Amanda Jordan Brainard – The Alternative Dispute Resolution Center
Amanda Jordan-Brainard, has worked with the ADR Center since 2003 (with the exception of the three years she lived out of state). Amanda is a mediator, facilitator and trainer with the Center.
The ADR Center has provided community mediation services to the Cape Fear Region for 21 years. Services include family mediation (anything from child custody and visitation to elder care decisions), District Court mediation in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties, Teen Court in New Hanover and Pender counties, variety of mediation and conflict resolution skills trainings and HOA (home owner association) mediations. If there is a conflict, large or small, the staff at the ADR Center are happy to help!
George Holston – Wilmington Cape Fear Lions Club
|Founded in 1917, Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with 45,000 clubs and nearly 1.35 million members in 200 countries around the world. Its motto is “We Serve.” The international headquarters is located in Oak Brook, Illinois, United States. Membership is by invitation.|
|Lions Clubs are community-based organizations with programs designed to fit individual communities. Our primary quest is to end blindness in the world with help for those visually blind or challenged. Services include individual vision care, eye research and independent living education. 100% of funds raised by Lions Clubs from the general public are used for charitable purposes, with administration costs kept strictly separate and paid for by members.North Carolina Lions Clubs are leaders worldwide with activities throughout the state with ongoing community projects for youth and the betterment of each community. North Carolina Lions Clubs are proud of our statewide traveling Vision Van offering free eye screenings at schools, community centers, or wherever it’s needed, our Camp Dogwood for the Blind on Lake Norman and ongoing assistance with regional eye research centers such as Wake Forest University Eye Center, Duke University Eye Center and UNC-Chapel Hill Youth Diabetic Eye Research Center
George Holston retired from the New Hanover County Schools where he served as a teacher and Computer Resource Teacher/Technology Facilitator. He has a total of 42 years of experience working in the public schools and higher education. He served as President of the Wrightsville Beach Lions Club and two terms as President of the Cape Fear Lions Club. He was named Lion of the Year by both clubs. He is a Melvin Jones Fellow and Jack Stickley Fellow. He received the International Presidents Certificate of Appreciation in January of 2006 and the International Leadership Medal in 2007. He has served all club offices but treasurer. He also served as Zone Chairman (three terms), Regional Chairman, Deputy Dist. Gov., District Membership Chairman, NC 31 State Membership Chairman, District 31-H Camp Dogwood Chairman, and other positions. George served as District Governor for District 31-H, Lions Clubs International 2006-2007. He continues to be an active member of Lions Clubs International just completing a term as 31-H Cabinet Secretary. He currently serves as Secretary for the Wilmington Cape Fear Lions Club. George is married. His wife’s name is Sharon; they have two grown daughters and six grandchildren.