HD Reach Staff

Ann Lassiter, Executive Director

ann-lassiter-photoAnn Lassiter joins HD Reach as their first Executive Director after a 15-year career as director of learning for a leading financial services company. In this role, she was responsible for leading teams in developing innovative learning strategy and executing change management, process improvement and problem solving for over 4,000 employees.

In addition to her role as a member of the HD Reach board of directors, Ann has been a dedicated community contributor to numerous domestic and international medical and education nonprofit organizations. She and her husband recently relocated to their home state of North Carolina to be closer to family. Ann and her family have been long-standing advocates for HD ever since her father developed the disease in 1980.

Charlene Hudson, MSW

Charlene Hudson is the Triad-area Support Social Worker. Charlene is a graduate of Wayne State University with a Master degree in Social Work where she majored in Interpersonal Practice/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She received her Bachelor degree in Public Affairs with a concentration in Public Policy.

While in graduate school, Charlene was awarded a fellowship through the John A. Hartford Foundation (Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education). She also completed elective courses in health, disease, and the life span in the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Charlene has worked in case management, community mental health and hospice with a focus on helping people maintain their independence in the community and live fulfilling lives.

Katie Leegins-Vinson, LCSW, MSW

Katie Leegins-Vinson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an MSW from East Carolina University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with specialized skills in cognitive behavioral therapy. She has held various positions including therapist, case manager, program director, and director of Field Education in Social Work for ECU. Katie is uniquely qualified to lead the HD community in eastern North Carolina a through her professional and personal experience as a patient advocate.

Diana Hrabosky

Diana Hrabosky works part-time at HD Reach as its Administrative Coordinator. Her diverse background includes both large corporations and small entrepreneurial companies in the areas of administrative and human resource management, as well as marketing and project management.

Diana grew up in a military family and was fortunate to spend several years in overseas locations and in various cities around the United States. Most of her adult years were spent in the Washington DC metro-area where she raised two children who now live in Raleigh with their respective families.

One of Diana’s passions is social dancing which includes several styles of swing, Texas two-step, Cajun, zydeco, salsa, waltz, blues and some ballroom. The other is her artwork. She is a self-taught colored pencil and acrylic abstract artist. Her work is found locally at Cary Gallery of Artists in Cary and Going Local NC in North Raleigh.