CDM Board of Directors
Chairman - Carl R. Durham
Carl is retired after 38-years in the nuclear industry with Babcock and Wilcox/ BWXT Technologies. He was in various levels of management for 32-years at several locations. At the time of his retirement he was President of American Centrifuge Manufacturing, a joint venture with two companies that was in charge of a $1.4 billion project at multiple sites. He helped develop long range business plans to insure the success of the company. He has previously served as Chairman of the Board of another non-profit organization. Carl has a degree in Engineering Operations from N.C. State University.
Vice Chairman – Charles Campbell II
Charles is a native of North Carolina and Moore County. With 24-years of Law Enforcement experience, Charles has served in various capacities within the profession and has over 20-years of Supervisory, Command, and Executive level experience. In 2012, Charles was appointed to serve as a member of the North Carolina Domestic Violence Commission. From 2014-2017, Charles served as the Chair of the commission appointed by Governor Pat McCrory. Charles earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Charles believes that every victim, regardless of circumstance, deserves the chance to live an abundant and victim free life.
President / Executive Director – Kym Nixon
Kym co-founded Changing Destinies Ministry in January 2013. Her work history consists of 24-years in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and an instructor for 11-years at two Naval training facilities. After retirement, she was then employed by the Army as a contract instructor for eight years. She currently has an M.Ed in e-learning Technology and Design from Jones International University and is pursuing a M.Div with a concentration on Practical Healing at Regent University. As the mother of a trafficking survivor, she brings personal experience and insights to the organization.
Secretary – Position open.
Treasurer – Jamila Baker
Mila has extensive background in the financial industry. For the last decade, she has served as a Financial Wellness Consultant in her community promoting financial wellness programs and financial education. She is also a survivor of domestic violence and addiction, which has given her a passion to help others.
Board Member – Karlynn Anderson
Karlynn is a retired contemporary worship music director and multi-media producer from Illinois. She has a BS from Illinois State University and has spent her entire life working with organizations to help others. She served in various roles over the years in those organization. After her retirement, she moved to North Carolina and has been serving as a co-leader with a women’s Bible study.
Board Member - Kelly Driscoll
Kelly has a B. S. in Mass Communications from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She worked on the campus community newspaper, “The Pine Needle” as the editor of Around the Town Section and the photo editor for two years. She is versed in public relations as well as broadcasting that assist her with her skills in journalism. Kelly received her Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2013. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She has worked with individuals with various histories of trauma for ten years. With Kelly’s background in communications, personal experiences and education in mental health, she brings an eclectic mix to CDM.
Board Member – Abi Floerchinger, LMFTA
Abi is a licensed counselor that has a heart for equipping clients in their personal and relational lives. She completed her graduate studies in Marriage & Family Therapy at Lee University and is a member of the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy. With a combined 10 years of education and experience in the field, her areas of focus include trauma-informed care, faith-based counseling, family enrichment, women’s counseling, couples therapy, and addiction counseling. With a passion for cultivating a healthy community, she works from a strength-based approach and believes that with the right tools, every individual has the potential to lead a healthy and whole life.
Board Member – Mamie LeGrand
Mamie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications, with a minor in Business Administration from the University of NC at Pembroke.She has twenty plus years of management experience in the non-profit arena. Mamie is the Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator/Housing Specialist Self-Sufficiency Coordinator with Sandhills Community Action Program, Inc. She links families with affordable housing, resources and services that empower self-sufficiency. With a heart to serve, she leads a prayer team at Grace Church and is also a team leader for 4-H (Dare to be Different) youth group.
Board Member – Kathy Newcomb
Kathy has a B.S. in math and education along with a Masters in Psychology and Philosophy -Critical and Creative Thinking. She spent 15-years in education as a teacher and an administrator. She then opened her own business as an Interior Designer. Kathy analyzed her clients’ needs, creating plans and specifications in accordance with the timeline and budget. Kathy grew up in the Boston area, moved to Florida, and then had extensive travels as she went with her husband to Singapore and Hong Kong for four years. Today, Kathy is very active in the community participating in many organizations with various responsibilities helping to make the world a blessing for all.