Who are the
Greenville Jaycees

The Greenville Jaycees, as part of the North Carolina Jaycees and JCI (Junior Chamber International), exemplify the power of collective action and the profound impact young leaders can have in shaping a brighter future for their community and beyond. Through their unwavering commitment and tireless efforts, they have become the catalysts of positive transformation, generating opportunities, fostering inclusivity, and empowering individuals to thrive. The Greenville Jaycees stand as a shining example of how dedicated individuals can make a lasting difference, creating a better world one project at a time.


Meet our

The Board of Directors of the Greenville Jaycees shapes strategic direction, oversees operations, and empowers the community, making the goals of the general membership possible through support and guidance.

Melinda Sampson


Melinda Sampson is the Chief Operating Officer of statewide nonprofit NC Stop Human Trafficking. She has a BA in Communication from East Carolina University. Before entering into nonprofit work, she was a journalist for seven years in various communities in Eastern North Carolina. In 2018, she was named the Community Outreach Coordinator at NC Stop Human Trafficking, and in 2023 became its COO. She is a certified N.C. Victims Services Practitioner, graduate of the Pitt County-Greenville Leadership Institute, and is the recipient of the 2021 ECU 40Under40. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and landing solid jokes.

Darrell Dozier

VP of Individual Development

35-year-old digital cinematographer, certified in Barbering & Carpentry. Loves cutting hair and servicing the community. Attended Art Institute of Atlanta & Craven Community College.

Claudia Ortega

VP of Community Developmen

Claudia Ortega is a Wealth Management Associate at Raymond, James & Associates with over 12 years of experience in the financial services field. She is passionate about serving the community, and is active with the Greenville Jaycees, a board member of Emerge, and is a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. She also serves on the board of directors of NC Stop Human Trafficking Her education background includes a BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology.

Charlotte Moye


Charlotte is excited to serve as the secretary for the Jaycees Board of Directors. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Mount Olive and is employed at a local financial institution. She delights in giving back to her community through volunteering at the Greenville Museum of Art and other nonprofit organizations. In her free time, Charlotte enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and spoiling her furbaby Teddy.

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Cory Cavallero

Chairman of the Board

Cory is our immediate past president. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology from East Carolina University. Professionally, Cory works for Hyster-Yale Group as a Field Engineer out of their Emerging Technologies Division. He joined the Jaycees to give back and meet people who also find joy in making a difference in the community. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, friends and family. His hobbies include listening to music, playing guitar, and electronics.


The Greenville Jaycees, a civil leadership organization, has proudly served the community for 76 years.

Founded in [current year – 76 years], this esteemed group empowers young individuals to become active leaders.

Through initiatives, events, and personal growth opportunities, the Greenville Jaycees have made a lasting impact, inspiring generations to lead with purpose and serve their community with passion.