Q&A with Joshua Tucker
Get to know one of CFLC’s newest Board members.
How did you learn about the Cape Fear Literacy Council? I learned about CFLC through a colleague at the hospital. Scott Whisnant introduced me to CFLC and Yasmin (CFLC’s Executive Director). I feel in love with the mission and the incredible value CFLC brings to our community.
What is your favorite thing to do in the area? Our area has so many great things you can do outdoors. My favorite is going to the beach with my wife and two boys. They are 8 and 4 now so it is a lot of fun.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? If you want to be successful, surround yourself with people who are smarter than you.
What’s the coolest or most interesting thing you’re working on right now? I am really excited to be working with a team at the hospital that, through a partnership with UNC, is focused on growing pediatric subspecialty care in our region. Being a parent, I know how important to have access to care for your children. This will allow more families to receive expert and remarkable care locally.
What is one thing a person can do to become more literate about healthcare? The first step is to connect with a primary care physician. This relationship is critical to helping individuals maintain health throughout their lives. This is the best way to empower yourself to get the individualized education you need to help you manage your personal health.
Josh grew up in Rockingham and Pinehurst, NC, attended UNC-Chapel Hill for undergrad, and after graduating, he (and his wife Stephanie) spent 3 years serving as missionaries in Ecuador. While in Ecuador, they welcomed their son, Noah. When his family returned to the US, they settled in Wilmington, which is where Stephanie is from. Joshua joined NHRMC (New Hanover Regional Medical Center) and worked as an Operations Manager, Business Manager, Director of Radiology, and currently serves as the Administrator of the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s hospital. Josh says, “I have the pleasure of serving on the Medical Ministry International, US board as well as the Cape Fear Literacy Council Board. I am blessed to have an amazing wife and two incredible sons (Noah – 8 and Bodie – 4). We love to spend time at the beach and currently find ourselves spending a lot of time traveling with Noah’s soccer team.”