Staff & Board of Directors


Hayley Sink, mpa

910.508.6788 |

Hayley became involved with ACCESS of Wilmington upon moving to the area in 2014. She received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and holds a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Having an older sister living with cerebral palsy, Hayley is passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of individuals living with disabilities and their families.

Prior to becoming Executive Director of ACCESS, Hayley worked for UNCW and as House Manager and Acting Director of Community Development for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia. She is honored to serve the participants, families, partners, and volunteers of ACCESS, as well as the southeastern North Carolina community.

Hayley also serves as secretary of the Cape Fear Disability Commission.  

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Kayla Jakubczak, CTRS
Program & Internship Coordinator

910.685.1550 |

Kayla began volunteering with the Miracle League of Wilmington on Opening Day in 2013.  She holds a bachelors degree in Recreation Therapy from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. 

Kayla is passionate about working with children, adults and veterans living with disabilities in a community based program. Kayla oversees Project SOAR, ACCESS Summer Programming, and ACCESS of Wilmington's Internship Program.

Kayla is nationally certified as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. She also serves as a member of the UNCW Recreation Therapy Advisory Board.


MIAYA Alston, BS
Program Coordinator

910.398.2211 |

Miaya is a North Carolina native who became involved with ACCESS through interning and volunteering for many ACCESS programs while she was a student at UNCW. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Exercise Science.

Miaya has a passion for creating inclusive, tactile, and fun exercise programs for individuals with disabilities. She currently oversees ACCESS Fit and Miracle League program operations.

Prior to joining the ACCESS team, Miaya worked for the City of Raleigh Parks & Recreation  Camp Programs as camp director. Miaya is more than excited and grateful for the opportunity to  make a difference in the lives of all ACCESS participants! 

Board of Directors

Chad Porter

When he is not pitching for the Miracle League of Wilmington, you can find Chad traveling the United States as a Motivational Speaker and Leadership Trainer. Chad brings years of community building and programming experience to ACCESS. He also serves as the M.C. for the Annual Miracle Makers Luncheon and I Am Beautiful Fashion Show. 

Chad was honored as the University of North Carolina at Wilmington's Alumni of the Year in 2017.


L.S. “Bo” Dean, Jr.
Vice Chair

Bo serves New Hanover County in the Human Resources department. Bo, former Executive Director of ACCESS, brings a great deal of fundraising and board development experience to ACCESS. On Saturdays you can find Bo announcing at the Miracle Field as the voice of the Miracle League of Wilmington!

Bo has received many community accolades including Cape Fear Association of Fundraising Professional's Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year in 2010 and Encore Magazine's Volunteer of the Year in 2014.


Amy Queen

Amy works for INC Research in Wilmington, NC. She is a founding member of the ACCESS Board, bringing business and community relations experience to ACCESS team.

When Amy is not singing in the choir at First Baptist Church or leading the Azalea Festival Princess Pageant, you can find her cheering on the Hoggard Men’s Basketball Team with her family. 


Craig Kelly

Craig serves New Hanover County in the Sheriff’s Department. He holds an Masters in Public Administration and brings a great deal of nonprofit experience to the ACCESS team.

Craig can often be found at the Miracle Field and Playground with his young family.

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Adam is a partner at Tidewater Equity in Wilmington. He brings a great deal of fundraising and development experience to the ACCESS team. When Adam is not growing a mustache for Mustaches for Kids to support local children’s charities, you can find spending time with his family. 



Stephanie works at PRA Health Sciences. She brings a passion to give back, as well as fundraising and development experience to ACCESS. On the weekends, you can find Stephanie at the Miracle Field or long-distance running for a cause. 

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Amanda works at First Carolina Bank in Wilmington. She brings a great deal of finance and business experience to the ACCESS team. Amanda serves on the Finance Committee and loves helping with the annual Miracles in Motion 5K. Amanda can often be found spending time with her young family. 

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Corey Barnhill

Bio coming soon!

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Cathy Barlow

Bio coming soon!

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Benjamin Baldwin

Benjamin is a clinical psychologist and is a founding member of Delta Behavioral Health.  He came to know ACCESS and The Miracle League through his daughter, Charlotte, who was a player on the Diamondbacks for a couple of seasons. Benjamin enjoys the opportunity to bring greater inclusiveness to Wilmington. 

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Zane Bennett

Zane is the Executive Director of Plantation Village, a Life Plan Community, and is an employee of Life Care Services. He has a Bachelor's degree in management and marketing from Florida Atlantic University. Zane is currently pursuing his Masters of Business Administration through the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is a licensed nursing home administrator in the States of California and Wisconsin and has served residents in multiple Life Plan Communities across the country.

Prior to becoming the Executive Director at Plantation Village, Zane was the Administrator at Newcastle Place, a Life Plan Community located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2012, Zane participated in the Life Care Services Professional Development Program for Executive Directors, in which he was given the opportunity to develop his skills as a senior living executive. Zane is also an alumna of the National Emerging Leadership Summit for Health and Aging Services Executives and is currently a member of the public policy committee for Leading Age North Carolina.

Board of directors Emeritus


Dr. Dan Johnson
Founder, Chair emeritus

910.962.3659 |

Dan is the visionary and founder of ACCESS of Wilmington. He currently teaches at the University of North Carolina Wilmington as an Associate Professor of Recreation Therapy.

Dan received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He previously worked for three years as the Corporate Director of Activity Therapy for Rivendell of America, eight years for the Veterans Administration and five years for the Center for Recreation and Disability Studies at UNC. Dan has developed the concepts of Accessible Recreation Day and Accessible Golf of Wilmington. He is on the advisory board of the National Alliance for Accessible Golf.

Dan currently serves as the UNCW Liaison to ACCESS to provide student involvement, research and programming.

Dan was awarded the Greater Wilmington Business Journal's 2016 Healthcare Hero in Community Outreach for his work with ACCESS.

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Director Emeritus

David serves as a business and strategic communications consultant at DF Morrison Consulting. He was a visionary as part of the founding ACCESS Board and dedicated many years as Vice Chair of the Board. David graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Professional Writing with a from UNCW and, most recently, with his Master of Public Administration.

David loves to bring his knowledge of baseball and smiles to the countless individuals that now have the opportunity to “Play Ball” in our community. You can find him each week at the Miracle Field hitting home runs serving as Head Coach for the Cubs!

David was also a founding Chair for the Cape Fear Disability Commission (CFDC). 


Director Emeritus

Tammy has served New Hanover County as a Special Education Teacher for 20 years. She brings a heart for disability awareness, inclusion, and programming experience to ACCESS. When she is not teaching, coaching the Hoggard Swim and Dive team, or serving at Winter Park Baptist Church, you can find Tammy behind home plate at all the Miracle League baseball games!

Tammy was awarded the UNCW Community Partner Award for Excellence in University Engagement in 2016.