Isabella Hinds


For Isabella, helping people walk through growth and change has been central to her professional and personal lives, requiring vision, determination. She has chaired both the Grants and Philanthropy committees and was active in the development of WIN’s “Grounded Giving” document. She sees “Serious and social” not as opposites but a creative way to capture how different people have fun, an important part of the ‘glue’ in any organization. She thrives on the satisfaction that comes when something meaningful has been accomplished and all can share in the success, and adds (quoting from the Art of Relevance) “We have to be willing to expose our passion and try - however we can-to make it attractive and relevant to others.

Term 11/20-11/23

Maureen Vasquez


Maureen is excited about the strong foundation that WIN has built, and wants to use that momentum to ensure that WIN makes the maximum impact in New Hanover County. During her three years as a member, she has served as a member, the Vice-Chair and most recently, the Chair of the Large Grants Committee.  As an actively involved member, and a firm believer in WIN’s mission she looks forward to collaborating with the WIN membership.  In particular, she looks forward to forging new ground in our philanthropic journey by continuing to evolve from our role as funders to more informed and involved philanthropists. The world would be a better place if we kept things real, honest, and genuine.  

Term 11/20-11/22

Elise Wilson


Elise joined win in 2018, and is currently serving as the Secretary on the WIN Board. A Wilmington native, she spent time living and working in Colorado before heading home. She is a Financial Planner at UBS.

Committed to serving her community, Elise is inspired by the work WIN has already done and wants to be an integral part WIN's efforts to have a positive impact in the Wilmington area.

Elise has been married to her husband, Joel, for seventeen years and has two children, Banks and Lowman, as well as a dog, Ranger, and cat, BK.

Term 11/19-11/21

Laurie Taylor


A Founder member of WIN, Laurie has been in philanthropy for almost 30 years and has a passion for the people, organizations and communities that are the true beneficiaries of the generosity of the kindness and generosity of strangers. Her career began as a grants writer administrator, and for the last 15 years has been on the fundraising side of philanthropy.  She brings significant experience in marketing communications, public relations, and social media and an infinitely positive attitude to the WIN Board. Laurie also has considerable Board experience, including board governance and Non-Profit administration, and brings the voice of the nonprofit to WIN. 

Term 11/20-11/22

Lynne Herndon

Lynne joined WIN in 2013. Over the last two years, she has joined the Philanthropy Team, chaired the WIN Book Club, and participated in the Arts and Culture Circle. She is inspired to dig deeper and contribute more time and talent to WIN because I love interacting with smart, creative women on these projects. Her business approach to management, strategic planning, and marketing developed over a long career in publishing, which culminated in the role of President and CEO of Cell Press (a Boston based publisher). She also has experience of non-profit boards and actively supports participatory membership.

Term 11/20-11/23

Leigh Johnson

Leigh has been a nonprofit professional for the past fifteen years and looks forward to increasing WIN’s impact through additional engagement with nonprofits and professional organizations. She was previously chair of Events for WIN, conceiving, planning and executing events with the education committee; and has served on the WIN grants committee. She looks forward to WIN expanding our community presence, while representing our diverse county. New Hanover County has professional women of diverse ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and skill-sets. I know WIN is already taking steps toward greater diversity, and I look forward to being part of this growth.

Term 11/20-11/22

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