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Board & Staff


Susan Barnes

Susan Barnes manages the Foundation’s scholarship program, the Women’s Giving Circle of Cumberland County, events, and board relations. She previously worked as the preschool director for Hay Street United Methodist Church and as an administrative assistant in the financial services area. 

A native of Raeford, N.C., Susan received her A. A. from Peace College and a B.S. in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed the Leadership Fayetteville program in 2011. Susan has served in various leadership positions at Hay Street United Methodist Church to include Chair of the Church Council, Personnel, and the Missions Committees.