30th Anniversary Celebration – The State of Health: Past, Present, Future

September 20, 2021 - September 22, 2021 6:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for our 30th Anniversary Celebration – The State of Health: Past, Present, Future

For 30 years, the Poe Center has positively impacted the lives of North Carolinians through health education. This year’s annual meeting and conferences are dedicated to celebrating this milestone and examining the state of health in North Carolina. Featuring Coach LeVelle Moton as the keynote speaker and community health champions as presenters and panelists, the conference will address the past, present, and future state of our health. We will celebrate the advancements made in the last thirty years, critically examine current community wellbeing and disparities, and envision the future of health.

In September, there will be a hybrid online and in-person VIP Event and Poe Center Annual Meeting to kick things off followed by two days of a Keynote Address and Panel Discussions. You will have the opportunity to select an in-person or online ticket!

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Monday, September 20, 2021
VIP Event, Poe Center Annual Meeting, Awards
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
All Saints Chapel
Raleigh, NC

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Luncheon, Keynote Address and Panel Discussion
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Andrews Conference Center
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Raleigh, NC

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Luncheon, Panel Discussions
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Mane Stage
Reynolds Center
Greensboro College
Greensboro, NC

Keynote Speaker: Coach LeVelle Moton, Head Coach, Men’s Basketball, North Carolina Central University, and Philanthropist, Velle Cares Foundation, Inc.

Coach Moton is an award winning Head Coach of The North Carolina Central Eagles, Philanthropist, Southeast Raleigh native, and community health champion. He shares his powerful personal story and unique experiences to motivate, inspire, and create a healthier community. His keynote will cover:

  • His personal story and the importance of mental health.
  • How he develops healthy players – physically, mentally, and emotionally.
  • The work, mission, and impact of the Velle Cares Foundation, Inc.

Visit Coach Moton’s website to learn more!

Panels: The conferences will host panels of experts and health champions to discuss the past, present and future state of our health in North Carolina. Tuesday’s panel will provide an overview of the state of health in North Carolina. Building on this theme, on Wednesday, panels will provide practical examples of how businesses and nonprofit organizations are addressing the state of health for their employees and the community.

The State of Health in North Carolina: Reflecting, Projecting and Preparing. A panel of local and state experts will paint the picture of our State’s overall health and how we have been impacted by the pandemic. The panelists will address how we have become more inclusive in our focus – through expanded definitions of health and wellness as well as addressing the needs of a diverse and changing population. They will examine health as a community issue that requires individuals, businesses and organizations to act as they play a distinct yet vital role in propelling us to a healthier future.

Companies Making the State of Health a Priority: Hear from Triad business leaders who represent diverse industries but who all share a commitment to their employees’ total health while endeavoring to support the greater community’s wellness whether it be through their products, services, corporate social responsibility, or sustainable business practices. Learn how they each came to understand that a healthy workforce and community is integral to the success of businesses in the area.

Non-Profit Agencies Dedicated to Improving the State of Our Health: This panel will include representatives from a variety of non-profit agencies which are each playing a valuable and distinct role in ensuring the global health of the communities they serve. Each panelist will offer their unique perspectives on the various components of overall wellness and will provide practical advice and examples to the attendees so we can all work together to ensure a healthier North Carolina for future generations.

Annual Meeting: Poe will recognize incoming and outgoing Board Members and honor community members and health champions who contribute to children’s health and education in North Carolina.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Hosted By:

WakeMed Children’s


Greensboro College Department of Kinesiology


Diamond Sponsor:


UNC Health


Platinum Sponsor:


Duke Raleigh Hospital


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina


Gold Sponsor:


Delta Dental


~ Dr. Richard and Barbara Savage ~


Greene Resources


CliftonLarsonAllen LLP


Silver Sponsor:


Duke Energy


~ Hendren Investment & Management ~


UnitedHealthcare | Community & State of NC


Wyrick Robbins


Schell Bray PLLC


North State Bank


~ Jean Lojko ~


Ward Black Law

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP



Bronze Sponsor:



Pierce Group Benefits


Thomas J. Rollins, CPA


Atlas Stark Holdings


North Carolina Medical Society Alliance


Friend Sponsor:


Young Moore Law


~ Dr. Marilu Thordsen-Velez ~


BMI Wellness Concepts, PLLC



Print Sponsor:


Joseph C. Woodard


VIP Venue Sponsor:


Empire Eats


VIP Reception Food and Beverage Sponsor:


~ Dr. Richard and Barbara Savage ~



Dessert Sponsor:


Amoroso’s Bakery