Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Bob Hedrick
Executive Director

As Executive Director, Bob’s primary focus is serving as the association’s registered lobbyist and leading our lobbying team (The Policy Group), acting as the liaison between the NC Providers Council and the NC General Assembly, NC DHHS and divisions, leading the association’s efforts in developing policy positions to help shape and influence proposed system changes, laws, rules, policies, procedures, and service costs, and serving on various advisory/stakeholder committees within the NC DHHS system.

Earlier this year Bob announced his retirement as Executive Director at the end of September 2018 and the Board of Directors determined the best way forward was to engage Cansler Collaborative Resources (CCR) to provide association management for the organization.  Led by Lanier Cansler, President, our team will include:

  • Lanier Cansler, former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, and renowned leader in health policy development.
  • Sarah Pfau, JD, MPH, Senior Policy and Regulatory Affairs Specialist ( leading the daily operations of the council and coordination of committees and the annual conference.
  • Carson Stanley ( serving as Office Administrator with a primary focus of managing day-to-day administrative tasks including communications, membership renewals and annual conference registration.



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