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.


Susan Meador

Susan became The Center’s Interim Executive Director in January 2018. Susan first joined the staff at The Center in 2006 and in 2007, she became the Program Manager. During her time, Susan 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..

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 is the Transportation Coordinator for The Center and makes the matches between Care Receivers and Volunteer drivers who provided 3,904 escorted rides to medical and other essential appointments in 2016-2017. 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.

Nancy Francis

Nancy is the Services Coordinator for The Center and makes the matches between Care Receivers and Volunteers who provide a variety of services including friendly visits, light housekeeping and other non-medical support in the home. Nancy has a Master of Science in Applied Gerontology, Juris Doctor, and a Master of Science in Comparative Psychology. Prior to her work at The Center, Nancy was a Research Intern for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).

Liza Weidle

Liza is the Community Engagement Coordinator for The Center for Volunteer Caregiving . 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.

Mercedes Ballenger

Mercedes is working as an Intern at The Center for Volunteer Caregiving while she completes her core requirements to earn a Bachelor of Social Work from North Carolina State University in May 2018. Mercedes is excited to be at The Center to continue building on her experience that includes volunteer work at Resources for Seniors Total Life Center.