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Stanly County

Stanly County began programming for the Spring 2019 Empowering Youth and Families Program in March 2019, in partnership with the Stanly County Department of Public Health. This was the first family cohort to participate in EYFP in Stanly County. Each family participates in a twelve session program that is designed to strengthen their relationships and empower them to lead community change. Families also take part in a weekend retreat at Black Mountain YMCA Assembly in May, where they learn community action planning and create a vision for opioid misuse prevention in their community. 

Meet Our People

Lori S Ivey

Lori S Ivey

  • Worked in NC Cooperative Extension since 1995 serving as FCS & 4-H Agent and now as County Extension Director.
  • Taught Home Economics Education (Family & Consumer Science) in high school and worked at the Department of Social Services as a social worker prior to coming to Extension.  
  • Background in Family & Consumer Sciences
  • Family is at the heart of her work in Extension!  
  • Taught parenting and continuing education workshops for child care providers in the past
  • Looking forward to implementing EYFP in Stanly County.
Kacie Hatley

Kacie Hatley

  • TBA
Hayley Cowell

Hayley Cowell

  • Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Agent in Stanly County.  
  • Started her Extension career in 2011 and has also served as the FCS agent in Montgomery and Union Counties.
  • Has offered a variety of programming to her audiences in order to help them meet their needs during her time with N.C. Cooperative Extension.
  • Received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science and a Master’s degree in Youth, Family, & Community Sciences from NC State University.
Wendy Growcock

Wendy Growcock

  • Public Health Education Specialist with the Stanly County Department of Public Health.
  • Worked as an educator with Union County Public Schools for 15 years prior to Department of Public Health.
  • Noticed the effects chronic conditions, poor sleep habits and inadequate nutrition had on educational outcomes while working with at risk students, and was inspired to attend UNCG to pursue a degree in Public Health.
  • An active member of Mt. Moriah UMC where she is treasurer and an Adult Sunday School teacher.  
  • 26032-E Newt Rd., Albemarle, NC 28001
  • (910) 576-6011 (office)
  • hayley_napier@ncsu.edu, klhatle2@ncsu.edu, lsivey@ncsu.edu

EYFP PA – Hayley Cowell, Kacie Hatley & Lori Ivey