Paula Benson
Executive Director

Paula Benson is the Executive Director of Wilson Forward.  Paula joined Wilson Forward in December of 2012, and she has coordinated the two collective impact plans with over 200 community partners to address the needs of the youth and adult populations within the community.

Before moving to Wilson, Paula began her career as a CPA with Ernst & Young and then worked with SAS Institute in Cary, NC.  She holds a BS degree in Business Administration and a BA degree in Economics.

Cameron Cochran
Associate Director

Cameron Cochran is the Associate Director of Wilson Forward. Cameron joined Wilson Forward in August of 2018.

Before moving to Wilson, Cameron began her career working at Joseph’s House in Washington, DC. She then continued her career serving as the Assistant Director for The Cline Family Foundation in Charlotte, NC. She holds a BA degree in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Virginia Bane
Project Manager

Virginia Bane is the Project Manager of Wilson Forward.  Virginia joined Wilson Forward in January of 2018.

Before moving to Wilson, Virginia began her career as a Project Manager at the AroundCampus Group in Chapel Hill, NC. She then continued her career as the Director of Operations for Duke University Softball. She holds a BA degree in Communication from East Carolina University and is currently pursuing her MBA in Business and Strategic Leadership from Barton College.