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Poe Center Names Ann Rollins Executive Director

Raleigh, NC (July 25, 2011) – The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education is pleased to announce Ann Rollins as Executive Director. Rollins has held the Interim role since May 2010. Rollins’ career in the medical science industry combined with her background in education and nonprofit leadership make her uniquely qualified to serve at the Center’s helm.

Rollins’ extensive technical, professional and volunteer experience includes over 30 years as a medical technologist with WakeMed. She also served as an administrator with Wake County Public School System.  Rollins has served 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 PTAs as well as the North Carolina PTA Board of Managers.  Rollins currently serves on the Wake County PTA Council, Wake County Public Health Committee, Cary Chamber Education Committee and the Wake County School Health Advisory Committee.

“Ann has exceeded our expectations as interim director, and we are excited to establish a permanent relationship with her. She combines energy and enthusiasm with a true passion for improving the lives and health of North Carolina youth and their families. With Ann’s strong leadership, the Board is confident that the Poe Center will continue providing critical health education in our community and state long into the future,” said Poe Center Board of Directors Chairman, Sean Timmons.

Rollins graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Rollins holds certifications in the areas of leadership, education and wellness and is also an active member of the community.

 About the Poe Center
The Poe Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to positively impacting the lives of North Carolina youth through health education. Since opening in Raleigh in 1991, the Poe Center has educated more than 850,000 participants from 76 counties using innovative teaching theaters, exhibits and offsite programs. For additional information or to schedule a visit, go to Find the Poe Center on Facebook at!/poecenter or follow Poe on Twitter at @PoeCenter.