Board of Directors

As an organization, we are lucky to have a highly qualified and deeply committed Board of Directors. We rely on these state and local community leaders for guidance and support of our mission.

We have made a conscious effort to build a diverse Board of Directors that reflects the demographic and geographic richness of North Carolina.

  • Sonya Bennetone¬†
    Accountant, VIP and Associates, Wilmington
  • Adam Beyah, Treasurer¬†
    Accountant, Adam Beyah Accounting, Fayetteville
  • Kevin Foy
    Law Professor at NCCU, Former Mayor, Chapel Hill
  • Wib Gulley
    General Counsel, TTA, Former NC Senator, Durham
  • Kathy Knight, Board Vice President
    Community Social Worker/Nonprofit Consultant, Tillery
  • Jennifer Lyday¬†
    Attorney, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, Mocksville
  • Kim McGuire
    Nonprofit Consultant, Asheville
  • Julie Mooney, President
    Coordinator, Grantmakers for Southern Progress
  • Betty Chafin Rash
    Retired, Former City Council Member, Charlotte
  • Diane Robertson,
    Director of Development, American Dance Festival, Carrboro
  • Zeb Smathers, Secretary
    Attorney, Smathers and Son, Canton
  • Terry Taylor-Allen
    Consultant, Charlotte