Randolph Cloud is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. He has a baccalaureate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from East Carolina University.  He is a former member of the Raleigh Appearance Commission, the administrative board of Hayes Barton United Methodist Church and vice-president of the Raleigh Host Lions Club.  He was appointed by the Governor to the Commission on Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse and by the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives to the Mental Health Study Commission.  He has served on the board of directors for The Tammy Lynn Center, The Triangle Educational Advancement Foundation, The Common Sense Foundation, SouthLight, Incorporated and the National Students of AMF.

Randolph began his professional career with the NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and worked for 13 years in state government before starting his government affairs firm.

Barden Culbreth is a native of Robeson County and a graduate of North Carolina State University with a baccalaureate degree in Political Science, with minors in History and French Language.  Following graduation he served as a research associate on NCSU's Centennial Campus. He serves as administrative director of several state occupational boards and sits on the City of Raleigh Historic Cemeteries Advisory Board. He has eighteen years of campaign experience working at the local, state and Congressional level. Barden has served on the Board of the Contemporaries at the NC Museum of Art, the North Carolina Board of Employee Assistance Professionals, and is a member of the Advisory Commission for the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, and the Associates at the NC Museum of History. He is Treasurer of the Capitol Area Grange.

He is currently enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Master of Business Administration program.

Katie Gilmore is a native of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.  She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she earned a baccalaureate degree in English.  She has worked with Randolph Cloud and Associates since March of 2010 and has served as associate director of several occupational state boards.  She is a volunteer of Meals on Wheels of Wake County and enjoys being active in the Wake County SPCA events with her two boxers.  Katie also enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her husband and her family and friends.

Paola Learoyd is a native of Jacksonville and a graduate of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill where she earned a baccalaureate degree in Exercise and Sports Science.  She has worked with Randolph Cloud and Associates since 2001 and has served as Executive Director to various organizations in addition to her extensive work in public policy and advocacy.   Paola is fluent in Spanish. She is a volunteer with Wake County Meals on Wheels, where she also serves on the Food Runners Collaborative Board of Directors. She has previously volunteered with the Young Advocates of the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County. Paola is active in the Church of the Good Shepherd and is a leader in her women’s bible study.  She is also a mom to a little girl, enjoys Pilates and spending time with friends and family in her spare time.


Marcie Blevins Murfin is from Wake County, North Carolina and has a bachelor's of science from East Carolina University and a Master's Degree in Clinical/Substance Abuse Counseling and a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. She has worked in education, outpatient (long and short term), and residential programs for clients with substance use disorders.  She also has experience in EAP Counseling, utilization management for Medicaid services, and provider/agency management. In her free time, she enjoys being active in fundraisers to honor those we have lost to cancer as well as survivors and raise awareness.  Marcie also enjoys CrossFit and spending time with her husband, her little Yorkie, as well family and friends.

Donna Strickland is a Raleigh native and a graduate of North Carolina State University with a baccalaureate degree in Sociology with a Criminal Justice concentration.  She works with Randolph Cloud & Associates part-time.  She works full-time as a 911 Emergency Dispatcher at a local municipality and has been in this position for over 20 years.  She volunteers with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as a Field Advocate.