RALEIGH — Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) has announced the election of its fiscal year 2019-2020 executive officers: Jed Hysong, board chair; Zeke Bridges, board vice-chair; Thomas Moore, secretary; and Michael Olander, treasurer and operations committee chair. The executive officers will lead a team of 17 statewide volunteer leaders dedicated to child well-being and family strengthening efforts across North Carolina.
Bridges is Campbell Law School’s assistant dean of administration as well as an adjunct faculty member. Bridges has been actively involved on PCANC’s external relations committee since 2013 and served on PCANC’s operations committee in FY 2016-2017 and FY 2017-2018. Most recently, he served as PCANC treasurer for the past two years.
In addition to his service at PCANC, Bridges volunteers with his local church and serves on numerous North Carolina and Wake County Bar Association committees. He is also actively involved in his local community. Bridges holds dual bachelor of arts degrees in political science and criminal justice from the University of Georgia in addition to earning his Juris Doctor from Campbell Law School in 2003. He lives in Wake County with his wife, two daughters, and Yorkiepoo, Buster.
PCANC is hosting a “5 Factors Fund 5K Walk & Run” on Saturday, Oct. 26, in Dorothea Dix Park. The event brings together new and lifelong runners to showcase the positive effects of an active lifestyle. Walk or run a 5K or 1-mile course while learning about how the simple act of walking or running is part of Five Protective Factors that are linked to a lower incidence of child abuse and neglect. Online registration ends Oct. 23.
Proceeds from the 5 Factors Fund 5K will support PCANC, the only statewide organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Through investment in innovative programs proven to prevent child maltreatment before it occurs, PCANC helps North Carolina’s communities decrease factors that put children at risk for abuse and increase factors that encourage children to thrive. Through its offices in Raleigh, the organization serves every community in North Carolina.
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