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Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is committed to ensuring that our Children enjoy childhood experiences that create life-long memories,  help develop unique talents and skills, and build the resilience our children will need to live productive and successful lives.  The majority of Board members are active Guardians ad Litem.

  • Darlene Powell, President
    Darlene Powell, President

    Darlene Powell has called Wilmington home for more than 30 years.  After retiring from a successful real estate career to become a stay-at-home mom, Darlene quickly found that community service work was her passion.  Darlene has served on numerous committees and boards throughout the years with a commitment to children, the elderly and the underserved.  Most recently, Darlene served as President of the Wilmington Chapter of the National Charity League, President of the Wilmington Girls’ Choir, the New Hanover High School PTSA President; and she sits on the Regional Council for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Wilmington Branch.  Darlene also served on the capital campaign committee to raise over $9M for a new Food Bank facility to be built in Wilmington.  

    Becoming a GAL has been one of the high points of Darlene’s time as a volunteer.  She is dedicated to the children with whom she is placed and is grateful for the opportunity to be an important part of their lives.  Darlene is a reader, gardener, and dog-lover.  She lives with her husband Grayson and their teenager.