A dedicated team of leaders
Springmoor is a nonprofit corporation guided by an all-volunteer, unpaid board of directors. Members of the board share their valuable expertise and leadership skills garnered from years of professional and personal life experiences. These dedicated individuals are committed to maintaining Springmoor’s high quality and financial strength, ensuring residents are well served today and far into the future.
Board of Directors
Charles B. Ballard, President
Charles Ballard retired as a regional vice president with Lowe’s Companies Inc. of Mooresville, North Carolina. He is a member and past director of NC Home Builders Association and has served as a director for the Raleigh/Wake County chapter. He is also a former director of Northwestern Bank and First Union, both in Raleigh. Ballard is an active member of Millbrook Baptist Church and past chair of the church’s board of trustees, finance committee, building committee and deacons.
Ernest Carraway, Vice President
Ernest Carraway has practiced real estate law for more than 28 years and is a partner in the law firm of Layton & Carraway, PA. He is also a certified public accountant who has lectured in the department of accounting at North Carolina State University, and continues to teach accounting, tax and business law courses. A law graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carraway practiced law in Greenville and taught at East Carolina University for five years before moving to Raleigh in 1982. He is an active member of Greystone Baptist Church.
Edith S. Simpson, Secretary and Treasurer
Edith Simpson is an active volunteer, a civic-minded individual and a former educator. She is the president of Meredith College Alumni Association and a past trustee of the college. Simpson is also actively involved with her church, First Baptist Church of Raleigh Downtown, and serves as a deacon.
Albert Calloway, Director
Albert Calloway served on the Springmoor Endowment Board prior to joining the board of directors. He worked more than 30 years for the State of North Carolina Economic Development Program and was a founding director of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development. Today he continues to be active in his church, First Baptist Church of Raleigh Downtown, and numerous other community programs.
Nina Cole, Director
Nina Cole also served on the Springmoor Endowment Board prior to joining the board of directors. A registered nurse, Cole worked at Kosair Children’s Hospital and Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, before moving to this area. She served as director of nursing at Raleigh Internal Medicine for 12 years, and recently retired from Carolina Allergy and Asthma. Cole helped found Hospice of Wake County and has volunteered with the Open Door Clinic, Red Cross blood drives and the Parent Teacher Association. She is a founding member of Greystone Baptist Church.
Robert E. Cook, PhD, Director
Robert Cook retired as assistant dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University. He was formerly head of the poultry science departments at North Carolina State and Ohio State universities. During the last 14 years of his career at NCSU, he was contracted by the US Department of Agriculture to evaluate agricultural programs nationally. Following retirement, he served for four years as the governor’s appointee to the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission.
Bill Baxley, Director
Bill Baxley began his career as a registered Pharmacist. He worked for 47 years with Kerr Drug and has recently retired as Senior Vice President of Merchandise and Marketing. He is member of the North Carolina Retail Merchants Service Corporation Board of Directors. Bill is a member of Greystone Baptist church and is currently serving as Deacon, Trustee, and Chairman of the Missions Committee. Billl enjoys golf, woodworking, kayaking, travel and attending the sporting events of seven grandchildren.