About Us

Meet the Team

Molly Nece 
Director of Leadership & Talent Development
necem@uncw.edu 910.962.3339

With over 15 years experience in the learning and organizational development industry and a masters degree in the field, she enjoys inspiring and equipping individuals and teams to take action and focus on results.

Specializing in leadership, team strengthening, and individual performance, Molly enjoys coaching and consulting employees in how to best apply learning, shift through challenges, and set and achieve goals.

Adam Hall
Learning and Talent Development Specialist 
halla@uncw.edu 910.962.3856

Adam has spent the last 10 years learning and working at UNCW. He is a proud Seahawk alumnus and is committed to empowering each and every staff member that he connects with. Adam’s passion for coaching and consulting stems from his desire to help each person be the best version of themselves. 

Adam specializes in public speaking, performance improvement, program development, and intentional evaluation practices. Adam’s commitment to UNCW's staff and faculty is what empowers him every day. 

Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith
Inclusion and Diversity Learning Development Specialist 
smithkm@uncw.edu 910.962.4274

Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith facilitates workshops, trainings, lectures, and presentations on topics surrounding diversity and inclusion. Her learning is tailored to meet the varied and specific needs of faculty and staff. She provides communication strategies, engages audiences in discussions on the subject of inclusion and diversity, and provides resources on a variety of cultural competencies.

Helping campus partners better infuse their practices with intention, authenticity and mindfulness, can sometimes be difficult; Kimberly meets the challenge head-on daily with commitment to creating a meaningful impact.

Olivia Cunningham
Branding and Talent Development Specialist 
cunninghamo@uncw.edu  910.962.2496

Olivia is a UNCW alumnae with over 5 years of professional experience in higher education. While her passion for writing and graphic design is an asset to our team, while her authenticity and insightfulness are two qualities customers value in her approach to work.

Her thirst for knowledge and dedication to improving employees' UNCW experience and departmental processes makes her a perfect fit for our team and you.

Melissa Cox
Onboarding Specialist 
coxml@uncw.edu  910.962.2274

Melissa moved to New Hanover County with her family in 2004 and worked at a local elementary school before coming to work at UNCW in January of 2013. After serving as an administrative assistant for the Cameron School of Business, Melissa joined the Onboarding Center in April of 2015.

Melissa is passionate about building relationships, helping others find their potential, and being a part of new employees' journey at UNCW.

Kimberly Holbrook
Onboarding Specialist 
holbrookk@uncw.edu 910.962.2628

Kimberly has moved to Wilmington in 1992 to work in quality assurance after graduating from college. She has served at UNCW for 15 years, first as an administrative assistant for the Cameron School of Business, then as a part of the Onboarding Center starting in April of 2015.

Kimberly's mission is to help new UNCW employees make connections, build a network and embrace the UNCW culture.