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 Member of The Cedars for seven years, Lynne Morris served as reference librarian at UNC’s Health Sciences Library for 23 years. With the onset of computerized medical literature, Lynne became an expert in searching scientific databases. Today, she’s our liaison for borrowing books from UNC libraries and loves to read, especially books about science and medicine.
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.
The former President of the University of North Carolina has education in her DNA. The daughter of schoolteachers, Molly Broad has earned multiple degrees, held high level positions with university systems in California and Arizona, ascended to the presidency of the UNC system, and served as President of the American Council on Education. High marks from all of us at The Cedars.
Internationally recognized pediatric specialist Herb Cooper enjoyed a distinguished career as a physician, professor, researcher and childhood cancer pioneer. Today, the former Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at UNC Hospitals continues to advocate for children with chronic disease, volunteer at El Centro Latino and serve on The Cedars Condo Board.
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.