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NCPG 2020 – 2021 Board of Directors:

Board Photo 2020-2021President: Megan Garvey

Vice President: Megan Hedstrom

Treasurer: Ursula Smalley

Executive Assistant: Liz Anzalone

Fundraising Directors: Arlee Maracigan, Rachel Patel, Ashley Stewart

Membership Directors: Ilyssa Reading & Michelle Van Der Werf

Communications Directors: Ashley McFate & Amanda Shaw

Social Directors: Katrina Makhni & Channa Abramson

Childcare Directors: Whitney Emmerson & Dilini Malsom

Sponsorship Directors: Ashley Wisdom, Christin Salzman, Coleen Luckey, & Hayley McInrue

Special Events Directors: Jenn Barham & Sara Gullickson

Education Directors: Jen Dupuy & Emma Pegues

Outreach Directors: Jen Malone & Krystal Grogan

Public Relations Director: Aarika Gaona

Alternate Directors: Cristina Kiernan



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Letter from the President:

Dear NCPG Members, Teachers and Sponsors,

WOW, what a crazy chapter this has been! Who could have ever imagined this is how we would be ending our 2019-2020 NCPG year?! While I know so many of us look forward to the social aspect of our classes, now more than ever I have needed the expertise of our amazing instructors to help me navigate this challenging time as a mother. Despite not being there in-person (and although not the ideal scenario), my class and teacher have been there for me virtually these last two months. Many thanks to our wonderful Education Directors & teachers for all quickly pivoting to virtual classes! I am so grateful for NCPG!



Thank you for the great honor of serving as your President this last year and for allowing me to continue on in this role for the 2020-2021 year! I am so appreciative of the opportunity to volunteer alongside such strong women, and I am committed to seeing NCPG thrive in this coming year. A very special thank you to Tiffany Kaufman, our amazing VP, what a gift you have been to me and our Board! I am forever thankful for the opportunity to have worked closely with you and to now call you a cherished friend! Your exceptional leadership and enthusiasm contributed to our enormous success this year. To the entire 2019-2020 NCPG Board, thank you for your commitment and hard work throughout the year. I am truly grateful for you and so honored to have worked with you all. For those new women joining us on the Board this coming year, get ready – we have an exciting and rewarding year ahead of us!

Additionally, given the emotional, social, and financial effects that this has had on our members’ lives, the Board of Directors extended Early Bird Registration. Current members who register by May 31 will be able to take advantage of the $265 early bird pricing, will be guaranteed a spot with their existing group, and will be entered to win a virtual drawing for a $40 LGO Hospitality gift card.

Although we are living in a time of great unknowns, I’d like to close with some final thoughts on next year. We are all fortunate to be a part of this amazing NCPG community, and right now this community needs you. It is our greatest hope that NCPG will continue to serve parents in our community long after this pandemic passes. In order for this to remain a possibility, we will need everyone’s understanding (and advocacy) as we work together to figure out how to move forward. We are currently planning on resuming in-person classes in September. However, we don’t know what the future holds and will continue to offer valuable resources and support to our members in whatever way is deemed safe at that time. I ask you all to please embrace this time of change, provide support to one another, and allow the unlimited potential for personal growth to happen in this new uncertain chapter.

Our goal for our Board continues to be as transparent and inclusive as possible, and we sincerely appreciate your support, flexibility, and feedback. While we are faced with new challenges due to COVID-19, I am confident that we will make this our best year yet!  If you have any questions or would like more specifics on anything, please do not hesitate to email me directly at Sending you and yours all my best for continued health and happiness! Hope that you all enjoy the summer with your family, and I hope to see everyone back in September! Stay well! xo



Megan Garvey

NCPG President 2019-2021