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Boys & Girls Homes Trustees Name New President/CEO



LAKE WACCAMAW, North Carolina – Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina Board Chairman Albert Locklear has announced Marc Murphy as President and CEO of the organization.


“It is with great honor and excitement that I announce our Board has unanimously selected Marc Murphy as our new President/CEO,” said Locklear. “His strong, Christ-centered foundation, coupled with his experiences with previous organizations will help him guide BGHNC to a healthy future.”


With a start date of February 1, 2023, Murphy is looking forward to returning to Lake Waccamaw - where he began his career in child welfare.


“I received my Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and began my career as a Teaching Parent in the cottages at Boys and Girls Homes 26 years ago,” Murphy said. “I’m excited about returning to the coastal Carolina area and continuing to serve children and families."


Murphy is responsible for starting the foster care and adoption arm of the BGHNC agency in the early 2000s, and he was integral in establishing emergency placement opportunities on campus with what is now known as the Harbor at the Lake Emergency Shelter.


A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Murphy is also a Board Member of the Teaching Family Association - an evidence-based model of care that is widely used in the industry.


Murphy has most recently served as Director of Implementation and Staff Engagement for Children’s Hope Alliance in Barium Springs, NC. Prior to returning to the state, he held leadership roles at Bethany Christian Services, Northern Family Intervention Services, and Camps Leelanau and Kohahna Foundation - all located in Michigan.


Murphy and his wife currently live in Asheville, NC and have two children attending college.


Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc., has been helping children since 1954. BGHNC is dedicated to providing a continuum of care to meet the physical, emotional, mental, behavioral, social, educational and spiritual needs of children, youth and families in distress or at-risk. BGHNC offers adoption, family and therapeutic foster care, Success Coach services to prevent children from coming into foster care, and free children’s therapy, as well as residential care on the campus at Lake Waccamaw. The campus features a SACS-accredited school with a middle and high school curriculum, vocational education, recreation facilities, farm  and a chapel. At any given time, as many as 320 children are being cared for through the residential, community-based services, and school program provided by BGHNC. Boys and Girls Homes, a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 agency, operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws, and is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

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