Staff

The Center includes a small core of paid Staff who mobilize Volunteers to perform specific services for qualified Care Receivers. Services are coordinated through The Center’s staff and through Volunteer Coordinators within our Partner Organizations.


Lynn Templeton

Lynn became Executive Director of The Center for Volunteer Caregiving in 2005. Lynn brings a strong interest and background in the non-profit community and in particular those non-profits that serve older adults and adults with disabilities. She has a BA degree from UNC Chapel Hill and a MA degree from the University of Virginia, both in Special Education. In 2008, she completed the Management Development Program at the University Of Virginia Darden School Of Business. She is a former teacher, worked for The United Way of the Greater Triangle for five years and was Assistant Executive Director for the Council for Senior Citizens in Durham.

Susan Meador

Susan has been the Program Manager of The Center for Volunteer Caregiving since 2007, joining the staff in 2006. Working with The Center, she has trained and coordinated the service of volunteers, and helped develop and implement volunteer training and evaluation materials. Susan has a BA in Psychology from Wake Forest University and a Master of Divinity degree from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia.

Robin Pollock

Robin is the Services Coordinator for our The Center for Volunteer Caregiving In-Home Connections Program. Robin received her Master of Social Work degree from N.C. State University. She has worked in a variety of health related settings including Work Place Options and the VA Hospital in Durham. Robin brings a wealth of experience to plan, coordinate and administer our In-Home Connections programs.

Renee Myatt

Renee is the Services Coordinator for The Center for Volunteer Caregiving’s Caregiver Support Program. Renee received her Master of Public Health degree from UNC Chapel Hill and a masters degree from the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She has an extensive background in project coordination and management. Most recently, Renee was a public health consultant coordinator with the Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s, Aging and Community Health (COAACH) at NC A&T.

Lindsay Schinasi

Lindsay joined The Center for Volunteer Caregiving in August 2016 as Transportation Coordinator. Lindsay graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in Art History and Philosophy and also has a BA in Spanish from UNC-Greensboro. In 2014 she also completed an internship with A Helping Hand (our sister agency) in Chapel Hill. Lindsay brings a multitude of talents to The Center from music to core computer competencies and was most recently certified as a Salesforce Administrator.

Liza Weidle

Liza joined The Center for Volunteer Caregiving staff as Community Engagement Coordinator in October 2016. Liza has a national certification in Volunteer Administration and is a graduate of Meredith College with a BS in Business, minor in Psychology. After several years of work in community leadership and non-profit marketing and development with primarily youth-serving organizations, Liza is coming back full circle to fulfill a desire of improving lives of seniors, caregivers and adults with disabilities.

Rick Carnagua

Rick joined The Center for Volunteer Caregiving team as Financial Coordinator. Rick is retired from a corporate career in accounting and business management. He now keeps himself busy by sharing his skills with the non-profit sector and with his ongoing civic engagement through Rotary International.