April Cook is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Lake Norman Community Health Clinic and has spent the past 18 years providing access to healthcare for the uninsured in her community. In 2018, she was elected Chair of the NC Association of Free and Charitable Clinics giving her a larger platform to serve those living on the fringe of society in her state.
Notable past board positions include serving as the as the secretary and vice chair for the NC Association of Free and Charitable Clinics and Chair of Lake Norman Community Health Clinic for 12 years while volunteering as the Executive Director for the clinic during the same time period. She has served in many civic roles including vice president and president of the Parent Teacher Student Organization and as vice president of the United Methodist Women for her local church. While attending North Carolina State University, April served as the vice president of Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity.
Over the past 25 years, April has held positions in pharmaceutical sales, marketing, graphic design, and various management positions. Her passion to serve and provide access to healthcare for the uninsured in her community has also taken April on medical mission trips to provide basic healthcare to the most impoverished in Guatemala and Haiti.
April has received several honors and awards, including the Dr. Don Lucey award for “Volunteerism and Humanitarianism” in 2008, The Nine Who Cares Award in 2010, the Charlotte Business Journal’s Excellence in Healthcare in 2012, and Business Today’s Top Women in Business Award in 2015.
April holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Meredith College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from North Carolina State University.