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.
After a career in the chemical and photographic industries, as well as five years as a consultant, Bob Eby and his wife, Connie, retired to North Carolina in 1995, moving to The Cedars in 2011. Active in the community, Bob is past President of the Condo Association, currently chairs Long-Range Planning, and serves on several North Carolina Symphony boards and committees.
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 distinguished physicist who joined the UNC faculty in 1968, Tom Clegg has held leadership positions on multiple teams creating highly advanced instrumentation and systems for innovative research. In the early 2000s, he led a team of campus physical scientists during development and construction of the new Science Complex. He and his wife, Janet, moved to The Cedars in 2017.
A Cedars resident since 2017, Linda Luftig brings to the Condominium Board a broad spectrum of professional and leadership experience. The former EVP of Public Affairs for HSBC Holdings for North America, she has also served on numerous nonprofit boards including Chairman of the Chelsea Art Theater in Chapel Hill.
A Cedars resident since 2013, Wyndham had two careers: she was for 25 years a journalist with FORTUNE Magazine in New York and later served for ten years as VP for communications of the UNC System. A native of Salisbury NC, she is a graduate of Hollins University and has served as a director of several large US corporations.
A graduate of UNC and UNC Pharmacy School, Ken Updegrave joins the Condominium Board with an extensive background in pharmaceuticals and retail drug store management. As an Urban Ministries of Wake County volunteer, he has provided prescriptions to underserved populations. Ken is currently a PORCH volunteer and serves on The Cedars Health and Safety Committee.
Bill Whichard has a distinguished career in law practice, public service and legal education. He has served in both the NC House and the NC Senate, as well as the NC Court of Appeals and as a justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. The former Dean and Professor of Law at Campbell University, he and his wife Leona have been Cedars residents since November 2017.