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Lee County

"I am excited to see how families will be able to connect and learn about one another as well as issues within the community, then organize an event that will bring awareness to the county that promotes positive change."

Lee County began programming for the Spring 2019 Empowering Youth and Families Program in March 2019, in partnership with the Lee County Health Department. This was the first family cohort to participate in EYFP in Lee 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

Pam Kerley

Pam Kerley

4-H Program Assistant
  • Part-time Lee County 4-H Program Assistant in her fourth year with Lee County.
  • Enjoys working with Lee County youth and volunteer leaders, being a volunteer leader herself for the Crazy Quilters 4-H Club.  
  • She and her husband, Jon, have three children, one busy in College, and two homeschooling.  
  • Her parents brought her to Lee County when she was four years old so she is invested in keeping our little heart of the Carolina’s healthy and happy.
Gabrielle Dunlap

Gabrielle Dunlap

Program Assistant, Empowering Youth and Families Program
  • Program Assistant for Empowering Youth and Families Program
  • Spent time teaching at-risk youth about social emotional learning and mentoring juveniles before joining EYFP.
  • Believes that it is important to give youth the resources and support needed for a better future, while also making sure a community is behind them to push them beyond their limits.
Alyssa Anderson

Alyssa Anderson

Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences – Nutrition
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with N.C. Cooperative Extension in Lee County
  • A Registered Dietitian
  • Helps strengthen families through nutrition education and hands-on cooking programs
  • Excited to be part of a team that supports multiple aspects of family wellness in her community
Edward Mulnix

Edward Mulnix

  • A lifelong resident of Lee county.
  • Has worked with families in various social services programs since 1993.
  • Looks forward to continuing this work in this new endeavor.

Sarah Arthur

  • Health Education Specialist at Lee County Health Department.
  • Graduated from Appalachian State University with her Bachelor’s in Health Promotions and is a Certified Health Education Specialist.
  • Her passion is to help others live their healthiest life possible.

Program Contact Information

EYFP PA – Gabrielle Dunlap

  • 2420 Tramway Rd., Sanford, NC 27332
  • (919) 775-5624 (Office)
  • gjdunlap@ncsu.edu