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About Neuse Enterprises Inc.

Neuse Enterprises Inc. was organized for the purpose of providing personnel, services and facilities to deliver a program of rehabilitation for developmentally disabled workers. The organizations also provides such individuals with remunerative employment or occupational rehabilitation activities of an educational or therapeutic nature. These services are designed to provide vocational services for developmentally disabled clients, whose physical or mental impairment substantially limits their capacity to be productive.

Neuse Enterprises Inc. is a private, non-profit organization offering planned vocational rehabilitation programs for the developmentally, emotionally, and/or physically disabled adult who cannot at present function in competitive employment in the community. The facility provides a screening/evaluation program, a work training program, and assist in placement for consumers so that they may become self-sustaining individuals.

It is estimated that many of the consumers can be trained to a level at which they can be placed in full-time competitive employment in local plants and businesses. However, many of the consumers who enter the facility will not be able to progress to this level, due to the severity of their delay. It is the goal of the facility to help these individuals develop to their maximum potential, but it is also recognized that these consumers will probably function best in less demanding conditions of a sheltered environment.

It is important to staff members to recognize the dual purpose of the facility, which includes:

  1. To serve as training and placement facility for those individuals who are capable of developing to a level at which they can seek regular, competitive employment.
  2. To provide those individuals with a more severe handicap a working environment in order that they too can develop to their full potential.

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    Meet Our Team

    Leon Deans

    Executive Director

    Leon is a native of Lenoir County and a graduate from Campbell University with a Bachelor Degree in History. He has been at Neuse Enterprises, Inc. since 1993 working as Production Coordinator. In 2011, Leon was promoted to Executive Director.

    Pamela Muller

    Operations Manager

    Pam is a native of Duplin County.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Phoenix at the age of 55 so that she could grow and benefit Neuse in the future.  Pam joined Neuse Enterprise in March 2015 bringing over 25 years of management experience in a variety of business related occupations.

    Ann Davis

    Human Resources Manager/ Barnet Coordinator

    Ann is native of Johnson County but now lives in Greenville, NC. She began her career with Neuse Enterprises Inc. in 1998. Her hard work and dedication has resulted in her being promoted through the years to Human Resources Manager and the Coordinator for the Barnet Company.

    Laheshia Hardy

    Mental Health Coordinator

    Laheshia is a native of Lenoir County.  Laheshia obtained her BS in Psychology from the University of Phoenix.  Laheshia has 10yrs of experience working with individuals with special needs.  Laheshia joined the Neuse Enterprises team in May 2022.

    Geraldine Brinson-Moore

    PSR Coordinator

    Geraldine is a native of Duplin County and resides in Warsaw, NC. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Fayetteville State University. Geraldine has over 20 years’ experience working with adults with special needs. She has been with Neuse Enterprises, Inc. since 2005.

    Dona Thompson

    Vocational Rehabilitation Coordinator

    Dona is a native of Lenoir County and a graduate from Lenoir Community College, North Carolina Wesleyan, and Central Michigan University with 3 Associates Degrees in Applied Science, 2 Bachelors of Science Degrees and a Master’s of Science in Administration. She has many years of experience as a Job Coach working with individuals with disabilities. -She has been at Neuse Enterprises, Inc. since April 2022 working as the Vocational Rehabilitation Coordinator.

    Mark Wilson

    Work Supervisor

    Mark was a military dependent moving around with his father’s Coast Guard career but has made Lenoir County his home since 1999. He began his career at Neuse Enterprises as a Job Coach but told the Production Coordinator he wanted his job. After several advancements, he began as Production Coordinator in 2011.

    Our Board Of Directors


    Gerald Roberson

    Jimette Graham

    W.A. (AI) Gold

    Judy Moody

    Sarone Cannon

    Judy Ellis

    Teresa Barwick

    Donald Joyner

    Hattie Strickland

    Donna Wilfong

    Annie Mumford





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