Associates Board

The CFM Associates Board meets virtually or in the Williston Auditorium every other month on the first Wednesday at 4:30 PM. The 2023-2024 meetings are on the following dates: August 2, October 4, December 6, February 7, April 3 and June 5.

Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. is comprised of the following distinguished Board Members:

President - Katie Gloe, Corning, Inc.
Vice President - Sara Izad, nCino
Secretary - Terry Espy, Momentum Companies, Inc.
Treasurer - John Coble, Partner, Marshall, Williams & Gorham, LLP

Amy Akers, Novant Health
Ashley Smeaton, France Foundation
Carol Anne Durham, Community Volunteer
Daniel Owen, Northwestern Mutual
Daniella Reina, Corning, Inc.
Girard Newkirk, Genesis Block
Jack Mills, Emeritus, Retired
Karl Ricanek, Jr., PhD UNCW
Kate Baynard, Community Volunteer
Kathryn Brewer, Thermo Fisher
Lisa Leath, Vantaca
Robert Cameron, Jr., Gas Center Inc.
Ronna Zimmer, Community Volunteer
Susan Hanna, Medical Professional
Toni Pence, PhD UNCW

Associates Board Photo 2022

Cape Fear Museum explores the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear through exhibits and educational programs. Visitors are encouraged to discover the man-made and natural world around them through the interpretation of historic artifacts of the region and hands-on scientific inquiry.

Museum fundraising efforts are governed by Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. (CFMA), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) (EIN 23-7210395) whose purpose is to solicit and receive contributions and donations for the Museum. CFMA ensures the success of the Museum through fundraising, grant writing, programs, membership and promoting the Museum’s mission throughout the community.

Cape Fear Museum is a department of New Hanover County. Museum operations are governed by the elected county commissioners who appoint a 12-member citizens advisory board that is responsible for policy development, advising on programs and operations and community awareness.

Our Vision: A community with deep understanding of our region with relevant connections to the world.

Our Mission: To inspire and engage visitors with the history, science, and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear.