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Executive Committee

Dr. Margaret Kanipes - Chair


Margaret is a Professor of Chemistry at North Carolina A&T University with research interests in Lipooligosaccharide Assembly and the role that structural diversity of LOS plays in pathogenesis. Margaret serves as the director of the STEM Center of Excellence for Active Learning and is the interim director for the A&T University Honors program.


Rodney Bennet - Chair Elect


Dr. Gail Webster- Immediate Past Chair


Gail is a Professor of Chemistry at Guilford College with research interests in chemical education with a focus on curricular development in general chemistry. Gail serves as a member of the ACS National Women Chemists Committee and is Chair of the Committee on Personnel and Nominations in the Division of Chemical Education.


John Merle- Treasurer


Dr. Robert Yokley - 2019 Councilor


Robert serves as Councilor and Senior Chemists Chair for CNC-ACS and as a member of the ACS National Committee on Nomenclature, Terminology, and Symbols and the Senior Chemists Committee. With  20 published research papers and 6 book chapters, Robert has 42 years of experience in his career the chemical sciences.


Ed Robinson - 2019 Alternate Counsilor


Bill Eberle -2020 Director


Bill is a spectroscopist for Syngenta Crop Protection and has been with the company and it's legacy companies for 33 years. Bill has served as a past section chair (2011) of the Central North Carolina section and is our Poster Vendor Night Coordinator.


Thomas J. Mayer - 2020 Director


TJ serves as Reasearch Project Manager and Study Director for The Carringers, Inc. He has more than 23 years of experience in analytical and residue chemistry.


CNC-ACS Committees

National Chemistry Week


Our ACS section partners with schools, businesses, and individuals to organize and participate in community events with a common goal: to promote the value of chemistry in every day life.

Poster Vendor Night


Connecting academia and industry through networking

Science Advisors


Our local ACS section provides science advisors to the Greensboro Science Center, our local government, and our North Carolina Senators. 

Senior Chemist Committee


Central North Carolina has a very active Senior Chemist group. From day trips to Kalideum or learning about fly fishing from a master, we have fun while learning, socializing, and trying new things.

Women Chemist Committee


"Empowering women throughout the chemical enterprise"   The Women Chemists Committee's mission is to attract, retain, develop, promote, and advocate for women to positively impact diversity, equity and inclusion in the ACS and the profession.

Student Chapters


The ACS has representation at Guilford College, High Point University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.