Do-gooders? Doggone right, and thanks goodness for em. Wake County is blessed with some tremendous public agencies that serve the sick and the less fortunate, but it has as well many private nonprofit groups that are out there doing good work every day. Now a supremely qualified person is leaving the public sector to join the private one.
Dr. Peter Morris, a pediatrician by training who also happens to have a Duke University divinity degree, will be the new director of Urban Ministries of Wake County. Hell succeed the retiring Anne Burke, who has done a fantastic job for 26 years running an agency that provides food and shelter and health care to those in need. She been with the agency since it was founded in 1981.
Morris, 59, has been medical director for Wake County Human Services.
Urban Ministries requires a good blend of skills in a leader. And the group thankfully didnt have to look far to find a person with whats needed.