Kids First Child Abuse Treatment and Prevention Center

Located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Kids First offers proven-effective evaluation and treatment services for children who have been abused or severely neglected. Our services are comprehensive, child-focused, evidence-based, and are provided at no charge to the families.
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Board of Directors

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Kids First currently has 9 Directors on its board. Our Articles of Incorporation call for seven to twenty-one board members.

The foci of our board are, formally, policy-making and fundraising. However, the board does a great deal more in support of the agency. Very often it is a board member who just happens to drop by on a day when the staff is in need of encouragement, offering a touching story as a  reminder of why we are here. It may be that we are "up against it" with finances and a board member drops by with donations that his or her company has raised for us that week. In other words, the board is the supporting arm of the agency. They provide ideas, encouragement, new perspectives, unique skill sets, and, very often, a simply refreshing sense of humor to lighten up the mix. 

Following are the members now serving Kids First:

President: Mrs. Louise Woodworth, Practice Manager with Coastal Pediatrics

Treasurer: Mrs. Diana Gardner, Real Estate Broker with Long & Foster

Secretary: Mrs. Kathlyn Romm, Director of Currituck County Social Services

Mrs. Courtney Hull, Attorney with the Twiford Law Firm

Mrs. Nancy Lamb, Legal Consultant to Children's Advocacy Centers of North Carolina

Mr. Steve Murray, Resource Development with the Food Bank of the Albemarle

Mr. Jason Phelps, TowneBank Branch Manager

Mrs. Joyce Pritchard, Pasquotank County Register of Deeds

Mrs. Monica Ranhorn, Guardian ad Litem


 If you would like more information about serving on the Kids First Board of Directors, please contact Kids First Executive Director Rhonda Morris at or call our center at (252)338-5658.



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