HealthCare Foundation of Cleveland County Board of Directors & Professional Staff

Bryon Gragg


Gragg & Gragg, LLP

Kip Smith

Vice Chairman

Broad River Asset Solutions, LLC

Skip Warrick


Scottree & Shelby Nursery, Inc.

Joseph Suttle, IV


Fidelity Bank

Dick Baker

Executive Director

Larry Corry

Board Member

Community Volunteer

Alex Bell

Board Member

CHS Kings Mountain

Ralph “Scoot” Dixon

Board Member

Retired Executive

John Barker, Sr.

Board Member

Barker Realty

Brian Gwyn

Board Member

Carolinas HealthCare System

Doug Boyette, MD

Board Member

Retired Physician

Larry Hamrick, Jr.

Board Member

Warlick & Hamrick Insurance

Kings Mountain

Kathy Wilson

Board Member

Community Volunteer

Dorothea Wyant

Board Member

Cleveland County Public Health Center

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Richard F. (Dick) Baker, Jr


Richard F. (Dick) Baker, Jr. became the first full-time Executive Director for the Healthcare Foundation of Cleveland County in May of 2015.  Prior to coming to Cleveland County, he served as Executive Director for the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Foundation within the Asheville, NC based Mission Health System.  Dick brings to his position over 30 years of experience in non-profit organization management, marketing and community relations on the local and national levels. 

Nationally, his experience included serving as the first Executive Director for the Dale Earnhardt Foundation and Executive Director of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Foundation, both having a mission focused on youth and education.  On the regional level, he led a non-profit foundation supporting public education within North Carolina’s sixth largest school district.

Prior to his foundation leadership, Dick spent a dozen years with the PGA TOUR as a tournament director overseeing several professional golf tournaments in the Carolinas for both the PGA Tour and the Web.com Tour.  He is also a former chamber of commerce and economic development executive.

Mr. Baker is a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management at the University of Georgia and holds professional certifications in fund raising management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and non-profit management from Duke University.

He and his wife (Katie) have one married son (Trey) who is a graduate of NC State working in the field of clinical trial medical research in the Raleigh area.  In his spare time, Dick enjoys golf, travel, hiking, woodworking and wood turning.  He is a veteran of the US Air Force and the Air National Guard.

Ramona Philbeck


Ramona brings with her 40+ years of administrative experience and has held positions within Carolinas HealthCare System since 1999, formerly as a Practice Manager in Neurology Services.  She additionally has administrative experience in the areas of Mental Health and Women’s Care Services.  She is a graduate of Burns High School, with additional education from Cleveland Community College and Gateway Leadership Academy.   With the Foundation, she oversees all administrative duties including maintaining the donor database, board and financial records plus assisting with all fundraising and special events.  She has two children and two grandchildren and, in her spare time, enjoys family time, reading, and gardening.