The Crystal Coast Hospice House Board of Directors is comprised of up to 15 community leaders from the business, medical and service sectors. They are a distinguished group of individuals whose outstanding leadership demonstrates a commitment to the tradition of yesterday and the vision of tomorrow.
Kyra is the Chairman of Crystal Coast Hospice House Board of Directors. A resident of Carteret County for over 29 years, she began volunteering when the house was still a “dream”. Now that the Hospice House is a reality, she is dedicated to ensuring that the programs and services are consistent with our mission. She loves being a wife, a mother and a grandmother, and loves planning events!
Curtis is a native of Bladenboro, NC. He graduated from Campbell University with a degree in business, and spent many years in Wake County employed in management positions in the automotive sales industry. In 2006, he relocated to Morehead City upon purchasing Port City Motors. It was during the illness and subsequent passing of his parents that Curtis became passionate about the hospice system. Curtis is married to Donna Hickman and has two sons: Lawson Hickman of Charlotte, NC and Corey Hickman of Raleigh, NC. He is a member of First United Methodist Church in Morehead City and enjoys boating and golfing.
Leon was born in Morehead City and was in the first graduating class of West Carteret High School in 1965. After graduation, he worked for the Civil Service for four years and then attended East Carolina University and graduated with a degree in Business with a concentration in accounting. Leon became a CPA and worked with small, regional, national and international public accounting firms up until his retirement in 2017. He specialized in working with construction, real estate developers and non-profit associations in the areas of tax, consulting and financial statement presentations. Leon has been married to his wife Anne for 49 years, and has two children and three grandchildren. He looks forward in retirement to spending time traveling, being with grandchildren more, fishing, golfing, and hunting.
Dr. Terry Goodman
Terry practiced internal medicine in Carteret County from 1978 to 2011 beginning in Sea Level and retiring in Morehead City. During that time, he took care of many patients with complicated medical problems. Through those years, he worked closely with Home Health and Home Hospice care. He joined the Board of Crystal Coast Hospice House around 2014. This is an organization that is close to Terry’s heart, and being on the Board allows him to support this important work.
Jo Anne Bolt
Jo Anne has a BS Degree in Nursing and worked over 36 years in various nursing and management positions. When she retired, she was serving as the Administrator for an ambulatory surgery center working with seven hand and shoulder surgeons. She is currently performing accreditation and Medicare surveys for AAAHC on a part-time basis. Jo Anne currently resides in Morehead City with her husband and is active with the Woman’s Golf Association at MCCC.
Eddie is the President of Eddie Cameron Construction, Inc. in Morehead City. He has been in the family business since 1985 and enjoys the challenges of creativity that the job offers. His interest in hospice came from his experience with hospice in Durham, NC, when his father passed away in 2015. He and his family spend a lot of time on the water - mainly fishing - and enjoying the opportunities the county has to offer.
Thor Coole is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Senior Project Manager with experience in large scale, multi-site projects. Thor has a passion for service and before joining the Board of Directors for Crystal Coast Hospice House had attended many of the charity events here on the coast over the last few years. Thor considers himself privileged to be able to serve on the Board of Directors and finds this to be a rewarding effort. When Thor is not working, he spends his time with his wife, Kay, and their 65-pound bundle of four-legged love, Noel. Most of their spare time is spent on the water on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast near Morehead City.
Elise was raised in Morehead City. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and from East Carolina University with a Master of Arts in Teaching. Elise has worked in both the public and private sectors in insurance and health care and traveled for business extensively throughout the US. Elise and her family lived in Greenville for 7 years before making their way back to Morehead City. While in Greenville, Elise helped found a women’s volunteer group which has now grown to The Junior League of Greenville, NC. Elise currently works for Lucas Research, Inc., as a Clinical Research Liaison. Her husband Mitch works in banking. Their young children, son Webb and daughter Adelaide, also keep the family on the go. Elise loves the sun, community involvement, and shopping.
Jane A. Gordon
Jane is an attorney at Kirkman, Whitford, Brady, Berryman & Farias, PA. She specializes in estate planning, estate administration and elder law. Jane understands the importance of hospice and what a wonderful gift it can be to a patient and his or her family because both of her parents were blessed to receive hospice care when they needed it. Jane and her husband Tom Samojedny are the proud parents of two wonderful teenage boys, and she enjoys time with family, hiking, being on the water, and her two dogs.
Dr. Mary Katherine Lawrence
Mary Katherine Lawrence is a practicing internist and endocrinologist in MHC. She often visits CCHH when she has patients or friends residing there and is grateful for such a beautiful facility with such committed employees so close to her patients' homes and families. While work and family takes up most of her free time, she is an avid CrossFit participant and enjoys bike rides with her husband Art Klose and her 3 grown boys.
Gabriel is a student affairs professional at Carteret Community College. He has a passion for helping students achieve their goals and enjoys serving in the community. Gabriel is a Carteret County native and takes great pride in serving on the Board of Directors for the Crystal Coast Hospice House. He absolutely loves music and for many years has enjoyed playing the saxophone.
David A. Roach
David has been the Director of Clinical Education with the Respiratory Therapy Program at Carteret Community College in Morehead City since January 2009. He formerly was a Respiratory Therapist at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern for over 25 years. David is an instructor for the American Heart Association for both Basic and Advanced Life Support classes. David has supported Hospice care for many years and is honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for such a wonderful organization supporting patients and their loved ones.
Harvie Gayle Leath Westberg
Gayle is a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate who became interested in hospice care while in graduate school at East Carolina University and felt honored to work at the Crystal Coast Hospice House as the Administrator and Social Worker. Gayle has lived and worked around the world but has called Craven County home for the past twenty-five years. She loves animals and enjoys boating, fishing, local high school football, and is an avid marching band fan.
Ryan moved to Morehead City at the age of 10 and attended West Carteret High School and then North Carolina State University. He moved back to Morehead City in 2001 to operate the Beaufort Airport, which he owned until 2016 when he decided to sell and move on to the automotive field. In December 2016, he opened Benchmark Auto Sales, which is an auto leasing company. He has 3 children, ages 8, 11, and 14, and has been married to Anna Segrave for 17 years. Ryan and his family enjoy fishing, hunting, and boating in this beautiful community.