Our Meetings 2022

Currently we meet every month on the second Thursday at our headquarters. 

Email for Zoom information.  

Our Officers


Diane has deep roots in New Bern; she, her parents, children and husband are all NBHS alumni. She holds a Bachelor’s from UNC and a Master’s from ECU. After retiring from Craven Community College in 2016 (she still teaches there part-time), she became a very active volunteer for the Clinton campaign, joined DWCC, worked at the polls for Barbara Lee for NC House in 2018, and in 2019 served as field coordinator for the Allen Thomas for Congress campaign. 


Growing up in Jacksonville, NC, Nell has been a resident of New Bern since 2011. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University and was a public school teacher for six years. She stayed home with her kids for many years and volunteered at either their schools or Christ Episcopal Church. In 2018, Nell started to become more politically active and in 2020 she focused on Dr. Jen Mangrum’s campaign for NC State Superintendent of Public Instruction. She contributes much of her political support and knowledge to being a member of DWCC.


Cheryl created our ‘EquiTea’ series, which has brought in speakers to discuss non-partisan issues relevant to women, and is responsible for keeping members and the media updated about DWCC events through newsletters and social media. She co-directs ECU's Gender Studies Program and chairs its Gender Studies Executive Board. For her work, she has been named an ECU Woman of Distinction and has received the Dr. Linda Allred Profiles in Leadership Award. In addition, she was named a 2020 “Star” by the NC Democratic Women for her work with gender equity.


Barbara started her career serving in the U.S. Air Force in Administration. She went on to get her Associate’s Degree in Accounting, became Vice-President of the Advisory Committee and served as Treasurer for the Craven Terrace Resident Council. She is currently on the Board of Adjustments, volunteers for Meals on Wheels and would like to continue to carry out the legacy of her father, the late Commissioner Sampson, by being involved in the New Bern community.