Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency Appoints New Finance Director and Human Resources Director

Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency (SRCAA) announced the appointment of Michael Curtis to serve as the organization’s Finance Director and Laura Abernathy to the Human Resources Director position. Curtis will oversee the day-to-day financial operations and Abernathy’s responsibilities include managing and monitoring employee relations, employee performance and providing support to department directors.

Curtis comes to the agency with over 25 years of experience in leading finance departments in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining SRCAA he served as VP Finance/CFO at Direct ChassisLink, Inc. and Sr. Director/CFO of Maersk Equipment Service Co. In his capacity as CFO, Mike has been responsible for fiscal operations for organizations with revenues in excess of $200 million. He possesses a bachelor’s degree from the University of New York and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). “At this time in my life I am excited to transition my extensive corporate financial experience to a worthy non profit” said Mike Curtis.

Abernathy joins SRCAA with 18 years of human resources experience. Prior to joining the agency she served as the Human Resources Manager for Family Services of Davidson County, Inc. Ms. Abernathy has a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and a Professional Human Resources (PHR) designation. She has worked in a human resources capacity for organizations with up to 7,500 employees.

“We are thrilled that both Mike and Laura will be joining the agency. Mike’s knowledge and operations experience will be a great compliment to our team. We are also excited to have someone with Laura’s extensive human resources background and commitment to nonprofit organizations join the agency,” said Stan Wilson, Executive Director at SRCAA. “In Washington there is discussion about rekindling a national effort against poverty. Mike and Laura will both be tremendous assets to this organization which was created specifically to help fight the war on poverty.”

About Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency, Inc.

Founded in 1964, Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency (SRCAA) is a regional North Carolina nonprofit organization established for the purpose of empowering low-income families and serving as a key to addressing poverty. Headquartered in Salisbury, NC, the agency has approximately 300 employees and serves Cabarrus, Davidson, Montgomery, Moore, Rowan and Stanly counties. Its mission is to provide services for individuals, children and families to enhance their quality of life and promote opportunities for self-sufficiency. The agency has established a vision whereby everyone has an opportunity for success in life. SRCAA is guided by principles that include; accountability, integrity, advocacy, collaboration and transparency. Key programs and services include; early childhood education (Head Start), family self-sufficiency, career education and training services for youth and weatherization services to make homes energy efficient.