Our Staff


Cindy Rose, Executive Director
(828) 322-6333 Ext. 202
Cindy was born in Catawba County and now resides in Hickory with her husband, Alvin and Boston Terrier, Jackson.  She has devoted the majority of her career to the banking industry in Hickory, Newton and Maiden. A graduate of St. Stephens High School, Cindy earned several certificates in finance-related fields during her banking career. She is a member of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church in Maiden, where she has served on Church Council. Cindy has been Executive Director since 2009.

Dorothy M Storey, Accounting Manager
(828) 322-6333 Ext. 206
Dorothy began working for WRC as a volunteer in 2009 and became a staff member in 2010.  She was born in Hickory, lived in the Washington DC area for 20+ years and returned to the Hickory area in 1999.  Dorothy has worked in the accounting field for more than 25 years and was a Certified Massage Therapist for 10 years. She has been married to Ron Dees for 11 years. She is step-mother to three children and six grandchildren.  Dorothy’s responsibility at WRC is to maintain the accounting system and WRC’s website. She enjoys reading, meditation and music and is a budding watercolor artist.

Joan Magee, Volunteer Coordinator

IMG_2339Joan was born in Pennsylvania and moved to North Carolina some years ago.  She spent her working career in banking as a trust officer and vice president.  She has been volunteering at the Center for four years and is presently serving as Treasurer on the Women’s Resource Center Board of Directors. Joan became the Volunteer Coordinator in 2012. She has one son and three grandchildren who reside in Wilmington, NC.  Joan enjoys reading, jigsaw puzzles and traveling.  

Kelley Hayward, Community Support Coordinator
(828) 322-6333, Ext 204  kelly

Kelley was born and raised in Catawba County and attended Appalachian State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology and a focus in Human Services. Since graduation she has served at several area non-profits, and has over 10 years experience working with the public. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, whitewater kayaking, and working on her family farm. 

Michelle Morgan, Resource Development Coordinator
(828) 322-6333 Ext 203

Michelle Morgan was born in Kentucky where she attended the University of Kentucky.  She has lived in the area for nearly twenty years. She has been very active in the community as a Michelle Morgan PictureGuardian ad Litem, (Court Appointed Child Advocate),and has served on the board of the Catawba Valley Guardian ad Litem Association as Fundraising Chairperson.  She has also been active in the Arts community serving on the Hickory Community Theater board, as well as the Western Piedmont Symphony’s board.  Michelle is a certified Pilates Instructor and an avid runner.  She has one daughter, who is an actress and musician living in New York City.  She is married to the love of her life, Bill, who is also very active in the community.  


Women's Resource Center empowers women through workforce development, advocacy, enrichment programs and community partnerships.