Office Staff

Bill Medlin - Executive Director
919-788-9299 or 800-542-8844; [email protected] 

Bill is a retired Health/Physical Education instructor and Athletic Administrator.  His 29 years of service to the teaching profession prove to be an asset to PENC.  As PENC's Executive Director, Bill serves as the liaison between you, the member, and PENC's lobbyist, Bryan Holloway. He also represents PENC at the State Board of Education, State Health Plan and Retirement board meetings.He is here to help with any membership related questions you may have. In addition to his day-to-day duties he also serves on the Recruiting Committee of the PENC Executive Board.

 Annette Thomas - Office Manager

919-788-9299 or 800-542-8844; [email protected] 

Annette handles PENC's membership registration and renewals as well as coordinating our member discounts.  Please contact Annette if you have questions about your membership status, membership payments or payroll deductions.  Annette will also be happy to help you if you would like discount tickets to attractions. Annette has served PENC and it's members for over 20 years!

 Alex Cozort - Director of Membership

919-788-9299 or 800-542-8844; [email protected]

Alex handles PENC membership related questions and updates to our database information. She serves as the point of contact for PENC Members and Member Representatives and enjoys being out in the field to attend New Teacher Orientations, various conferences and regional meet ups. She is also here to help with scholarship and grants or workshop related questions and to speak about outreach opportunities in your school and/or community.

 Sha Hewett - Director of Communications

919-788-9299 or 800-542-8844; [email protected]

Sha handles PENC publications, communication channels, marketing and design related questions. She coordinates updates to our website, printed materials and social media. She enjoys designing beautiful print material and online content for PENC. She serves as the point of contact for latest news. She is happy to answer questions concerning various forms of communication coming in and going out of PENC. She is the proud momma of a bright-eyed beautiful baby boy!


Karen Norris - Field Representative (Regions 5-8)



Pam Jerro - Field Representative (Regions 1-4))

Pamela Jerro holds a BS in Psychology from UNC-G and Masters degrees in Special Education and School Administration from NC State.  After serving 26 years in Wake County as a teacher, a behavioral consultant, an Assistant Principal, Principal and Central Services Senior Administrator, she retired in March of 2017.