The Cedars of Chapel Hill Club, Inc. and The Cedars of Chapel Hill Condominium Association are organized as non-profits under North Carolina law. The Club is responsible for providing all services that are included in the Membership Agreement and for managing the financial and contractual obligations of the community. The Condominium Association was created to comply with North Carolina law regarding condominium ownership of our Cottages, Verandas and Villas and is responsible for maintenance, repair and replacement of the common property of the community.
From quality assurance, operations, education and planning to program development and system affiliations, Mary Beck’s healthcare career was extensive. As Senior VP at UNC Health Care, she focused on collaboration as a means to improve the quality of care provided to communities. Now retired, Mary continues to collaborate on behalf of The Cedars community.
A former Associate Professor of Political Science at West Point, Frederick Black received his graduate training at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Policy. Active in both the Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities, he has chaired and served on a number of local boards and committees, as well as serving on the advisory board of the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.
Kim Grooms is the Executive Director of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA. During her tenure, the Y has experienced significant growth and become one of Chapel Hill’s greatest assets. A 1992 graduate of Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina and a North Carolinian since 1996, Kim continues to play an important and influential role in our community.
As the Member representative on The Cedars Board, Dr. McLendon brings experience and passion to the table. Not only did he have a distinguished career but also, upon his retirement, he co-authored and co-edited several books on UNC medical history. Today, he pursues yet another passion — photography — to document the history and beauty of The Cedars.
As President of The Cedars, Bob Woodruff is directly responsible for its management. As a longtime resident of Chapel Hill, he has been active in the community. From leadership roles with the United Way and Boy Scouts to the boards of Carol Woods Retirement Community and the Chapel Hill Public Private Partnership, Bob is the very definition of a difference maker.
A highly accomplished attorney and a true-blue Tar Heel, Larry Cobb has served the state of North Carolina as both a member of the House and the Senate. He has served on the UNC Board of Governors, as well as multiple civic, charitable and professional organizations. Larry has also served on both the Food & Beverage and Finance committees here at The Cedars.
A Cedars resident since March 2017 with her husband, Mark, Linda Luftig brings to the Condominium Board a broad spectrum of professional and leadership experience. The former EVP of Public Affairs for HSBC Holdings has a Bachelor of Arts from Temple University, as well as a Master of Arts from both Beaver College and the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication.
Bill McCoy capped his Bell System career with his election to president of BellSouth Enterprises in 1986. He retired to Chapel Hill in 1995 and served as vice president for finance of the UNC System for three years and interim chancellor of UNC Chapel Hill for 1½ years. Bill brings a significant depth of experience to the Condo Board. He and his wife, Sara, have lived at The Cedars since 2017.
Born and raised in Raleigh, NC, Chris Straughan transferred from UNC to NC State, earning a degree in Biochemistry and Genetics, and then went on to Duke for his MBA. An IBM-er for over 40 years, he identified new market opportunities that required complex technical and business negotiations, developing expertise in the management of partnerships.
A Chapel Hill native, UNC graduate, Duke law degree recipient and an institutional research compliance expert, Juliann Tenney has served on a number of boards in the corporate, non-profit and public sectors. She has also served as senior instructor in an award-winning program at Duke that addresses legal issues facing tax-exempt entities and boards of directors.