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Highsmith to lead Poe Center

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education has chosen a health and education veteran as its CEO.

Pamela Highsmith, who most recently served 11 years as associate executive director of the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation, started her new job March 27.

While at the Medical Society Foundation, Highsmith also served as health-education program coordinator, and before that taught middle school.

“Her passion for health education combined with a career filled with steady growth and vision made her an obvious choice for our board,” Ann Rollins, president of the center’s board, says in a statement.

The Poe Center, created in 1991, offers interactive health-education programs to young people across the state.  The group has served more than 715,000 children in 73 North Carolina counties.

As the center’s new CEO, Highsmith will lead the implementation of the group’s strategic plan, which calls for continued expansion of programs across the state.

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