1st Vice Chair
2nd Vice Chair
3rd Vice Chair
Michael McLamb - Chair
Michael has been involved with the party for several years. He is also vice chair of Highland precinct. He’s a frequent presence at headquarters and, of course, Liberal Libations. Outside of politics, Michael operates an investment fund, is a member of Catawba Freedom Readers and serves on several boards.
Flavia Dietrich, 1st Vice Chair
Flavia has been involved with Catawba County Democrats for some time and currently serves as 1st Vice Chair. Furthermore, she has served as precinct chair of Lake Norman, member of Democratic Women of Catawba County and League of Women Voters. Outside of politics, Flavia consults in the pharmaceutical industry, is a member of Catawba Freedom Readers and screens movies for the Footcandle Film Festival.
Sarah Sakatos, 2nd Vice Chair
Sarah’s local political involvement began in 2018 as Michelle Morgan’s campaign manager for County Commissioner and with CCDP in 2019 when she was elected Secretary. In 2021 she was elected to serve as 3rd Vice Chair, and in 2022, Catawba county Democrats was elected as 2nd VC. Outside of politics, Sarah is president-elect of the Women’s Resource Center, is a Guardian ad Litem volunteer child advocate and is a graduate of Leadership Catawba. Sarah is the Executive Director for Outright Youth.
Deborah Hollingsworth, 3rd Vice Chair
Deborah is a fixture in state and local Democratic politics. She has served locally as a precinct chair and as Kim Bost’s campaign manager in 2018. Deborah has also been active with the NC Democratic Party, serving on the Council of Review. Deborah currently serves as 2nd Vice Chair and is one of CCDP’s State Executive Council members. Outside of politics, Deborah works at a local accounting firm and is Secretary of Catawba Valley Heritage Alliance where she helps preserve natural spaces, blueways and trails.
Kevin Sparks, Treasurer
Kevin Sparks studied Math, Physics, and Economics at Duke, receiving an AB in Economics in 1979. Earning a PhD from The University of California, Davis, in 1986, Kevin worked on experiments around the world as a post-doctoral fellow. He joined Corning’s optical communications business in 1996, where he was Director of Advanced Technology. Having retired from Corning in 2022, Kevin is pursuing his passion for woodworking, rock climbing, and hiking North Carolina’s mountains. He, his wife and their two dogs live in Hickory. Kevin is the lead of the Catawba Freedom Readers, a group speaking out against censorship and in favor of academic freedom in our schools.
Rebecca Alt, Secretary
Rebecca was elected Secretary in June 2022 to complete the term of Toni Abernathy. Outside of politics, Rebecca is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Lenior-Rhyne University and also where she goes above and beyond in helping with the LR Theatre productions, including dance choreography.