PAM GENANT, CHAIR
Originally from Maine, Pam has a bachelor's degree in Nursing and joined the United States Army Nurse Corps in 1990. She met and married her husband at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, while she was assigned to the 5th MASH. After finishing her commitment to the U.S. Army, she moved with her husband to Germany. Upon returning to the States, they decided to raise their two sons here in Burke County. Pam has been a resident of North Carolina since 1998 and because of her love of the area, she volunteers her time within this community.
CECELIA SURRATT, 1st VICE CHAIR
Cecelia has lived in Morganton for more than 30 years and is a retired state employee of the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center. She is actively involved in the Burke County Democratic Party, and has served as a member of the North Carolina Democratic Party’s State Executive Commission for the past two terms.
Cecelia joined the Morganton Human Relations Committee five years ago, and has chaired it for the past three years. She also serves on the boards of other local organizations, including the Historic Burke Foundation and the Burke Women’s Foundation.
DUABHAV LEE, 2nd VICE CHAIR
A veteran youth organizer, Duabhav Lee graduated from Wake Forest in 2010. She was the first daughter in her family to attend
college and has been an active advocate in the Southeast Asian - Hmong community since high school. She hopes to continue her involvement in community development through serving as 2nd Vice Chair of Burke County Democrats and a consultant for various nonprofits within North Carolina. She’s an avid social media guru, utilizing it as a tool to bridge communities through
unity and common ground.
JARRETT PATRICK, 3rd VICE CHAIR
Jarrett is a lifetime resident of Burke County and is currently a student at Western Piedmont Community College. He was a fellow for the Hillary For America campaign in 2016 and an NCDP organizing fellow in 2017.
AMANDA GARRISON, SECRETARY
A number of years ago, Amanda became involved with the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) as a regional communication chair. A few years later, while working a festival, she met someone who encouraged her to be more vocal on a local level. Today, she serves as the BCDP secretary, and has played a big hand in modernizing the party's communications.
MARCUS KEY, TREASURER
Previously the chair of the party, Marcus took on the challenge of treasurer.