Chief Executive Officer
Anna joined CINC (formerly Families in Action) in 2012 where she serves as the new Executive Director. In 2006, Anna received a Bachelor’s of Science in Recreational Therapy. She then went on to receive a Master’s of Science in Professional and Substance Abuse Counseling and a Master’s of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) in the state of North Carolina. Anna has experience working in both residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment and has also worked as an employee assistance consultant.
Anna currently serves on the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina board as Vice President and serves on the Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition board.
Anna and her husband, Ryan, live in Wilson, NC where they are actively involved at their home church, Farmington Heights. They have one son, Liam, and one daughter, Liza.
Chief Operations Officer
Erin joined Community Impact NC in October of 2018 and is the Chief Operations Officer for Community Impact NC. In 2006, she received a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Religion & Philosophy from Barton College.
Erin has worked for over 10 years in the prevention of substance use disorders. She has experience in leading a community coalition and training communities to begin community level prevention efforts. She has received Coalition Academy training through Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, is a trained Recovery Coach, and has had training in racial equity and disparity issues through the Racial Equity Institute.
Erin currently serves on the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina board as the North East Regional Vice President. Locally she serves on the board of the Wilson Housing Authority and belongs to The Rotary Club of Wilson.
She has lived in Wilson for 17 years, has a husband named Aaron, and two children, Audrey (7) & Axel (4).
Eastern Regional Director of Community Support
Doug joined Community Impact NC in 2018, where he serves as the Eastern Regional Director of Community Support under the Division of Coalition Support. In 2021, he received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from Southern New Hampshire University. Doug has experience working in public safety areas with Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, Fire, and 911. He has also worked in the technology services field providing support to public safety agencies prior to joining Community Impact NC.
Doug has received training from Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and is a trained Recovery Coach.
Doug is an Eastern North Carolina native. He and his wife, Catherine, live in Rocky Mount, NC and have 2 sons, Gavin and Bryson.
Western Regional Director of Community Support
Kelly joined Community Impact NC in 2018. She is a Regional Coordinator under the Division of Coalition Support. Kelly received a B.S. in Business Administration from Western Carolina University. She started her first 501(c)(3) in 1996 to address physical fitness and family wellness in her county. During this time, she received training in adolescent mental health from SAMHSA and certification in Therapeutic Child Care. Her position at Haywood Community College started in 2002. She was an Adult High School Biology teacher, math instructor, and a then recruiter. She assisted her department in securing a grant to pilot an andragogical contextualized instruction program for parents of young children. She attended American Grant Writing institute and was awarded title of Certified Grant Writer, CGW©. She moved into the grant writer and grant manager position under the president at Haywood Community College. She became a coalition coordinator in 2014 and received Coalition Academy training through Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America.
Holly joined Community Impact NC in 2017. Currently, she serves as the NC State Opioid Grant Coordinator and the NC Lock Your Meds Campaign Manager. Holly has an Assiociates of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene, working private and Public Health for 20 years. Prior to joining the team at CINC, she served as a Prevention Specialist for 7 years with Buncombe County Schools and RHA Health Services, serving multiple Western counties.
Holly is a graduate of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Coalition Academy and is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist.
Holly is a Western North Carolina native and resides in the Asheville /Hendersonville area with her husband. They have two daughters and two grandchildren.
Master Sergeant Nicole L. Smashum Lynch
Director of Special Projects
Master Sergeant Nicole Smashum Lynch is a graduate of North Carolina Central University with
a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She has also completed her Masters of
Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from NC Agricultural and Technical State
University. Master Sergeant Smashum Lynch’s military education consist of Civil Operations
Phase I Course January 2009, Prevention Treatment and Outreach Coordinator Course May
2012, Joint Substance Abuse Coordinator Course July 2012, and Drug Demand Reduction and
Outreach Phase I February 2020. She is serving as a Civil Operator with the North Carolina
National Guard Counterdrug Program. Her primary focus involves supporting coalition efforts
with a substance abuse prevention nexus. Master Sergeant Smashum Lynch also served as the
National Guard State Prevention Coordinator. She was responsible for teaching Substance Abuse
Prevention Education to NC National Guard members. Previously she served as enlisted support
in Drug Demand Reduction/Civil Operations from December 2008 to September 2011.
Maria joined CINC in 2002 where she serves as the organization’s Administrative Assistant. A North Carolina native and a graduate of James B. Hunt, Jr. High School, Wilson, NC, Maria holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Data Processing from Wilson Community College. Prior to coming to Families in Action, she was co-owner of a residential building company and has worked for BB&T and for a local healthcare clinic.
Maria is an involved member of the community where she volunteers with the Wilson County Substance Prevention Coalition. She and her husband, Carter, live in Wilson and have two sons, Bryson and Hunter. They are active members at First Baptist Church in Wilson.