Mary Ponds on Prevent Child Abuse council
Granite Quarry Mayor Mary Ponds has been named secretary of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina.
Ponds is in her fourth term as mayor of Granite Quarry. She is a retired high school science teacher and lifelong child advocate. In addition to her role on the PCANC board, she currently serves on the boards of Nazareth Childrenís Home and Rowan Regional Medical Center.
She is on the board of directors of Smart Start Rowan, where she was also a past board chair and Western NC Lay Council of the AME Zion Church, where she achieved the office of treasurer. Ponds was recognized for her outstanding support of Livingstone College with an honorary doctorate in 2002.
PCANCís executive officers will lead a team of 15 statewide volunteer leaders dedicated to child well-being and family strengthening efforts across North Carolina.
Other officers are Michael Olander of Raleigh, board chair; Anne Sorhagen of Wilmington, board vice-chair; and Rhonda Clark McNairy of Raleigh, treasurer.