Arbor Acres is all about people and the relationships we form with our wonderful residents, dedicated administration and staff, caring volunteers, and an involved Board of Directors and Resident Council.

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All of these people work together to assure the friendly spirit, unsurpassed comfort, and fulfilling purpose of this wonderful community.

Arbor Acres is organized under the North Carolina Non-Profit Corporation Act and is affiliated with the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Arbor Acres is the only organization in Winston-Salem accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities-Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF). For more information click here.

Andrew Applegate President/CEO

Arbor Acres is a member of LeadingAge North Carolina, formerly the North Carolina Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging (NCANPHA).

We owe our success to the active, passionate and engaged members of our Board of Directors and Resident Council.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors governs Arbor Acres, sets policy, and advises the Arbor Acres management team. Board members supply a wealth of diverse experience and perspectives. Residents and family members of residents serve on the Board to assure Arbor Acres remains attuned to its customers.

  • John W. Willingham, Chair, President, Indera Mills
  • William Hollan, III, Chair Elect, Investment Advisor, Arbor Investment Advisors
  • Courtney H. Douglas, Secretary, Business Co-Owner
  • Jack Lauer, Treasurer, CFO, Pine Hall Brick Company
  • Dr. Tanya Afolayan, Vice Chancellor, University Advancement, Winston-Salem State University
  • Samuel M. Black, Retired Banker
  • Dr. Montrale Boykin, Interim Dean, WSSU Graduate College
  • Christin M. D. Dunn, Accountant
  • Dr. John R. Earle, Retired Professor, Wake Forest University
  • Susan C. Elster, Philanthropic Advisor, Winston-Salem Foundation
  • Carroll McCullough, Resident
  • Chris Pierce, Vice President IT/CIO, Forsyth Technical Community College
  • John Ruffin, Executive Vice President, Meridian Realty Services
  • J. Hill Stockton, President, Norman Stockton
  • Wendy Walker-Fox, Executive Director, Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board
  • Richard E. Shore, Retired Business Owner

“I believe Arbor Acres has a bright future. As Board Chair, it was an exciting challenge to be a part of shaping that future.

We are fortunate to have not only a committed Board, but also our talented staff who believe inour mission of allowing residents to live life fully in a beautiful setting.”


  • Kenneth H. Carter, Bishop, Western NC Conference of the UMC
  • The Rev. Dr. Samuel Moore, District Superintendent, Yadkin Valley District
  • Tog Newman, Resident Council President
  • Donald F. Eppert, Resident
  • Andrew W. Applegate, President/Chief Executive Officer, Arbor Acres

“Our gifts and hopes are many as we move forward as a vibrant community appreciating our heritage, while preparing for the future at Arbor Acres.”

-Vicki Hunt, Former Board Chair

Resident Council

The Resident Council is composed of representatives who provide information to residents and give voice to their concerns, ideas, perspectives, and needs.

The Council works closely with Arbor Acres’ administration and Board of Directors to assure active resident involvement in decisions that impact resident life. The President of the Resident Council serves as a full member of the Arbor Acres Board of Directors.

Many of the activities of the Council occur through resident committees, which provide opportunities for residents to engage actively in the life and governance of Arbor Acres. The Resident Council committees include:

  • Arbor Woodworks
  • Bylaws
  • Croquet
  • Dining
  • Finance
  • Garden of Peace
  • Library
  • Live and Learn
  • Nominating
  • Resident Arts & Activities
  • Resident Fundraiser
  • Residents’ Employee Christmas Fund
  • Resident Survey

Resident Council Officers

A strong and active Resident Council is vital to the health of the Arbor Acres community.

  • Tog Newman, President (top left)
  • Bill Davis, Vice President (top right)
  • Eddie Stubbins, President-Elect (lower left)
  • Nancy Cannon, Secretary/Treasurer (lower right)
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