Randolph County Partnership for Children Announces New Executive Director

May 2015

ASHEBORO, NC - The Randolph County Partnership for Children will have a new leader on June 1.

The Partnership’s board of directors concluded a thorough four-month long search by selecting Lisa Hayworth (formerly Lisa Hayworth Bock) to succeed the organization’s founding executive director, Pauline McKee. The board’s action comes with the fullest confidence that Hayworth will continue to be an excellent steward of the Partnership’s mission and a leader and advocate for young children and families in Randolph County.

McKee announced in December she would be returning to consulting after more than 15 years leading the organization. She plans to be available in a consulting capacity for a short time while Hayworth settles into the post. “We are very pleased to announce this appointment,” reported Lynn Jones, chair of the board and VP/City Executive with State Employees’ Credit Union. “Lisa will bring leadership and creativity to the Partnership’s programs and a deep sense of commitment to the organization. She has served nonprofits at all program, fundraising, executive and leadership levels, and has a breadth of perspective and experience.”

As executive director of the Partnership, Hayworth will be responsible for developing collaborative strategies to meet the needs of children and families in Randolph County. Bringing together all parts of the community, including families, churches, businesses, nonprofits, local government agencies and schools, to work together to support children during their most crucial years of development is key to fulfilling the Partnership's mission. These strategies utilize Smart Start state funds and other funding sources to develop: direct services for children and families, parenting education, NC Pre-K, training for early childhood teachers, health services, literacy initiatives, and other services which are needed to help children and families.

Prior to this appointment Hayworth was director of Randolph Community College’s Archdale Campus. An experienced executive leader and manager with an outstanding track record of delivering results, Hayworth, who lives in Archdale, has more than 20 years of executive planning, administration, communications and development experience in the nonprofit sector.

“I am honored to be chosen to lead the Partnership into its next phase, and I look forward to shifting my education focus from college to early childhood,”” remarks Hayworth. “Having worked in higher education, I know how critical the early years are to ensuring children are set on the right path to lead productive lives. The Partnership plays a key role in supporting and developing programs impacting our county’s youngest children and I look forward to continuing making an impact.”

The Randolph County Partnership for Children, a nonprofit organization, is the community’s lead organization for young children and their families. The Partnership for Children is a United Way of Randolph County agency. For more information, visit: www.randolphkids.org


Jill Jackson
Director of Marketing and Development
Randolph County Partnership for Children
349 Sunset Avenue
Asheboro, NC 27203
336-629-2128, ext. 12
336-629-2135 (fax)

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