Board members must be members, in good standing, of The Friends.  They participate in fund raising activities, including but not limited to raising the financial resources required to meet The Friends goals and objectives, as coordinated by the President, Vice-President and Director of the New Hanover County Extension Service, and establishing general fundraising policies and activities.

Meet the Officers of the Friends of the Arboretum

Officers must be members of the Board of Directors and members of The Friends.  Any person may hold two offices simultaneously, except that the President shall not also be Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer.

Carolyn Thomas


Carol Bales

Vice President

Marshall Skelton


Stephen Mahaffey


Oversees The Friends board as a whole and provides resources for furthering the duties and success of fundraising; presides over all meetings of the membership, the Board and Executive Committee.

Performs the duties and exercises the responsibilities of the President in their absence or disability; joins in planning meetings and engages in other duties as assigned by the President. 

Responsible for oversight of all funds of The Friends, receipt and recording of contributions and monies due and payable to The Friends from any source, and the disbursement and depositing of all such monies in the name of The Friends. 

Responsible for and has oversight of the records of the proceedings of the Board and Executive Committee 

Meet the Board Members of the Friends of the Arboretum

Denise Aikman

Nathan Bales

Diana Kraus-Anderson

Laura McCabe

Josh Rickards

Marie Warren

Kathy Savage

(Master Gardener Board President)

Jan Mancini

(Wilmington Art Association Representative)

Angela Pearsall

Elaine Cooper

(Wilmington Art Association Representative)

Harriet Forbis

(Wilmington Art Association Representative)

John Ranalli

Lloyd Singleton


"Friends of the New Hanover County Arboretum" is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403


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