Healing Place hires fundraiser

By Todd Cohen

RALEIGH, N.C. — Barrett Joyner, a veteran corporate marketing and sales executive, has been named development director for The Healing Place of Wake County, a residential recovery program for homeless alcoholics and addicts.

Joyner succeeds Allen Reep, who resigned in April and in May was named vice president for development at the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina.

Joyner says he looks forward to working with Dennis Parnell, the organization’s executive director, to “generate money for The Healing Place.

He says he initially will be analyzing the sources of funding for The Healing Place, which receives funds from foundations, government and individuals.

In the fiscal year that begins Jan. 1, 2008, the organization’s budget will total $2.8 million.

Joyner retired two weeks ago as senior vice president for marketing at Mi-Co, a maker of handwriting-recognition software in Research Triangle Park.

Before his five-year stint at Mi-Co, Joyner spent two years as CEO of FullSeven Technologies, an email-marketing software firm in Research Triangle Park.

He previously worked for 16 years at SAS Institute in Cary, seven of them as vice president for sales and marketing and the last two as president of SAS North America.

Joyner says he will focus particularly on major donors.

“That’s what I enjoy doing for a living, building relationships,” he says.

As a former board member for the Eastern North Carolina chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Joyner raised money for the organization and served on the steering committee for its annual fundraising dinner.

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