Staff & Board of Directors
Hayley Sink, mpa
910.508.6788 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 serves on the executive committee of the Cape Fear Disability Commission and is a member of the Wilmington Rotary Club.
Kayla Jakubczak, CTRS
Program & Internship Coordinator
910.685.1550 | email@example.com
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
910.398.2211 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Zane Bennett, MBA
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 earned his Master 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.
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 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.
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. Stephanie is also Co-Chairing the 6th Annual Miracles in Motion Run, Walk or Roll in 2019!
Amanda 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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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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Laura Kay Berry
Board of directors Emeritus
Dr. Dan Johnson
Founder, Chair emeritus
910.962.3659 | email@example.com
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.
L.S. “Bo” Dean, Jr.
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 and 2018. Bo is chairing the Miracles in Motion Run, Walk or Roll for the 6th year in 2019!
DAVID MORRISON, MPA
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).
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.