Our Team

The Jesse Helms Center staff is dedicated to promoting liberty and our country's founding principles per wishes of the late Senator Jesse Helms.

John Dodd

President of The Jesse Helms Center since 1994.

Brian Rogers

Chief Operating Officer at The Jesse Helms Center since 2004.

Rich Carney

Special Collections Archivist since 2014.

Wanda Goodwin

Chief Financial Officer at The Jesse Helms Center for 20+ years.

Carolyn Phifer

Development Associate at The Jesse Helms Center since 1997.

Ladonna Snodgrass

Facilities Manager of The Jesse Helms Center since 2001.


Board of Directors

  • Andrew Hartsfield
  • Nancy Helms
  • Chuck Howard
  • Todd Johnson
  • Dr. Joseph Patterson
  • Mike Stuart
  • Mary Summa
  • Brian Summers
  • C.C. Dickson, Jr. (Emeritus)
  • James C. Broughton (Chairman)
  • John Hendley (Vice Chairman)
  • Marion Bagwell (Treasurer)
  • James D. Duncan (Secretary)
  • Dr. Rhett Brown (President, Wingate University)
  • Frank Aikmus
  • The Honorable Robin Hayes