The Officers of the Coalition are the President - Mary Bethel, Vice-President - Janice Tyler, Secretary - Marty Lamb, and Treasurer - Alan Winstead. Each serves a two year term. The terms of the Secretary and President are from 2015-2017. The terms of the Vice President and Treasurer are from 2016-2018. The Immediate Past President - Bill Lamb, also serves on the Executive Committee.
Mary Bethel retired as Associate State Director for Advocacy with AARP North Carolina in 2015. At AARP, she worked to develop and implement AARP's advocacy activities and initiatives in North Carolina. This included efforts which were State focused as well as those pertaining to national initiatives and campaigns. Prior to coming to AARP in October of 2005, she worked for almost 30 years with the N.C. Division of Aging and Adult Services where she served in a variety of administrative, supervisory and program capacities.
Mary is the recipient of numerous awards for her advocacy work including the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the 2015 Excellence in the Field of Aging Outstanding Service Award from the N.C. Association on Aging, and the 2012 National AARP Lyn Bodiford Award for Excellence in Advocacy.
William E. Lamb, MSW, MPA
Bill retired from public service in November of 2011. He worked at the UNC Institute on Aging as the Associate Director for Public Service from July of 2000 until his retirement. At the IoA he had lead responsibility for the State Aging Conference and the Senior Leadership Initiative. He came to the Institute after a 30-year career working in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. He retired as the Chief of Planning for the NC Division of Aging. Prior to 2000 he held a variety of planning and administrative positions in the NC Division of Social Services and the NC Division of Aging. In retirement, he teaches as an adjunct professor at NCSU and is Executive Director of Friends of Residents in Long-Term Care.
Janice has worked as the Director of the Orange County Department of Aging since 2011. Prior to that, she worked 24 years as the Department’s Senior Center Administrator. She is the past President of the N.C. Association on Aging, and she served two terms as Chair of the N.C. Senior Center Alliance and remains an ex-officio member of the steering committee. She is a member of the Southern Gerontological Society, the American Society of Aging, the National Council on Aging, and the National Institute of Senior Centers.
Alan Winstead has served as the Executive Director at Meals on Wheels of Wake County since 2006. Meals on Wheels of Wake County provides more than 326,000 meals a year to more than 3,000 people. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the NC Association on Aging and is an officer for Meals on Wheels North Carolina.
Martha Lamb worked many years in public service as a licensed clinical social worker, a nursing home quality of care surveyor, an adult home specialist and a program manager in the N.C. Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services supporting persons with disabilities.. She is now semi-retired and provides consultation and treatment to persons about improving quality of life, while aging in place. She is also an active volunteer in a variety of aging and mental health related organizations.