2024 Board of Directors 

Nelsa Cox – Chair
Lisa M. Schreiner Vice Chair – Secretary
Chris Abbott – Treasurer
Shari Gaddis Stocks
Bernadette Burnette
Genel Lee Webb
Paul Mulvey
Tammy Hayes


Lynette SomersExecutive Director 

Mark Daniels  – Operations Director 

Founder, Guardian Angel Thrift Laura Gaddis awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine

The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is among the most prestigious awards presented by the Governor of North Carolina. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is presented to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state

On Monday May 9th 2016, Laura Gaddis, Guardian Angel founder and CEO, was presented the award by NC Governor Pat McCrory for her undying pursuit to fund Alzheimer’s Research and Respite Care within the state of North Carolina.

Other notable recipients of this award include Andy Griffith, Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Rev. Billy Graham, Maya Angelo, and Dale Earnhardt.