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Meet Our Team


Bill Blake
Executive Director

Bill is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in Business Administration. He resides in Camden, NC. Prior to taking the helm of AAUW he served on numerous non-profit boards, volunteered abroad on mission trips and is very active in church, currently serving as a Pastor at McBride UMC in South Mills.  He loves sports and outdoor activities as well as spending time with his six grandchildren.

Bill will be focused on “locals helping locals” as he works to strategically align the business community, donors and partner agencies across our 9-county region.

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 Alexandra Lekki
Executive Assistant

Alexandra was born and raised in Upstate NY with her parents and 5 siblings. Her family spent many summers vacationing in Emerald Isle, NC before moving to Elizabeth City in June 2020. Alexandra loves the beach, spending time with her family, a good book, and weightlifting.

Alexandra is looking forward to continuing to build relationships both professionally and personally within the community. She hopes her background and degree in Human Services will be an asset to the United Way and is excited to give back through the many programs made available through the organization.

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Lorri Barrett
Outreach Director

Lorri lives in Camden County with her husband Bill. She has 4 adult children and 3 dogs. She has a Jeep named "Storm" and enjoys Jeep events, traveling and working in her garden. Originally from New England and so her favorite food is “Lobsta”.

Lorri is looking forward to utilizing her years of experience to serve our community in new and exciting ways.

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