Meet the Team

Molly Nece 

Director of Employee Leadership, Learning & Engagement
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.

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

Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith tailors learning to meet the varied and specific needs of faculty and staff. She provides communication strategies, engages audiences in discussions on inclusion and diversity, and provides resources on cultural competencies.

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

Olivia Cunningham
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.