The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is elected by the membership for 2-year terms in the following positions: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. All other Executive Committee positions are appointed by the incoming President.  Below you’ll find the Chaplains who serve on the current committee. These members serve as volunteers for the organization. Please feel free to contact any of them for more information about the association or address any specific questions.

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President - Greg McClain

Rev. Dr. Greg McClain

Rev. Dr. Greg McClain
Johnston Health
509 N. Bright Leaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-8171
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  • Director of Spiritual Care and Volunteer Services at Johnston Health
  • Endorsed by Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
  • I enjoy singing in my church choir, growing a vegetable garden, reading, and golf
  • I am currently surveying literature for evidenced based research which supports the value that chaplains add to healthcare
  • Contact me if you have concerns, celebrations, or ideas for ways we can make NCCA even better
Vice President - Rebekah Ramsey

Vice President
Rebekah Ramsey
Manager of Chaplaincy Services  
Novant Health

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  • Rebekah Ramsey comes into her role on the NCCA Executive Committee with a wealth of training and experience. She has worked as a Chaplain in clinical settings for over twelve years.  
  • Her training includes a Master of Divinity from Hood Theological Seminary, Board Certification with the Association of Professional Chaplains, and Certification as an Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Certified Educator.  
  • Rebekah is passionate about education and providing competent and compassionate care to patients, their loved ones, and team members within healthcare settings.  
  • She loves music, martial arts, community service, music, and work toward and for social justice.  
  • Rebekah is happily married to Robbie Ramsey; a Physician Assistant with the VA in Salisbury, NC.  They enjoy trips to the beach, playful sparring using their martial arts’ backgrounds, playing with their pups, and thoroughly enjoying their son, Alexander “Xander,” born in 2018!
Secretary - Chelsy Mitchell

Rev. Chelsy Mitchell

Rev. Chelsy Mitchell
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
200 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28204
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  • Oncology and Cardiac Chaplain
  • Endorsement is through the Alliance of Baptists
  • Enjoys yard work, sailing, reading, creating art, and listening to podcasts
  • Married to Cameron Mitchell and parent to a sweet, red headed one year-old girl
Treasurer - Kathy Turner


Bob Riley
Rev. Kathy Turner
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Administrative Coordinator -Rev. Sherry Waters

Administrative Coordinator
Rev. Sherry Waters
401 Hawthorne Lane, Suite 110-168
Charlotte, NC 28204
(252) 508-9860
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Communication - Ellen Abercrombie & Lee Jock

Chaplain Ellen Abercrombie

Communication Co-Chair
Chaplain Ellen Abercrombie, ACC
388 Patterson Farm Road
Mooresville, NC 28115
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Chaplain Lee Jock

Communication Co-Chair
Chaplain Lee Jock

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Education - Colleen Danson & Lee Hendricks
Colleen Danson

Chaplain Colleen Danson

Education Co-Chair
Chaplain Colleen Danson   
Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center
Hickory, NC 28601
(919) 321-8903

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  • After serving 25+ years in Christian Education in the United Methodist Church, she felt called to serving in clinical chaplaincy.  
  • She holds a B.A. in Religion and a Minor in Non-Profits from High Point University, and a Masters of Divinity from Carolina Graduate Theological Seminary.  
  • Colleen completed her CPE education at UNC Chapel Hill and Moses Cone-Alamance Regional Medical Center.  
  • She has served at Randolph Community Hospital, High Point Regional Medical Center and Hospice of Davidson County prior to joining Novant Health.
  • Colleen and her husband, Gerome, have 6 adult children, and enjoy their time together fishing, completing home projects and spending time with their 3 grandchildren.
  • They also enjoy serving together in various ministries at The Summit Church, a non-denominational congregation, where they assisted in launching a new location that meets in Jamestown in 2016.   Colleen continues to serve as a part of the Lifecare Counseling Ministry within the church, and offers her time as a part of her commitment to the church who holds her ordination endorsement.  

Bob Riley

Education Co-Chair
Lee Hendricks

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Advocacy - Martha Brown & Sarah Gianni

Advocacy Co-Chair
Chaplain Martha Brown

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Advocacy Co-Chair
Chaplain Sarah Gianni

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  • Sarah is a Board Certified Hospice Chaplain working in Pinehurst.
  • Sarah graduated from both UNC Chapel Hill and Duke Divinity School, but her allegiance lies with the Tar Heels!
  • Sarah is from Hudson, NC and is a farm girl at heart.
  • She enjoys spending time in the mountains, crocheting, and tending her chickens.
  • She is endorsed by the Roman Catholic Church and is a Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Apex.
  • Sarah recently got married to Dr. Justin Gianni, a Chiropractor in Cary.
  • They live in Pittsboro with their dog, Leroy.
Recruitment - Todd Higginson & Rona Watson

Recruitment Co-Chair
Rona Watson
Professional Chaplain

New Hanover Regional Medical Center

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Recruitment Co-Chair
Reverend Todd Higginson
Hospice ChaplainUNC
UNC Johnston Health

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