LINC Staff

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Frankie Roberts

Executive Director

Frankie Roberts was born and raised in Wilmington NC.   He went to private school in his early years (K-8th grade) and he graduated from John T Hoggard High School. Read more.

Contact:
froberts@lincnc.org
(910) 332-1135

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Vincent Burgess

Resident Manager

Contact:
vburgess@lincnc.org
(910) 332-1147

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Nita DeGroodt-Pettet, PHR

Human Resources Director

Nita is certified through the Society for Human Resources Management, and specializes in investigations, EEOC, DOL, recruiting, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining LINC, Inc., Nita worked with Brookdale Senior Living as Business Office Coordinator, and before that with Springer Eubanks and VPS Convenience Store Group as Corporate Human Resource Manager. She received her Human Resource Certification from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington.

Contact:
(910) 889-1157
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Steve Lee

Bookkeeper

Steve has a B.A. in English/Language Arts Teacher Education, Summa Cum Laude, from University of North Carolina – Wilmington. Steve served on the Board of Directors as Secretary and Manager of the Community Action Center – a program of SEACC. For 14 years, he was a teacher with New Hanover County Schools, teaching English, Creative Writing, and Remedial Reading. He served as Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministries at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Early in his career, he was a boatwright and boat operator at Carolina Yacht Yard.

Contact:
slee@lincnc.org
(910) 332-1149

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Michelle Gunn

Special Projects

Michelle serves as a member of QENO Advisory Council and a member of New Hanover County’s Health and Human Services Board.  Michelle is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, minor in psychology and has extensive experience in the non-profit sector arena.

Michelle is a certified trainer of the Community Resiliency Model (CRM). CRM’s goal is to help to create “trauma-informed” and “resiliency-focused” communities that share a common understanding of the impact of trauma and chronic stress on the nervous system and how resiliency can be restored or increased using this skills-based approach.

Contact:
(910) 332.1132
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Linda Thomas

Lead Case Manager

Linda is Lead Case Manager and Transitional Manager for LINC, Inc. She has a B.S. in Business Administration and Management, with a minor in human resources.

Contact:
LThomas@lincnc.org
(910) 332-1138

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Wilma Moses

Case Manager

Contact:
wmoses@lincnc.org
(910) 332-1140

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William E. Hennessee

Case Manager

William was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, and moved to New Hanover County in 1976. He grew up on Wrightsville Beach. A graduate of  New Hanover High School, he graduated from UNC-W in 1994 with a B. A. Anthropology. CSAC-I 2010. NC Board Certified. 2800 hours of clinical supervision. William started at LINC in 2018 as Treatment Services Coordinator/Peer Support.

Contact:
whennessee@lincnc.org
(910) 390-2973

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Stefani Martin

Case Manager – Local Reentry Council

Stefani is from the St. Louis, Missouri, area and moved to NC in 2014 with her daughter. She was previously a social worker at the Department of Social Services in Wilmington, and has a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Columbia University in Missouri.

Contact:
smartin@lrc-lincnc.org
(910) 390-2761

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Bill Warren

Urban Farm Manager

Bill Warren joins LINC, Inc. as Urban Farm manager, with more than 35 years of farm management experience. He was formerly manager at River Bluffs Organic Farm, and currently oversees an extensive community garden project.

Contact:
bwarren@lincnc.org
(910) 390-2813

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Daquan Peters

Port City Second Chance Alliance Coordinator

Contact:
dpeters@lincnc.org
(910) 390-2991

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Demond Wells

Peer Support

Contact:
dwells@lincnc.org
(910) 332-1132

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Rashawn Sidbury

Treatment Services Coordinator

Rashawn Sidbury native of Wilmington, NC. Father of 4 children, who are his life. Believes everyone deserves a 2nd chance. Just the 2nd time around you have to make it count. “A team is only a team when everyone matters.”

Contact:
rsidbury@lincnc.org
(910) 390-2982

Christie Fullard

Treatment Coordinator

Contact:
cfullard@lincnc.org
(910) 795-9485

Rona Sutton

Treatment Coordinator

Contact:
rsutton@lincnc.org
(910) 380-0965

Joseph McCall

Treatment Coordinator

Contact:
jmccall@lincnc.org
(910) 612-9451

Darryl Palmer

Treatment Coordinator

Contact:
dpalmer@lincnc.org
(910) 390-2932

Bryan Talbott

Director of Development and Communications

Bryan has been involved in non-profit fundraising and marketing for 18 years while working in public radio for WHQR in Wilmington and WFAE in Charlotte. Bryan is a UNCW alumni and a native of Rocky Mount NC.

Contact:
btalbott@lincnc.org
(910) 421-2827