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Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina President and CEO accepted into Leadership North Carolina’s 26th class

sharon headshot1Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) President and CEO, Sharon Hirsch, was chosen to participate in the 2018-2019 Leadership North Carolina (LNC) class after a rigorous selection process. Hirsch joins a class of 56 civic and community leaders from the government, business, nonprofit, and education sectors across North Carolina.

In their first year, LNC participants attend six two-day program sessions. Hirsch and her classmates will learn about issues critical to North Carolina through program sessions focused on five key areas: government, education, health and human services, economic development, and environment. After graduation in May 2019, Hirsch and other LNC participants will serve on a planning committee or play another role in preparing the program for the following class.

“Being a part of this year’s Leadership NC class will be invaluable to our work at Prevent Child Abuse NC,” Hirsch said. “Not only will I get a well-rounded understanding of the issues and opportunities facing North Carolina communities, but we will gain a new perspective and expand our network of emerging leaders that will inevitably influence our work to improve outcomes for children and families in North Carolina.”

Over the past 23 years, LNC has offered its programs to 1,100 alumni from 84 NC counties.


About Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina is the only statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect. Through collaboration with partners across North Carolina, PCANC works with communities to build safe, stable, nurturing relationships for all children. Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina is the North Carolina chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. For more information contact Kris Demers, Communications Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (919) 829-8009, ext. 619.

About Leadership North Carolina
Leadership North Carolina’s mission is to inform, develop, and engage committed leaders by broadening their understanding of and involvement in issues and opportunities facing North Carolina. The Leadership North Carolina Program cultivates a network of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who share a deep commitment to their state. There are more than 1,100 graduates of the program whose continued ties to LNC and to one another provide them with rich opportunities for serving North Carolina. To find out more about Leadership North Carolina, please visit:

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina

A chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America

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