Board Members

Board Member Group
Allison Eastwood

Allison Baker Eastwood has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, a Master of Science in Administration, and an Education Specialist degree. She has been working in education for the past twenty-five years and she currently works in a local county school district. She has always had a passion for teaching and learning and because of this, believes that everyone should feel safe to learn. When she was asked to become a board member, she felt it would provide an opportunity for her to branch out and help in other ways.

Steve Harding

Steve Harding earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication from East Carolina in 1987 and his Masters of Art in English from East Carolina in 1992. In 2002, he earned his Masters of Divinity from Campbell University Divinity School. He is currently the Minister of Media and Arts at Oakmont Baptist Church, but has served as an Instructor in the English Department at both East Carolina University and Pitt Community College, as well as the Baptist Campus Ministry Intern at East Carolina. He became interested in the subject of human trafficking when he went on a mission trip with Pam (our founder) to Moldova, one of the most trafficked countries in Europe. He enjoys seeing that change can happen by making people aware of the issue right here in our area, rather than somewhere else in the world. In his free time, Steve enjoys working with community theatre through Magnolia Arts Center in Greenville and Farmville Community Arts Council.

Steve is a Founding Member of the Board, and has served as its Secretary since its inception.

Gregory K. James

Gregg has a Bachelor of Arts from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Juris Doctorate from Campbell School of Law. He is the sole owner of Gregory K. James, P.A., Attorneys at Law in Greenville, NC. Gregg became involved with ENC Stop by volunteering to sell Fair Trade products at his church, Oakmont Baptist Church. He enjoys working with the organization because he likes seeing how our education efforts are creating a greater awareness of the issue and how the process is creating a community support system to address the issue of human trafficking. In his spare time, Gregg enjoys spending time with his family and his dogs, traveling to the beach and the mountains, and reading mystery novels.

Gregg serves as the Chairman of the Board.

Marie Welch

Marie Welch began serving on on the Board in 2015. Marie graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston College and then went on to graduate with her Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Rehab Studies from ECU. She also holds her Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse certification. Marie is currently retired, but was once a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Rehab and Stroke Coordinator at Vidant. Marie got involved with ENCSHTN when she retired and wanted a meaningful activity to occupy her time. She enjoys being out in public and knowing that she’s helping her community. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and her dog and traveling to the Outer Banks. She is also on the Advocacy Coordinating Committee of the American Heart Association Board.

Pam Strickland

Pam first became interested in the subject of Human Trafficking at a Missions Conference in 2006 where she learned about young girls being forced into prostitution in Asia.
Since then, she has led three Mission Trips to Moldova, where part of the team’s job was to educate the young people about trafficking, in an effort to prevent them from becoming victims.

Pam speaks frequently to community groups, as well as conducting training for professional and pre-professional groups (such as social workers, counselors, teachers, law enforcement, nurses, physician’s assistants, and others).

Pam is passionate about preventing labor trafficking internationally by educating people about Fair Trade and responsible consumerism.

Pam earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1990. Since then, she has been involved with the management of her family’s business-Electronic Services, Inc.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time her husband, son and their two dogs. Traveling, reading, and supporting the Tar Heels are other interests.

Pam is the Founder of the nonprofit, and serves as its Chief Executive Officer.