms. Musson received a BA in Psychology and Anthropology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has also completed graduate work in vocational evaluation and special education.
Van Welch – Vice President, Operations
Mr. Welch has been employee at OE Enterprises since October 2003. Prior to his employment at OE, Mr. Welch was a small business owner and a Site Director for a publically owned proprietary educational corporation. He has been active in his community with the Wake County Literacy Council, the Alamance County Habitat for Humanity, and the Alamance County Guardian Ad Litem group. Mr. Welch is currently the Southern Region Representative for the NISH/GSA Strategic Alliance and certified as a Registered Building Service Manager. He holds active memberships in ISSA, BSCAI, and NAID. Mr. Welch received a BA in Political Science from North Carolina State University.
Tom Wilson – Site Director
Mr. Wilson has worked as Site Director for OE Enterprises’ Burlington and Yanceyville operations since 2005. Mr. Wilson has a total of 14 years experience in the vocational rehabilitation field. Over the past 14 years he has worked for New River Area Program, Residential Services, Inc., Orange Enterprises, Inc. Keston Care, and Orange-Person-Chatham Area Program Services. Mr. Wilson received his BS in Psychology from Appalachian State University.
Tracey Craven – Site Director
Ms. Craven began with OE Enterprises in 1994 and has held several positions there including Occupational Training Specialist, Supported Employment Coordinator, and Program Services Manager. She is currently the Site Director for OE Enterprises’ Orange and Durham operations, a position she has held since 2009. Ms. Craven has a total of 17 years experience working in the human services field. In addition to OE Enterprises, she has worked for Keston Care and the ARC of Durham County. Ms. Craven received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2008. She is the current president of the North Carolina chapter of the Association for Persons in Supported Employment (NCAPSE).
John Wiltshire – Director, Production
Mr. Wiltshire has worked as Director, Production at OE Enterprises since 2003. Mr. Wiltshire has 24 years experience with manufacturing concerns, primarily within the furniture industry and in the past has worked for Henkel Harris, Hekman Furniture Company, Pennsylvania Classics, Classic Leather, Inc., Statesville Chair Company, Pulaski Furniture Corporation and Craftique Furniture, LLC. Additionally, Mr. Wiltshire was also a sole proprietor for several years. Mr. Wiltshire is active within his community and serves as Chairman of the Deacons of First Baptist Church of Mebane, past Exalted Ruler and Board of Governors President of the Elks Lodge in Winchester, Va. And Past Chairman of the Shenandoah Valley Manufacturers Association. Me. Wiltshire received a BS in Engineering, with honors, from North Carolina State University.
Board of Directors
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Deena M. Dula Currie
Ms. Currie has served as a Board Member since 2007. Ms. Currie has worked for Laboratory Corporation of America (“LabCorp”) for over twenty years ago. She began her career with LabCorp in the Department of Virology and later became a Certified Cytotechnologist within the Cytology Laboratory. Ms. Currie received her B.S. in Biology from North Carolina Central University. Ms. Currie is active within her community and is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Jeffries Cross Baptist Church.
Judith K. Guibert
Ms. Guibert has served on the Board of Directors since July 2009. She currently has her own law practice in Hillsborough, NC and focuses primarily on Family and Appellate law. Prior to starting her own practice, Ms. Guibert practiced law as an associate in the Raleigh, NC office of Patton Boggs, LLP, a Washington, D.C. law firm. Ms. Guibert is active within her community and has served as a guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children in Orange and Chatham Counties in North Carolina and is a volunteer and Spirit Partner with Special Olympics. Ms. Guibert graduated from The University of Maryland and received her J.D. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law.
Walt Jacobs has served as a Board Member since 1999 and also serves on the Personnel Committee. Prior to his appointment to the Board, Mr. Jacobs worked as a management consultant. He spent 20 years with the Hay Group where he served as President. He was a founder and CEO of Independence Management Partners and a founding Director of The Rubicon Group. Mr. Jacobs graduated from Miami University with a degree in English Literature.
Ms. Cleary has served as a Board Member for over 20 years, most recently as Secretary. Ms. Cleary is currently employed by Duke University William R. Perkins Library in the Collections Development Team. She is the mother of one of OE Enterprises’ client/trainees.
Paul Popish, M.D., FAAP
Dr. Popish has served as a Board Member since 1997 and serves on the Board’s Finance Committee. Dr. Popish retired from medical practice in 2006. Prior to his retirement, he worked with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Developmental Services Agency as a developmental pediatrician. Prior to moving to North Carolina, Dr. Popish spent 25 years in private pediatric medical practice and worked as a faculty member at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. Dr. Popish is active within his community and serves on the Orange County Pre-School Interagency Coordinating Council and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (“FAAP”). Dr. Popish received a BS in Biology from Bates College in Maine and his M.D. from The State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Joe Appleton has served as a Board Member of OE Enterprises for 27 years and presently serves as the Board Chairman. Mr. Appleton is a Program Consultant for North Carolina’s More at Four Prekindergarten Program in the North Carolina Office of School Readiness, Department of Public Instruction. Prior to his Program Consultant work, Mr. Appleton taught in public schools, 13 years teaching kindergarten and 6 years as an artist in residence. Mr. Appleton is active in his community and was the President of the Orange County Association for Retarded Citizens, founder and first Board Chair of the Scrap Exchange, cofounder of Manbites Dog Theater and cofounder and first Board Chair of the Duke AIDS Research and Treatment Community Board. Mr. Appleton is a native of Virginia and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and the Graduate School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.