Southminster Board of Directors
Our Board reflects an exceptional blend of experience and foresight who serve without compensation to ensure Southminster provides an excellent quality of life for our residents.
Southminster’s Board members include: Mrs. Mollie Marsh Brugh, (back row, left to right), Mr. John Giannuzzi, Rev. Henry “Chip” Edens, Ms. Barbara Mishoe, Mr. C.C. “Cliff” Cameron, Mrs. Sue Schenck, Mr. Richard Butler, Mr. Steve Cornwell, and Mrs. Grace Fogg.
Dr. Stephen Shoemaker (seated), Dr. Pinkney Rankin, Mr. Rex “Skip” Gribble, Mr. James Wall, and Mr. Robert Thomason.
Not pictured: Mr. Tate Bowers, Mr. R. Stuart Dickson, and Mrs. Hope Parrot.
Southminster Leadership Team
David Lacy, President and Executive Director
David has been with Southminster since 1999 and has worked in the field of managing continuing care retirement communities since 1982. He oversees nine senior managers and works closely with a volunteer Board of Directors. David serves as Chair of the Board of the North Carolina Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging (NCANPHA). He also serves as a member of the House of Delegates of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA). He is married and has two grown children.
Donna Peters, Executive Assistant
Donna joined the Southminster team in 2001. She works with residents, family members, Board members, senior managers, and employees to provide assistance to the Executive Director in areas related to community management. She also provides support to the Southminster Foundation Development staff. Donna has worked in the field of senior healthcare and senior living since 1990. She has an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, is married, and has two daughters.
Salem Suber, Director of Dining Services
Salem is a Charlotte native with 20 years of experience owning and managing restaurants. He has strong skills in the areas of developing and managing budgets, team building and marketing. Salem is passionate about providing quality dining experiences for his guests and supportive work environments for his employees. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and has 1 daughter.
Mary Cooper, Director of Health & Wellness
Mary is certified in geriatric nursing and has worked at Southminster for over 13 years. She was Director of Nursing for 6 years before being promoted to her current position. Mary serves as Administrator of Record for Southminster’s Health Center and is responsible for meeting the regulatory and fiscal requirements of the Health Center’s operations. Mary oversees the nursing department, Resident and Family Life department, Resident Clinic Services, and Life Enrichment department.
Dave Dougherty, Director of Human Resources and Environmental Services
Dave has worked at Southminster for over 6 years. He is responsible for recruiting, compensation, benefits, and training. Dave has 25 years of human resources management experience. He has a BA in political science and communication studies and an MBA from the University of Iowa. He is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute. Dave also teaches in the UNCC Continuing Education Human Resources Certificate Program. Dave is married and has three children.
Kenda Laughey, Chief Financial Officer
Kenda comes to Southminster after a successful 10 year career with Deloitte & Touche where she was an Audit Senior Manager with a special focus on health care providers. Kenda graduated from the University of South Carolina with her Masters in Accounting. She is married to Wade Laughey and has a two year old daughter, McKenna.
H. Steve Hoffman, Development Director, Southminster Foundation
Steve joined Southminster in November, 2007. He comes with 25 years of development experience working as the Director of Planned Giving at Wingate University, the Development Director at the Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, and most recently as a development consultant. He is also an ordained minister. Steve works to match donor interests with Southminster’s development needs by managing key relationships between donors and the not-for-profit sector.