FIRST North Carolina is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing access to a high-quality FIRST experience to every student in North Carolina.  Incorporated in 2012,FIRST North Carolina is fortunate to have a talented and dedicated governing board to oversee operations.

Your contribution to FIRST North Carolina is tax-deductible!  Please join our dedicated Board in making FIRST an intergral part of the culture in North Carolina. Donate today!

2018-2019 FIRST North Carolina Governing Board of Directors

Chris Widmann - Chair; Extreme Networks
Alex Seidita -  Immediate Past Chair; MetLife
Kevin Gordon - Chair-Elect; UTC Aerospace Systems
Deborah Porto - Treasurer; Johnston Community College (retired)
Paul Yanik - Secretary; Western Carolina University
Claudia Anderson - TE Connectivity
James Conrad - UNC Charlotte
Denise Cox - Cisco
David Kaiser - Office of Science, Technology & Innnovation,
NC Dept. of Commerce

Herman Holt -UNC Asheville
Lynn Little - Credit Suisse
Merwan Mehta - East Carolina University
Bob Nelson - JAEGGAER Software
Mark Rohlinger - Bosch Rexroth
Laurie Schaefer - IBM
JoLynn Shaw - HondaJet
Dan Stancil - NC State University
Melissa Wittner - Inmar

FIRST North Carolina Staff

Marie Hopper - President
Julia Wagner - Program Director
Tom Gerber - Event Manager
Fiona Last-Powell - FIRST Senior Mentor
Jamie Flynt - Administrative Assistant


Annual Reports and Audited Financial Statements Available Upon Request