Ann Rollins

Ann Rollins
Executive Director
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Ann Updated - August 2014I have served as the CEO and Executive Director of the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education for 10 years. After 40 years, I recently retired from my position as a Microbiologist in the Pathology Department at WakeMed. 

I have had a long and varied career. I worked with the Wake County Public School System where I was the administrator of the Partnership for Educational Success and Parent Liaison Programs. In this role I identified, coordinated, and implemented programs and strategies that linked families and the community with the schools in order to strengthen student success in partnership with the Wake County Human Services staff. I began working with Wake County Public School System as the MentorWake Administrator. In this position, I oversaw all aspects of program operations including the selecting of students, recruitment, screening, training, and support of volunteer mentors, and the matching of volunteer mentors to referred students. I coordinated the development of all mentor recruitment and training activities, cross cultural, leadership and family involvement activities, program publications, training materials, MentorWake website, and evaluation instruments.

I am married to Tom Rollins and we have three married children: Charlotte, Michelle and Matthew. I have a granddaughter and a grandson! We also have a dog named Bosco. 

I grew up in Greensboro, NC but have lived in Raleigh since graduating from college.

I have been involved in a number of boards, committees and organizations. I serve on the planning committee of the Making Magic Alliance. This organization provides scholarships for children and  youth to summer camps. I served on the Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education Board of  Directors for 10 years. I served as President and chaired the Ready, Set Poe Family Festival and Road Race. I served on the Wake County PTA Council since 1997 and just retired from that this  year. While serving, I was President for two years and the Chair of the Parent Involvement Committee. I am a member of the Cary Chamber of Commerce Education Committees, Wake County Human Service Board and Wake County Public Health Committee. 

Some of my past experiences include serving on the Wake Education Partnership Board of Directors, NCL Mother –Daughter Organization, past President of Broughton High School, Daniels Middle School, and Joyner Elementary Schools. I have also served on the North Carolina PTA Board of Managers. I was past President of the Friends of the Children at WakeMed and served on the WakeMed Foundation Board. I served on the Executive Board of the Friends of Wake County, supporting school bond referenda and the Citizens Advisory Committee for Wake County.

I was awarded the Faye Miller Distinguished Service Award from the Poe Center, Wake County Public School System Employee Excellence Award, and the WakeMed Circle of Quality Service Award.

I graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College (now University) with a BS in Biology. I have a Nonprofit Management Certificate from Duke University.


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