Positive Childhood Alliance NC Welcomes New Board Members for FY24-25

[MORRISVILLE, NC] – Positive Childhood Alliance NC (PCANC, the NC chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America) is pleased to announce the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors. These new board members bring a wealth of experience to help advance the mission of PCANC. They join a team of 19 volunteer leaders dedicated to nurturing positive childhoods for all North Carolina children.

Sherry Bradsher, MPA

Sherry Bradsher, MPA, is the Managing Principal at CCR Consulting. With an extensive background in human services, Bradsher has dedicated her career to supporting agencies in program planning, development, implementation and evaluation. Her expertise spans over a long tenure in public sector roles at County Division of Social Service (DSS) agencies and as the Deputy Director and Director of NC DSS for 11 years. She also served as Deputy Secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

Sabrina Clark, LAPSW, CSWM

Sabrina Clark, a dedicated child welfare change agent, has worked directly with or on behalf of children and families for over 20 years. Having completed most of her tenure in service to families in NC — with her most recent role being the inaugural Policy & Practice Model Supervisor with Mecklenburg County DSS — she is currently transitioning from local to national impact as she shifts into the role of Program Area Manager with ICF, where she will lead and manage technical assistance support to child welfare agencies on behalf of the Children’s Bureau in the area of workforce & front-end child welfare practice. An Adjunct Professor at UNC-Charlotte, Clark is committed to improving outcomes for children and families through trauma-informed care and coordination of services across child-serving systems. Her extensive experience includes development and facilitation of workshops and training sessions on various topics at local, state and national levels.

Terry David, MSW

Terry David is the CEO of Families & Communities Rising (FCR) and the Director of Head Start and Early Head Start at FCR, a prominent nonprofit organization in Durham. With a history in HR and military intelligence, David brings a unique perspective to child welfare and early childhood education. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at NC Central University and is involved with the FRIENDS National Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP).

Sara Lang

Sara Lang, Principal Communications Advisor at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, is a seasoned leader in public affairs and communications. With previous roles at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina Partnership for Children, Lang has demonstrated her ability to manage projects, guide strategy and build relationships. Her skills in media relations, issues management and grassroots advocacy make her a valuable addition to the PCANC board.

Alice Magnuson

Alice Magnuson, an employment attorney at Wyrick Robbins, brings her extensive legal expertise to the board. She specializes in advising clients on employment law issues, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and more. Magnuson’s notable achievements include recognition in Business North Carolina Magazine’s Legal Elite and Best Lawyers’ “Ones to Watch.” Her experience in employment litigation and pre-litigation disputes adds a critical perspective to the PCANC board.

“We are thrilled to welcome these outstanding leaders to our Board of Directors,” said Sharon Hirsch, PCANC President & CEO. “Each of them brings a unique set of skills and experiences that will greatly benefit our organization and the children and families we serve. Their collective expertise in human services, child welfare, early childhood education, public affairs, and law will enhance our efforts to foster positive childhood experiences for all children in North Carolina.”