Board Members

Board Member Group
In Memory of Steve Harding

Steve Harding was a Founding Board Member of Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking Now in 2010. He began serving as Secretary to the Board at that time and held that position until his death.
Steve also used his creative skills as a graphic designer to benefit the nonprofit . He designed multiple Walk and 5K t-shirts, as well as flyers for fundraisers.
He promoted the training and fundraising events of NC Stop Human Trafficking to members of Oakmont Baptist Church, where he served as Minister of Media and Arts.
In the years prior to the formation of the nonprofit, Steve served on four mission trips to Moldova, where part of the work of the team was to educate young people and their teachers about the dangers of Human Trafficking.
Steve’s love of children, steadfastness, and dedication to the anti-human trafficking movement will be missed.

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.

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.

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