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Macon Program for Progress will make positive efforts to utilize small businesses, minority-owned firms, and women’s business enterprises, whenever possible.

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Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  • Mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture 
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  • Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  • Email: [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

  • Correo: 
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  • Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  • Correo electrónico: [email protected]

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

*For more information from DHHS, please click here.


chuck Sutton

chuck Sutton

Executive Director


Chuck Sutton has been the Executive Director of Macon Program for Progress since 2005. Sutton began his employment with MPP in 2002, serving as Human Resources Director for three years. Mr. Sutton holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from North Carolina State University. Mr. Sutton holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University, is a Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM), and a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute. Before working at MPP, Mr. Sutton held management positions in private business and industry for over 15 years.

Mr. Sutton is active in civic and professional groups that provide service to the area. Sutton enjoys spending time with family and working around the farm.

Charam Miller

Charam Miller

Community Services Director


Charam Miller has been with MPP since October of 2020. Ms. Miller brings over 20-years of experience in grant writing, participant oversight and case management, budget administration, and program creation and implementation. Ms. Miller holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University, along with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Miller is a nationally certified Results-Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) Implementer from the NPTP Project as well as a Conflict Dynamic Coach through the Center for Conflict Dynamic at Eckerd College.

Charam is originally from Texas and relocated to Macon County from Montana. In her free time, she loves being with her family, exploring North Carolina, and reading.

Lacy Carpenter

Lacy Carpenter

Human Resources Director


Lacy Carpenter joined the MPP team in November of 2020. Ms. Carpenter brings more than 15-years of Human Resources experience and strives to be the best advocate for both the agency and the staff. Ms. Carpenter holds an Associates’s Degree from Southwestern Community College in Accounting and Business Administration as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Phoenix. MS. Carpenter is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from the Human Resources Certificate Institute as well as a Human Resource Generalist from the Society of Human Resource Professionals. (SHRM-CP).

A native of Macon County, Lacy enjoys spending any free time with her family.

Carrie Pazcoguin

Carrie Pazcoguin

Finance Director


Carrie Pazcoguin is the newest member to join the MPP team but has worked in cooperation with the program since 2019 while serving as the Finance and Admin Services Section Administrator for Macon County Public Health.  Mrs. Pazcoguin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration after graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors from Montreat College and is earning her Certification of NC Finance Officers from the Government Finance Officers Association through the School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Before working in public administration, Mrs. Pazcoguin held management positions in private corporations and served in the US Army under the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, 1st Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment as a Patriot Missile Operator Maintainer.

In her free time, Carrie enjoys spending time on the farm and with her family.


Kara Jones

Kara Jones

Headstart Director


Kara Jones is MPP’s new Headstart Director. Kara started her career working in headstart classrooms. Ms. Jones then moved up to become a Lead Teacher, Center Director, Area Coordinator, and then became a North Carolina Child Care Licensing Consultant. Kara holds a Master’s degree in Home Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Western Carolina University.

Kara has one daughter, a dog, two cats, lots of bunnies, and loves living in the mountains.

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