Who We Are

Age-Friendly Forsyth is made up of a variety of organizational partners, including health care and other non-profits, corporate, education, and philanthropic agencies, alongside community members, who have spearheaded local planning efforts through the Age-Friendly Forsyth initiative. Currently Age-Friendly Forsyth is working with key stakeholders to engage residents and the broader community.


The Community Engagement Council

The Community Engagement Council is a geographically based, data-informed, resident leadership body that is responsible for engaging community members to become involved in helping realize Age-Friendly Forsyth’s vision. This is accomplished by hosting several community conversations and events, as well as mobilizing and recruiting the larger community to support pilot projects and efforts based on community need. Community Engagement Council members play a critical role in helping Age-Friendly Forsyth determine priorities.

Executive Team

Sam Matthews


Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem

T. Lee Covington


Senior Services

Linda Darden

Vice Chair

Trellis Supportive Care

Deb Burcombe

Immediate Past Chair

Wake Forest Baptist Health Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention

Helen Mack

AARP of the Triad

Charlie Williams


Ann Roberts

Forsyth County Department of Social Services

Kenneth Holly

Neighbors for Better Neighborhood

Dawn Milligan

Reynolds American

Lisa Purcell

Winston-Salem Foundation

Joy Vermillion Heinsohn

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Andrew Applegate

Arbor Acres

Lisa Terry

Financial Pathway of the Piedmont

Mike Campbell

Habitat for Humanity, Forsyth County

Laura Holby

Novant Health

Lynne Garms

Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville

Stan Law

YMCA of Northwest North Carolina

Funding Partner Organizations

The administration of Age-Friendly Forsyth is self funded through the following organizations.


Theresa Hoffman-Makar

Director, Age-Friendly Forsyth

Daymond Davenport

Community Engagement Coordinator, Age-Friendly Forsyth

Get Involved

If you’re interested in connecting with Age-Friendly Forsyth, contact Theresa Hoffman-Makar at Theresa@AgeFriendlyForsyth.org.

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