As senior director of operations, Beckie Knight leads key initiatives and provides day-to-day leadership and oversees finance, information technology, operations, and communications at the NC AHEC Program Office.

Beckie started her career at AHEC as a nursing coordinator at Greensboro AHEC in 1983. She moved to the deputy director position in 1985 and was the director of Greensboro AHEC from 2004 until her retirement in 2012. She returned to Greensboro AHEC to serve as interim director in 2016 until the hire of the new Greensboro AHEC executive director and CAO, Dr. Dereck DeLeon. In August 2018, Beckie became a part-time staff member of the NC AHEC Program, leading continuing professional development until being hired full time as the senior director of operations in January 2019. She continues to serve as the statewide leader for continuing professional development.