New members of the Asheville Links (L-R): Annie Burton, Terry Bellamy, Jewell Wilson, Raynetta Waters, President; Erica Williams, Jewana Grier-McEachin, Maia Collier, Kim Ryals, and Jackie Baker. Not pictured: Rhonda Hylton. Photo by Doug Grant Photography

New Links Inducted

New members of the Asheville Links (L-R): Annie Burton, Terry Bellamy, Jewell Wilson, Raynetta Waters, President; Erica Williams, Jewana Grier-McEachin, Maia Collier, Kim Ryals, and Jackie Baker. Not pictured: Rhonda Hylton.  Photo by Doug Grant Photography
New members of the Asheville Links (L-R): Annie Burton, Terry Bellamy, Jewell Wilson, Raynetta Waters, President; Erica Williams, Jewana Grier-McEachin, Maia Collier, Kim Ryals, and Jackie Baker. Not pictured: Rhonda Hylton. Photo by Doug Grant Photography

The Asheville (NC) Chapter of the Links Incorporated inducted nine new members on Wednesday, May 14 in a ceremony held at the Renaissance Hotel, followed by a dinner in the Writer’s Bistro.

New members are Jackie Baker, CEO, NC Brookhaven Behavioral Health; Terry Bellamy, Executive Director, ARC of Buncombe County; Annie Burton, Director of School & Community Outreach, UNC Asheville; Maia Collier, Chief Operating Officer, NC Brookhaven Behavioral Health; Rhonda Hylton, educator and editor of Rhonda Hylton Writes; Jewana Grier-McEachin, Executive Director, ABIPA; Kim Ryals, Network Support, Emdeon; Erica Williams, Deputy Director Veteran Administration; Jewell Wilson, Data Manager, Asheville City Schools.

The new members completed orientation sessions along with a service project with Habitat for Humanity Women Build. The women assisted by volunteering their time and talents to assist in building a new home in Swannanoa.

“The Asheville Chapter of the Links, Incorporated is very excited about all nine women accepting membership and joining our chapter. Their skills, talents, and expertise will enhance and strengthen the Asheville Chapter,” stated chapter president Raynetta Waters.

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