Partners’ Board of Directors

The Partners Board of Directors guides policies and procedures to be sure we meet local needs with the best providers and services available while maintaining your rights.

The 21-member Board of Directors guides Partners Behavioral Health Management’s policies and operations. The board makes sure Partners is meeting local needs by giving you access to the best providers using the most effective treatment. The board is concerned with your health and safety, the customer service you receive, your right to file complaints and appeals, and the financial stability of Partners. All members are volunteers residing in one of the nine counties in the Partners’ service area, which includes Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Rutherford, Surry, and Yadkin Counties.

Board of Directors

  • Maynard Taylor, Burke County Commissioner
  • Linda McCrary, Burke County
  • Katherine “Kitty” W. Barnes, Catawba County Commissioner
  • Henry Morphis, Catawba County
  • Russ Perkins, Catawba County, Vice Chair
  • Susan Allen, Cleveland County Commissioner
  • Daryl Cook, Cleveland County
  • Joseph Ramey, Gaston County Commissioner Designee
  • Wil Neumann, Gaston County, Chair
  • Pam Poteat, Gaston County

  • Ben Coggins, Gaston County
  • Debra Cheek, Iredell County, Treasurer
  • Marvin Norman, Iredell County Commissioner
  • Jane Hinson, Iredell County
  • Mike Hoffman, Iredell County
  • Vacant, Lincoln County
  • Anita McCall, Lincoln County Commissioner
  • Steve Garrison, Rutherford County Designee
  • Barbara Anderson, Surry County
  • Bill Goins, Surry County Commissioner
  • Frank Zachary, Yadkin County Commissioner
  • Tim Lentz, President of Provider Council

Board of Directors’ Meetings

Partners’ Board of Directors holds its monthly public meetings on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Hickory office located at 1985 Tate Blvd. SE, Hickory, NC 28602. For more information about Partners’ Board of Directors and its meetings, please contact Tammy Pyles, Clerk to the Board, at or 704-884-2625.


 Meeting Documents

January 17, 2019 MinutesAgenda
February 21, 2019 MinutesAgenda
March 21, 2019 MinutesAgenda
April 18, 2019 MinutesAgenda
May 16, 2019 MinutesAgenda
June 20, 2019 MinutesAgenda
July – 2019 No Meeting Held
August 15, 2019 MinutesAgenda
September 19, 2019 MinutesAgenda
October 17, 2019 MinutesAgenda
November 21, 2019 Minutes – Agenda
December – 2019 No Meeting Held


 Meeting Documents

January 18, 2018 No Meeting Held
February 15, 2018 MinutesAgenda
March 15, 2018 MinutesAgenda
April 19, 2018 MinutesAgenda
May 17, 2018 MinutesAgenda
June 21, 2018 MinutesAgenda
July – 2018 No Meeting Held
August 16, 2018 MinutesAgenda
September 20, 2018 MinutesAgenda
October 18, 2018 MinutesAgenda
November 15, 2018 MinutesAgenda
December – 2018 No Meeting Held

If you need to obtain minutes or agendas for meetings prior to 2018, please contact:
Tammy Pyles, Clerk to the Board, at

Partners Behavioral Health Management Budget Ordinance (Fiscal Year 2019-2020)

The proposed budget for Partners Behavioral Health Management has been prepared in accordance with the North Carolina Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act and General Statute 159-11. Review the Budget Ordinance.