RMHC of Eastern North Carolina Prepares for a New Chapter with Executive Director Transition

Greenville, NC (February 2024) – As the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Eastern North Carolina bids a fond farewell to its esteemed Executive Director, Meghan Woolard, the organization is excited to announce the search for a dynamic new leader to usher in a new chapter of growth and enhanced support for families in need.

Meghan Woolard has played a pivotal role in advancing the mission of the House through innovative programming, fundraisers, and strategies to engage the community and loyal volunteers. Her dedication and contributions for the last 6 years led the House through their first major expansion, adding 4 bedrooms and a new kitchen, dining room, playroom, laundry room, and storage facility. Under her leadership, the organization has thrived, providing a home away from home for over 3,000 families facing medical challenges.

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Meghan Woolard

“We express our heartfelt gratitude to Meghan for her unwavering commitment and commendable achievements during her tenure,” states Winston Howell, Chair of the RMHC of Eastern NC Board of Directors.

As the organization begins a new chapter, RMHC of Eastern NC is eager to welcome fresh perspectives and innovative ideas. The upcoming transition marks an exciting opportunity for new leadership to bring forth creative solutions and forge impactful relationships within the community. Through a generous grant with RMHC Global, Ann Petrie has stepped in to provide executive leadership support to aid in the transition. Petrie brings over 13 years of executive experience as former CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin.

“As we embark on this search for a new Executive Director, we are energized to welcome someone who will champion our mission with compassion and dedication for the families we serve during this transition. Ann brings exceptional experience and expertise to this role, and we look forward to partnering with her throughout the search for a permanent Executive Director,” says Howell.

Photo of Ann Petrie

Ann Petrie

Petrie is also optimistic about stepping in during the transition: “I have a passion for the mission of RMHC and the remarkable work that this Chapter has accomplished over the last 37 years. I look forward to partnering with the staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, and donors to continue the momentum through this transition.”

The Ronald McDonald House Charities is looking forward to continuing its vital role in supporting families whose child is being treated at area hospitals. The search for a permanent Executive Director will continue through this transition. Details will be posted soon on RMHC of Eastern NC’s website, www.RMHCENC.org.