At-Large Member 2018-2020
Paulette Evans is an expert in researching, developing and implementing engaging and comprehensive membership and leadership tools, which was essential for her work with the Junior League of Greensboro, NC; she is now using those skills in the Junior League of Raleigh, NC. An energetic and experienced team leader, Paulette possesses a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, both professionally and in her nonprofit/League work.
Paulette has served on the Board of Directors for JLG as Treasurer and Finance Vice President. As part of the Training & Education Committee, Paulette was the W2W Coordinator & Women’s Leadership Summit Budget Analyst where she implemented a three-track system for the breakout sessions at the annual Women’s Leadership Summit. The tracks were designed to meet a woman where she was in her career and prepare her for where she wanted to go. The three tracks included “Developing” (for women looking for skills to become a leader), “Supporting” (for those who needed support for their current leadership roles), and “Encouraging” (for women who have been a leader and wanted to encourage other women leaders). Paulette has also held various positions on the Executive Board of the Burlington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and she served on the Board of Directors for the YWCA of Greensboro. Since relocating to Raleigh, Paulette has maintained her passion to be a servant leader; she is currently in leadership positions in the Junior League of Raleigh, the Raleigh Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and the Wake Forest Chapter of Soroptimist International.
Professionally, Paulette is the Senior Business & Quality Improvement Leader for the Revenue Cycle department at UNC Health Care. She is tasked with partnering with leaders and front line staff to improve their processes, identifying ways to enhance project team performance, and serving as a key champion of the organization’s strategic priorities. In the last 6 years, Paulette has also obtained a certification in Project Management and a certification in Healthcare Quality.
Prior to UNC Health Care, Paulette was a Senior Project Manager at Cone Health where she led and managed the development, implementation and coordination of projects for Reinventing Care, a collaborative process that combined architectural and health care experts from across the country to inform the design, construction and renovation of Cone Health’s hospitals. Before transitioning to the healthcare industry, Paulette held a variety of leadership positions at General Electric where she honed and cultivated her project and operations management skills and earned a Six Sigma Black Belt. As Electrical Project Specialist, she managed 430 projects totaling $13.4MM for the sales team in the North Florida district, and helped the team reach $58MM for the 2006 budget year.
In 2017, Paulette was recognized as one of 40 Leaders Under 40 by the Triad Business Journal, and she was featured in the Clemson World Magazine as a “Tiger on the Move.”
While an electrical engineering student at Clemson University, Paulette led a project requiring a team to research, design, and install a water purification system at a clinic in an underdeveloped village in South Africa. She also earned her MBA from Stetson University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Paulette is currently enrolled at Capella University, where she is working on a Doctor of Education degree, focused on Performance Improvement Leadership.