UNC Lineberger Community Advisory Board member
Patricia J. Peele, M.A.Ed., has over 30 years of experience in organizational leadership, strategic planning, adult and community development; specializing in youth and adult leadership development, adult education and volunteer training programs. Since 2002, Mrs. Peele has served as the Health Education and Outreach Coordinator at Rural Health Group, Inc., Roanoke Rapids, NC where she organizes, secures funding for and directs a 28-member health care coalition. She also plans and manages a health disparities initiative for a medical network in six counties in northeastern North Carolina as well as manages a Lay Health Advisor volunteer training program.
Prior to work at Rural Health Group, Mrs. Peele worked with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension first as an Extension Agent and later as a County Extension Director. She is the president of the Peele Consulting Group, which provides leadership development and training consultation. In 2018, Mrs. Peele received the Spirit to Impact Award Recipient from Susan G. Komen Triangle to the Coast Affiliate. Mrs. Peel has served as a member and chair of the Halifax County Board of Health; a member of Rural Health Group Board of Directors; Founder and Senior Consultant of Roanoke Valley Breast Cancer Coalition; a member of the Halifax County Human Relations; and a member of the Beaufort County Board of Education. Mrs. Peele has a B.S from Bennette College, Greensboro, NC, and a M.A.Ed. from East Carolina University. She is also a Rural Economic Development Institute Graduate, has studied adult and community college education at North Carolina State University and received a non-profit management certificate from Duke University, Durham NC.