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Annette Taylor, Del Mattioli Among Gov. Cooper’s New Appointments To State Board

Annette Taylor

Raleigh, NC – Annette Taylor and Del Mattioli are among the nine citizens Governor Roy Cooper announced have been appointed to the North Carolina Council for Women.

The North Carolina Council for Women is an advocacy agency that is housed in the state’s
Department of Administration. The 20-member Council Board, appointed by the Governor, addresses issues including health, education, and safety of women in North Carolina. The agency was established by Executive Order in 1963 by Governor Terry Sanford.

“These North Carolinians bring dedication, skills, and years of experience to our state boards and commissions,” Gov. Cooper said. “I appreciate them using their time and talents to serve North Carolina.”

Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individuals to the North Carolina Council for Women:

  • Jenny Black of Raleigh as Chair and at-large member. Black is the CEO and President of Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, overseeing the operation of more than 14 centers in North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, and Virginia. Black is on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit IPAS.
  • Andreina Hall of Waynesville as an at-large member. Hall is an award-winning court advocate for victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault at REACH of Macon County. S
  • Annette Taylor of Morrisville as an at-large member. Taylor is the Director of Community Engagement for Congressman G.K. Butterfield. Taylor previously served as the Executive Director of the NC Center for Women in Public Service at William Peace University.
  • Crystal Moore of Pembroke as an at-large member. Moore is a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Student Health Services of UNC-Pembroke. She is also an adjunct member of UNC-Pembroke’s Nursing faculty.
  • Del Mattioli of Durham as an at-large member. Mattioli is the founder and President of Mattioli Associates, LLC, a financial services firm in Durham. Mattioli previously worked at New York Life Insurance for 34 years.
  • Katherine Woodbury of Wilmington as an at-large member. Woodbury worked for Goldman Sachs for eight years as a currency options and emerging markets interest rates derivatives trader. She also previously served as COO and CFO of Kipp Memphis Collegiate Schools in Memphis, TN.
  • Lucy Horton of Williamston as an at-large member. Horton worked as a domestic violence counselor in Williamston for 11 years.  She previously served as the chair of the Martin County Social Service Board and as a member of the Martin County Council for Women.
  • Mary Conlon of Charlotte as an at-large member. Conlon is the founder and Executive Director of Moderate Chic, a civic engagement group. She previously worked as a Biotech Launch Specialist for Eli Lilly and Company.
  • Patricia Adams of Rocky Mount as an at-large member. Adams worked at Edgecombe/Nash Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Development Disabilities Center for thirty years and was the Director of the Rocky Mount Children’s Developmental Services Agency (CDSA) for seven years.

The N.C. Council for Women’s mission is to advise the Governor, the North Carolina legislature and state departments on the issues impacting women in North Carolina by:

  • Raising awareness of the impact of violence against women and directing available resources to serve victims in communities across the State. Collecting and distributing information about the status of women in North Carolina.
  • Acting as a resource for local and regional Councils//Commissions for Women.
  • Collaborating with other groups and individuals working on behalf of women.
  • Assuring that necessary services, policies and programs are provided to those in need and strengthening existing programs.
  • Reviewing applications, awarding grants and monitoring programs providing self-sufficiency development for women and families in transition.

Annette Taylor
Annette Taylor (L) and Del Mattioli
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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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