Meet Our Leaders
Tia Hart's Chairs & Vice Chairs
Vice Chair - Board of Directors
Born and raised in Roanoke Rapids NC, Ginger Johnson was married for 31 years to the late R. Will Johnson. Ginger is the mother of 3 children and has 2 beautiful granddaughters, Ivey Hart and Willa Caroline. Ginger received her BS degree from East Carolina University. Ginger then earned her MA in Education in School Administration from UNC Pembroke. Ginger taught in the Hoke County School System for 15 years and was the principal at JW McLauchlin Elementary School for 14 years. Ginger was later employed as Staff Development Coordinator until her retirement in 2007. Ginger has also been employed by Sandhills Community College Pinehurst Campus as an instructor of English as a Second Language, then as an instructor for the Adult High School Program on the Hoke County Campus. Ginger is a member of Raeford Presbyterian Church and her hobbies include reading, walking, and she loves spending time with her family, especially her 2 granddaughters.
Vice Chairman - Advisory Board
Tony V. Locklear is the Quality Improvement Coordinator for the Hoke County Health Department. Tony is also an independent Community Researcher/Consultant and Capacity Building Specialist and has a breadth of experience working on race and social justice issues. Locklear’s involvement in grassroots community organizing and community health education has spanned over 20 years. During this course, he has provided technical assistance with various community health projects and has a special interest in substance use dependency and recovery. Locklear has extensive nonprofit experience and served as Executive Director of Native American Interfaith Ministries, a local faith-based organization for almost 10 years. Tony is a proud graduate of UNC Pembroke, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology and pursued a master’s degree in Gerontology and a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from UNC Wilmington. He is currently enrolled in the Community Health Education doctorate program at UNC Greensboro. Tony resides in Robeson County with his wife Candice Blair, son Anthony Vincent, and daughter Aaliyah Grace. In his free time, he actively enjoys the outdoors and activities including gardening, fishing, kayaking, hiking and chasing waterfalls.