Pfeiffer Appointed to Board of Directors - Wayne Community College | Goldsboro, NC

Pfeiffer Appointed to Board of Directors

January 25, 2024

Wayne Community College President Patty Pfeiffer has been appointed to the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) Board of Directors.

The NCIOM works to identify evidence-based solutions to the state’s health challenges and to shape health policy. For over 40 years, it has served as a non-political, independent source of analysis and advice on major health issues in NC, aimed at improving population health, health care access, and health care quality.

The board of directors appoints members to the NCIOM who participate in activities like task forces, work groups, publications, conferences, and professional networking opportunities.

Pfeiffer and three other newly appointed board members began their four-year terms on Jan. 1. The board of directors meets on a quarterly basis.

Individuals serving on the board are appointed by the NC Governor, the NC Speaker of the House, and the NC Senate President Pro Tempore.

Pfeiffer’s experience in the health care field includes working as a nurse before becoming an educator. She started at WCC as a nursing instructor before becoming the Nursing Department chair and dean of the Allied Health and Public Services Division.

The North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) is forward-looking and focused on solutions. The organization was founded in 1983 by the North Carolina General Assembly to serve as a source of non-partisan information and analysis to promote effective health policies focused on improving the health and well-being of all North Carolinians. Learn more at

About Wayne Community College
Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves around 10,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 240 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.