Board of Directors

Chairs Emeritus

The Honorable Howard N Lee, Founder, Howard N Lee Institute for Educational Equity, Former Chair, NC State Board of Education

Linda Harrill, Retired, Former Commissioner, SC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, Founding President & CEO, Communities in Schools of North Carolina/NC Mentoring Partnership


Executive Committee

Barbara Jessie-Black, Executive Director, CommunityWorx, Board Chair

Dr. Teresa Thompson-Pinckney, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Access & Student Success, Fayetteville State University, Vice-Chair

Alvin L. Atkinson, Director, Initiative for Just & Sustainable Communities, Winston-Salem State University, Treasurer

Atrayus O. Goode, President & CEO, MENTOR North Carolina, Secretary


Board of Directors

Jasmin Spain, Assistant Vice President of Student Development & Community Standards, Pitt Community College

King “Kenny” P. Bond, Jr., Retired, Former Grants Manager, National Institute of Health

Vivianna Strong, Student, Orange High School

Bill Farmer, Retired, Former CEO, United Way of the Bluegrass

LaTanya Pattillo, Director of Policy and Advocacy, NWEA

Justice Skinner, Student, Durham Technical Community College

Kennedy Ruff, Student, Guilford College

Traci McLemore, Sr. Manager, Community Impact Initiatives, United Way of Greater Greensboro

Rebecca L. Stelter, PhD, Research Scientist II, Innovation Research & Training

Deviré Robinson, Vice President, Centers for Giving, Foundation for the Carolinas

Donna Dunlap, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Carolinas

Tyler Bush, Senior Manager, ALKU

Michael J. DeStefano, EY Global Alumni Leader, Ernst & Young Global Limited

Julia Wright, Economic Development and Local Government Manager, Dominion Energy