Board of Directors

Dr. Jess Powell – Retired Radiologist

Board Chairperson

Dr. Jeff Hamilton – Professor, Gardner-Webb University

Board Vice Chairperson

Mack Bridges – Retired CPA


Betty Z. Taylor – Cleveland Community College



Nancy Freeman – Retired Teacher, Cleveland County Schools

Betty Padgett – Retired Entrepreneur

Jim Kunkle – Retired Architect

Oren Wyatt – Retired Hospital Administration, Carolinas Healthcare System

Tammy Tysinger –  RN,BSN  Interim Nurse Manager, Carolinas Healthcare System Cleveland

Janice Jolley  – Nurse Practitioner, Urology Clinic 

If you have a passion for this cause and would like to learn how to become a Board Member, please contact us!

How Can You Help?


Your gift aids the Cleveland County Rescue Mission in providing food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, medical assistance for the poor, and a renewed sense of self-worth for so many. In addition, your gift equals Job training, GED education, employment preparation skills, recovery for the addicted, and the list goes on and on.

Visit our Donate Now page to give your best tax-deductible donation or click Volunteer Information for opportunities to volunteer within the rescue mission.